(7.80% ABV) Poured into a glass that should have known better after a long night of karaoke on the sea, Mammoth Extra Stout was jet dark black with a thick head of cocoa-colored foam that took more than a little while to settle down.
The beer had the deep, dark smell of cocoa and coffee. Upon tasting, the chocolate ruled -- we tasted it both first and last-- with the bittering hops making themselves apparent only on the finish.
The beer was thin to medium bodied and displayed quite a bit of carbonation -- a mammoth amount, in fact -- much more than a Guinness or thereabouts. We enjoyed it on the open ocean: B+