Mean Old Tom | Maine Beer Company

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Mean Old TomMean Old Tom

Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States

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

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled: 040814. I have tried this a few times now and remember it being good. Time for the official notes.

A- Poured from a 500ml bottle to a snifter with a black body akin to medium thick stouts, not quite motor oil. A crown forms on the beer to about two fingers with a thick, creamy texture and a color that reminds me of milk chocolate. Good retention and lacing is plentiful in the form of webs and spots.

S- Deeply roasted grain aromatics pop out of the glass. Notes of milk chocolate, heavily roast barley, toasted oats, coffee grounds and a light vanilla sweetness towards the back end but very subtle.

T- Chocolate and then roast are the main players of this stout base. Deep and decadent dark bitter chocolate bars coat the palate with roast barley, brown sugar, heavily roast coffee grounds and super subtle creamy vanilla sweetness. Certainly a hint of hops on the back end, earthy.

MF- Medium thickness with an amazingly silky, foamy texture that must come in part from the oats. Carbonation is moderately high for the style but works with the flavors presented. Dark cocoa bitterness fills the palate.

The vanilla beans add a nice creamy sweetness that for all purposes is subtle. However, the roasty stout base beer is a great combination of roast barley and deep dark chocolate.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter from the 16.9 ounce bottle.

Pour produces a chewy and creamy cocoa-colored head two and a half fingers thick. Midnight black body. Beautiful contrast of body and head. 5

Robust coffee and dark chocolate aromas. Faint caramel sweetness. Touch of floral hops. 4

Dark roast malt and coffee with a touch of caramel and vanilla. There's a roasted quality that shines in this beer. Vanilla becomes more apparent with some time and warmth. 4

Heavier carbonation than I'd expect, but enough creamy malt body to achieve a drinkable balance. From the hop presence and roasted malt/coffee quality this has a dry finish. 3.75

After having this on nitro, the bottled version is a tad underwhelming, but this is still a great beer.

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