Old Mammoth Stout | Buckeye Brewing Company

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Old Mammoth StoutOld Mammoth Stout

Brewed by:
Buckeye Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
AKA Buckeye Brewing Mammoth Stout

Added by PhantomVodoo on 01-06-2003

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Photo of sgoodship
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at Rozi's in Lakewood on a visit to Cleveland. Thanks to Coreyroz for the help.

I called Garin Wright (brewer) because the label and name did not match BeerAdvocate. He is a super nice guy and assured me that the 2008 is the same recipe with a label and name change to Mammoth Stout - also says Foreign Stout. I submitted the update.

A: Nice dark brown almost black with very subtle dark ruby highlights on the edges against the light. A big foamy oatmeal colored 2 finger head that immediately produced nice lacing as it lowered.

S: Strong coffee and a big round, smokey roasted malt. A hint of sweetness and sour - almost like a milk stout.

T: Pretty expected based on the smell. A very solid stout. There was a good chocolate, coffee and hop bitterness on the finish that lasted well into the aftertaste - very pleasing.

M: Medium bodied. A little thin - I would have liked a little more body. Pretty smooth but maybe a little too much carbonated at the beginning of the drink. The finish has a nice sharpness on the palette.

D: I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It was a "no bullshit" kind of stout. The slight thinness made it porter-like for me but I love porters, so not a negative. The ABV was not marked. I think it is 6.5, making this a very drinkable stout. If it was local, I would be happy to keep it stocked.

BTW, Garin told me to look him up the next time I am in town. He and his dad have a brewpub called The Beer Engine. He is a sweet guy and I was happy to have he opportunity to support him.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to tburkhart for this brew.

22oz. Bomber

Poured into my St. Bernardus glass a very very nice dark brown color, very nice carbonatin, huge thick/creamy two-finger plus tan head, with lots of nice sticky lacing to follow. The nose is malty, lots of nice chocolate, coffee/toffee notes. The taste is malty, nice touch of chocolate/coffee/toffee, the finish is slightly dry/bitter. Medium body, a very nice looking brew. Drinkable, this is my first form Buckeye and it will not be my last, some nice stuff, thanks Tim.

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Photo of ATPete
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle

the bottle i received (trade) has a navy blue, black and grey label "Mammoth Stout" and beneath that "Foreign Stout" it does not say Old Mammoth like the pictures bottle, perhaps this is a different beer? i dunno.

Pours black as night, what little light escapes through the bottom of the glass is stained deep brown. A brown/cappuccino head floats atop the inky surface. Notes of roasted, dry and somewhat bitter bakers chocolate and sweet black coffee emanate from its head. Roasted almost burnt chocolate malt, coffee bean, and bready yeast are rounded and balanced by an aggressive but pleasant hop bitterness. Very large carbonation feel in the mouth, not Belgian tingly feeling but like warm root beer feeling, ya know what i mean? Good burps. Bright mouthfeel, medium/full bodied, definitely drinkable, no detectable alcohol. Nice brew!

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Photo of alexgash
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle served at 40 degrees F.

Dark chocolate brown body with a voluminous, very thick and rocky light brown head. Looks good to me! Dark chocolate bitterness and milk chocolate sweetness on the nose mix with roasted barley and some lacto sweet stout sweetness.

Slightly metallic roasted bitterness up front. Earthy cocoa flavor develops along with roasted barley and a milk chocolate-y sweetness. Hint of licorice and tobacco. Finish has some baking chocolate bitterness with earthy peat and lingering roasted barley. Medium-bodied with a fairly carbonated feel. Maybe even a little over carbonated. Not bad though.

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Photo of joekfsu
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours nearly black with an insane amount of tan carbonated head. Took several pours to get an acceptable amount into my glass. Aroma of dark chocolate and slight roast malt. Initial flavor is more chocolate than coffee. After taste was slightly dryer than the initial flavor and it did not linger on for very long. Lots of carbonation, some lacing, medium body, light on the alcohol. The beer was drinkable, simple in flavor.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Mammoth Stout is mammothly carbonated. So much so that my glass is filled with beige foam, not beer. When it finally appears, the stout is dark chocolate brown with a glimmer of lighter brown at the edges. Like most grossly overcarbonated beer, the foam is brittle and doesn't leave any lace.

