Mackeson Triple XXX Stout - Whitbread PLC

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528 Reviews
very good

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Reviews: 528
Hads: 647
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 41
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Whitbread PLC
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 03-03-1998

XXX version is for the export market.
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Reviews: 528 | Hads: 647
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3.16/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A gift from the beer gods, though I am giving it a lower score due to the fact that it is brewed in the US and it is not half as good as the real stuff. (152 characters)

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5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Primo!!! I'm glad they're making this in the U.S. now...As good as any I've tried. This and Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout are my 2 all-time favorites. Beer doesn't get any better. (177 characters)

Photo of Todd
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Highly prestigious looking label and bottle with the stamp of royalty. 275ml brown bottle. No freshness date. Ingredients: water, malt, lactose, caramel and hops.

Appearance: As black as a stout should be, and then some. Thick black, ruby/brown edges with a thick and creamy coffee coloured head that sticks and keeps. A light brownish froth and cascade of a head rides a top.

Smell: Candied espresso with a perfumy alcohol. Strong coffee, sweet milk and creamy caramel aromas.

Taste: Delicious and complex sweet malt flavours of roasted coffee, caramel and chocolate meld with an overall sweet milk flavour. Mouthfeel is chewy, body is full and robust. There's a delicate hop bitterness that smoothes right into the malt character, balancing but allowing the malt, lactose and caramel mix to dominate the experience. The combo creates a pleasing fruitiness too. A slight roasted astringency joins the palate and provides the right amount of roasted dryness to offset the sweet profile. Finishes a touch dry with roasted, metallic and earth flavours.

Notes: This is why we live. Very smooth and creamy, and one of the best stouts brewed to this day. I'd go as far as speculating that it might be better than the highly/over rated Guinness, as an everyday stout. But, that's just us so keep the flames minimal =) All I know is that this is a sheer delight for any imbiber willing to indulge with such a complex and oft overlooked Stout.

Great as aperitif or paired with a dessert. A magnificent and prime example of a Sweet Stout. (1,548 characters)

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Mackeson Triple XXX Stout from Whitbread PLC
91 out of 100 based on 528 ratings.