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Neapolitan Milk Stout - Saugatuck Brewing Company

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Neapolitan Milk StoutNeapolitan Milk Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

307 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 14.47%
Wants: 23
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jips on 07-03-2011)
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Reviews by brother_kenneth:
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

brother_kenneth, May 20, 2014
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Photo of tectactoe
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Oak. Pours a black, black color with dark brown highlights only around the outer edges of the beer. Nitro tap gives a fine bubbled head, tan and creamy, moderate lace. Aroma full of coffee with cream and sugar; burnt caramel and brown sugar, roasted, sweet malt, and a light touch of milk chocolate. The mouth is slick and silky, but a little bit thinner than I was expecting; roasty and wet up front, sweet cream, hints of french vanilla and melted milk chocolate. Iced coffee comes to mind, packed with cream and sugar. Some faint dark fruit sweetness; light grapes and ripe, juicy plum. The sweetness of the malt is apparent and just slightly outside of the "almost too much" area. Hope profile is small, slightly ashy and floral; I think a stronger hop bitterness would help the balance a little bit. Chocolatey, sweet aftertaste.

Not bad, but I wonder what this would be like with a little more hop presence. The nitro tap gave a nice, creamy head but the beer wasn't quite as robust as I would have liked. Overall, a decent beer, but something I probably won't revisit.

tectactoe, Jan 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

supa0525, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of warnerry
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours very dark brown with two fingers of brown head. Head has very good retention and leaves some good lacing behind.

S - Strawberry is the first aroma to jump out at me, quickly followed by vanilla and then a big chocolate presence. Chocolate has some semi-sett and bittersweet elements to it. Definitely seems like they got what they were going for here.

T - Chocolate leads of the taste, with an interesting hop presence and a bite of carbonation. Strawberry and vanilla are more in the background of the taste compared to the smell, but they are there. Finishes with a bitter chocolate taste.

M - Medium mouthfeel with some creaminess, some lively carbonation and finishing with some dry bitterness.

O - This was pretty enjoyable, all of the neapolitan elements come together pretty well. Not something I would want very often, but I would have this again.

warnerry, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Chris_Panos, Dec 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

fenlop54, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

ChaseBacon, Jun 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Kerry1, Aug 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

whoneeds8, Apr 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

SPRichard, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of jeonseh
3.41/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark chocolate brown with a slight red tint to it. Small milk chocolate layer of foam sits on top

S - Bitter chocolate that gives it a slight roasted aspect. There is also a nice creamy strawberry milk presence

T - Bitter espresso and chocolate up front. Slight strawberry as well as a slightly chalky vanilla. Overall, it's too bitter for my tastes and tastes slightly artificial.

M - Medium yet smooth and creamy body that goes well with the overall beer

O - Interesting beer that picks up the flavors of the ice cream. It smells just like the ice cream. The only knock I have is the chocolate is slightly bitter / overpowering and it has a slight chalk / artificial taste

jeonseh, Jun 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Adkins1203, May 31, 2014
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a Nonic)
A- This beer pours a obsidian black body with a thick tan head that you could write in and it is too dense for any sign of carbonation.

S- The cream and rich coffee roasted malt has a rich earthy aroma and some dark graham malt notes in the finish.

T- The rich espresso (robusto beans) black malt has some char hints with dark graham flavors and a rich dark chocolate milk shake underneath. There is a slight fruity hint to follow with a creamy slightly sweet finish and a wonderful mellow roasted black malt flavor lingers a bit.

M- This beer has a full mouthfeel with a thick creamy texture and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer is a big rich milk stout that has lots of nice depth and a Puerto Rican Calle Café flavor to it while still being very sessionable. It went down fast and it was delicious.

rhoadsrage, Feb 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

richkrull, Sep 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

acurtis, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of Brenden
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A heavily dark, shining though almost completely black brew pours from the tap into the glass and settles with a firm, thick medium brown head that retains itself well and leaves behind strong patching.
From the get-go, it's pretty impressive how close to the mark this beer is. Strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate, it's all there from the first sniff to the last sip, and consistently. There's a light roast, and the malts let you know it's still a stout, though it isn't especially roasty or heavy. The sweetness of the strawberry and vanilla aren't cloying, either, and the chocolate in particular is curbed to make the other elements as (or more) noticeable, but all in all the brewers pretty much nailed it. I haven't been particularly impressed with Saugatuck until now.
Smooth and well carbonated but not too crisp, this beer has a nice body, a certain robustness without being huge, and a great creamy feel.

Brenden, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

DerekQXQX, Jan 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

roostor07, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Spartan13, Aug 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Clockwork12, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

BamfBacon, Jun 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

dmorley21, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Sammy, Dec 19, 2013
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Neapolitan Milk Stout from Saugatuck Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.