Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Mackeson XXX Stout


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20Chad9976 (1610) - 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.