The nose is the characteristic least likely to be affected by all the bubbles. It's nicely roasty with plenty of chocolate and a splash of coffee with cream. There aren't any hops to speak of, in spite of the fact that the beer is supposedly dry-hopped with Challenger. The challenge is in trying to find them in the nose.

As always, it's hard to completely separate out the mouthfeel from the taste. With so much fizziness pinging around my mouth, getting to bottom of the flavor profile isn't turning out to be all that easy. Mammoth is on the simplistic side with bittersweet chocolate-like roasted barley in the dominant position. Bitter coffee grounds are a close second and are closing fast.

In terms of flavor sensations, bitter and sour tower over sweet. That would be more than fine... if the beer as a whole was better. Again, things might have turned out differently with an appropriate amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel, obviously, leaves a great deal to be desired. It feels somewhat thin and is riotously carbonated to the point of unpleasantness.

I've come to appreciate most of the offerings coming out of Buckeye Brewing Company. Which is why I refuse to let this bottle of Mammoth Stout color my impressions of what I'm sure is a much better beer than the one that entered my glass today. I'll pick up another bomber the next time I'm in the Buckeye State and will do another review with a beer that is (hopefully) as the brewers intended.

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Photo of lou91
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like a lively pour and this was a big noisy pour with a nice dark brown bubbly head. Smell was pleasantly sweet but subtle. Taste was good in all you want for the style - slightly bitter like black coffee and dry. There were nice hints of coffee and licorice as well. Well done and would love to see more brewers try this style.

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Photo of granger10
2.88/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Ok, this bottle was a complete foamer. Upon opening foam comes out onto the countertop. On pouring, pure foam. Must wait numerous minutes to get any signs of beer. I may look decent after a while but seriously, you can't even rate a foamer average.

Smell is nice. Bitter at first with the ridiculous level of carbonation and head but once it settled there was a nice charcoal roasty type character. A bit of chocolate and cream as well. The bitterness was still there slightly and kind of nice.

Taste was ok. Just too much carbonation, it foamed in my mouth. A smoky molasses is there but there's a lactic counterpart that evens it out. Hops provide solid bitterness and almost a base for the beer. Mildly sweet chocolate in the finish before completely turning to foam.

Could be a decent beer. Seems light for its "mammoth" moniker. Just too carbonated to truly enjoy. I hope the next batch is corrected.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As soon as I started the pour, bubbles just shot everywhere into my pint glass. It took the beer a while to settle down before I could pour close to a full glass. After it settled, the beer was very dark brown/black with a frothy, carbonated brown head. It smells like roasted malt, coffee and some sweet chocolate. It tasted the same way except it has some hop flavor too, along with a slightly bitter aftertaste. The beer has a medium mouthfeel, but with too much carbonation for my liking. But with that being said, it did go down pretty smooth. Overall, I thought this was a pretty good beer. It tastes and smells great. Hopefully the next batch will have a little less carbonation to make it more drinkable, because I would like to drink this again.

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Photo of bruachan
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i must have been keeping this onw nice and warm...it frickin blew up in my face. well, it didn't blow up so much as erupt; real sudsy...all over my floor. apparently well carbonated

the suds i keep eating so that they don't cascade down the bottle are bitter
the beer is very dark. so dark, in fact, that no light escapes. it smells strongly of dark. and slightly smokey. doesn't taste so much like that, though. it's pretty sweet, with a roasty edge (with a little coffee within)

it's a nice stout. my only concern is that it's a little one-dimensional

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Photo of weeare138
3.36/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

thanks to hopdog for breaking this open...
Appears black with a small tan head that slowly fades into a small cap and collar.
Smell is of an overkill of chalky chocolate, cocoa, mild coffee, and smoked peat.
Taste is slightly better then the ok aromas.
Mouthfeel is smokey, bitter, and dry like some old coffee that's been in the pot for too long.

