Brewed at Hydes

Style: Sweet Stout
Luton, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
Available filtered and pasteurised in cans. Previously 3.0%.
Originally brewed by Mackeson of Hythe in Kent in 1910. This was 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."

SarkyNorthener's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SarkyNorthener (4133) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - NOV 12, 2012
Can. Black stout large beige head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is sweet with chocolate and roast malt flavours. Texture is a little watery. I used to hate this stuff years ago, but now I can quite easily drink it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dutchbeerpages (2294) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2016
I like this so sue me. Love a nice mild milk stout. Has all the things u would expect amd tastes quite good from a can. Gift from uckelman

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ndburns (177) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
330ml can from Asda.Pours pitch black with minimal off white head. Roast malt and fruity aroma. Similar flavor, a little sweet, no bitterness. Quite thin. Inoffensive, but uninspiring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
sarauckelman (420) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Can. Black with no head. Really nice malty aroma. Smooth sweet flavor with an undertone of coffee. Full bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (652) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
330ml can. Pours clear, very dark brown. Latte-colored head. Lots of sweet malt aroma. Surprisingly much body. Surprisingly short finish. Medium sweet. Not outstanding, but inoffensive and could be a lot worse at this price point.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3916) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2016
Can from a supermarket. Black colour with an off white head. Light fruit and toasted aroma and taste thin body. And a bit watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (7058) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2015
Black color with a fine tan head. Mild dark roasted barley and a bit sweet chocolate aroma. Light coffee, mild roasted and medium chocolate flavor, Round and mild stout. My breakfast stout in Liverpool :-) Usually at The Globe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1962) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
330ml can from Beers of Europe - Always been intrigued by Mackeson, always came across as an old woman’s drink, so in the interest of science... Thin black with a brown head. Smell is yeasty, taste is quite light and chocolatey. It’s nice enough. Very drinkable. Bit watery mind you...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (871) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
Can - very dark red with a sizeable foamy brown head. Aroma of cream, a little brown sugar, hints of cocoa and porridge. Taste of gentle roasted malts, cocoa, cream and light bitterness in the finish. Dry, medium body, creamy mouthfeel and light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fellebag (1364) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2015
Can 33cl. Light brown sticky medium head. Very dark color. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, licorice, malt, syrup. Dry sweet taste of licorice, malt, coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rusos (595) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle. Black with brown head. Aroma roasted, some nuts, candies. Taste roasted, candies, quite sweet. Empty body. 

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