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Mackeson Triple XXX Stout - Whitbread PLC

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

602 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 602
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 30
Gots: 5 | 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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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-08-2014 00:23:54 | More by Budinetz
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dental

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-07-2014 13:14:43 | More by dental
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petermethot

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-30-2014 21:33:15 | More by petermethot
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Frobozz

Ohio

5/5  rDev +23.2%

03-15-2014 19:21:25 | More by Frobozz
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

02-26-2014 16:34:14 | More by Griffith
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-17-2014 13:58:13 | More by hilgart1
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guzzleacoldone

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

02-15-2014 15:05:35 | More by guzzleacoldone
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gonzo000

Massachusetts

4.91/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Mackeson's Tripple XXX Stout is a sweet Milk Stout and my favorite beer, even though I have not been able to purchase one for the past (i am guessing) 6 - 7 years. Since that time they have not sold the beer in MA and the distribution is very, very limited. I have heard about cases being shipped for $60 with the shipping cost.

I first tasted this beer in the Sunset Grille in Boston.

A. - Dark good head

S. - Sweet

T - Sweet dark stout

O - Excellent

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2014 20:12:49 | More by gonzo000
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

3/5  rDev -26.1%

01-29-2014 21:20:40 | More by JasonTaverner
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-26-2014 17:55:06 | More by williamjbauer
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served chilled before drinking.

Appearance - Virtually black, opaque with a big 2 finger head that has solid staying power.

Smell - Coffee, bread, mild sweetness from perhaps some caramel. Not as potent as as expected all things considered.

Taste - Here's where this beer shines. Nice sweet mixture of coffee, chocolate, Although these flavors seem a bit subdues, it blends excellently with the overall roasty malt characteristics. The chocolate flavor in particular is more of a milk chocolate flavor. The bread flavors tend to meld together with a burnt toast flavor as well.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, medium bodied with moderate high carbonation.

Overall - Nice stout that is a touch sweeter than I prefer, but very tasty nonetheless and I understand why this beer was the "original" milk stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 04:53:52 | More by DenisKolkin
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Cluker

Florida

3/5  rDev -26.1%

01-10-2014 00:27:33 | More by Cluker
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cd_beer_disapear

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-04-2014 12:34:41 | More by cd_beer_disapear
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drbenderdo

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-03-2014 01:50:58 | More by drbenderdo
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BradT

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-31-2013 03:07:42 | More by BradT
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-26-2013 05:42:31 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

12-14-2013 05:01:43 | More by jaydoc
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This may be THE classic milk/sweet stout, although technically XXX is a stronger version brewed in Trinidad, not the same exact beer as the lower ABV version from the UK. But whatever. Mackeson XXX pours an inky black hue, maybe just shy of dark brown, with red highlights at the bottom of the glass. Ample mocha colored head but this breaks down quite quickly. Smells like coffee extract, brown toast, iron oxide, a touch of smoke, a whiff of earthy English bittering hops. Palate is chocolate milk, butterscotch toffee, cold coffee, a little raisin and walnut, ample malt character and one can taste those earthy English hops just a bit as well. Silky smooth creamy body but not thick at all, high drinkability for such a dark beer. Finish is sweet and malty but not cloying ... There's a little husky astringency which provides a foil to the other components on the palate. My high ratings may reflect some bias towards sweet dark beers, and this one is super sweet, minimally bitter and not a dark chocolate and coffee bomb like some well-crafted stouts hailing from other styles. A pleasant diversion from my usual quest for hoppy and bitter (or malty and thick ... Although I suppose this one does evoke a chocolate and coffee milkshake).

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 02:46:13 | More by CalgaryFMC
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MaddDogg84

Texas

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-05-2013 18:23:07 | More by MaddDogg84
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-05-2013 03:36:34 | More by BillRoth
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dbaker61

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-23-2013 15:05:12 | More by dbaker61
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chicagoish

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-14-2013 22:35:39 | More by chicagoish
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Small light brown head fades to a decent lacing above a dark blackish colored stout.

A pleasant classic dark chocolate to coffee aroma.

A slight burnt dark chocolate malts taste.

A slight bitter dry aftertaste with some of the dark chocolate malts tastes lingering on with this full bodied beer.

A healthy nice full drink, gotta love'm.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 23:07:52 | More by LXIXME
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-23-2013 12:36:37 | More by 2dogbrew
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-10-2013 19:26:37 | More by Bunuelian
Mackeson Triple XXX Stout from Whitbread PLC
91 out of 100 based on 602 ratings.