Mean Old Tom | Maine Beer Company

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2,403 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 dciBA on 03-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,403
Reviews:
470
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
9.34%
 
 
Wants:
146
Gots:
497
For Trade:
16
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Ratings: 2,403 |  Reviews: 470
Photo of Colby8938
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ctwybeerguy
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JasonHaviland
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of diamondlie
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On nitro at Blind Tiger New Year's Eve party. Super coffee flavor and very creamy. Excellent.

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Photo of Aws1187
4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

This is an underrated beer. Smell is subtle but wonderfully hoppy for a stout. Caramel, chocolate and coffee scents come through and are enhanced once you take a few sips.

I'm not a stout lover but I tried it on draft at the MBC brewery and was very surprised. Important to drink it fresh- 30 days or less, the hoppiness is the most important aspect of the beer.

Cheers!

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Photo of rooskey379
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First time having a Maine offering and I was excited to try this.

Pours black with a dark khaki head, lacing sticks around for the entirety of the experience.

Smells of coffee, vanilla, a bit of barrel aging too which was nice.

I was expecting a lot of vanilla but was let down in that regard. Tastes more of vanilla bean than vanilla, if that makes sense. Almost artifical.

Overall its a decent beer, probably would not purchase again. Doesn't "stand out" exactly but it isn't a bad offering either.

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Photo of Ironstutz
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thirstyturtle
4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I don't understand why this beer doesn't receive higher marks, very well-balanced with a solid vanilla flavor. One of the best Maine has to offer imo.

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Photo of brickalleypub
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wulfie85
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Celtics76
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blueribbon666
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of benloho
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More coffee and chocolate in taste with vanilla in the nose. Was hoping for a bit more creaminess in mouthfeel and more smoothness and vanilla in the taste. Surprisingly tastes more like a coffee stout.

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Photo of RedTarmac
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justin8mypants
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaywalsh20
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZebraCakez
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a lovely black color with a beautiful two finger head of caramel colored foam that sticks around for a while. Nose is a little underwhelming, a nice roasted stout with just a hint of vanilla. Taste is simply fantastic. Nothing super strong, but a complex meld of roasted malt, coffee, and just a touch of warming spice, all finishing with a pleasant vanilla aftertaste that leaves you wanting more. Feel is rich and creamy with a proper carbonation level. This is a bit pricey, but the quality of the ingredients is evident in the final product. It's certainly worth a try.

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Photo of lupercmda
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GarrettFM
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 2,403 ratings.
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