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Mackeson Triple XXX Stout | Carib Brewery Limited

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3.88/5
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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
Ranking:
#11,014
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
113
pDev:
13.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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11
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16
Trade:
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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.73/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Interesting import from the Caribbean. Inexpensive and drinkable but not great. Won't buy it again.

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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

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2.9/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sweet smooth notes of dark bread and lactose sugar. A bit of plum comes through as well, but other drinkers might parse the dark fruit tone differently.

High C (3.00) / AVERAGE

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04/28/17: had to pick this up again when I saw it at $9 per six pack in New York with a year of age on it.

"Triple stout." "Milk stout." 4.90% ABV.

Imported by DCI Miami Inc. 330ml brown glass bottle with a branded red pry-off crown cap.

Brown bread. Coke (both the fuel and the soda). Prune/date/dark fruit. Dark malt sweetness. Chocolate malt.

Mouthfeel is smooth, wet, medium-bodied, and aptly carbonated. Could be softer and silkier.

Drinkable but lacking in terms of depth of flavour and intricacy. It doesn't beat widely available favourites like Left Hand Milk Stout, but it's approachable fare for what it is and makes me eager to try more stouts from Carib. I think it's more shallow for having been aged, but it's still enjoyable and well worth trying once.

C- / BELOW AVERAGE

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Oh man I remember how I used to get those beer a day calendars in the 90s, and I would take them and make mixed tapes (cassettes) with those as the album covers. So a mix album tape would be called "Mackeson XXX" for instance. I still have that one. Seriously. So basically this is an older beer that has been around since/before cassette tapes.

Pours black and not overly thick. Leans on the thinner side of stouts, which I guess could be obvious if you look at the abv just below 5%. Aroma is roast, don't find lactose on this one.

Taste, wow, seems so much more like a mild export stout. Maybe not so much more, but at least equal parts. I guess I get a little bit of sweetness on the backend of the mouth feel, alternating between cola and stout. No off flavors or anything, just a mild middle of the road average stout pretty much. Would suggest to those who want lighter affair in their dark beer game.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of rpbisaillon
3.17/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Black pour with tan foam; good clarity under decent cap; moderate lacing. Light roast malt and burnt milk nose. Touch of sugary milk and malt flavors. Slightly creamy lite mouthfeel; moderate minus carbonation. A lite, somewhat creamy milk stout - ok.

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Photo of beertunes
3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Rampaige for this one. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a solid black color with under 1/4 inch of tan head that had no retention and very light lace, although there were tons of tiny bubbles clinging to the side of the glass.

The aroma was mostly sweet and malty, with a bit of underlying grain. Pretty typical, in other words. The taste was pretty much the same, sweet, malty and bit of earthy grain. There was a touch of an odd funk at the back that some folks may enjoy more than I did.

The body was right where you'd expect it for the style, medium full and not heavy. Drinkability was good, the beer was consumed easily and enjoyably. Overall, a nice little beer. I suspect that while drinking light, yellow brews on the beach all day, this would make for a very pleasant change of pace. Worth trying if you see it.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Brushkanna
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of woodychandler
3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The bottle backlog continues to fall in the wake of my decision to eradicate bottles from at least my kitchen and perhaps from my inventory. I am awash in the daggum things and they are standing between me and The CANQuest (TM) and I will not abide it any longer. This one is courtesy of my local, in-person trader, tone77.

From the bottle: "The Original and Genuine".

Wow, a whole 330-ml.! I'll be done before I really get started. I really enjoy getting the darker beers started because once the heavy-handed pour begins, the pseudo-cascade is obvious. The resulting three fingers of dense, rocky, deep-tan/light-brown head with excellent retention resembled a chocolate milkshake. Color was a dense, dark-brown (SRM = 44), allowing zero light penetration. Nose was sweet, but raw, like molasses or brown sugar, with a slight underlying smokiness. The heavy lacing left behind by the head as it fell was going to require a jackhammer to remove later. Mouthfeel was full and creamy, very dense, like a dollop of it had been laid on my tongue. The taste was odd, slightly chocolaty, but with a smoky, oily bitterness, like carob. Carob from Carib! Finish was semi-sweet, but still more bitter than what I was expecting in a Sweet Stout.

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3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The beer pours pitch black with a one finger brown head that lasts throughout the drink and leaves a Mothra looking lacing pattern on the glass with antennae and all! Cool!

The beer has a roasted malt aroma evenly mixed with a milky sweet smell and maybe some caramel and vanilla going on.

The flavor is sickening sweet lactose and corn sugar with a caramel malt and a hint of roasted malts and perhaps some bread to it. At the end there is only a tiny hint of bitter dryness from some hops and for me, that is the most enjoyable part of this beer.

The mouthfeel is over the top sweet and extremely full with low to moderate carbonation. It leaves a film on my tongue.

Overall, this may be a good beer for the style, but I doubt it. It's my only sweet/milk stout so I can't really judge it to the others and going by the description on here it fills all the criteria, but I think more than necessary so I am going to give it an average score of 3 overall. Will I seek this out again? No. Only if I want to compare it with another one, but I don't like this beer.

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3.36/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
Bottled June 2013

A - Pours almost opaque with 1.5 fingers of mocha head. Tightly weaves lacing left on the upper sides of the glass.

S - Fresh chocolate grains, earthy coffe grinds, raw sugar, some grassiness, sweet cola.

T - Black malts, roasted cocoa, rummy vanilla, lactose, sweet fruit, extra sweet cola, star anise, takes a turn at the end towards more of a rosted bitterness.

M - Light to medium bodied, slick feel, low carbonation.

Very sweet and malty, has some light roasty bitterness on the finish. Not bad. Wouldn't want more than 2 of these in a sitting.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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Mackeson Triple XXX Stout from Carib Brewery Limited
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 113 ratings
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