Mackeson Triple XXX Stout
Whitbread PLC

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Whitbread PLC
England, United Kingdom
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #290
Ranked #8,992
4.04 | pDev: 11.88%
Jul 29, 2022
Mar 03, 1998
Mackeson Triple XXX StoutMackeson Triple XXX Stout
Notes: XXX version is for the export market.
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Reviewed by Captain69 from Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
one of the great stouts of the world. have been drinking this beer for over 50 years . have not had a bottle for a few years . bought some and it still tastes great smooth malty stout great beer to enjoy
Jul 29, 2022
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle
now brewed in Florida
L: near black body, foamy khaki head
S: chocolate milk, roasted barley
T: chocolate, lactose, roasted barley, vanilla, mild earthy hops
F: medium body, super smooth, balanced yet slightly sweet finish
O: it’s been over a decade since I’ve even Seen this anywhere. I know it’s brewed by another brewer now, but still fun to come back to after all these years
Jun 19, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Jan 26, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 10, 2021
Rated: 3.74 by Boone757 from Virginia

Aug 31, 2021
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Reviewed by backblast from Alaska

4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured black with a dark tan head that lingered and had medium lacing.

Tastes of charred roasted malts right up front with some coffee/chocolate with some lactose sweetness mixed in. Nice.
Aug 04, 2021
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a very dark color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has slight chocolate and coffee hints
The taste follows the nose with a slight chocolate and coffee flavor
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A good Stout
Jul 23, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Midnight black pour with to fingers of brown foam. Smells of chocolate sauce, light coffee, caramel, and light earth. Taste follows with more malt depth, finish has decent roast. Feel is lighter bodied, malty, and smooth, but finish is not super clean. Classic milk stout
May 28, 2021
Rated: 4.39 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 26, 2021
Rated: 3.67 by pcbnumber1 from England

Jan 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Truegent2004 from Minnesota

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pitch black dark in appearance. Bold complex flavors of coffee, mild hint of chocolate, and spice. Slightly bitter after taste. Seems to go down better with food rather than on an empty stomach (Maybe I'm just getting old :) )
Dec 26, 2020
Rated: 4.39 by Fubudu187 from Illinois

Nov 22, 2020
Rated: 4.17 by Archfiend from Illinois

Oct 03, 2020
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
From a 12 flo oz bottle brewed in Florida. Sampled on September 7, 2020.

Very attractive looking black pour with tan head.

The aroma emits dark roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, char, and a floral note.

Light body but smooth.

The taste is sweet and milky with a bit of coffee but also I get an odd vegetable oil character. Smelled and looked good but the taste was not quite there for me.
Sep 07, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by smi69 from New York

May 25, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by DudMan from New Jersey

Apr 26, 2020
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle from Tfontana, thanks for the opportunity!
Inky black with a fuzzy mocha head that persists.
Milk Chocolate and earthy roast with hints of earth and fruit.
Really nice Old World Stout.
Mar 08, 2020
Rated: 3.83 by sentrytec from Pennsylvania

Feb 10, 2020
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Really crushing the beers from yesterday (not literally) in these reviews in the winter.

Pours black AF. Impressive right away given the session like strength. Looks thick and dark, full inch of tan head. Billed as a milk stout, but it seems to have dark fruit yeast like qualities of a Russian Imperial Stout.

Taste falls in line with the milk stout guidelines. Plenty of roasted, scorched malt that is bouyed by the lactose as minimal as it is to actually come around with a relatively smooth journey. This along with Samuel Smith & Sierra Nevada was my first foray into stouts in the 90s. The name is a misnomer as this is nothing at all that should come to mind when thinking about what a triple stout is/could be. The mouth feel does still have some of that dark fruit/licorice RIS like vibes, especially as it warms. Its kind of a taste that seems more like a blend of different stout sub styles at times. Definitely one of those classic beers that you should get into before you tackle on the trendy stouts.
Jan 07, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Nov 16, 2019
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
BOM Sept 2019
Nov 09, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by unclekeith from Alaska

Nov 09, 2019
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Reviewed by akaizer from Virginia

4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From a beer of the month club. Poured a deep, dark brown with a dense brown-tan foam head. Scent is roasty and sweet, with notes of charred toast and coffee. Taste matches the scent, with roasted coffee and sweetness that I imagine is coming from the lactose malts. Feel is full bodied and creamy...almost chewy with a slightly sweet after taste. A very enjoyable drink!
Nov 01, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by scootercrabb from Illinois

Oct 23, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by shelby415 from Oregon

Aug 22, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by Campodog from Spain

Jul 13, 2019
Rated: 4.12 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Jul 06, 2019
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.85/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Mackeson XXX has a thick, tan head, a dark brown appearance, and moderate glass lacing. The aroma is of cream, cocoa, roasted malt, and brown bread crust. The flavor is similar, with sweetness, as well. Mouthfeel is medium and silky, and Mackeson XXX finishes midway sweet/dry.

Apr 21, 2019
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Not only was this really good but it is sessionable as well...

I have had a lot of stouts in my time but rarely do I come across one that is sessionable *and* flavorful. This one breaks the mold. It has a beautifully dark color, good foam and staying power, and a mouthfeel that is lightly carbonated, medium-bodied, and crisp to the tongue. The smell wasn't very discernible - the basic notes of what you would expect from a stout and nothing more. Yet it's taste was full of flavor - malt, hints of chocolate with a slight sweetness that was none too distracting. Overall this is a very good beer, exceptional - really - and something I will be on the lookout moving forward.
Oct 08, 2018
Rated: 2 by jeschaefer from Texas

Sep 30, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by dsippel from Illinois

Sep 27, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by ronniejames82 from North Dakota

Sep 27, 2018
Rated: 4.31 by Juan_Andere from Florida

Oct 07, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by AGoodStout from Kansas

Jul 27, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by ConnorG from Canada (ON)

Jul 22, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by warpedrevolution from Illinois

Jul 18, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

May 09, 2017
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

3.2/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Black pour with tan foam; good clarity under cap; decent retention; moderate minus lacing. Lite roast and burnt milk nose. Touch of sugary milk and malt. Overall an ok lite and somewhat creamy/lactose dominant stout.
Oct 01, 2016
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

2.88/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Taste: semi sweet, creamy, lactose, malty. Nose had a toasted milk aroma.
Black, mostly opaque, with a fine head and some lace. Full almost syrupy body.
May 04, 2016
Rated: 2.27 by q33jeff from New Jersey

Feb 27, 2016
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