Mackeson Triple XXX Stout - Carib Brewery Limited
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3.24/5 rDev -17.6%
Thanks to Rampaige for this one. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a solid black color with under 1/4 inch of tan head that had no retention and very light lace, although there were tons of tiny bubbles clinging to the side of the glass.
The aroma was mostly sweet and malty, with a bit of underlying grain. Pretty typical, in other words. The taste was pretty much the same, sweet, malty and bit of earthy grain. There was a touch of an odd funk at the back that some folks may enjoy more than I did.
The body was right where you'd expect it for the style, medium full and not heavy. Drinkability was good, the beer was consumed easily and enjoyably. Overall, a nice little beer. I suspect that while drinking light, yellow brews on the beach all day, this would make for a very pleasant change of pace. Worth trying if you see it.
01-27-2013 23:32:31 | More by beertunes
3.25/5 rDev -17.3%
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.
07-20-2014 14:23:58 | More by woodychandler
3.25/5 rDev -17.3%
The beer pours pitch black with a one finger brown head that lasts throughout the drink and leaves a Mothra looking lacing pattern on the glass with antennae and all! Cool!
The beer has a roasted malt aroma evenly mixed with a milky sweet smell and maybe some caramel and vanilla going on.
The flavor is sickening sweet lactose and corn sugar with a caramel malt and a hint of roasted malts and perhaps some bread to it. At the end there is only a tiny hint of bitter dryness from some hops and for me, that is the most enjoyable part of this beer.
The mouthfeel is over the top sweet and extremely full with low to moderate carbonation. It leaves a film on my tongue.
Overall, this may be a good beer for the style, but I doubt it. It's my only sweet/milk stout so I can't really judge it to the others and going by the description on here it fills all the criteria, but I think more than necessary so I am going to give it an average score of 3 overall. Will I seek this out again? No. Only if I want to compare it with another one, but I don't like this beer.
04-01-2013 01:16:38 | More by WissBrauSean
3.44/5 rDev -12.5%
12oz bottle served in a pint glass
Bottled June 2013
A - Pours almost opaque with 1.5 fingers of mocha head. Tightly weaves lacing left on the upper sides of the glass.
S - Fresh chocolate grains, earthy coffe grinds, raw sugar, some grassiness, sweet cola.
T - Black malts, roasted cocoa, rummy vanilla, lactose, sweet fruit, extra sweet cola, star anise, takes a turn at the end towards more of a rosted bitterness.
M - Light to medium bodied, slick feel, low carbonation.
Very sweet and malty, has some light roasty bitterness on the finish. Not bad. Wouldn't want more than 2 of these in a sitting.
07-23-2013 00:11:30 | More by StaveHooks
3.63/5 rDev -7.6%
11.2oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Deep black pour with a creamy tan head the holds at a half inch crown. Lacing sticks to the glass in net-like gobs.
S: Mild coffee roast, soft char. Thick, black molasses. Chocolate truffles. Earthy yeast. Hint of black licorice. Cane sugar. Plum.
T: Sticky black molasses. Lots of plum and darkfruit. Carob. Iced coffee with double cream and sugar. Sugary lactose comes on strong middle to end with a pronounced cane sugar taste. Long, sweet and sugary finish.
M: Thick body, though not too heavy. Very round, creamy, and filling in the mouth. Syrupy and chewy as it sits longer on the tongue. Low carbonation.
O: This is the sweetest milk stout I've ever had, to the point that I fear I might contract diabetes after a glass. It also has that heavy extract-y Caribbean stout feel to it. Toning back the sweetness a bit would do a lot for it.
09-29-2013 16:33:26 | More by ryan1788a5
3.63/5 rDev -7.6%
Aggressive pour yields an opaque brown beer with a solid 2 finger head that dissipates slowly, like a boiling batch of toffee. Amber highlights are difficult to discern.
Aroma is nutty roasted malt, slightly acrid, with deep chocolate and a hint of sweetness.
Chocolate and bitter roast malt comprise the flavor backbone, with a surprising toffee sweetness to balance the bitterness. Far sweeter than anticipated. It reminds me of drinking the milk leftover from a bowl of cereal.
Body is moderately heavy, with fairly light carbonation. Finish is somewhat cloying.
Very different than any milk stout I've had. If you like your beer on the sweet side, give this a shot. Would have again...eventually...
03-11-2012 05:06:44 | More by barczar
3.7/5 rDev -5.9%
A little personal history about this beer. It was one of the beers that first got me into craft. However, it stopped being imported for a while for reasons others would know a lot more about. This is the "new" imported version from Carib brewery.
12oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a frothy, chocolate colored head with good retention. Beer is pitch black. Lacing is thick, spotty, and stringy with decent stick. Oily legs. Definitely a looker.
Nose is chocolate, lactose, sugar, roasted malt and coca cola. Like I remember. Deliciously heavy on the milk sugars.
Opens sweet lactose, plum, cocoa powder and chocolate. A lot maltier than I remember. Some roasted malt graininess in the back finished off by more lactose sweetness and a light sprinkling of coffee. Sweet aftertaste. Decent but not as good as I remember.
Light bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Slick and silky in the mouth and smooth going down. Mellow finish with a lingering aftertaste. Nice.
This beer is a lot less balanced than I remember. Huge chocolate and lactose backbone with very little roasted malt and cocoa bitterness to even things out. Decent because the feel is still very solid but overall I'm a bit disappointed revisiting this one.
12-23-2012 02:14:13 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.7/5 rDev -5.9%
12oz Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $2
Appearance - Dark brown colour with a large size fizzy/frothy beige head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Malts, chocolate, grains
Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and coffee. There are also some light smokey/burnt notes and a bit of a graininess. It ends with malty slightly bitter aftertaste.
Overall - A great appearance but not much of a scent. The taste is pretty well balanced (perhaps a little too sweet) and therefor not very exciting. A decent beer and fitting of the style I suppose. Just seems like there are better options out there.
06-24-2013 00:13:11 | More by spinrsx
3.74/5 rDev -4.8%
33cl bottle from Trinidad, dated May 2013, served in a snifter. A moderate pour yielded a huge tan head that died down rather quickly but left the glass laced and a very durable partial top coat. Dark brown on the pour but an opaque black body with brown edges in the glass.
Aroma: nutty roasted malts and corn; fairly rich but not complex aroma of toasted grains with milky caramel.
Taste: Chocolate, medium and dark roast malt with a milky/toffee sweetness overwhelming a touch of underlying bitterness all the way to the aftertaste. A bit too sweet for me but ultimately leaving a pleasant aftertaste.
Medium-full body with well-chosen medium-light carbonation.
O: a bit sweet, even for a milk stout.. Good, rich dessert beer.
04-18-2013 02:23:34 | More by chinchill
3.74/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
02-13-2014 00:50:13 | More by tone77
Mackeson Triple XXX Stout from Carib Brewery Limited
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