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Mackeson Triple XXX Stout - Whitbread PLC

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

598 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 598
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 30
Gots: 4 | 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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JamLand

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-26-2013 22:54:58 | More by JamLand
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-15-2013 18:34:51 | More by Slatetank
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -26.1%

05-08-2013 08:20:55 | More by beernads
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JMS1512

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-02-2013 22:45:21 | More by JMS1512
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Lonestargazer52

Texas

4.65/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I personally like stout, and of all the stouts I've ever tasted, because they did not skimp on the malt I like this the most. Huge malt taste dominates significant hops, but not by much. This is a drink that cries out for a very hearty pairing -- smoked meats or fish, robust multi-grained bread with dominating aged cheese such as Roaring Forties Bleu. Like an Islay Single Malt, it is not a beer that anyone will not have an opinion about. I haven't been able to find it in about 2 years, and I am dismayed if it is no longer brewed. If anyone knows something similar, let me know.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 17:37:08 | More by Lonestargazer52
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Huffs

New York

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wrote this review back in 1984, was brewed by Whitbread at the time. Poured to a black in color with a rich head. Aroma was sweet and malty with bitter / sweet malty taste. At the time I gave it a six mug rating out of a possible six, so it must have been good.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 03:15:07 | More by Huffs
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matjack85

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-31-2013 22:06:30 | More by matjack85
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-21-2012 04:53:25 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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ThirstyHrothgar

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-21-2012 03:45:24 | More by ThirstyHrothgar
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

12-10-2012 19:14:17 | More by ReeseMax3
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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-10-2012 05:34:51 | More by cliff1066
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-22-2012 02:12:58 | More by t0rin0
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Prestonlegal

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

09-29-2012 15:23:26 | More by Prestonlegal
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zenithberwyn

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-25-2012 09:58:04 | More by zenithberwyn
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lcooper72


4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Mainly wanted to review this beer because it still exists! Got a sixer last week in KY at the Liquor Barn. Beautiful onyx black appearance with a tan head, sweet smell, great mild chocolate and creamy taste, and the lactose gives a great creamy mouthfeel. Hadn't seen it for years. It is my wifes favorite beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 14:20:56 | More by lcooper72
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bpasquetti

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-19-2012 12:12:16 | More by bpasquetti
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FriedGold2112


4.75/5  rDev +17%

05-02-2012 05:40:20 | More by FriedGold2112
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-17-2012 06:25:33 | More by ygtbsm94
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-28-2012 05:07:11 | More by zeledonia
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-27-2012 06:25:22 | More by RoryOMoore
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-19-2012 03:40:36 | More by jfcaa193
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Imsothirsty

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-01-2012 03:12:42 | More by Imsothirsty
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-16-2012 19:53:54 | More by dbrauneis
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usafboy

North Carolina

4.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

All I wanted to say though this was my favorite beer in college and BA is wrong about who brews this beer. Mackeson is indeed brewed by whitbread, however the XXX version was brewed in Cincinnati by Hudephol-Shoenling under contract by Royal Imports. I know this because I went to Hudepohl's website and emailed them asking them where it had gone. He replied with a fore mentioned information and confirmed they stopped brewing it "some years back."

Sorry for the unofficial review but I'm so passionate about this beer I can't let this amazing community be given incorrect information. I would give almost anything to have this beer one more time.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 06:01:39 | More by usafboy
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trojankeg

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-17-2011 03:44:18 | More by trojankeg
Mackeson Triple XXX Stout from Whitbread PLC
91 out of 100 based on 598 ratings.