Mammoth Extra Stout - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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3.88/5 rDev -3%
Presentation: 22 oz brown bomber bottle, picture of a wooly mammoth on the label that is the official state fossil of Alaska. Month & week bottled date notched on the side of the label.
Appearance: Nearly pitch black with a smudged ruby tinge, healthy yet thin tan lace is cradled on top of the brew.
Smell: Espresso, unsweetened dark chocolate and mild charcoal in the aroma. Smells a bit of tart unripe berries in the nose also.
Taste: Big full in the mouth body, ample crispness to match the thick creamy and slightly crisp mouth feel. Carbonation is held tighter in the thick body. Agreeable burnt charcoal roasted malt flavour flexes on the palate to show the brawniness of an export stout. A suggestion of black currant fruitiness melds well with the acidity of the roasted malts. Malt sweetness is a strong point with the roasted taste to help the hops keep things in check. Hops are present and ready to balance with a pointed yet even bitterness, both yeast and hops lend an earthened flavour to the brew. Mild esters soon follow with a light warming and pleasurable alcohol. Roasted character dwindles to a small but noticeable coffee after taste.
Notes: A big strong footed stout, needs to be consumed at cellar temp. A stout of strength and girth with enough alcohol to keep things right. This would pair well with a molten chocolate cake.
09-24-2002 19:57:17 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev 0%
Appearance This was almost midnight all right, midnight black, with an oily head that was very dark brown in color.
Smell Damn, these dark malts are just rude! This is an in-your-face bouquet, with raw aromas throughout. Theres also some light cocoa powder here and some liquid caramel.
Taste This is a flavor burst of massive raw sugars and rich, liquid malts. Theres a nice chocolate undertone here as well.
Mouthfeel This is slightly less then medium-bodied with explosive flavors that activate the salivary glands and a lightly bitter finish.
Drinkability This is slap happy fun, and the mammoth flavors will have you begging for more.
Comments Thanks to skyhand for bringing this over to the last annual Homeless Rick party.
05-15-2006 07:00:44 | More by RoyalT
4/5 rDev 0%
Thanks to someone for sharing at bu11zeye’s 10,000th rating tasting.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of chocolate and roasted malt in it. The flavor is very similar. I once again get a lot of chocolate and roasted malt, but those notes are complimented by a hint of cream. The beer is very dry overall. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
07-07-2012 04:30:42 | More by Mora2000
3.5/5 rDev -12.5%
Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA
Black throughout with a small brown head that leaves small dots of stick down the glass.
Somewhat simple, straightforward aroma of some roast, mild coffee, and some licorice.
The flavor is similarly simple, with roast, coffee, and licorice present alongside a moderate bitterness.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Good enough, but unexciting and simple.
05-23-2012 22:50:24 | More by ehammond1
3.98/5 rDev -0.5%
Mammoth. I am disappointed i cant find this in bottles anymore as i would like to have more in my cellar. Pours dark black with thin tan head. smells of coffee bean, vanilla, some charcoal and bitter dark chocolate. the taste follows the nose with bitter black chocolate, oak, and vanilla with some espresso (more so than coffee bean). mouthfeel is creamy and goes down smooth. more so than a lot of extras. drinkability is as good as it is for most extras. great brew. put it back in bottles m sun! full curl too ya bastards!
12-29-2007 05:01:46 | More by AKBelgianBeast
4.25/5 rDev +6.3%
Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Samuel Smith nonik.
Umber liquid, dark enough to be opaque topped by a thin head of fallow colored foam which settles to a delicate yet robust collar and lasting surface slick. Pasty lacing leaves a thin veneer of tears in its wake.
Roasted, gently toasty aromatics suggest nuts, treacle, coffee, and specialty malt.
Rich chocolaty palate entry leads into a deep roasted malt base which never quite becomes grainy or astringent. Low bitterness persists throughout both from hops and roast. Faint coffee and cocoa nibs are suggested in the finish which is medium-dry and very well balanced. No diacetyl or esters...definitely on the "export" as opposed to "tropical" side.
Medium-full velvety body with low but sufficient carbonation and a hint of warmth from alcohol.
A very well crafted example of the style - just as rich as Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, but with a bit more balance and smoothness. Lovely, albeit expensive.
04-05-2012 02:42:17 | More by augustgarage
4.28/5 rDev +7%
appearance: sweet label art; served in tyranena nonic pint - black body and a thick foamy tan head
smell: dry roast, bitter chocolate, smoke
taste: smoked malts, bitter bakers chocolate, dry roast, espresso, char, nice milky sweetness, chocolate cake. An enjoyable stout - creamy and full of flavor
mouthfeel: silky body, nice char, alcohol well masked
11-27-2011 22:57:58 | More by dirtylou
3.9/5 rDev -2.5%
Picked up a bomber at City Beer in San Francisco. Certainly an interesting take on the style. I poured it along with chocolate cake expecting some cocoa character, but this was instead heavy on the coffee (like an earthy french roast) and black barley. The body was appropriately on the thinner side for a strong stout—just right for an extra stout. Mammoth also lacks that sugary sweetness Dragon and Lion are known for, btu frankly I prefer this take on the style to the more traditional foreign stouts. Check it out if you dig the style, just don't expect a dessert beer.
