Mean Old Tom | Maine Beer Company

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2,386 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:
2,386
Reviews:
462
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
9.34%
 
 
Wants:
146
Gots:
488
For Trade:
17
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Ratings: 2,386 |  Reviews: 462
Photo of AlvinLin
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LukeGude
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle. Black with slight head. Right amount of vanilla.

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Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cbmcguire
4.57/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth with hints of vanilla & coffee. Yum.

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Photo of Wardt16
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of brocktune
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsalz21
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of degueulasse
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I had been wanting to try this for months before finding myself at Rosebud American Kitchen and Bar in Cambridge, MA, and seeing it on their beer list. I was not disappointed: it pours a dark black and has hints of vanilla to the smell. The taste is pleasantly mellow, with relatively minor coffee and chocolate tones and again a very soft hint of vanilla. Lighter and less thick than many stouts, it has a delightful fizz and slight sourness on the tongue.

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Photo of Spoild
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tim725
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fitzy84
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle at Ryan & Casey's Liquors in Greenfield, MA. The beer has a dark black appearance with a light brown color, thin head with some lacing. Aromas are mostly a cocoa smell but I can sort of sense that vanilla bean hint near the end. The taste generally followed the nose with a bit of dark fruit or maybe raspberry. Very creamy texture and mouthfeel really makes this delicious. Overall, an awesome mouthfeel and pretty good appearance.

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Photo of A_Drew
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duvel1979
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMUbrewz
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Bogdawg
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ocelot2500
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a deep mahogany color with a tight, tan head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of deep roasted notes mostly, a hint of vanilla as it warms.

Tastes of the deep roasted notes layered with the vanilla and oats. Roasted notes lead off with coffee, cocoa, and some molasses. This gives way to a touch of sweetness before vanilla notes. Some oat nuttiness comes towards the end along with earthy bitterness. Finishes with a lingering roasted bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a soft, underwhelming amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a good stout profile, but the vanilla could be more prominent.

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

Photo of JLK7299
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurzman
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpbrooklyn
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yanks017
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

good flavor but to thin of body

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Photo of tsgooch79
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 2,386 ratings.
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