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Photo of frazbri
3.12/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My bottle was labled as "Mammoth Stout", without the old, but I'll assume it was the same brew.

The stout poured black with auburn highlights and a tan head that dissappeared very quickly. I noted aromas of chocolate with a little bit of mint and cherries. Flavor of coffee with a general roasted quality. The body was full, but carbonation was high. It produced a cola like fizz when poured.

Buckeye Mammoth Stout was pleasant, but not spectacular. The lack of head in a beer with this carbonation level was peculiar, but still a decent stout.

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Photo of nlmartin
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was poured into a pub glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a pitch black. There is no opaqueness to light. The beer has a massive three finger lightly creamed coffee colored head. There was not alot of retention of the head. The beer left thick lacing behind on the glass.

Smell: The beer has a medium roasted coffee smell. There was a whisp of chocolate to the beer. There was nice piney hop smell under the surface.

Taste: The beer has a good medium roasted coffee mocha flavor. There is a nice piney hop taste in the beer. The hops are a bit boisterous in the taste but I like it.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: This beer is just shy of a medium bodied beer. The beer drinks very well. This is a highly sessionable beer.

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Photo of OStrungT
4.58/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer pours a jet black, with a nice fluffy brown head. The head fades slowly, leaving few laces.

This beer has a pleasent malty aroma. I detect some roasted barley. It has a slight chocolate aroma also. It hasa little bit of a hoppy aroma to it as well.

This beer is mildly malty. It has a small chocolate flavor to it. Just a little coffee mix in to make this beer very well balanced. It has just a hint of hop flavor also.

This beer is very smooth. It leaves a nice roasted malt aftertaste. It is low carbonated, but well for the style.

I think this would make an excelent session beer. It is mild and not aggressive. I could drink this beer for hours. Thanks David for bringing it to me.

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Photo of Raymond69
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz'er in the black and white bottle

Poured cold into pint glass. Thick chocolate head dissipates quickly. Dark beer

Good hop smell , not really detecting any malt.

Taste brings out the dark malt. Some chocolate , dark roasted coffee tones. Nicely balanced hoppy finish.

This beer isn't as thick as the "Mammoth" tag implies. This beer has good drinkability. This could be a nice stout session beer.

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Photo of Dogbrick
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Noticed the new black & white label so I figured I would try this again. Pours solid black with a thick dark brown head that lasts very long. Sticky sheets of lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee and malt. Rich yet dry body with a tasty blend of coffee, roasted malt and nuts. A bit of bitter chocolate as well. The finish is dry with bitter coffee and hops. The label may be duller now but the beer certainly is not.

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Photo of Bierguy5
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber. Pours jet black, with a thick foamy dark tan head. The head on this is nearly brown in color. Head disappears very quick. Espresso aroma, slightly smoky and charred. Deep roasty flavor, charred again. Flavor fades into some bitterness, with only a hint of espresso. Thin mouthfeel, low carbonation. Kind of disappointing, I was expecting more flavor, especially from the name.

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Photo of Jredner
3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Low intensity aroma features mild roast coffee and little else. Deep black body holds a quickly fading mocha head that compresses to a nickel coin thickness. Very hoppy fore followed by coffee and chocolate notes. Fairly consistent, higher than normal, hops profile throughout. Finish is smooth and creamy. Tasty if fairly narrow on the flavor range. At least the intensity of what you can taste is fairly high.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Peanut at Dilly Deli said he had a few of these remaining that had been there a while but should be holding up well, so I grabbed a few of them to see for myself. Um, yeah, 'holding up well' ain't quite the impression I ended up with...

To be honest, the first 2 bottles were far hoppier than the last one, which this review is based upon. If the bottles were laid down to smooth out the hop profile, more of the stout character could come through.

Appearance - pours a silky black color with a large, deep mocha head. It reduces to a solid cover but pouring additional beer in from the bottle flares it up immediately. Thick lacing everywhere.

