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Mammoth Extra Stout | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
midnightsunbrewing.com

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
106
pDev:
10.03%
Bros Score:
3.85
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
14
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of dirtylou
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle

appearance: sweet label art; served in tyranena nonic pint - black body and a thick foamy tan head

smell: dry roast, bitter chocolate, smoke

taste: smoked malts, bitter bakers chocolate, dry roast, espresso, char, nice milky sweetness, chocolate cake. An enjoyable stout - creamy and full of flavor

mouthfeel: silky body, nice char, alcohol well masked

overall: good

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Photo of augustgarage
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Ninkasi Brewing pint glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a 100% opaque black color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and sporadic spots of surface foam. Jagged ring of lacing .

S- Rich milk chocolate aroma. Some alcohol twinge but nothing too serious.

T- Chocolate in the start leads to a dark roasted char taste and then a metallic finish. Somewhat sweet with some faint hops in the background. Alcohol is well-hidden.

M- Chewy, creamy and a robust body. Medium carbonation. On point with the style.

O- A hearty, full-bodied stout with great drinkability and lots of chocolate flavor which is a plus for me. Thanks to SatlyMalty for the recommendation!

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black. Fine one finger brown head with good retention and lacing. Light aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor of bitter roasted and charred malt, light caramel malt and coffee. Nicely integrated. Finishes with a toasty, pleasant charred bitterness with a slight sourness expected in the foreign stout style. Creamy medium to heavy bodied. Nicely made. This seems more like an imperial stout than a foreign/import stout, but good either way. Another great beer from Midnight Sun.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Always up for trying a new (to me) Midnight Sun production.

Nice toasty and roasted tone to this one. Hearty and with a slightly burning spice thing to it. I think of a rye when I refer to that. Carbonation nips at the tongue a bit firmly; mild detractor. Nice robust stout. I approve.

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Photo of beerdrifter
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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!

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

Huge thanks to ArchEnemyBrew for sending me this as an extra! Thanks Hollis!

poured into snifter glass.

Appearance: black bodied beer with 1 finger of medium brown head. That seems to stay around for a while. Spotty lace.

Smell: fairely one dimensional, yet bold nose full of big roasty malt notes.

Taste: moderately bitter and roasty notes that compliment the bitterness. A bit of smoke and it's almost a charred note. As the beer warms, I can start to detect some black licorice.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Nice smooth drinker with not a hint of booze! The carbonation is well done and almost has a delecate feel to it!

Overall: Great example of this beer style! Fantastic mouthfeel! To me a foreign/export stout is not a beer style that gets much attention, but this beer does this beer style some serious press! Great job midnight sun for a well made flavorful beer!

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

Pours a black color. 1/2 inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of earthy malt, slight roasted malt, hint of sweet malt, slight nut, yeast, and slight pale malt. Fits the style of a foreign / export stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, slight earthy malt, slight hop, and slight oatmeal. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, feel, and blend.

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Photo of Orrshow
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Black as night with a solid amount of brown head. The lacing is nice as it goes down.

Smell – Tons of roasted malt and coffee. There is a touch of alcohol and lots of bitter chocolate.

Taste – Up front it’s bitterer than I expected and I like it. I begin to taste quite a bit of roasted malt which followed by rich coffee, chocolate, and caramel flavors. There is a slight essence of dates as well. Interesting, complex, balance, and pleasant.

Mouthfeel – Viscous enough for a Stout. Carbonation was slightly tingly but as it warmed the flavors began to drown that out. I noticed my mouth felt dry afterwards.

Drinkability – Good but not overly great. I didn’t have problems drinking it but I just didn’t have that smoothness like others.

A very nice beer. I hope to get this again in the future and will make a purchase if I ever see it.

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Photo of WillCarrera
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of suncrust
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber.

Appearance: Dark black body and a brown fluffy head. Very textured look that poured on the thick side. The bottle art is pretty sweet too.

Smell: Syrupy milk chocolate, light oak, mild whisky barrels, and roasted coffee textures round out the dominant aromas. Kind of a damp and dark roasted smell. Maybe a touch milky with faint sweetness.

Taste: Huge dark roasted backbone to this beer. Smoke and char shine (especially when warm) a bit over the richness of the roasted body. Mild wood, bitter chocolate, and maybe a hint of booze in the finish. Small vanilla in there for good measure. Makeup is mostly awesome dry roasted flavors, bitter chocolate nibs, and a slight milky sweetness all packed atop roasted coffee.

Mouthfeel: A bit dry on the tongue in the aftertaste, lightly charred and gritty. Very reminiscent of coffee with that burnt, roasted mouthfeel. With that said, this is still a smoothly drinkable beer with a grainy/gritty base.

Overall: Fuzzy, big bodied, rich roasty notes, with lots of drinkability. The huge roasted coffee and bitter chocolate tones make this beer delectable. Paired nicely with truffles, helping enhance the subtle smokiness. Superb stout. Definitely seek this one out.

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

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

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Photo of kevwcamp
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mobrockman
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of itracy63
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of hannaho
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

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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.

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Photo of CaptainQ
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Mammoth Extra Stout from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 106 ratings
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