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InBev UK
Brewed at Carib Brewery

Style: Sweet Stout
Luton, England

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RATINGS: 1080   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Editorís Note: This is a higher alcohol version of the British Mackeson Stout. Formerly brewed in the United States by Boston Beer Co. at their Cincinnati location (the old Hudepohl brewery). Presently brewed at the Carib Brewery in Trinidad (and St. Kitts).
This is the version that is commonly exported to South East Asia


4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
elickd (7) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2002 does not count
This beer has a permanent place in my all time favorite, top five list. Mackesonís is without a doubt, the darkest, murkiest, inky black beer Iíve ever seen. The aroma isnít anything to write home about (probably masked by the lactose thatís added), but this belies itís wonderfully rich flavor. Mackesonís is probably the most complex $6 a pack beer one can lay hands on. Has a great coffee/chocolate/creamy flavor, though sometimes the sweetness is a bit much for me. Itís definately a íonce in a whileí beer; who could chug this stuff without going into hyperglycemic shock? All in all, a fine beer that will take your taste buds to school. Just donít EVER try to follow another beer with it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
Eating licorice in an earth-soaked jumper…A glass of chocolate milk before bedtime…I feel like a little kid…

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
Okay, this beer poured out a lovely dark color. A very dark beer. It formed a nice dark head. The aroma was hard to pick up, maybe malt. The body seamed a little lighter than other stouts I have had, but it still seamed creamy. The flavor of it is sweet, but not overpowering like I found the Youngís to be.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2002
Good dessert beer. Tastes kinda like a mocha frappucino. Prominent chocolate and coffee flavoring. Sweet and creamy and a little heavy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saad (104) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2002
A very enjoyable stout. It had a unique taste, a strong chocolate flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2002
I was very impressed with the complexity of this. There is very little alcohol, but the taste is full and heavy. Cheers at $6 a six-pack.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
igneous1 (1513) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2002
very black and probably the darkest head iíve seen on a stout yet. chocolate flavors were more prominent in this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2002
UPDATED: APR 27, 2003 Pours black with a lasting head. Roasted aroma, chocolate taste. Super creamy mouthfeel. Flavors mellow out nicely during the glass. Swishing this one around seems to help it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Balthazar (86) - Clinton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2002
looks good. The head has a nice dark color. I smells like chocolate and licorice. Iíve never tasted so much chocolate in a beer. Very creamy. Itís pretty heavy, I donít think Iíd want more than 1

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2002
A very nice, chocalate flavored stout. Not very thick for a stout, at least to me, but a nice strong flavor, mainly of chocalate and a light coffee flavor. An excellent beer for dessert.


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