Brewed at Hydes

Style: Sweet Stout
Luton, England


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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   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."

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jamesie1857 (2147) - 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...

edsspoon (894) - 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.

fellebag (1476) - 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.

rusos (749) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle. Black with brown head. Aroma roasted, some nuts, candies. Taste roasted, candies, quite sweet. Empty body. 

fajry (2073) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2015
Plechovka. Čierna farba, hnedá pena, hneď spadla. Vôňa sladká, kakaová. V chuti prázdne telo, chuť teplého kakaa, sladkosť. Dochuť ... skoro žiadna.

Gurthnar (5865) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2015
Can from Seoul Plaza. Very dark colour, beige head. Dry roasty simple stout, similar to continental draught Guinness. Actually quite palatable, easy drinking.

Cuso (8685) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2015
Can, kindly shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Caramel, malt in aroma. Sweet caramel malt, light coffee in taste.

Travlr (24656) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
From notes. Bottle at the Heineken brewery in St. Lucia. It’s a long story. Dark brown color,huge tan head that settles quickly. Aroma of milk chocolate, nuts, light ash. Taste is sweet cocoa. Light body. Very drinkable.

kerenmk (4751) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2015
Can sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Tom L. Black with a brown ring. Coffee and milk chocolate aroma, thin, mild bitterness and diluted coffee taste. Light body, soft fizz and a long stale coffee finish.

DSG (14764) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Tom L. Black with a tan head. Aroma of roast, stale coffee with milk, and a bit of cardboard. Sweet flavor with stale coffee with milk, and a roasty finish. Light-bodied.

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