Old Mammoth Stout - Buckeye Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev +0.5%
Appearance: As others have noted, this beer explodes in the glass producing a billowy tan head takes a while to descend onto the black liquid; not much lacing action
Smell: Cocoa and coffee, with both roasty and sweet elements
Taste: Rather sweet, up front, with chocolate and mocha flavors building through mid-palate; the sweetness fades, after the swallow, allowing some roast to balance out the profile
Mouthfeel: Without swirling the beer and letting the head dissipate, the beer is overcarbonated; once the head is gone, the mouthfeel is much better, with a medium to full body and more gentle carbonation
Overall: Carbonation problems seem to plague this brew but, putting that aside, it is a pretty nice beer
11-05-2011 22:10:30 | More by brentk56
3.45/5 rDev -8.2%
From 10/28/11 notes. Thanks to nimbleprop for sharing this one...rumors it might be infected but I didn't really see signs other than the carbonation level.
a - Pours a dark brown, almost black color, with two fingers plus of dark tan head and high carbonation evident. Head lasts for several minutes and leaves light lacing on the glass. The high carbonation and rising head makes me think it may be infected, as we had heard some bottles were.
s - Smells of chocolate, roasted malts, dark chocolate and bitter coffee, light dark fruits. Very nice and no signs of infection.
t - Tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, alcohol, coffee, dark fruits. Again, no signs of infection. A slight step down from the nose due to the alcohol coming through.
m - Medium bodied stout and high carbonation evident. Way too carbonated here, which hurts the mouthfeel quite a bit.
o - Overall a decent stout. I think it may have been on its way to infection, but I didn't sense anything in the nose or taste, just the carbonation. Would like to try it again sometime.
11-02-2011 20:07:16 | More by mdfb79
4.2/5 rDev +11.7%
22 oz bomber courtesy of RocPorterFanatic. Pours black with a small cap of light brown head. Average retention and lacing is poor.
Nose is nice...molasses and sugar with some dark roast. Raisiny fruitiness, pretty complex really. I like it.
Taste is roasty, sweet and fruity all at the same time. Interesting mix, but does not quite equal uber-deliciousness. Tasty though, to be sure. I like the rich molasses and fine-ground hop effort - both flavoring and bittering are nice. cocoa powder atop a dripping, roasting marshmallow. Nice brew, this one.
09-30-2011 02:47:49 | More by twiggamortis420
2.65/5 rDev -29.5%
I believe I got this from pimpmyporter. Thanks for the extra.
A: Full on gushing head. It took a solid five minutes to get three inches of beer in my glass. The beers is pitch black with a huge dark mocha head. This looking like it has an infection.
S: Dark roast malt, black coffee, molasses, caramel. It has a bit of a sour kick to it. I'm even more worried about infection now.
T: Yep it's in need of some antibiotics. Dry cocoa, roast malt, a hint of chocolate, metallic finish and a wait for it... sour bite.
M: Light and thin body. Loads of carbonation.
O: Damn this one had some serious promise. I will have to look for another bottle someday.
03-21-2011 03:04:51 | More by beerwolf77
2.7/5 rDev -28.2%
22 oz bottle split and poured into a New Belgium Globe glass.
No date or information. Called "Mammoth Stout".
Thanks to Beerwolf77 for sharing his tick with me.
A - Holy massive expanding head Batman! Four fingers of fizzy tan head with insane retention and some fingers of lace. Unfortunately, it seems like quite a bit much and could be a sure sign of an infection issue. The beer is pitch black otherwise.
S - Cold coffee presents itself right away with a very uniquely roasted malt backing. Molasses and deep chocolate notes but there's a hint of something off here. A bit metallic, slightly nutty.
T - Pop a handful of cocoa powder in your mouth with a few coffee beans and a sliver of bittersweet chocolate. While you're chewing pop a ball of aluminum foil in too, just for good measure. That's the flavor of this beer.
M - Excessively carbonated with an otherwise smooth and medium-bodied mouthfeel. Cold and metallic to the finish, with a dry and bitter feel.
O - No shame in drain-pouring an infected/bad brew. This one isn't awfully offensive but it's certainly not worth drinking. I'd welcome a second chance at it.
03-20-2011 23:25:05 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.98/5 rDev +5.9%
Now just called "Mammoth Stout"
Pours a deep, jet black with two fingers of mocha colored head that drops to a layer of thin foam after a few minutes. Some dark lacing.
