Mackeson Triple XXX Stout - Whitbread PLC
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Reviews by niangelo:
4.03/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Got this in a "Beers of the World" sampler I received for my birthday.
Pours a thick, viscous black with a mahogany colored head - inch thick, creamy, dimpled.
Lots of nose. There's a slight metallic whiff, a little alcohol, malt, and what could be described as cherry liqueur.
This is a very sweet stout. Flavors of thick and sweet malt, black cherries and cherry liqueur, and a passing coffee flavor. And something else that I can only call "fresh hay", a very earthy and grassy flavor.There's a suggestion of hops and alcohol in there, but not much. Some metallic notes as well hiding. The beer has a thick, chewy mouthfeel.
Very drinkable, very pleasant and refreshing. Much more body than oatmeal stouts I've had.
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2008 04:29:38 | More by niangelo
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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 598 ratings.