06-09-2012 23:26:31 | More by tempest
4.13/5 rDev +3.3%
Appearance Black as night with a solid amount of brown head. The lacing is nice as it goes down.
Smell Tons of roasted malt and coffee. There is a touch of alcohol and lots of bitter chocolate.
Taste Up front its bitterer than I expected and I like it. I begin to taste quite a bit of roasted malt which followed by rich coffee, chocolate, and caramel flavors. There is a slight essence of dates as well. Interesting, complex, balance, and pleasant.
Mouthfeel Viscous enough for a Stout. Carbonation was slightly tingly but as it warmed the flavors began to drown that out. I noticed my mouth felt dry afterwards.
Drinkability Good but not overly great. I didnt have problems drinking it but I just didnt have that smoothness like others.
A very nice beer. I hope to get this again in the future and will make a purchase if I ever see it.
11-07-2006 16:49:42 | More by Orrshow
4.05/5 rDev +1.3%
Appears black in the glass and a creamy chocolate malt coloured head sits on top. The head is quite sticky, lacing sheets the side of the glass.
As I am letting the beer warm, the first smells I notice are a mix of coffee bean and caramel. Sweet and dry together. Bitter roasted aroma is a backbone for it all. Faint licorice like alcohol is there, but not strong.
The taste is very satisfying, it has what I look for in a strong stout yet doesn't get over the top like some of the Imperials do. Very smooth roast coffee with a nutty caramel flavour. Finish is slightly bitter, but this one is heavy enough in the malts that it doesn't show too much.
Very low carbonation and a thickened body is just right for the style. It moves slowly through the mouth, allowing you to savour it.
Very nice beer, works just right on a cold evening. Many thanks to orrshow and his parents for the hook up from Alaska.
09-15-2006 03:36:24 | More by elricorico
3.98/5 rDev -0.5%
Poured a little colder than I wanted it, but I had to get it prepped to drink. Sipped slowly in a Hill Farmstead tulip. Thanks Husky. Officially my first MS stout.
A - Thick and creamy tan head on a black body. Doesn't seem that thick, but it really has some legs.
S - Dry, roast and chocolate. Small amount of hops coming through, coffee notes as well.
T - Dry coffee, roast, chocolate, hops, sweetness emerges towards the end, coffee comes through again in the finish. You can almost taste the creaminess.
M - Creamy medium body feels good on the palate. Actually feels thicker than many RIS that I've had.
O - Good beer overall. Tough for me to rate to a style that I don't have much experience with, but it is good for a dry stout. I'd have a tough time saying that I could expect more out of the style.
06-14-2012 00:43:20 | More by claaark13
3.93/5 rDev -1.8%
This bottle is 7.8% ABV.
- Wonderful dark jet brown brew.. chalky look, can't see through a single bit of it. Wonderful frothy mocha colored head.. slowly settled to a thin layer which looks like a very dense and bubbly foam. Lacing all over the glass. A very pretty stout indeed.
- First hit with a mild sweet chocolate, followed by some grassy and earthy bitter hop aromas.. mainly grass, some pine, woodiness. Some esters going on.. raisin.. light alcohol aromas. Not bad, but the viscous fluid seems to be hiding much more.
- Great stunning chocolate and cream tasting stout. Balanced very well with some citrus and bitter hops which too are quite grassy and herbal. Nice roasted touch, and sweet fruit. Earthy woodiness as well.
Mouth Feel: (4.0)
- Not as thick as I thought it would be. It is however a bit dry, and chalky like many stouts, but it's balanced sweetness keeps the palate moist. Overall very easy to drink, and perhaps dangerous.
- This is a solid, and balanced stout. Very drinkable for it's strength. Overall it's not a super impressive beer.. but it does stand out among many others. I can only imagine what this would be like on a nitro tap.
11-03-2011 23:07:37 | More by Docer
3.98/5 rDev -0.5%
Really nice beer that holds it's flavor.
Look. Black as night. With a frofy heAd
Smell is good but not strong.
Taste is really good with punch of bourbon rolling through not your classic stout but really good
Overall this is a really nice beer that I enjoyed with a gorgonzola ravioli.
11-04-2011 02:48:53 | More by isualum12
3.9/5 rDev -2.5%
22 oz bottle to Duvel tulip.
A - Black with one finger of bubbly light brown head.
S - A big smoke aroma up front with roasted malts, licorice and some light chocolate notes.
T - Heavily roasted malts, char, smoke and a hint of licorice up front. As the beer warms up milk chocolate flavours become noticeable. There is an overall sweetness that is present throughout and just enough bitterness to balance it out.
M - Medium body, somewhat creamy. Light carbonation.
03-04-2012 16:35:11 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Mammoth Extra Stout from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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