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InBev UK
Brewed at Carib Brewery

Style: Sweet Stout
Luton, England

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 1053   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2012

Bottle 275ml.

Clear light dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, bread, burnt, caramel. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, bread, caramel, roasted, raisin, sweet malt, chocoalte malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120330]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2007
27.5 cL bottle produced in Trinidad and Tobago. Pours black with a huge brown, creamy and crispy head. Aroma is coffee and sugar which can be smelled clearly while the glass stands on the table. Creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is dominantly sweet, but has bread and coffee notes. Slight bitterness in the finish. Strange balance, I guess it is sweeter in this version than the one in Boston. Iím hoping I can do the comparison when I get there.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2007
(Bottle 27,5 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Apparently a version made in Trinidad & Tobago. Pours completely opaque black with a light brown head. Sweetish, roasted aroma. Medium body with sweetish, roasted malt accents and a vague, underlying burned accent. Some bitterness in the finish. 080707

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2007
Bottled (thanks Papsoe!). Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, some wood and a bit of chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, wood, licorace and chocolate. Aftertaste is also a lot of chocolate. A really pleasant one.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (18972) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2003
Sampled draught at The Flying Saucer, Addison, Texas.
Very black. Chocolate eith cream and coffee. Very mild and malt accented with soft cottony mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13468) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2007
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is close to black. Aroma is roast malt and vanilla. Taste is vanilla sirop and malt. Short finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (11944) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2007
Bottled
Opaque black, good expresso head. Roasted malty, sweetish nose (milk chocolate). Quite sweet: sugary with cold coffee flavor. Some cold coffee also in the flavor. I am not a big fan of sweet stouts.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (11874) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2009 St. Kitts
Brewed by Carib. Dark brown with a reasonably thick light brown head. Smells a bit lagerish, and a little bit roasty. Good creamy mf, light roast that gets more acrid and bitter as it goes. Decent, with some "foreign" character but the charred notes and low abv place it more as a regular stout. 4-5-7-3-13=3.2

USA
Brewed by Sam Adams. Very dark reddish-brown. Medium brown head. Fudgey, crackery aroma with a strong vanilla accent component...like store brand ice cream thatís been sitting in the freezer a shade too long. Soft, smooth body. Roasty notes of Taiwanese iced coffee . Sweet, but not simple nor boring. Mix of milkiness, smoothness and firm roast. This adds a bit of fudgy chocolate. Solid brew...no complaints. 7-4-8-4-16 = 3.9

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Has a strong roasted and coffee aroma, which correlates well with the flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (11191) - Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2003
Oily black body with hint of ruby; small brown head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is rich, slightly burnt coffee, complemented by sweet caramel and some milk chocolate. Taste is thick sugar-sweetened coffee with somewhat mocha undertones Ė too sweet for me to fully enjoy. Aftertaste is coffee thatís minimally burnt.


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