Mackeson Triple XXX Stout - Whitbread PLC
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Reviews by JayTheFinn:
4.5/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This is a favorite of mine. It's one of those beers that helped further my interest in seeking out new, better tasting beers back when all I knew about things besides Bud and Coors was Guinness and Sam Adams. And the best thing about Mackeson's XXX (besides the taste) is that you can get it cheaply at just about any Trader Joe's.
A - I love pouring out the thick black syrupiness of one of these. What a lovely dark head.
S - Smell is probably its weakest point, although the hint of what you're about to taste is present.
T - What a tremendous, great chocolately taste! Oh the sweet maltiness of it all.
M - Not a huge mouthfeel, but it spreads over the tongue nicely.
D - This is a favorite. I could down these all day and all night. No need for dessert with a XXX!
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2007 04:15:48 | More by JayTheFinn
More User Reviews:
4.99/5 rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Mackeson's Tripple XXX Stout is a sweet Milk Stout and my favorite beer, even though I have not been able to purchase one for the past (i am guessing) 6 - 7 years. Since that time they have not sold the beer in MA and the distribution is very, very limited. I have heard about cases being shipped for $60 with the shipping cost.
I first tasted this beer in the Sunset Grille in Boston.
A. - Dark good head
S. - Sweet
T - Sweet dark stout
O - Excellent
Serving type: on-tap
02-09-2014 20:12:49 | More by gonzo000
3.98/5 rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Served chilled before drinking.
Appearance - Virtually black, opaque with a big 2 finger head that has solid staying power.
Smell - Coffee, bread, mild sweetness from perhaps some caramel. Not as potent as as expected all things considered.
Taste - Here's where this beer shines. Nice sweet mixture of coffee, chocolate, Although these flavors seem a bit subdues, it blends excellently with the overall roasty malt characteristics. The chocolate flavor in particular is more of a milk chocolate flavor. The bread flavors tend to meld together with a burnt toast flavor as well.
Mouthfeel - Smooth, medium bodied with moderate high carbonation.
Overall - Nice stout that is a touch sweeter than I prefer, but very tasty nonetheless and I understand why this beer was the "original" milk stout.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2014 04:53:52 | More by DenisKolkin
3.8/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This may be THE classic milk/sweet stout, although technically XXX is a stronger version brewed in Trinidad, not the same exact beer as the lower ABV version from the UK. But whatever. Mackeson XXX pours an inky black hue, maybe just shy of dark brown, with red highlights at the bottom of the glass. Ample mocha colored head but this breaks down quite quickly. Smells like coffee extract, brown toast, iron oxide, a touch of smoke, a whiff of earthy English bittering hops. Palate is chocolate milk, butterscotch toffee, cold coffee, a little raisin and walnut, ample malt character and one can taste those earthy English hops just a bit as well. Silky smooth creamy body but not thick at all, high drinkability for such a dark beer. Finish is sweet and malty but not cloying ... There's a little husky astringency which provides a foil to the other components on the palate. My high ratings may reflect some bias towards sweet dark beers, and this one is super sweet, minimally bitter and not a dark chocolate and coffee bomb like some well-crafted stouts hailing from other styles. A pleasant diversion from my usual quest for hoppy and bitter (or malty and thick ... Although I suppose this one does evoke a chocolate and coffee milkshake).
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2013 02:46:13 | More by CalgaryFMC
Mackeson Triple XXX Stout from Whitbread PLC
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