Mackeson Triple XXX Stout | Carib Brewery Limited

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carib Brewery Limited
Trinidad & Tobago
caribbeer.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GodOfBeer on 06-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
110
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.84%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
16
For Trade:
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4.93/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my top three for sure. The sweetness is not overpowering, but nice and mellow, not too sharp like its U.K.brewed brethren.

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Photo of Marraybay
4.86/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

For me, this is the holy grail of sweet stouts, my absolute favorite style of beer. I've searched high-&-low--and will continue the quest--but have yet to find anything that surpases its taste for me. If you like lacing, gigantic head, and smooth super sweet stout, look no further. As to whether InBev/Carib is doing the same justice with it that Whitbread did is debatable; Some have suggested the taste has changed with the various incarnations. I'm just happy to have it around no matter who's brewing it. Availability still seemingly a challenge however.

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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4.7/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite beer.... I just love the thick, tasty brew - 40-weight beer at its best!

It used to be available in California at various locations - spotty, but available. Then Trader Joe's picked it up and it was ubiquitous. Then it just disappeared as the brewery in the midwest went belly up.

For years it was gone, but now is appearing up and down the east coast. Fortunately, I found a place that ships it all for a reasonable cost of about $69 a case total. See www.halftimebeverage.com.

Enjoy!

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4.52/5  rDev +18%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.49/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of neenerzig
4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Glad to see this beer is back on the market again after production ceased for a few years! Got an 11.16 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. This beer is a a dark brown color with a nice thick light to medium brown colored head 1/2 inch thick when poured, settling to a nice surface coating about 5 minutes later along with a nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass. One of the darkest heads I have ever seen on any beer. This beer lets in no light whatsoever. Very nice lace. Sweet malty aromas with coffee, caramel and chocolate notes are present. Has a strong sweet chocolate malt flavor along with some caramel and a bit of coffee as well as a little vanilla. Amazing flavor profile. Rounded out with just the slightest bit of hop bitterness on the back end, but the sweetness dominates for sure. Has a very smooth, creamy, frothy, yet somehow still somewhat crisp, full bodied mouthfeel with a sort of milky texture to it along with moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink the way good beer like this should be. Probabley the best beer of this style I have ever had!

Eric

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4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - dark brown/mahogany with mocha head

smell - dark chocolate, espresso, roasted malts, molasses

taste - milk chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted malts, espresso, molasses, slight bit of char in the finish

mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, creamy, milky mouthfeel, sweet upfront and in the body, the finish has a bit of char to it, really easy drinking beer

overall - really good beer that drinks bigger than it's 4.9%ABV, enjoyable

Price Point - $10.99/6 pk 11.2 oz bottles

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer is opaque with a near black body. The head measures two inches thick, fades slowly and leaves ample lacing in its wake. The aroma offers chocolate milk, brown bread, biscuits. Smells great. The taste delivers what the aroma promised. A superb example of the style. No bitterness or lactic presence. So smooth and creamy on the palate. Lingering chocolate breads and doughnuts, though not at all too sweet. I'll be picking this up again.

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Mackeson Triple XXX Stout from Carib Brewery Limited
3.83 out of 5 based on 110 ratings.
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