Mean Old Tom | Maine Beer Company

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3.99/5
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2,421 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.

Added by jakeaustin on 03-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,028
Reviews:
472
Ratings:
2,421
pDev:
9.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
148
Gots:
501
Trade:
14
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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 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 LoganMc
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

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

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

Photo of AndrewCataldo23
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmhannon
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of RionMyers
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.56/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IgnatiusReilly
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap, Nitro. Deep black color with nice tan head. Sweet vanilla in nose. Vanilla and dark chocolate, burnt coffee finish. Very smooth and velvety feel and very drinkable. Very enjoyable stout.

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

Photo of EMH73
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a dark brown, almost black with a quarter inch dark tan head that settled quickly to a cap and left little lacing. Smells of roasted coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and a slight burnt quality. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, roasted malts, hint of tobacco, char and vanilla. A lot less vanilla than I expected seeing as it is "aged on natural vanilla beans." Light bodied, minimal carbonation, smooth mouth feel although it is on the watery side.

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3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good, not great.

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

Serving: Bottle
Bottled: Apr-11-2017


Pours pitch black with a billowing three+ fingers of thick mocha head. The aroma is all a mix of sweet malts and vanilla with a little bit of roast bitterness in between. It tastes less thick and sweet than it smells with baker's chocolate, coffee, wood, faint woodsy hops and some roast astringency/bitterness.
It has very active carbonation, a lighter body that I was expecting based on the look/smell and is a little thinner than I'd like. However here it is so drinkable for as much flavor as there is that I don't mind any perceived 'thinness'. Nice dry finish, drinkable and the vanilla adds a little oomph in the aroma department. An extremely solid dry stout.
Loved it. I'd have it again.
A (4.25) S (4.25) T (4) M (4) O (4.25)

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Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 2,421 ratings
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