Aromas of roasted grains, molasses, no hop aroma to be found.
First sip is of deeply roasted grains, roasted bitterness, some grassy hop bitterness, dark roasted coffee, molasses. Oily. Finish is medium with a roasty bitterness lingering.
Mouthfeel is oily, burnt, and medium bodied. Some prickliness from the carbonation.
Overall drinkability is good. Strong roasted character, but not overdone or too aggressive. Good balance.
02-11-2011 04:50:22 | More by JamnesCameron
3.65/5 rDev -2.9%
Very nice looking beer-deep black with a healthy looking tan head. Rather average aroma. Grainy and roasted thats about all. Heavy roasted flavors with a leaning towards chocolate malt. Mild espresso. Ok mouthfeel-very drying in the finish. Drinkable enough but could use a bit of an umph to make it really stand out. Good enough beer for the price for sure.
09-27-2010 01:24:01 | More by lackenhauser
3.63/5 rDev -3.5%
Thanks again to Altbock for another gifted brew from his hometown.
Pours an opaque black with a tan head that fills half my 20 oz. nonic. The head recedes slowly without lacing. The large head that forms with each pour gets to be a bit annoying.
The smell is medium roasted malt and a hint of it's taste sweetness.
The taste is somewhat mild but has a steady production of toasted malt. There is chocolate in the flavor plus sweetness but this is mainly about the malt which is OK, it's just not complex in any way.
Mouthfeel is medium but I think there is too much carbonation. When the beer foams up in your mouth the way this one does in the glass it just seems like too much.
Drinkability: There is nothing wrong with this beer that a few tweaks couldn't improve. It wasn't meant to be anything huge, it seems. It is a pleasantly drinkable stout but I don't think it fits the FES style particularly closely. (You do have to give it some credit for holding onto it's huge carbonation throughout the bottle.)
09-17-2010 00:43:19 | More by meatyard
3.6/5 rDev -4.3%
Thanks to miketd, one more in a long line of good BAs, who dropped this into a springtime trade as an extra. A new brewery for me.
Opens with a firecracker 'pop' that foreshadows serious carbonation. The pour takes...forever. Points off! Make me wait for my beer for five minutes & I get cranky. Brown head races for the sky at the slightest provocation. Eventually it takes on a proper black hue. Smell is all about scorched, blackened something or other: extreme roasts leavened with mild chocolate.
Old Mammoth Stout leads with the helmet, which appears to be made of charred, singed, wildfire blasted wood. That was then boiled with charcoal. An engagement of cocoa steps onto the tracks & gets run over, as does a dash of drying, slightly bittering hops. The carbonation is, surprisingly, not terribly distracting - present & accounted for, only slightly detracting from the experience. Although it's making me want to belch, mightily. This bomber was split with my wife, which is fortunate, or I'd be repeating all night.
Overall? Wildly roasted, toasted brew without a lot else going on. But I like roast. Bring it on! Good beer.
06-29-2010 03:05:29 | More by maximum12
3.38/5 rDev -10.1%
Poured into a pint glass.
3.0 A: Black color. First pour was about 8-9 fingers of frothy head. This took forever to fill my glass up. Retention was reasonably good, but not any lacing.
4.0 S: Smells like there's a lot of sourish lactose in here. Soft roastiness with even softer chocolate and molasses. Simple, but nice.
3.5 T: Again, seems like some lactose in here. Second strongest flavors are semi-sweet chocolate, roasted barley, and a touch of molasses. Relatively simple again, but not as nice as in the nose.
2.5 M: Lighter medium body. Way, way, way too much carbonation, but this doesn't surprise based on the pour. It's BMC level carbonation and frankly distracted from my overall enjoyment of the beer. Too carbonated to be smooth.
3.0 D: Not a great beer, but not a bad one either...if the carbonation was fixed.
06-26-2010 01:53:03 | More by DavoleBomb
3.98/5 rDev +5.9%
Bottle split with a friend in tulip glasses' produced a two finger tan head that lasted a while the color of the brew was atypical stout black
I got some good roasted coffee aromas as well as a slight chocolate smell. The flavors of roasted malts were dominant and there was a nice bitter follow up as well. The feel in my mouth was perfect for the style with great carbonation.
