Mean Old Tom | Maine Beer Company

Mean Old TomMean Old Tom
BA SCORE
84.7%
Liked This Beer
3.99 w/ 2,404 Ratings
Mean Old TomMean Old Tom
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
Ranking:
#3,700
Reviews:
470
Ratings:
2,404
Liked:
2,035
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
9.27%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
147
Gots:
497
Trade:
15
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,404 |  Reviews: 470
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

They know dark beer at MBC, I love the King Titus porter, this one is pitch black big tan head forms thick and leaves fine even lacing. Aroma has dark chocolate malts, roasted malt brings out hints of coffee and the beer was aged on vanilla beans so therefore there's a define creaminess on the nose to bring it all together. Dark chocolate bitterness on the palate, creamy vanilla beans with a hint of acidic coffee notes from the dark malts because I'm pretty sure there's no coffee in this brew. No signs of oxidation bottled on 12/10/13, I'm okay with that it's a bottle I bought in Pittsburgh, yet MBC is not distributed here yet! The nose is magnificent the flavor is sufficient and it's a damn solid beer creamy smooth natural carbonation the palate goes down way too easily. Overall a very stand up solid beer that I will continue to enjoy when I have the opportunity to try it.

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Photo of hops202
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into Stone Snifter.

After pour has a nice thick head and good initial smell. Vanilla is certainly present but not overpowering. I get some good roasted malt with coffee as well. Taste has some chocolate, light coffee, toastyness and only a slight amount of vanilla. Went down smooth but just wasn't as impressed as I expected to be from Maine. I'll be sure to drink a Lunch next time instead.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of thecheapies
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 12/10/13. Washed a nonic pint for it.

A little too much initial 'glug-glug' yielded a massive four-finger head of dry tan foam with a rocky surface. The color of the beer is a rich malt extract shade of brown-black. Craggy lacing suits me well. Looks awesome.

Vanilla bean in the nose is in the forefront with classic American stout aromas of hearty roast, coffee, stale piney hops, and some grittiness. Smells rich and malt-forward. Not your typical earthiness. Leftover hops have some character.

Rich and roasty with a tangy hop profile and a good dose of vanilla. Faint coffee bitterness and flavor with a touch of sweetness. The dryness behind this stout really makes it that much more palatable. Quality roasted malts and floral hops with a glimpse of pine. Awesome mouthfeel with a velvety body and an elegant carbonation level. Good stuff!

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Trifecta1
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Deep dark brown, chocolate milk head.

S - Oats, vanilla, chocolate.

T - Oats, vanilla, chocolate, dryness.

M - Smooth, velvety.

O - Solid offering, reasonably priced, would recommend, but I have to say, leaves you wanting. Could use more vanilla, more coffee notes.

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4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 84.7% out of 100 with 2,404 ratings
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