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Mammoth Extra Stout - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

105 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10%
Wants: 39
Gots: 16 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001)
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djeucalyptus

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev -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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2011 01:48:06 | More by djeucalyptus
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guytyping

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-27-2012 00:33:08 | More by guytyping
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Pelican5

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-14-2014 23:07:14 | More by Joecaddie
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-06-2012 08:40:42 | More by Kopfschuss
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-10-2012 14:03:49 | More by Rollzroyce21
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-06-2012 04:56:58 | More by duceswild
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-03-2014 08:56:55 | More by zestar
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-02-2013 06:35:37 | More by Kelp
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-28-2012 05:04:06 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-29-2012 01:06:37 | More by t0rin0
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rab53

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Oregon

3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
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...

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 08:56:12 | More by ccrida
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
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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JupiterJesus

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

02-15-2012 16:19:45 | More by JupiterJesus
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ehammond1


3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2012 22:50:24 | More by ehammond1
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

09-25-2013 22:46:07 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

01-29-2012 08:41:52 | More by ygtbsm94
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

10-03-2013 22:34:57 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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AApparel

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

03-11-2012 21:35:25 | More by AApparel
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popery

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

02-26-2013 07:33:12 | More by popery
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mactrail

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -13%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 04:05:52 | More by mactrail
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.45/5  rDev -13.8%
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. 

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 03:45:32 | More by ThickNStout
Mammoth Extra Stout from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.