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:
#3,683
Reviews:
470
Ratings:
2,404
Liked:
2,035
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
9.27%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
147
Gots:
497
Trade:
15
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3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Mike's Place in Berea, OH. Poured into a tulip glass.

Pours dark brown with a 1 inch frothy mocha colored head. Lacing sticks to the sides of th glass. Smells of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Taste follows the nose with a long lasting vanilla bean finish. Pretty smooth mouthfeel, somewhat creamy. This is another impressive offering from Maine Beer Co. Recommended and would have again.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

January 11, 2016

16.9 oz bottle, tulip

A – Light black, some tinges of brown, and appears to be mostly clear. A couple inches or more of deep tan foam, large bubbles and thick, with long retention.

S – Sweet milk chocolate and a blast of vanilla bean, along with some roasted but not bitter espresso, like cold-pressed coffee, and lactose. Low fruity esters, like strawberries or blueberries. Light herbal, woodsy, rustic hops.

T – Vanilla cream, sweet baker’s chocolate, and light espresso. Lactose/milk quality here as well. Low fruitiness, strawberry-like again. Hops are woodsy or floral, low and very difficult to decipher. Very little hop bitterness.

M – Creamy mouthfeel, with an impression of lactose, oats, and/or a nitro pour. Fairly sweet, though not unbalanced; just a slight bit of hop bitterness to even things out. Medium-full body, with moderate-low carbonation, again feels more in the vicinity of a nitro pour because of the oats.

O – Pleasant, complex, drinkable. Love the coffee impression and the strong use of vanilla.

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

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4.76/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dry
Maybe too watery
Not up to Maine beer standards

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5/5  rDev +25.3%
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Everyone seems obsessed with high ABV, BA Stouts these days. Mean Old Tom is neither - it's a very easy drinking 6.5% ABV and even without time in a barrel, it's an extremely complex and delicious stout. Maine Beer Co has their house in order - it sure seems everything these guys churn out is spot on. Well done.

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3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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