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Mammoth Extra Stout - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

Mammoth Extra StoutMammoth Extra Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

104 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%


Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dark and full-bodied, Mammoth Extra Stout provides a cozy blanket of warm and fuzzy flavors, including chocolate, caramel, coffee and nut. Huge portions of pale and specialty malts give this mammoth brew a complex palate while hops provide well-rounded balance.

50 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 104 | Reviews: 51 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by snaotheus:
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snaotheus

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle split between a pair of large snifters

Pours opaque brown-black with a thin ring of light brown head and a couple floating lumps of bubbles. Fair amount of fine, very slow carbonation going on. Smell is licorice, yeast, a touch of woodsmoke, a little coffee.

Taste starts out with sweet cherries and licorice, and fades to smoke, chocolate, and coffee. Some kind of strong sour twist in there, too, gives it a lemony sense.

Mouthfeel is gritty and fizzy. Overall, it's not bad. It might improve as it warms up.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 21:26:14 | More by snaotheus
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-06-2014 23:28:28 | More by Kurmaraja
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JSchock7

Kansas

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-12-2013 09:22:38 | More by JSchock7
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up in a great trade with Mike! Pitch black pour with an initial three finger caramel-colored foamy head with good retention and crazy lacing. Big malty, nutty, subtly sweet nose with hints of coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, and cocoa. The taste is dominated by the roasty malt along with hints of dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, cinnamon, soy sauce, toffee, and some subtle licorice and smoke. As it warms, a fair amount of hoppiness emerges as well. The mouthfeel starts off a bit thin and fizzy, but as it comes to temperature it thickens up a bit and was somewhat creamy with a nice bitter hop finish. Overall, this is another solid offering from Midnight Sun. I'll definitely be checking out more beers from these guys!

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 15:02:40 | More by beerdrifter
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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CaptainQ

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.2%

09-05-2013 00:01:45 | More by CaptainQ
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Florida

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-29-2013 00:32:39 | More by mobrockman
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber

Into a pint glass:

A: dark brown close to black colored body with an off-white close to tan one finger head that dies within a minute giving some thick lacing that starts to spider web after a minute

S: potent dark roasted malts, an adequate amount of coffee and chocolate combined nicely

T: sweet at times and somewhat bitter at other times, sticky yet chocolatey aftertaste, dry finish

M: medium to heavy, close to a sipper (probably should've waited until this winter to have this, oh well), carbonation is exceptionally smooth for a foreign/export stout, it really feels very well done, alcohol is not felt on the mouth or tongue

O: the alcohol might not be felt in the mouth, but does catch up with ya eventually, this is still a very good example of a foreign/export stout that I will quickly look for again, best one by Midnight Sun - perhaps...

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 21:30:35 | More by BeerKangaroo
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -25.2%

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Lamdawg420

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-08-2013 03:08:52 | More by AngusOg
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-04-2013 22:55:02 | More by ADTaber
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MattSlem

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

08-02-2013 04:43:53 | More by MattSlem
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Alaska

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Zbeetleman

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-08-2013 05:57:56 | More by Zbeetleman
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NWer

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-07-2013 21:45:42 | More by NWer
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rab53

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-03-2013 05:28:29 | More by rab53
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-29-2013 01:19:25 | More by johnnyboy76
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lakersfan16

Alaska

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-18-2013 02:47:27 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, char, floral, pine, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roasted malt notes with moderate hops. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, toast, char, floral, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Moderate floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, char, floral, pine, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of roasted malt flavors; with nice hop bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation medium-full body; with a creamy, chalky, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Export stout! All around great balance and complexity of roasted malt flavors with moderate hops; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 04:26:04 | More by superspak
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Pelican5

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-16-2013 07:24:15 | More by Pelican5
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Another one to try from a great brewery that I wish I could get a lot more of. Thanks to gockets (Reddit).

Pours a darker colored fizzy smaller head that fades at a slower pace, nice lacing almost everywhere, pretty much pitch black beer.

Nose brings plenty of dark malts, black patent, some roast, a bit of smoked malt as well, faint dusty cocoa and even light creamy choc, dry clean toasty stout,

Taste starts with more dark malts, thick rich bitter roasty malts, some black malt, little roast, light smoked malt, dusting of cocoa, but also a light creamy cocoa. Quite dry overall, with an earthy dusty char that also brings some bitterness. Then hops too, quite bitter spicy chewy briney spicy hops and light acrid bitter roast combine to a very bitter taste. The dark malts bring a light char acrid taste, as well as faint bready biscuit malted milk ball flavor. Finish is super dry, very bitter with acrid charred malt bitterness as well as earthy spicy bitter hops, light cocoa and acrid char with roasted coffee too.

Mouth is fuller bodied, very dry almost gritty, decent carb, touch of warming booze.

Overall ok, just too much acrid roast char bitterness and combined with the spicy earthy chewy hops just gets overbearing, and it's very hard to actually enjoy this beer because of that.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 13:26:13 | More by jlindros
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-02-2013 06:35:37 | More by Kelp
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Mammoth Extra Stout from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.