Mackeson Triple XXX Stout - Whitbread PLC
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Reviews by JudgeRoughneck:
4.28/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This beer is straight-up, pitch, bowling-ball black. Period. It is not "deep ruby", or "dark chocolate" I'm holding it right up to the light and nothing is being reflected or getting through. There was a shiny, sparkly bronzed head on this beer for a moment, but its gone now, though it has left a rich lacing.
Whoah that nose. This smells like a White Russian, with less alcohol. It is very rich and I can easily close my eyes and imagine chocolate or coffee liquor in my hand.
Taste is bittersweet then a tad metallic for a moment before going to a smooth dark chocolate with the lactic character mostly in the finish /aftertaste. Roastiness is extremely faint and only makes brief cameos. Its fairly uncomplex for a beer with all the sensory hullabaloo, but hey, she's smooth. Real smooth.
Mouthfeel is actually mid-bodied and creamy. Could I drink this all night long? I doubt it, but for a fricken Triple Milk Stout its ridiculously smooth.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2006 07:52:04 | More by JudgeRoughneck
More User Reviews:
4.05/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Purchased at the LCBO as a single. Served at 6deg C in a tulip.
A- Opens well and pours a nice head that lasts 1min. Dark, very dark
S- Not much here.
T- Very good. Chocolate and malt.
M- Creamy and kind
O- Very good. I like this one. Very enjoyable and light but flavorful
This wonderful beer went well with... Pad Thai
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 23:19:22 | More by DaveBar
3.74/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a deep dark brown with a finger of beige head that retains quite nicely and leaves a good amount of lace behind on the glass. The nose is mildly roasty. The roast in the flavor profile is very mild and is almost completely overwhelmed by the sugary sweetness that lasts into the finish.
I know that milk stouts are supposed to be sweet but the best of this style balance the sweetness with some nice roasted malt flavor. This offering falls too far into the sweet category for my liking.
Serving type: on-tap
07-10-2014 12:22:00 | More by 57md
Mackeson Triple XXX Stout from Whitbread PLC
91 out of 100 based on 604 ratings.