This brew drank fine I was left wanting for more it was a good session brew and overall a good stout.
04-17-2010 16:23:42 | More by joepais
4.18/5 rDev +11.2%
The bottle is now a foreboding black and white version of the same label. Now it looks kick-ass and they save money on color printing. I say good work.
This one is a deep black behemoth. A brown head retains well, forming a dense, sticky pillow for a long time that never really dissipates and leaves plentious lacing in thick patchy spots down the glass.
The smell is hearty and plentiful malts and barley with plenty of coffee and chocolate notes. There's a very light underlying sweetness.
The taste follows suit with the addition of a bitterness that's enough to balance without tipping this away from the stout flavor. The finish lingers dryly with plenty of bittersweet dark chocolate undertones.
The mouthfeel is big and thick, exactly as one would hope to find in a stout. This one's plenty full-bodied with a real smoothness to it.
Besides being plenty tasty, a reasonably low ABV keeps this one very drinkable.
03-14-2010 02:52:08 | More by Brenden
4.03/5 rDev +7.2%
A-pours a beer one shade shy of jet black with a thick and creamy tan colored head. it lingers, wait it doesn't leave. huge lacing left behind
S-the nose isn't small; but not big at all. some roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a touch of coffee bean.
T-the taste brings a touch of the roasted coffee malt, some dark chocolate; but then brings in some hops to balance. citrus and some hop bitterness to close it out.
M-lighter end of medium body, very smooth, and highly carbonated
D-this is quite a nice stout to sip on. it is lighter and brings some good flavor. definitely a stout to drink on.
01-28-2010 02:14:54 | More by cpetrone84
3.93/5 rDev +4.5%
Poured from tap into clean clear glass earlier today at the brewery, the Buckeye Beer Engine in Lakewood, Ohio.
A Medium to actually near dark brown HEAD over an absolutely black body. Nice lacing after repeated sips as well. Imposing, awesome! 4.5
S Darkest roast malt but not much else, maybe some coffee notes. 4.0
T/M Darkest of roast malts but not very much sweetness. There is a dark roast coffee taste and feel as well, I swear that one one sip I actually got the touch of the coffee grounds. Thick, luxurious, this beer is almost too dark and heavy (if that is possible). 4.0
D Interesting but just so thick. Satisfying but big! 3.5
09-16-2009 02:56:31 | More by adamette
4.03/5 rDev +7.2%
Another new one to me, I had to at least give it a shot. I chose it as a nightcap and it more then served its purpose on that front. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 07/28/2009.
Appearance - Very big pour here, bigger then I thought it would be to be honest. Huge billowing head of tan coming up on this one, literally coming up and out of the glass. Sticky to the sides the entire time it barely faded at all, even as the session wore on. Thick and dark looking with a black as night to it.
Smell - Rich roasted aroma. Lots of cocoa coming through here with a light hint of coffee and peat. As it warms a nice touch of molasses starts to come through the air now as well. Very nicely done I have to say.
Taste - Smooth, molasses and cocoa roll across the tongue from the very onset. Smooth and mellow with a richness that is simply wonderful. Roasted and a touch smoky especially as it wears on. Room temperature brings about a wonderful full feeling; rich and creamy chocolate notes flood the palate and leave a long and lasting mark.
Feel - Rich, a little thinner then a big stout, but this is not an RIS. Still very well put together I have to say with very nice carbonation and a remarkable smoothness to it.
Drinkability - very drinkable, not outrageous with the ABV, and the rich flavors are really very well put together. It was easy to sip your way through this one.
Overall - I thought this was very nicely done. I would have no problem at all with going through this one again. It was very solid and I would love to give it another try. I really think they did an excellent job on this one.
08-01-2009 11:44:50 | More by mikesgroove
3.43/5 rDev -8.8%
Poured from a 22oz bomber given to me as a gift from my father on a recent visit.
Appearance-Huge head off of a mild pour, two and a half to three fingers of tan head that takes a while to die down and let me finish my pour. Very nice billowing head that gradually settles down to less than a quarter finger before staying and leaving pretty heavy lacing on the side of the glass as I drink. The beer itself is a nice dark black though not completely opaque. The head gives this beer its nice appearance primarily.
