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style
AB InBev UK
Brewed at Carib Brewery

Style: Sweet Stout
Luton, England

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unknown

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RATINGS: 1093   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Editors 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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4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2004
Has a very dark brown color with a small brownish head. Smell is of chocolate malts. Taste is of choclate/coffee and finishes very smooth. Overall one the best beers I have had so far.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Piw (888) - Rsselsheim, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2016
330ml Flasche. Klar und schwarz mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Angenehme Rstaromen. Bisschen Kaffee. Spritzig. Intensiver Geschmack. Runder Abgang.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmctaster (81) - Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2016 Black with a brown head. Aroma is lactose and dark fruit. Taste is lactose and roasted malts. Has a sweet aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPolenz (1727) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 16A Sweet Stout

AROMA: General sweet aroma; some diacetyl. Not very pungent 7/12

APPEARANCE: Black virtually opaque body. Very large, dark tan frothy head. Excellent retention. 3/3

FLAVOR: Akin to chocolate-flavored cola. Sweet dairy flavor consistent in the background. Some diacetyl on the finish, but not distracting - offers a slight butterscotch or creme brulee taste. Hops seem to have faded. Roasty flavor in the aftertaste. Enjoyable, though a fresh serving might be excellent. 16/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium+ body; smooth, creamy texture. Slight tinny sensation on the finish. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Considering the brewery, the style and the fact this is probably an old bottle makes this an impressive beer. 8/10

TOTAL SCORE: 38/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackBeerPG (405) - Darien, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Taste: semi sweet, creamy, lactose, malty. Nose had a toasted milk aroma. Black, mostly opaque, with a fine head and some lace. Full almost syrupy body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Canmoore (422) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
Pours jet black with a thin light brown head. Aroma has notes of nuts, roasted malts, and sweet mash. Tasting notes include nuts, chocolate, coffee, and sweet malts. Finish is sweet, and slick.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (1674) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle enjoyed on the beach at Pigeon Point, Tobago. Very dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Mild bitterness, fairly heavy on sweetness. Medium body, slick texture. Quite decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Stout. あまい、濃い&

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (1269) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2015
F: huge, pale brownish, lasting. C: black, non-transparent. A: nice caramel and roasted malt, brown sugar, molasses, lactic tones, milk chocolate. T: very smooth mouth feel, caramel sweetness, roasted malt, molasses, coffee, /espresso, liquorice, plums, milky sweetness, with some nice bitterness on the palate, medium body, average carbonated, 0,33l bottle from supermarket in Guadeloupe.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (1244) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2015
I was surprised to find this off the cruise docks at St. Marten. It had aromas of chocoalte, coffee, and roasted malts. The flavors were similar with a sweet taste taking the initial flavors and a slight bitter palate at the end. It was very smooth and easy drinking.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BreWedge (496) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 24, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours opaque with a thick uneven mocha head. Aromas are molasses and black licorice. Tastes are an odd mix of molasses, toasty malts, and acidity. Thick and oily texture, strong carbonation, long acidic finish. The lactose based acidity did not work for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


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