Saturday, December 3, 2011

Maine Beer Company Mean Old Tom

I picked up a bottle of Maine Beer Company Mean Old Tom from Al’s of Hampden. This is a stout aged on natural vanilla beans. The beer pours a black color with a frothy tan head head that leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of chocolate, vanilla, toasted malts, molasses, and a nice helping of coffee. The taste is smooth and chocolaty that has a silky mouth feel. There is a solid toasted malt background before a sweet vanilla flavor pops out of the beer. The is an oaky finish that leaves some coffee flavors linger. The alcohol content is 6.5% ABV. I really enjoyed the amount of vanilla that took over this beer, all built on top of a silky smooth chocolate and toasted malt base. It drinks really easy, and is quite tasty, which could be seen as a detriment as to how light-bodied this beer is.

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