Smell-Far more one-dimensional than I'm used to detecting in complex stouts. I primarily pick up on a great deal of roasted malts, along with some boozy sharpness that leads me to think this beer isn't going to be particularly balanced. Some mild sweetness and a little bit of burnt coffee in the nose as well. Not overly impressed with what I perceive as a fairly simple bouquet for this beer, but certainly far from bad.
Taste-Again, have to say that the taste on this one was about what I picked up in the nose for me. Lots of roastiness washes over the tongue, but I notice very little hop bitterness to balance the malt or alcohol. Booziness really comes through for me as well, fairly sharp and prominent. This beer seems to focus mostly on its roasted/malty qualities, but while a decent stout, I didn't find it particularly balanced or able to cover up the alcohol very well.
Mouthfeel/Drinkability-Despite the massive head, the carbonation was not overly aggressive on this beer. However, I was expecting the beer to be a bit heavier and chewy for the style, which left me thinking that the mouthfeel was on the thin side. Drinkability however was not bad and in my mind the beer drank a bit more like a heavy porter than a stout. However, given the one-dimensionality of the smell and taste in my opinion, I probably wouldn't put back too many of these. Splitting a bomber with a friend did me just fine.
Overall, not a terrible stout by any means, but not one that I found overly remarkable.
07-08-2009 18:58:43 | More by boatshoes
4/5 rDev +6.4%
An extra from a trade with Kirok1999. Thanks again!
Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a 20 oz. beer mug.
A - Inky smooth black with A mountain of thick, tan colored head. What can I say? It looks like a pint; that almost instinctual look one has in mind when one thinks of beer. In this giant glass mug, it's so perfect it's beautiful.
S - Lots and lots of roasty malt and coffee, with little hoppyness.
T - Bitter roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate, but also very slightly milky. Finishes with a decent bit of residual bitterness.
M - The hefty foam gives even more lightness and smoothness to this beer, which already has a silky smooth mouthfeel and good carbonation.
D - The bitterness does get a bit overbearing over time, so I'd definitely recommend sharing it. But even so, I was easily able to finish the bottle, and even though the ABV isn't known, it can't be that high, considering my lack of ill effects after drinking the bomber.
overall - A great American-made foreign-style stout. Roasty, complex, and oh so smooth. Definitely glad to have had a chance to have this one!
06-04-2009 02:40:03 | More by DannyS
3.73/5 rDev -0.8%
22 oz. bomber bottle with a bland gray label of the Ohio flag that has a barrel in the center of it. Over the flag is an oval with the name of the beer in it. To the far left of the label is where you'll find the Government warning and to the far right is where you'll find the barcode and the address of the brewery. Don't waste your time looking for a date because Buckeye doesn't date their bottles.
Appearance: I decided to pour this Ohio born Foreign Stout into my Imperial Sly Fox pint glass. Make sure you pour this beer slowly into your glass because my first pour was nothing but foam. After about 10 minutes, liquid started to form under the massive wall of foam. The beer was black as coal, but it wasn't a pitch black color. Light was able to penetrate the beer's color to create dark cola brown highlights along the sides. As for the massive head of foam that I spoke of earlier, that was mocha in color. Every pour of this beer made the head of foam rise up like bread in the oven. And every time this massive head of foam receded, it left behind small streaks and spots of lace. A good appearance, but that head of foam sure was annoying to deal with.
Smell: I thought the aroma was going to be roasted as hell, but I quickly learned that that aroma was sweet first and roasted second. The first sweet roasted flavor that came to me was that of some lightly roasted coffee beans. Following the coffee were some dark roasted malts, a hint of milk chocolate, a dab of sweet caramel, and a spatter of roasted hops. When this beer was swirled around, I found out that it had a surprise aroma waiting for me. When it was swirled around, I got the scent of spearmint leaves. It was an unusual aroma, but i thought it complemented the beer very well.
Taste: The taste came on strong, but it wasn't strong in flavor. Instead the beer came on strong with a huge taste of carbonation. Backing up the beer's high level of carbonation was the beer's dry roasted flavors. These dry roasted flavors consisted of dry roasted coffee beans, dark roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, black cherries, and a quick splash of dry roasted hops at the finish line. There was no sign of the spearmint in the taste. It's probably a good thing that it was isolated only to the aroma. It was an above average dry roasted beer, but I still think it could have toned down the carbonation a bit. If it did lower the carbonation, then more dry roasted flavors would probably emerge from the background.
