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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PaulW (105) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2011
Always had a soft spot for this. Light in alcohol, but the beige head and creamy feel underpin a great old milk stout. Unusually sweet in an era of stouts and porters with high IBUs. This has an old fashioned feel, and was reputed to be offered to my mom when she was in hospital having given birth to me. A guilty pleasure, but I like it!

goozen (4071) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2011
Can 0,33ltr: Opaque black with an pretty sweet taste but just not annoying, and some milky feel way in the back. I like this low-alcohol Stout.

Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 3, 2011
cans from supavalue supermarket Sweet caramel aroma with lactose and malted milk biscuits. brown-black in colour with medium carbonation and slight head.

swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
can, nice aroma, light caramel coffeeblack, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, very specific taste, sweet stout, light body, slick feel, average carbonation, good beer, refresable

urbanviking (26) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2011
I have a sweet tooth so I may be biased but this is lovely stuff. Metallic nose. No head. Slightly bitter taste with a very sweet chocolate and extremely mild coffee noted aftertaste. Yum yum.

stravale (3065) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - MAY 24, 2011
Can from Tesco. Appearance - thick tan head, reasonable lacing on glass, black / ruby on edge of glass, overall appearance not bad out of a can. Aroma - weak roast, malt, dark sugars. Taste - dark sugar, sweet bland malt, bit of cola - very little aftertaste - a bit bittersweet. Thin and watery in mouth. Not much at all but not offensive. More flavour than to be expected at 3% but flavour isn’t all that great. More like a stout version of shandy - just sugar pop

Oakes (17668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
Can. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasty aroma with some sugary malts. Sort of thin, metallic, with cheap coffee notes. Simple and industrial - not as good as the US/Caribbean XXX variant.

Dervock (1345) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2011
Can - Quite surprised by this one. Pours black with the aroma giving the first hint of the sweetness to come. Smooth sweet flavour with the gentlest roast malt aftertaste.

tommann (3751) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2011
330ml can. Pours jet black with a medium tight head. Aroma is roasted malt and sugars. Taste is very sweet, roasted malt. Quite full for the 3%. Reminds me of a Brewdog Paradox.

Matty_29_uk (1) - ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2011 does not count
This drink has been a big part of our family Christmas’s for over 30yrs. Back when me & my brother were little in the 80’s our Grandmother used to let us have a cheeky little drop of this with lemonade (stout shandy) at Christmas time. Im 29 now & still drinking it at Christmas,me,my brother,one of my sisters,father,grandparents all drink it,we stocked up 28 cans this year. Even get some bought for my birthday in October every year since i was 18. I’ve tried making stout shandys with other top brands of stout but none of them taste as good as Mackesons,love everything about it & hope to be drinking it for many years to come! =D

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