Old Mammoth Stout - Buckeye Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +33%
Peanut at Dilly Deli said he had a few of these remaining that had been there a while but should be holding up well, so I grabbed a few of them to see for myself. Um, yeah, 'holding up well' ain't quite the impression I ended up with...
To be honest, the first 2 bottles were far hoppier than the last one, which this review is based upon. If the bottles were laid down to smooth out the hop profile, more of the stout character could come through.
Appearance - pours a silky black color with a large, deep mocha head. It reduces to a solid cover but pouring additional beer in from the bottle flares it up immediately. Thick lacing everywhere.
Aroma - Hershey's chocolate syrup, fudge, Kahlua. Outstanding.
Taste - usually I wait until the head settles down until I taste it. In this case the aroma was so exceptionl that I had to try the beer while that smell was still fresh. Roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, and rich coffee. Decadent. Some hops chip in at the swallow, the finish is roasty, a bit alcoholic, and chocolatey.
Mouthfeel - very smooth yet frothy from carbonation. Long-lasting residual prolongs the great taste.
Drinkability - one of the best bottles of beer I've ever had. I shall buy more. Fresh, it's not my 5.0 beer, but with a reduced hop profile it's unbeatable. Thanks to Buckeye Brewing for a memorable 400th review.
05-11-2005 17:16:04 | More by brewdlyhooked13
4.6/5 rDev +22.3%
Poured into a pint glass with a thick head that eventually laced nicely down the glass. The color was an opaque black leaving the impression that this would indeed have the burnt malt flavor of a Guiness. To my surprise it was everybit as sweet as it's malty, chocolate aroma. It was even more bitter than I had expected with a crazy mouthfeel from the tip all the way to the back of the tongue. All in all I will be indulging in the beer frequently now that I have discovered it. Thank you Buckeye Brewing Company.
05-04-2004 20:05:07 | More by Puddleglum
4.58/5 rDev +21.8%
This beer pours a jet black, with a nice fluffy brown head. The head fades slowly, leaving few laces.
This beer has a pleasent malty aroma. I detect some roasted barley. It has a slight chocolate aroma also. It hasa little bit of a hoppy aroma to it as well.
This beer is mildly malty. It has a small chocolate flavor to it. Just a little coffee mix in to make this beer very well balanced. It has just a hint of hop flavor also.
This beer is very smooth. It leaves a nice roasted malt aftertaste. It is low carbonated, but well for the style.
I think this would make an excelent session beer. It is mild and not aggressive. I could drink this beer for hours. Thanks David for bringing it to me.
04-16-2006 23:40:25 | More by OStrungT
4.22/5 rDev +12.2%
Had this at Barley's third annual mini-RAF.
Note: I was excited to have the opportunity to sample this stout. That being said, this stout has a huge identity problem. Closing your eyes and sipping this, you would think you have an IPA on your hands. From the keg, this stout has a huge hop profile. I can't rate this according to style. I loved this beer but this is not a true stout.
Appearance: Pours pitch black with a thick tan head. No carbonation noted and no light getting through this baby.
Smell: Holy crap! The hops are dialed in and then some! Just close your eyes and dream of IPAs. This stuff is craziness. Maybe it won't taste like an IPA.
Taste: Wrong! Taste follows smell. This is a black IPA. Pine and citrus dominate the game here. There is a little mild roast malt in the background but only left on the palate. Each sip is a hop assault on the palate. Maybe some licorice aftertaste but it's minimal. This stuff is off the hook crazy! A stout with a hop identity crisis.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and slightly creamy. Coats the palate well. Hop burps all over the place.
Drinkability: I could drink this all day. Take my two favorite styles (stout/IPA) and combine them and this is what you come up with. Crazy but good. Don't drink this if you are looking for a classic example of the style. This, however, defines "extreme beer".
04-17-2005 19:48:31 | More by mattcrill
4.2/5 rDev +11.7%
As soon as I started the pour, bubbles just shot everywhere into my pint glass. It took the beer a while to settle down before I could pour close to a full glass. After it settled, the beer was very dark brown/black with a frothy, carbonated brown head. It smells like roasted malt, coffee and some sweet chocolate. It tasted the same way except it has some hop flavor too, along with a slightly bitter aftertaste. The beer has a medium mouthfeel, but with too much carbonation for my liking. But with that being said, it did go down pretty smooth. Overall, I thought this was a pretty good beer. It tastes and smells great. Hopefully the next batch will have a little less carbonation to make it more drinkable, because I would like to drink this again.
07-28-2006 23:28:54 | More by bluejacket74
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
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
4.18/5 rDev +11.2%
the bottle i received (trade) has a navy blue, black and grey label "Mammoth Stout" and beneath that "Foreign Stout" it does not say Old Mammoth like the pictures bottle, perhaps this is a different beer? i dunno.
Pours black as night, what little light escapes through the bottom of the glass is stained deep brown. A brown/cappuccino head floats atop the inky surface. Notes of roasted, dry and somewhat bitter bakers chocolate and sweet black coffee emanate from its head. Roasted almost burnt chocolate malt, coffee bean, and bready yeast are rounded and balanced by an aggressive but pleasant hop bitterness. Very large carbonation feel in the mouth, not Belgian tingly feeling but like warm root beer feeling, ya know what i mean? Good burps. Bright mouthfeel, medium/full bodied, definitely drinkable, no detectable alcohol. Nice brew!
