Mackeson Triple XXX Stout - Whitbread PLC
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Reviews by kkipple:
4.53/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Ahh, Mackeson's Triple XXX. This is always a pleasure to drink and a standby for me. It's high time I review it.
Pours a deep deep black color with a reddish brown head. The head disappears quickly, leaving lots of tiny bubbles on the surface of the beer. Dare I say, it looks near as pretty as a Guinness.
Smell is sweet roasted malts, toffee, and what reminds me a lot of powdered milk. There's a slight alcohol tang to the nose that reminds me of whiskey.
What can I say; I just love the taste of this beer! Sweet, chewy malts, a milky creaminess, coffee, and a lingering bittersweet (but mostly sweet) malt aftertaste. Hints of cocoa and grapes. I've never tasted anything else quite like it.
Mouthfeel is creamy, filling, and crisp. It's heavy and slick, but not exactly smooth.
I'm giving this one high marks for drinkability. While I wouldn't classify it as a session beer, (as it is rather filling and quite sweet) it's good enough to drink a second immediately after the first. Also, it seems frighteningly easy to down a pint.
I can't end this review without mentioning that I'm constantly amazed at the cheap price on this beer. I can pick up a 6 pack for $5.50 locally, whereas Guinness runs closer to $7 -- for a far inferior beer in my opinion. Mackeson's is so good, so drinkable, and so cheap, that it's in endless rotation in my Beer Stash and should probably be in yours. There is really no excuse for not trying it!
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2006 17:45:31 | More by kkipple
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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.