Mammoth Extra Stout - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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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
4.1/5 rDev +2.5%
22 oz bomber, no bottled on date, poured into a tulip glass.
A- Pours black, produces a finger of creamy dark tan head, leaves some spotty lacing.
S- Sweet dark chocolate, roasted grains and coffee, aroma is pretty nice overall.
T- Nice straightforward roasted flavor, lots of roasted grain, espesso, and a bit of caramel sweetness, towards the finish the roast and coffee bitterness becomes dominant.
M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, dry bitter finish.
O- A very nice stout, flavors are pretty simple but are done very well.
07-16-2012 06:22:33 | More by WillCarrera
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
3.58/5 rDev -10.5%
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.
10-21-2012 21:26:14 | More by snaotheus
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
4.25/5 rDev +6.3%
22oz bottle shared @ Brewforia Beer Market, Meridian ID. My bottle says 7.8% abv. Poured into a tasting snifter.
A: Dark brown with chestnut hues when the the light strikes the glass...creamy tan head.
S: To me the nose is dominated upfront by milk chocolate sweetness, but there is a lot to it...pretty hefty dark chocolate malt bill with lots of roast, herbal hops...really nice and inviting.
T: Follows the nose with a decent amount of bitterness...there is a lingering roastiness that dominates the chocolate malt, but there is also some sweetness that makes me think caramel? Earthy hops and coffee/roast bitterness on the way out.
MF: Straight up medium body in my opinion, with some lingering dryness.
O: Impressed, this thing leans towards a RIS with its depth, hop character, and bitterness, but its supremely approachable and drinkable. My first Midnight Sun beer. Real nice!
10-27-2011 20:10:10 | More by Scotchboy
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
4.05/5 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
3.45/5 rDev -13.8%
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.
02-22-2012 03:45:32 | More by ThickNStout
4.16/5 rDev +4%
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!
10-12-2013 15:02:40 | More by beerdrifter
3.33/5 rDev -16.8%
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.
01-29-2012 02:25:16 | More by JAXSON
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
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
Mammoth Extra Stout from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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