Mammoth Extra Stout - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

106 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 39
Gots: 14 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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
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Ratings: 106 | Reviews: 50
Photo of rfbenavi80
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle kept in fridge, poured into a Deschutes Snifter.
Received in a trade, no bottle dating on bottle.

A- Wow. Seems over carbonated from the get go. A soft pour yields a pitch black looking beer with rocky, sticky mocha colored head that has some great staying power.

S- Roasted malts, dark chocolate, and dark roasted coffee. The usual suspects here. Smells good.

T- Hello dark roasted coffee. Seems to hit you in the face like the first cup in the morning. Followed by huge flavors of roasted malts, all mixed with a faint hint of un-sweet dark chocolate. Tasty.

M- Would like it to feel thicker. Maybe a high medium body on this one, or an extremely low full body. The carbonation is not nearly as high as the appearance seems. Seems spot on.

O- A solid stout from Midnight Sun. All the way from Anchorage Alaska down to good 'ole Missouri this one is one worth trying.

Photo of arizcards
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle from the Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido in late March for $11.99.

Beer poured black as night with an nice tan head on initial pour that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is nice, mocha and roasted malts with some cocoa stand out.

Taste had hints of licorice initially, roasted malts predominate with a good measure of dark cocoa. There is enough hop presence to keep this from being too sweet. I would rate it 4.25 if there was such a rating.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and very smooth. For me this makes the beer stand out.

Overall this is a solid beer with some very good qualities albeit a bit pricey. Glad to have finally tried a Midnight Sun brew!

Photo of RoyalT
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. There’s also some light cocoa powder here and some liquid caramel.

Taste – This is a flavor burst of massive raw sugars and rich, liquid malts. There’s 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.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with a small tan head, it looks the part
S: Smells intensely roasty along with some coffee and dark chocolate. it smells good but not quite to the point where all you want to do is smell it.
T: tastes of heavily roasted dark malt, chocolate and coffee, most bitterness seems to come from the roast malt though. aftertaste is more roast malt and coffee that lingers for some time
M: slightly light in the mouth for a stout but not too light, carbonation is ample and builds to prickly levels
O: a pretty solid and easy drinking beer. reminds me a lot of fade to black vol 1 by left hand which was a phenomenal beer

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter. This was opened at the August Baltimore BA tasting.

Appearance: Pours black as night with a layer of tan head that fades to a ring and leaves some lacing.

Smell: This is a smokey stout with some dark chocolate and mild vanilla notes. Just a touch of sweetness here as well.

Taste: Again, I'm getting some smoke right away. Not overly sweet. Bitter roast and some mild hops. The finish is full of smoke and roast with a touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a rather smokey stout. I enjoyed it, but it is rather intense. I'd have another, but only if I was in the mood.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a big loose head. The smell is big and roasty with a pronounced grain smell and a touch of sourness on the finish. Taste is very balanced and smooth, with a winey flavor and a bit of malty sweetness at the end. The roastiness is present throughout, as is a touch of sourness. Good thickness and carbonation, and interesting flavor combos make this drinkable.

Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured black with nice brown cap

S: Big cocoa, light caramel nice and subtle roastiness

T: Taste is rich and sweet, smooth milk cocoa, light roastiness, light booze presence and lighlty bitterness on the end

M: Big body for a low ABV beer, coating sweet, tasty

O: Good

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

Photo of isualum12
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a black body with a small, frothed, beige head.

Smell: Dark malts with notes of creamy milk, chocolate, roast, dark caramel sauce.

Taste: Dark malts with a sweetish blend of caramel, chocolate, and whole milk questionably close to the expiration date. Mild earthy bitterness. Splash of fresh coffee. Lightly sweet, chocolatey finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A pleasant, well-made stout. I dug it!

Photo of claaark13
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of vkv822
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours black with a thick, foamy light brown head.

Very nice roasty, coffee notes.

Lightly roasted malt and coffee, with some semi-sweet cocoa notes.

A medium body with subtle, prickly carbonation.

A well done Export Stout, and though while I did enjoy it, it isn't something I would probably feel the need to pick up again.

Photo of Docer
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle is 7.8% ABV.

Appearance: (4.5)
- 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.

Smell: (3.5)
- 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.

Taste: (4.0)
- 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.

Overall: (4.0)
- 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.

Photo of tempest
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Jason
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of djeucalyptus
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

stoked to find this one on tap... listed as 7.8%? pours a jet-black in the glass with a dark brown caramel tinged thin head that leaves minimal slick looking lacing.

aroma is rich toasted malt, burnt caramel, hints of coffee. hefty earthiness comes across as oatmeal. bit of bitterness and some cream.

taste is complex, vibrant and rich with molasses, burnt caramel, some almond nuttiness and a decent herbal bitter kick. toasty, a bit bready, good sweet but definitely well balanced.

mouth is moderate with some hefty carbonation that makes it seem almost a touch thin... but certainly fits well with the style.

all in all, a pretty solid export stout with some nice complexities and solid flavors. Deliciously rich. wish the mouth was a bit more lush and a touch less fizzy, but i'm certainly not complaining.

Photo of jlindros
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Photo of ccrida
3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark with a tan head leaving foamy lace.

Smell is dry, oxidized chocolate, milk duds. Just fine, a fairly distinct aroma to me.

Taste is pretty good, this is a smooth export stout, robust enough to satisfy without being to much to overwhelm. Faint malted milk, nice lingering char and hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is thick and creamy, dry and heavy, winston rodney style.

Drinkability is alright. A clean, strong stout that just doesn't quite burn my spear...

Photo of snaotheus
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

Photo of ehammond1
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

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.

Photo of mactrail
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Deep, dark, and delicious black beer. Pours a nice beige head on the dark stuff. Quite foamy and carbonated on the tongue. A thinner body than the imperial stouts, with a distinctive dark roast and sharp tang. Just a hint of sweetness before the charred flavors and hops take over. Bitter chocolate taste and just a hint of booze.

Seems like a little much of the bitter hops on top of the burnt malt. No safe haven here. Worth a try but expensive. 22 oz bottle from Best Damn Beer Store in San Diego.

Photo of ThickNStout
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle ordered from Brewforia.com. 12.89. Served in a snifter. 

Pours near black with chestnut tinged edge. A small quarter finger light khaki head. Decent lacing all the way down. 

Light smells of roasted malts, sweet raisins and expresso. 

Taste of bitter coffee hits first. Burnt malts and dark chocolate follow. Long, dry, bitter finish. Very rich overall. 

Full medium body with a lot of carbonation. 

Pretty darn good. The taste is rich and complex. I won't be paying the price & shipping for more but if it somehow showed up in Georgia I'd certainly drink some more. If you like stouts this one is worth a try. 

Photo of JAXSON
3.37/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin black with a tan head. Nose is bright and fairly roasty, nice melange of berries, dark unsweetened chocolate, and gentle hops on the nose. Thin in the mouth with sharp carbonation. Flavor is very, very dry, very bitter roast on the finish. Green, hoppy, roasted coffee. I actually like this style but this is a bit thin and one dimensional on the flavor. Perhaps the bottle is a bit too fresh.

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Mammoth Extra Stout from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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