Mackeson Triple XXX Stout - Whitbread PLC
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Reviews by gwood:
4.28/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 oz into pint glass, no freshness date...
Pours BLACK, black as night black with a side of black. A wonderfully colored dark tan head shows and leaves as quickly as it came although it was sticky and left a decent ring that did lace quite a bit. I really enjoy watching the head on this beer, it has these pockets or dark and light tan that move around...wish it would stick around a bit longer but none the less a good presentation all around.
Smells of burnt candy, bittersweet chocolate, very darkly roasted coffee are all present and mingle in with the smell of sweet milk. Sweet malts come on first followed by bittersweet chocolate and coffee but it's the finish of this beer that I feel really makes it stand out. Lingering milky sweetness settles in with a slight dry touch that balances out the sugars and rolls on that a train in the distance.
This beer really imparts its' character well at every chance it gets and the mouthfeel is not as light as others in the style, which I tend to prefer. The sugars provide a slickness that is quite enjoyable as well. I've been known to have more than one of these with desert and not complain. One of my go to's for sure.
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2007 05:51:55 | More by gwood
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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 601 ratings.