Mouthfeel: This was a medium bodied Foreign Stout with loads and loads of carbonation and a full flavored dry roasted aftertaste. This aftertaste contained roasted coffee beans, roasted malts, black cherries, dark chocolate, and a pinch of roasted hops. This dry roasted aftertaste lingered on in the back of my mouth for quite some time.
Drinkability: I expected this Buckeye to be pretty good Stout and let me just say that I wasn't disappointed. It had all the dark roasted flavors I was looking for, but I think the carbonation level was a bit too much for this beer. If you're looking to try a good roasted Buckeye beer, then get yourself a Mammoth Stout. Just remember to pour it slowly into your glass.
05-25-2009 19:13:38 | More by AltBock
3.85/5 rDev +2.4%
Slightly different label and called simply "Foreign Stout" sans the "Old."
Simple looking stout, with white foam stained chocolate brown. Light-stopping dense blackness.
Amoma of sweet malt and roasted grains. Some hops. Smells very well made. There is a slight off-aroma that suggests some wild yeast are present, but it's way in the background and didn't come through much in the flavor; fortunately it's a full-flavored beer.
First impression is the water composition and the hopping. I think it could use a touch of bicarbonate. Hopping seems "thin" and maybe could use some copper during the boil. Rich chocolately malt provides both sweetness and bitterness. Mild refreshing tartness as well.
Once your mouth adjusts to it it's a fine stout. Carbonation is active and carries the flavors right up to your sinuses; in fact it's a bit high for me (wild yeast?). Alcohol is well hidden and drinkability and refreshment are quite high.
Aftertaste is of fresh brewed full-flavored coffee. Well made and recommended. Cheers!
03-29-2009 23:59:12 | More by rayjay
4/5 rDev +6.4%
22oz bottle obtained via SS08 from kirok1999. Thanks for the opportunity.
Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" dark brown head above the opaque dark brown/black brew. Head holds the fort nicely, with average to good lacing. Aroma is roasted dark grains. Taste is sweet dark malts to start, slight acrid coffee in the middle, with a lactic character that lingers through the close. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth, and drinkability is easy.
02-12-2009 02:02:18 | More by ppoitras
2.88/5 rDev -23.4%
DrewOSU donated this one to the LOST Premiere night, thanks man.
22 ounce bottle with black and white label with Mammoth Stout/Foreign Stout and no freshness date.
Pours a dark, rich brown to black with a 1 inch head and medium tan colored head. Nice spotty lacing and good head retention.
Smells of sweets like caramel and light chocolate. Not a whole lot going on with the nose.
Medium bodied with low carbonation. Tastes of heavily roasted (borderline burnt) malts, oatmeal and a tinge of dry, citrus hops on the finish. Rather simple flavor profile overall. Finishes wet and mildly bitter.
Easy to drink and enjoyable enough. I wish this one had a bit drier finish. Kinda flat flavor profile. Not bad, but not great. Decent for the price but nothing worth writing home about...
01-22-2009 01:38:01 | More by beachbum1975
3.28/5 rDev -12.8%
As mentioned by a few others here, this beer is now simply titled "Mammoth Stout," with "Foreign Stout" printed below that on the bottle. The label is now also only black, white, and gray.
Presentation: 1 pint, 6 oz. bottle into a mug. No freshness or bottling date indicated. Website indicates 6.5% ABV.
A- Deep brown/black and opaque in appearance. Billowing 3+ fingers of tan/brown head, which fades to little more than a thin ring.
S- Roasty and nutty, and a bit of coffee, with slight metallic hints.
T- Nutty and coffee flavors converge. Slight sweetness on the front, and moderate bitterness on the finish. Very, very slight hints of molasses emerge throughout consumption.
M- Moderately carbonated. Reasonably smooth, though somewhat thinner than what I'd hope for.
D- Decent. Moderate ABV and slightly thin body let this one go down easy. Flavors are not awe inspiring, and the feel is too thin, but good enough to keep you placated while drinking. No reason to want more than one of these 25 oz'ers.
Future outlook: This is a decent enough, though uninspiring drink. With so many worthy options, I can't think of any compelling reasons to seek this out again.
01-09-2009 04:31:07 | More by DoctorDog
Old Mammoth Stout from Buckeye Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.