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Mackeson Triple XXX Stout - Whitbread PLC

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

604 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 604
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 30
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Whitbread PLC
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
XXX version is for the export market.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-03-1998)
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pmcadamis

Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

As far as appearances go, this is one mean beer. Kick ass black rock and roll lable with XXX on it. Pours thick syrupy black...like some primoridal goo from hell. Poured aggressively, a thick cappucino like head first expanded to four fingers and then contracted to one all in the span of a minute. Lace sticks to the glass like glue. I'm telling you...this one looks evil. Bring it on!

Smells like malted milk balls, chocolate ice-cream, and the marshmallows from Count Chocula cereal. Behind all of that chocolatey-ness there is a hint of salty soy sauce, but it's subtle.

The taste is suprisingly different from what I expected from the scent! First impression is definitely cold coffee with a little chocolate, but then a meaty flavor pulls through along with a bitter saltiness. Ok, now smokey tasting. Aftertaste is a bit like steak. Doesn't taste as much like rich chocolate as the nose suggests, but very tasty notheless! There is so much going on here that I can't even really peg all the flavors down!

As for mouthfeel, a nice carbination feeling at first is followed by a dry, chalky, earthy finish. Very pleasant and highly drinkable!

Visually impressive, sweet and malty at first...then meaty and satly and dry, this beer is very complex and I love it. I will have to have another one of these big black bastards again soon to really experience all that is happining in this exceptional beer. An excellent brew!

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2006 13:42:13 | More by pmcadamis
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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

Food Pairing

This wonderful beer went well with... Pad Thai

Enjoy

Serving type: bottle

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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.

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Mackeson Triple XXX Stout from Whitbread PLC
91 out of 100 based on 604 ratings.