Mean Old Tom | Maine Beer Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Mean Old TomMean Old Tom
BA SCORE
3.99/5
Very Good
2,429 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 jakeaustin on 03-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,100
Reviews:
473
Ratings:
2,429
pDev:
9.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
148
Gots:
504
Trade:
15
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,429 |  Reviews: 473
Photo of NickandToni
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mean Old Tom brings a chocolate syrupy to the nose. Though a very pleasant stout, I was hoping for a deeper vanilla. Strong chocolate and coffee tones balanced well with hearty mouthfeel. The ending lingers well enough to take time between each sip.

Overall a fine stout. Worthy of you best glass, good friends, and a crackling fireside.

 338 characters

Photo of Thedusanmandic
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tbone2131
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Emersonio
3.61/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pour: Bomber bottle into a nonic pint. Appearance: Black in color with a thin off white head. Moderate lacing present on the side of the glass. Aroma: Lots of coffee and malty notes are detected. Faint vanilla there as well. Taste: Dark chocolate. Roasted coffee. Slight vanilla. Aftertaste: Some bitter and burnt notes on the back end. Chocolate linger. Notes: Brew needs to warm up a bit to taste the vanilla. Overall: Solid yet underwhelming for this stout. Good. 3.75 out of 5.

 481 characters

Photo of JOSHRINARD
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of arusso13
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WunderLlama
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into sam Adams glass

Black liquid with dark brown foam cap

Aroma of chocolate and vanilla

Taste of chocolate, vanilla and licorice

Medium mouthfeel

Nice stout

 179 characters

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

This is a really good stout. The nose has a nice intertwined balance between vanilla and chocolate. As you drink it and it warms you notice a nice amount of chocolate in the body, with a touch of sweet vanilla and a roasted coffee finish. Mouth feel is good, definitely one of the fuller single stouts I've had.

 311 characters

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

Photo of Mack
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

 373 characters

Photo of williahd
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigTravor
4.58/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MTKATL
4.03/5  rDev +1%
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!

 370 characters

Photo of jborg
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thumperskibum
4.58/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redliner8
4.88/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Khaack
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of PVMT
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

 274 characters

Photo of Harveyy
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
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

 243 characters

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nick35712
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

9.16.15 On Nitro draft @ Maine beer co. Brewery

47 characters

Photo of alucard
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 2,429 ratings