Mackeson Triple XXX Stout - Whitbread PLC
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.47/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Presentation: Highly prestigious looking label and bottle with the stamp of royalty. 275ml brown bottle. No freshness date. Ingredients: water, malt, lactose, caramel and hops.
Appearance: As black as a stout should be, and then some. Thick black, ruby/brown edges with a thick and creamy coffee coloured head that sticks and keeps. A light brownish froth and cascade of a head rides a top.
Smell: Candied espresso with a perfumy alcohol. Strong coffee, sweet milk and creamy caramel aromas.
Taste: Delicious and complex sweet malt flavours of roasted coffee, caramel and chocolate meld with an overall sweet milk flavour. Mouthfeel is chewy, body is full and robust. There's a delicate hop bitterness that smoothes right into the malt character, balancing but allowing the malt, lactose and caramel mix to dominate the experience. The combo creates a pleasing fruitiness too. A slight roasted astringency joins the palate and provides the right amount of roasted dryness to offset the sweet profile. Finishes a touch dry with roasted, metallic and earth flavours.
Notes: This is why we live. Very smooth and creamy, and one of the best stouts brewed to this day. I'd go as far as speculating that it might be better than the highly/over rated Guinness, as an everyday stout. But, that's just us so keep the flames minimal =) All I know is that this is a sheer delight for any imbiber willing to indulge with such a complex and oft overlooked Stout.
Great as aperitif or paired with a dessert. A magnificent and prime example of a Sweet Stout.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-1998 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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.