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Mean Old Tom | Maine Beer Company

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3.99/5
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2,471 Ratings
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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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,997
Reviews:
480
Ratings:
2,471
pDev:
9.02%
 
 
Wants:
149
Gots:
511
Trade:
14
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 2,471 |  Reviews: 480
Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - dark brown slight head
Smell - roasty malts and vanilla
Taste - roasty toasty very slight vanilla
Feel - medium body light carb
Overall - pretty good

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Photo of C21998
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not the full bodied stout that I expected but a good stout nonetheless. Notes of coffee and dark chocolate.

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Photo of walt5
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheWolf
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rebelrocky
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 32arden
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mickt465
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a shiny pitch black color with a thin mocha colored head. Head dissipates straight away leaving a thin layer of velvety foam.

Aroma has strong notes of vanilla, earthy hops, and some roasted malts.

Taste has notes of roasted malts, earthy hops provide some bitterness. Hints of coffee, vanilla, and nuts are noted. Although the vanilla is dominant on the nose, its more integrated in the flavor. Sweetness is mild to medium - not too strong.

Smooth, yes - silky mouthfeel. Mild carbonation. semi-dry finish. Rather thin even for the style - I'd expect a bit more heft from the oats.

Overall a nice American stout.

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Photo of Snooprobirob
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of cambabeer
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of seanh99
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Canalfisher22
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kdouble
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Unclevince
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NiceTaps
2.58/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

16.9 ounce bottle in a snifter glass.

Opaque black brew with a half finger's worth of dark tan head. It maintains a thick film and leaves very light lacing.

The aroma is mostly mineral-like and tin can-ish. I'll give it some smoky roasted chocolate and coffee.

Charred, if there's such a taste. No vanilla.

The feel is light, thin, dry, and metallic. Unpleasantly bitter.

It improves a bit as it warms, but not enough.

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

Photo of KMcGrath
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbl_delta
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 10/30/18 into pint glass. Pours a nice opaque dark brown with a persistent tan head. Initial impression is mostly coffe, although chocolate is also evident and there is a hint of vanilla. Smooth and silky, just perfect carbonation, and a slightly bitter finish. Having sampled a couple of the more hyped BBA stouts in the last couple of days, Mean Old Tom is, frankly, a welcome return to sanity. Very drinkable, very enjoyable. Probably my favorite from MBC thus far.

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Photo of dafla67
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.73/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 2,471 ratings