Mackeson Triple XXX Stout - Carib Brewery Limited

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very good

98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 12
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Trinidad & Tobago

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: GodOfBeer on 06-12-2011

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Ratings: 98 | Reviews: 33
Photo of tranehead
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours inky black with nice tan head. Nose is slightly chocolatey/coffee-ish but somewhat muted. first quaff sort of fills the mouth. MUCH more body and flavor than the nose belies. Creamy mouthfeel that leaves a mild lingering slickness on the back of the tongue. A mild hint of sweetness that's not overdone. I've had the Left Hand and this is a little less sweet. Nicely balanced and overarchingly quaffable. And my local co-op got a great deal and it's $6.49 a six. Man... I'm gonna help them run out of it!

Photo of tobelerone
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer really did the trick for me during a recent stint in the caribbean when there was little else to chose from, beerwise, that wasn't skunked fizzy macro lagers. I used to love this beer in the early 1990's and although this is brewed in the islands I believe it comes pretty close to the UK-brewed milk stout of yore.

Pours inky black with a creamy head of good size and retention. Decent sticky lacing remains on the glass. Aroma is mild but still has milk chocolate and cafe con leche notes and a restrained roastiness; very much in line with the style. The flavor follows closely; ample smooth lactose sweetness, like a chocolate milkshake with touches of coffee; lightly roasted malt character and just a little bit of bitterness on the finish.

Body is medium to slightly light; moderate carbonation, nicely smooth and creamy feel. Good take on the style, packs a decent amount of flavor, easy to drink, a real life-saver in a world of simply terrible beers.

Photo of keithmurray
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - dark brown/mahogany with mocha head

smell - dark chocolate, espresso, roasted malts, molasses

taste - milk chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted malts, espresso, molasses, slight bit of char in the finish

mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, creamy, milky mouthfeel, sweet upfront and in the body, the finish has a bit of char to it, really easy drinking beer

overall - really good beer that drinks bigger than it's 4.9%ABV, enjoyable

Price Point - $10.99/6 pk 11.2 oz bottles

Photo of bluejacket74
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, label says best before December 2012. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like roasted malt, chocolate, and a bit of smoke. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some lactose. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth and slick with a good amount of carbonation. I think it's a good overall brew. Picked up a single at Liquor Barn.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: two finger head with decent retention on a deep brown body.

S: mosty dark chocolate with mild smoked malt notes.

T: very milky and creamy with lots of dark chocolate. Minimal toasted malts.

M: light to moderate carbonation. Medium bodied and smooth.

Overall: almost like a baileys consistency with mostly sweet tastes with little malt presence. Drinkable but simple and isn't trying to be a beer really.

Photo of barczar
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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...

Photo of SWMeyer4141
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first beer from Trinidad and Tobago.

Poured into a Pint Glass.

Appearance-Pretty much black body with a 3 finger mocha head. Slowly dissipates leaving some nice lacing.

Smell-Roasty, Smokey, Sweet malts. Slightly sour

Taste-Not what I was expecting and suprisingly delicious. First sip is creamy chocolate then followed by some sweet sweet malt and finishes with some roast and something fruity. EXTREMELY sweet but when it gets to be a little too much some light hops and fruit balanceds it out.

Mouthfeel-Creamy and Smooth. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated. Really coats the mouth.

Overall-My only big complaint will be that it's pretty filling, and couldn't drink much. I remember trying this UK version years back and don't remember it being this good. Really tasty stout. Would be great with desert, or just plain for desert.

Photo of GodOfBeer
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is straight from St. Lucia, brewed in Trinidad. The bottled version is brewed in St.Kitts and personally I think this is better.

Pours a dark brown(black) with a one finger thick tan head, lots of lacing!

Smells of sweet chocolate milk, coffee and rich caramel malty-ness!

Tastes malty and rich upfront, like chocolate brownies and finishes milky sweet with a slight hop bitterness to balance it out.

Overall a wonderful milk stout, the best I've ever had. I'm sure this is different than the now retired English version. If you're ever in the Caribbean, seek this one out!

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Mackeson Triple XXX Stout from Carib Brewery Limited
87 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.