Mammoth Extra Stout - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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3.8/5 rDev -5%
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.
06-05-2011 01:48:06 | More by djeucalyptus
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
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
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
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
3.95/5 rDev -1.3%
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.
03-19-2012 07:27:13 | More by vkv822
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
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
3.98/5 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
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
4/5 rDev 0%
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
04-09-2012 03:18:37 | More by SHODriver
4/5 rDev 0%
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.
08-26-2012 00:43:37 | More by oline73
Mammoth Extra Stout from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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