09-27-2008 00:55:39 | More by ATPete
4.15/5 rDev +10.4%
Served in the 22 oz. bomber, into a pint glass. The color is black, with a small covering of bubbly white head. The smell is a nice chocolate and bitter roastiness. The taste is fairly chocolatey sweet, with a bit of roasted malt and bitterness in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is nice and chewy. As for drinkability, could have a few of these.
Another great beer from Buckeye. This reminds me more of an Imperial stout than a foreign/export, but either way it's quite enjoyable. Nice richness, and one I'd love to see again.
06-04-2004 23:42:34 | More by beergeek279
4.08/5 rDev +8.5%
Picked this up at Rozi's in Lakewood on a visit to Cleveland. Thanks to Coreyroz for the help.
I called Garin Wright (brewer) because the label and name did not match BeerAdvocate. He is a super nice guy and assured me that the 2008 is the same recipe with a label and name change to Mammoth Stout - also says Foreign Stout. I submitted the update.
A: Nice dark brown almost black with very subtle dark ruby highlights on the edges against the light. A big foamy oatmeal colored 2 finger head that immediately produced nice lacing as it lowered.
S: Strong coffee and a big round, smokey roasted malt. A hint of sweetness and sour - almost like a milk stout.
T: Pretty expected based on the smell. A very solid stout. There was a good chocolate, coffee and hop bitterness on the finish that lasted well into the aftertaste - very pleasing.
M: Medium bodied. A little thin - I would have liked a little more body. Pretty smooth but maybe a little too much carbonated at the beginning of the drink. The finish has a nice sharpness on the palette.
D: I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It was a "no bullshit" kind of stout. The slight thinness made it porter-like for me but I love porters, so not a negative. The ABV was not marked. I think it is 6.5, making this a very drinkable stout. If it was local, I would be happy to keep it stocked.
BTW, Garin told me to look him up the next time I am in town. He and his dad have a brewpub called The Beer Engine. He is a sweet guy and I was happy to have he opportunity to support him.
11-22-2008 14:19:27 | More by sgoodship
4.08/5 rDev +8.5%
Noticed the new black & white label so I figured I would try this again. Pours solid black with a thick dark brown head that lasts very long. Sticky sheets of lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee and malt. Rich yet dry body with a tasty blend of coffee, roasted malt and nuts. A bit of bitter chocolate as well. The finish is dry with bitter coffee and hops. The label may be duller now but the beer certainly is not.
03-24-2006 17:09:59 | More by Dogbrick
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
4.03/5 rDev +7.2%
Thanks goes out to tburkhart for this brew.
Poured into my St. Bernardus glass a very very nice dark brown color, very nice carbonatin, huge thick/creamy two-finger plus tan head, with lots of nice sticky lacing to follow. The nose is malty, lots of nice chocolate, coffee/toffee notes. The taste is malty, nice touch of chocolate/coffee/toffee, the finish is slightly dry/bitter. Medium body, a very nice looking brew. Drinkable, this is my first form Buckeye and it will not be my last, some nice stuff, thanks Tim.
11-16-2008 19:16:14 | More by Wasatch
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
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
4/5 rDev +6.4%
A nice extra received in trade from kirok1999. Thanks, Mark.
A-Pours a murky, very dark brown. This tan head quickly dissipates leaving a ring.
S-Milk chocolate and roasted coffee.
T-Flavor is much heavier on the roasted coffee bitterness than the sweeter notes. Very nice though, with a good bitter finish.
M-Good for the style. A bit slick with medium carbonation.
D-Very nice. This style of stout is usually a one and done for me, but this was quite a tasty brew.
12-02-2008 19:33:17 | More by sholland119
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
3.98/5 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
3.98/5 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
3.95/5 rDev +5.1%
I discovered this still available at one of the stores, so will see if it was helped by a little aging. It poured a very dark, almost black color and formed a nice foamy medium tan head that left circular lace as it subsided. An aroma of malt, burnt coffee and chocolate. A flavor of malt and coffee. The finish is bittersweet with a touch of sourness. Not a bad stout, but it's hard to place what it's trying to be.
07-13-2004 02:31:20 | More by Wildman
3.93/5 rDev +4.5%
I like a lively pour and this was a big noisy pour with a nice dark brown bubbly head. Smell was pleasantly sweet but subtle. Taste was good in all you want for the style - slightly bitter like black coffee and dry. There were nice hints of coffee and licorice as well. Well done and would love to see more brewers try this style.
09-04-2006 07:14:20 | More by lou91
3.93/5 rDev +4.5%
22oz'er in the black and white bottle
Poured cold into pint glass. Thick chocolate head dissipates quickly. Dark beer
Good hop smell , not really detecting any malt.
Taste brings out the dark malt. Some chocolate , dark roasted coffee tones. Nicely balanced hoppy finish.
This beer isn't as thick as the "Mammoth" tag implies. This beer has good drinkability. This could be a nice stout session beer.
03-25-2006 01:17:53 | More by shroompod
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
3.9/5 rDev +3.7%
Brown head atop an opaque black beer.
Aroma of rich, dark roasty malts and dark fruit. Bit vinous.
Taste shows a sweet, rich, chocolatey, roasted malt backbone. Notes of dark fruit and caramel. There is a bit of hop presence, but the beer is sweet overall due to the extremely rich malt profile. Don't know what the ABV is, but this is a big stout for sure.
Good body, although the mouthfeel is a bit syrupy.
This is a dessert beer, but still has pretty good drinkability.
Overall, a good offering from Buckeye Brewing.
06-17-2004 16:02:54 | More by PhantomVodoo
Old Mammoth Stout from Buckeye Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.