BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye, labeled "Buckeye Mammoth Stout-Foreign Stout". Pours with a tan head and a black body. Aroma of cinnamon, chocolate, coffee, bread and raisins. Taste is coffee, light lactic, and bread. Light carbonation.
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
My Bottom Line:
Roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate seem to be drowning in a picklish flavor which must be the result of a slowly developing infection.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy veil of foam tops the brownish black.
-Expansive carbonation might also be a result of this rising infection.
-The body was strangely thin.
-This is the first time I get a bad Buckeye bottle. Their beers are so wonderful that this experience won’t stop me from getting more of their brews, if I can get some, that is...
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to BBB63 for this. Pours obsidian, with a massive dark brown, creamy head. Aroma of dark malt, fruit, chocoff, prunes. Tastes malty, with a big chocoff flavor, as well as some cognac, cherries, milk stouty sourness, and wood-barrel spirits, including bourbon and cognac. Medium to slightly firm palate, but not quite as bold as an Impy stout. I call this one the little brother of Stone RIS 2002. Very nice. Buckeye makes some great beers.
Dogbrick (7659) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2005 Cask version at Barley’s 3rd Annual Mini RAF (04/16/05): Dark, black appearance with a thin and foamy light brown head that lasts and lasts. Abnormally hoppy nose, to the point where a blind aroma test would make it hard to pick this one out of a crowd of IPAs. Some coffee aroma as well. Rich body and again the bitter hops rush out of the beer. I could taste the Stout underneath - Coffee, chocolate and malt flavors were there but they were hiding like a cat under the bed after it knocked your favorite pint glass off the counter and broke it. After having said that, this is a damn good beer, probably my favorite of the day. While this version pretty much breaks category it’s hard to nitpick when it tastes so damn good. The amalgam of styles is a controlled chaos that just works. The finish is long and bitter and consists mostly of roasted coffee. I’d love to have this again.
12/26/02 (4.1): Thanks to alcfron for this 22oz beast. Mammoth is an apt name for this beer, it is big and...tusky! Pours almost black with a medium thin beige head. Strong coffee aroma, especially as it warms. So far so good. Strong roasted coffee flavor over chocolate, malt and caramel. A very good blend. While not overly rich or robust, this is an easy-drinking Stout.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick black with a small ring of light brown foam. Mellow roasted and smokey aroma. Dry, crisp, almost smokey flavor with carbonation dissolved deep in the thick body. Pretty good dry stout with lots of character.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Zach at Andy’s New Year’s Par-tay! Pours a deep black with a fairly large dense mocha head. Roast and plum and sweet cocoa. Medium bodied, cocoa and chocolate. A bit of oxidization, cocoa and plum. Long roast and bitterness into the finish. Dusty bitter chocolate on the finish.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber that I think was left over my house by imtheoptimator. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of chocolate, oats, come coffee, roasty. Tastes roasty and chocolatey with a sweet malty finish. Enjoyable.
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Root Cellar in Cincinnati. I brought it to the Big Black Beer Bash 2011. Pours a deep, dark brown color with minimal visible carbonation and a tiny tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, some coffee, and earth- basic but really nice. Same goes for the flavor, featuring dark chocolate, roasted caramel malts, coffee, earth and some toast. Medium-bodied, with mild carbonation and a roasty mouthfeel. Nothing in particular stands out about this one, but that’s fine because it’s just a well-done foreign stout.
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Nearly black, very minor brown tint on the edges, moderate dark beige frothy head, very nice lacing. Heavy roasted malt nose, burnt actually, with a slight coffee tinge. Semi-sweet on the tongue, quite roasty, moderate hop & malt mixture that is very well balanced. Nothing dominates, which is nice. Quite smooth, body is fairly big, moderate to full mouthfeel. Clean roasted malt finish. Seems fairly standard, but it is rather solid. Thanks Dan!
Ernest (6157) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2009 Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (non-opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate, burnt coffee), lightly hoppy (grapefruit). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter, husky. Medium to full body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Rather roughly bitter, not much fun to drink. Ok aroma, nice appearance and mouthfeel. Forgettable.