Mean Old Tom | Maine Beer Company

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3.99/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States
mainebeercompany.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our American-style stout aged on organic vanilla beans. Intense notes of coffee and dark chocolate lead way to subtle notes of natural vanilla. Flaked oats generate a silky mouthfeel.

Added by jakeaustin on 03-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,560
Reviews:
474
Ratings:
2,440
pDev:
9.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
151
Gots:
512
Trade:
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Photo of Djoneil
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught 12oz snifter at Wet City in Baltimore.

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Photo of Mybeardspeakstruth
3.23/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Just ok. Probably my least favorite beer from them.

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Photo of hophugger
3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrc1093
3.24/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brianh427
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DomingoOrtiz
3.16/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of TheChairman
3.57/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I drank a bottle last night. I had bought it a few weeks before, so unless the store had it on the shelf for a long time (unusual for Maine Beer), it was reasonably fresh. I thought it was just "OK" for a stout offering. It looked nice and had the smooth stout feel that I like, but the smell and taste just didn't excite me. I got much more of a coffee flavor than I expected (though it didn't compare to a gem like the Founders' Breakfast Stout or Tree House Single Shot) and very little vanilla bean. Most stouts grow on me while going through the bottle, but this one didn't.

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Photo of larryrestuccia
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mrthetank
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ronl12
3.67/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bdevennie
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Iski100
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsa7783
4.37/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell. Pours a jet black ebony hue with moderate frothing. Assertive aroma replete with hints of chocolate and mocha. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of DrederickTatum
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwat
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlandy
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jesterr44
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My old favourite Oatmeal stout is St Ambroise. I usually try to hold other stouts up to that standard. Recently a Rogue stout and Mean Old Tom have lived up to that standard. This one has a super dark burnt aroma & taste which follows with a very roasted malt smooth full flavour. It's one of the top 3 stouts I've had to date.

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of curtis6290
4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 2/19/13. Enjoyed on 12/13/17. Picked up from a local dealer that cellars the good stuff.

L: Amazing foam retention/color for any stout, let alone one of this age. Pitch black, nicely blended.
S: Citrus, Coffee, Maple, Bourbon, Earth.
T: Coffee, earth. maple, grass, watermelon, pine, vanilla bean.
F: Citrusy but not acidic, very light, but also creamy on the aftertaste. Alcohol is very nicely hidden.
O: This was an amazing find, and an amazing brew. Very refreshing and light for a stout.I expected a much more bitter and heavy stout after almost 5 years in the bottle, but it was absolutely delicious.

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4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gsquared12
4.61/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 2,440 ratings