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InBev UK
Brewed at Carib Brewery

Style: Sweet Stout
Luton, England

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RATINGS: 1063   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
soulgrowl (52) - Kitakyushu-shi, - MAY 7, 2008
Aroma: Malted milk, prunes, chocolate, coffee, a bit of hazelnut and a butterscotchy caramel character. Overall, reminds me of Milk Duds. Appearance: Black like black cherries, with a brown sugary head. A very eye-catching, impactful appearance. Flavor: Oh my god... itís like a chocolate malt! Actually, itís like a chocolate malt diluted with a bit of espresso. Very smooth, milky, and bittersweet. An odd mineral taste that intrudes on the palate keeps me from giving this one a perfect 5, but it is very delicious. Palate: Full-bodied withouth being overwhelming or cloying, but could be a bit thicker and creamier to match the taste. Overall: Exceptionally drinkable, especially for $4.99 a six-pack at Trader Joeís! Iíll deftinitely buy this one again.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (1650) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2014
Inky black. Not a skerrick of a suggestion of another colour in the dimple of the glass and a mocha coloured head that looked like you could scoop it off and eat it like mousse. The aromas are of sweet chocolate mousse with dusty cocoa and some molasses. It has every suggestion that I will love this beer. Take the aromas and multiply the intensity in the flavour in a remarkably sweet body. Tinges of caramel appear in the finish. A deserved classic and a glasstip to Canatabrian for the experience.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpkeskinen (220) - FINLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Drank from a bottle. I was surprised how good this beer tastes! It has a smooth, sweet taste with some coffee and chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JesseMartineau (87) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2014 330ml bottle. Pours black with thick tan head. Aromas of chocolate coffee. Taste of a little coffee, almost like an oatmeal stout but then the sweetness hits you. Well balanced

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (949) - Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Very nice looking dark brown-black with a frothy Irish coffee head. Raw egg yolk nose. Smooth, thick mouthfeel. Egg yolky flavor with some chocolate, oatmeal, dark fruit, and sorghum.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2602) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
Poured from a bottle at Edmonton Craft Beer Fest í14. Black pour, thin brown head. Oily appearance. Nose was sweet with chocolate and caramel. Taste of chocolate, caramel, molasses with some roast at the end. Overall an ok stout, but would not need a whole pint of this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6497) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2014
330 ml bottle from Homer321 - thanks again, LeSean! Pours an opaque coffee brown with an inch of head that starts darker tan and lightens up as it settles and laces the glass. Aroma of fudge, brownies, vanilla, roast, and a little earth. Flavor of cacao nibs, vanilla, fudge, coffee, roast, tobacco, and earth. Light-medium bodied, with a sweet, smooth, lightly roasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Maybe Iím missing something. This is pretty good. Drinks really nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2003) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Draft at church publick NYC. Pours a deep black color. Light body with a sweet taste. Decent beer but wouldn't have it again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rollinsr (383) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAY 3, 2014
Pours black with brown head. Aroma is yeasty with some dark smoky malt and fruit esters. Flavor is more fruity with more noticeable yeast taste. The malt has just enough presence to smooth out the other flavors making this probably the best beer available in Grenada (where I currently reside).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (1627) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
275ml bottle @ the Fourth Shrewsbury Bottle Share April 2014, thanks to blackhaddock. Pours like Old Engine Oil, dark and sweet with a hint of molasses, slight milkiness and a little cocoa.. on the whole not bad.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
Black with a tan head.Roasty nose,vague metallic notes.Somewhat thin sweet roast profile. Medium bitterness in finish


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