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Brewed at Hydes

Style: Sweet Stout
Luton, England

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered and pasteurised in cans. Previously 3.0%.
Originally brewed by Mackeson of Hythe in Kent in 1910. This is the first beer to use milk sugar to produce a Milk Stout. The Mackeson brewery was eventually acquired by Whitbread, which in turn was taken over by Interbrew (now AB InBev) who initially produced the beer at their Magor brewery in Wales. Subsequently has been contract brewed by Youngs and latterly by Hydes.
"The Original & Genuine."


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
swooper (1243) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
can, nice aroma, light caramel coffeeblack, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, very specific taste, sweet stout, light body, slick feel, average carbonation, good beer, refresable

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
urbanviking (26) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2011
I have a sweet tooth so I may be biased but this is lovely stuff. Metallic nose. No head. Slightly bitter taste with a very sweet chocolate and extremely mild coffee noted aftertaste. Yum yum.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
stravale (1900) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 24, 2011
Can from Tesco. Appearance - thick tan head, reasonable lacing on glass, black / ruby on edge of glass, overall appearance not bad out of a can. Aroma - weak roast, malt, dark sugars. Taste - dark sugar, sweet bland malt, bit of cola - very little aftertaste - a bit bittersweet. Thin and watery in mouth. Not much at all but not offensive. More flavour than to be expected at 3% but flavour isnít all that great. More like a stout version of shandy - just sugar pop

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (11874) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
Can. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasty aroma with some sugary malts. Sort of thin, metallic, with cheap coffee notes. Simple and industrial - not as good as the US/Caribbean XXX variant.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (404) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2011
Can - Quite surprised by this one. Pours black with the aroma giving the first hint of the sweetness to come. Smooth sweet flavour with the gentlest roast malt aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2493) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2011
330ml can. Pours jet black with a medium tight head. Aroma is roasted malt and sugars. Taste is very sweet, roasted malt. Quite full for the 3%. Reminds me of a Brewdog Paradox.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Matty_29_uk (1) - ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2011 does not count
This drink has been a big part of our family Christmasís for over 30yrs. Back when me & my brother were little in the 80ís our Grandmother used to let us have a cheeky little drop of this with lemonade (stout shandy) at Christmas time. Im 29 now & still drinking it at Christmas,me,my brother,one of my sisters,father,grandparents all drink it,we stocked up 28 cans this year. Even get some bought for my birthday in October every year since i was 18. Iíve tried making stout shandys with other top brands of stout but none of them taste as good as Mackesons,love everything about it & hope to be drinking it for many years to come! =D

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (9883) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2010
Can. Opaque, dark brown pour witha dense, creamy and stick-to-the-sides-of-the-glass beige head. Dark malts, faint roast in the aroma, with some light caramel and lactic sugars. Very sweet flavor, prunes and light char, plenty more lactic sweetness, not much bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish, perhaps too much sugar, really, with not enough roasty bitterness. Altogether not that bad.

1.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JohnRMurdoch (2977) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2010
275ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Creamy sweaty sock aroma. Brown, almost black colour with no head. Tastes better than it smells - sweet liquorice & malt flavour but still not great. An old manís drink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1716) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2010
33cl can. Pours a very dark - almost black - brown with a medium though short-lasting beige head, leaving a fair lacing. Some light fruit aromas with a milk chcolate, lactic sweetness. Similar flavourwise finishing with some sweet raisin notes and a light, roasty bitterness. Smooth on the palate, light carbonation, medium body.


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