Mean Old Tom | Maine Beer Company

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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 dciBA on 03-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,393
Reviews:
466
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
9.34%
 
 
Wants:
146
Gots:
491
For Trade:
17
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of jonlopez702
4.94/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

You can't go wrong with Main... ever!!

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Photo of BertGib11
4.9/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Brad007
4.88/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I like the name and I like the description. I had thought that it would be an imperial stout but I'm actually glad it isn't because I've never seen a non-imperial stout aged on vanilla beans.

Pours a pitch black with a small, brownish head. Looks menacing enough to drink.

Cocoa, cream, vanilla bean and coffee aromas unfold as it warms up to room temperature. Very inviting.

Wow. Vanilla bean, cream and roasted coffee mingle together, finishing in an orgasm of all three flavors. Very palatable.

Vanilla lingers the longest on my palate, followed by cream. A light, but memorable finish to an excellent beer.

I don't know about the others, but I really like this beer. It's an interesting thing to do with a regular stout and in this case, the aging compliments this stout. Check it out!!!

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Photo of redliner8
4.88/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.87/5  rDev +23%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of YouSkeete
4.82/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very dark brown, black appearance. Thick, foamy khaki colored head with fantastic lacing. Aroma consists of vanilla beans, rich milk chocolate, oak, cherries, roasted coffee, chocolate malts and heavy cream. Taste is milky, mildly bitter with lots of rich and smooth chocolate and roasted coffee flavors. Great notes of cherries, vanilla bean, molasses, malt and some hints of yeast and light hops. Sort of a sugar-cookie flavor towards the end. Medium to light body with mild carbonation. Aftertaste is mostly rich coffee flavors and smooth chocolates. Wonderful, fantastic American Stout.

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Photo of dee4maine
4.81/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

highly underrated stout from one of America's great brewery. In the world of barrel aged and sometimes over the top flavor combos, this is a pleasent respite. great nose of roasted coffee and dark choclate. silky mouthfeel thanks to the oats and lingering flavor. not so much as to overwhelm one but enough to love it and go for the next sip, and next , and next, till....

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.8/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

First Maine Beer Co. that I have tried. Very nice dark stout with a decent foam head. Smells of strong roast with slight hints of vanilla. The taste was more of roasted coffee than chocolate for me and the vanilla is there too. Hop bitterness to boot at the finish. The mouthfeel was where this beer worked for me. Medium bodied, smooth, soft like maybe velvet, clean, and so well-balanced. To conclude: I've rated this low abv stout quite high even though I prefer my stouts super strong in taste, thickness, and alcohol. Overall there was nothing I did not like about this brew and it actually took me by surprise. Very well done Maine Beer Company!

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4.78/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Black, no light through this one, about three fingers of thick beige head, heavy lacing on the glass.

Smell: Roasted malts with coffee, vanilla, and maybe some chocolate.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Thick, but smooth. Alcohol is up front with raosted malts, vanilla, and coffee. Leaving a roasted coffee bean after taste.

Overall: Once again Maine Brewing has done it!!! Another excellent brew that I will continue to enjoy!

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4.78/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I was happy the vanilla was not overpowering....it was nicely balanced.

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4.76/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.76/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I dont like dark beers... But I dream about this beer. I dream even more since I can't seem to find it anywhere.

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4.76/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. This is a superlative beer. The look is great, the head is s a bit shy, the aroma says coffee but the taste hints at chocolate. The mouth feel speaks of oats. Trying to pin any & all of it down wastes time. This is great stuff.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter of a finger of caramel-colored head that quickly dissolved into a halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Strong aromas of roasted malt, vanilla, brown sugar. There’s some subtle aromas of coffee, dark chocolate and heavy cream.

Taste: Wow! Massive flavors of roasted malt up front, imparting notes of toasted bread, dark chocolate, some subtle coffee, brown sugar-like sweetness and vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy and extremely smooth and creamy as hell as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 6.5%, there is no alcohol present on the palate at all.

Overall: Wow, what a great stout!! Tons of roasted malt and brown sugar-like sweetness and vanilla, wrapped up in an extremely smooth beer. Delicious!

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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 2,393 ratings.
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