Mackeson Triple XXX Stout - Carib Brewery Limited

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very good

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 13
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carib Brewery Limited visit their website
Trinidad & Tobago

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: GodOfBeer on 06-12-2011)
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2.74/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Interesting import from the Caribbean. Inexpensive and drinkable but not great. Won't buy it again.

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3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.52/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of seedyone
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From bottle. A big departure from the hop heady stuff that dominates the taps & racks nowadays. Almost chewable in texture. Strides that area that's neither sweet nor bitter. Opaque. Black as a starless night. Meager head sustains as a thin film. Dark beige in color. Taste has all the elements of raisins & prunes with no sweetness at all. Add to that a rich espresso without a hint of bitterness & you have this most complex brew.

Worth chasing down for a lesson in the way things were. A true window into the past.

02/27/14 From bottle. An old friend from years ago. Thinner & slightly more bitter than the other age old stouts that shall remain nameless, this brand (1742 vs 1759) obviously comes from a time when things were more robust as the flavor is way more pronounced. Good to see you, old friend.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of woodychandler
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The bottle backlog continues to fall in the wake of my decision to eradicate bottles from at least my kitchen and perhaps from my inventory. I am awash in the daggum things and they are standing between me and The CANQuest (TM) and I will not abide it any longer. This one is courtesy of my local, in-person trader, tone77.

From the bottle: "The Original and Genuine".

Wow, a whole 330-ml.! I'll be done before I really get started. I really enjoy getting the darker beers started because once the heavy-handed pour begins, the pseudo-cascade is obvious. The resulting three fingers of dense, rocky, deep-tan/light-brown head with excellent retention resembled a chocolate milkshake. Color was a dense, dark-brown (SRM = 44), allowing zero light penetration. Nose was sweet, but raw, like molasses or brown sugar, with a slight underlying smokiness. The heavy lacing left behind by the head as it fell was going to require a jackhammer to remove later. Mouthfeel was full and creamy, very dense, like a dollop of it had been laid on my tongue. The taste was odd, slightly chocolaty, but with a smoky, oily bitterness, like carob. Carob from Carib! Finish was semi-sweet, but still more bitter than what I was expecting in a Sweet Stout.

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of gerite
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.16 FL. OZ/330mL bottle poured into a pint glass at standard refrigerator temperature.

A: Pours very dark, almost completely opaque with a thick leathery tan head that leaves gobs of lacing.

S: Mild coffee, molasses and cola with a hind of licorice or star anise.

T: Sweet lactose flavor with sugar cane molasses. The taste is very similar to a Guinness milkshake (Guinness, chocolate ice-cream and Jamison's) without all that alcohol. Hard to believe it is only 4.9% ABV.

M: Medium bodied with a smooth creamy sensation. A little syrupy with low carbonation. Almost too easy to drink.

O: This beer is a good representation of a Milk Stout with the triple X being more on the milk that on the stout. May be too sweet for some, but I liked it as a good stand-alone beer.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is some malts, sweetness, a bit smokey. Taste is sweet, creamy, malts, some chocolate, tasty and enjoyable. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality brew.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Mackeson Triple XXX Stout from Carib Brewery Limited
87 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.