Mean Old Tom | Maine Beer Company

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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:
2,394
Reviews:
466
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
9.34%
 
 
Wants:
146
Gots:
491
For Trade:
17
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Ratings: 2,394 |  Reviews: 466
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of vanilla and black chocolate is quite interesting. Taste is also dominated by vanilla with black chocolate notes and some dry roasted malt notes. Body is thinner than I was expecting with good carbonation. Enjoyable but a fuller body would have been better.

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Photo of williahd
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigTravor
4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MTKATL
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A stout aged on vanilla beans. This pours with a thin caramel head that dissipates quickly. Nose is toasted malts and chocolate. Very little vanilla for me. Taste follows the nose with a thin mouth feel. I would call this a porter rather than a stout. It's very good, but doesn't rise to the level of MBC's IPA's in my opinion. That being said, I would drink this again!

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

Photo of thumperskibum
4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redliner8
4.88/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Khaack
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hikeeba
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PVMT
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle dated 9/8/15. First time I've seen this one fresh, so I picked it up. Great color and nose. Flavor was a little underwhelming; I expected a lot more vanilla, but it only made an appearance after the stout warmed up. Decent, but not on par with most MBC beer.

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Photo of Harveyy
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nose is pretty absent for me. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium-bodied. Taste motes of dark chocolate and coffee, vanilla is strong as it warms. For the sweetness and body, I would say overall a well crafted stout that borders on Porter territory

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Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nick35712
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

9.16.15 On Nitro draft @ Maine beer co. Brewery

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Photo of alucard
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hired_Goon
4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jzeisler70
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Half Door in Hartford.

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

Photo of dwoolley1
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YeastInception
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Black pour with a little deep brown around the edges. Ample tan head, lacing is average though. Nose is chocolate, roast notes, a little spice, and a touch of vanilla. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, nothing is overpowering. Medium-full in body, a little higher carb than I'd prefer for a stout. My first non-IPA offering from MBC and overall, it's a really nice beer.

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Photo of seedyone
4.76/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. This is a superlative beer. The look is great, the head is s a bit shy, the aroma says coffee but the taste hints at chocolate. The mouth feel speaks of oats. Trying to pin any & all of it down wastes time. This is great stuff.

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Photo of gcasher
4.65/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow!
Black, with copious brown head.
Deep roasted malt.
Taste of cocoa nibs and milk.
Creamy mouthfeel.

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

Photo of JimRyan42
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 2,394 ratings.
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