Aroma - Hershey's chocolate syrup, fudge, Kahlua. Outstanding.

Taste - usually I wait until the head settles down until I taste it. In this case the aroma was so exceptionl that I had to try the beer while that smell was still fresh. Roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, and rich coffee. Decadent. Some hops chip in at the swallow, the finish is roasty, a bit alcoholic, and chocolatey.

Mouthfeel - very smooth yet frothy from carbonation. Long-lasting residual prolongs the great taste.

Drinkability - one of the best bottles of beer I've ever had. I shall buy more. Fresh, it's not my 5.0 beer, but with a reduced hop profile it's unbeatable. Thanks to Buckeye Brewing for a memorable 400th review.

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Photo of mattcrill
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at Barley's third annual mini-RAF.

Note: I was excited to have the opportunity to sample this stout. That being said, this stout has a huge identity problem. Closing your eyes and sipping this, you would think you have an IPA on your hands. From the keg, this stout has a huge hop profile. I can't rate this according to style. I loved this beer but this is not a true stout.

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a thick tan head. No carbonation noted and no light getting through this baby.

Smell: Holy crap! The hops are dialed in and then some! Just close your eyes and dream of IPAs. This stuff is craziness. Maybe it won't taste like an IPA.

Taste: Wrong! Taste follows smell. This is a black IPA. Pine and citrus dominate the game here. There is a little mild roast malt in the background but only left on the palate. Each sip is a hop assault on the palate. Maybe some licorice aftertaste but it's minimal. This stuff is off the hook crazy! A stout with a hop identity crisis.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and slightly creamy. Coats the palate well. Hop burps all over the place.

Drinkability: I could drink this all day. Take my two favorite styles (stout/IPA) and combine them and this is what you come up with. Crazy but good. Don't drink this if you are looking for a classic example of the style. This, however, defines "extreme beer".

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Photo of Wildman
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I discovered this still available at one of the stores, so will see if it was helped by a little aging. It poured a very dark, almost black color and formed a nice foamy medium tan head that left circular lace as it subsided. An aroma of malt, burnt coffee and chocolate. A flavor of malt and coffee. The finish is bittersweet with a touch of sourness. Not a bad stout, but it's hard to place what it's trying to be.

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Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown head atop an opaque black beer.
Aroma of rich, dark roasty malts and dark fruit. Bit vinous.

Taste shows a sweet, rich, chocolatey, roasted malt backbone. Notes of dark fruit and caramel. There is a bit of hop presence, but the beer is sweet overall due to the extremely rich malt profile. Don't know what the ABV is, but this is a big stout for sure.

Good body, although the mouthfeel is a bit syrupy.
This is a dessert beer, but still has pretty good drinkability.
Overall, a good offering from Buckeye Brewing.

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Photo of aracauna
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Excellent appearance, although my bottle may have been a little overcarbonated. The head is dense and a dark tan and the body is absolutely black. The aroma has a hoppy bite along with a mocha and charcoal. The flavor is a little dusty, and off-dry. Excellent dry stout.

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Photo of beergeek279
4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in the 22 oz. bomber, into a pint glass. The color is black, with a small covering of bubbly white head. The smell is a nice chocolate and bitter roastiness. The taste is fairly chocolatey sweet, with a bit of roasted malt and bitterness in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is nice and chewy. As for drinkability, could have a few of these.

Another great beer from Buckeye. This reminds me more of an Imperial stout than a foreign/export, but either way it's quite enjoyable. Nice richness, and one I'd love to see again.

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Photo of Puddleglum
4.57/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass with a thick head that eventually laced nicely down the glass. The color was an opaque black leaving the impression that this would indeed have the burnt malt flavor of a Guiness. To my surprise it was everybit as sweet as it's malty, chocolate aroma. It was even more bitter than I had expected with a crazy mouthfeel from the tip all the way to the back of the tongue. All in all I will be indulging in the beer frequently now that I have discovered it. Thank you Buckeye Brewing Company.

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