Neapolitan Milk Stout - Saugatuck Brewing Company
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Reviews by lurpy1:
4.23/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Ahhh....been waiting to try this one a while. In December this one was promised in a trade, but the trade never happened. In January I attempted to bring one from Mich to MN for a tasting, but improperly muled the beer and it was confiscated by mulleted, unsmiling TSA guards. Fortunately in February I was able to get another bottle. No more fucking around, this one goes down the hatch right here, right now.
Pour is a deep brown with a meringuey, malt colored head. Should be noted, I was drinking this from a shitty plastic hotel water cup. A Duvel tulip it ain't. Aromatically, chocolate shows up with a note that vanilla and strawberry will be along later. Actually, they never show up. It's mostly chocolate, a pleasant baseball malt-cup sensation.
Vanilla and strawberry to make an appearance in taste. Choc, vanilla, and very subtle strawberry all come over you in very short order. Impressive. The strawberry is a little false, but it's still a tasty drink.
Thick and coagulating the way a milk stout should. Pour might have been a little rough and done the mouthfeel some favors.
Wow. Saugatuck is really a tier-3 Michigan brewery that I've had before but in general not paid much mind to. But this here is a winner that makes me think differently about them. Right on the cusp of A/A-. I am sure this is seasonal, but they've really hit on something and should make it more readily available.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2012 14:49:38 | More by lurpy1
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3.59/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured this 12 oz. undated bottle into a Sam Adams glass. The super dark brown body had a solid, tan head that lasted a good while.
The smell was strawberries and chocolate! The aromas intensified as it warmed.
The taste was perfectly captured in the name of the beer. Neapolitan ice cream flavors. Cocoa nibs and strawberries. Vanilla too. Cherries, big fruity flavors. However, a strange artificial flavor character overcame the beer as it warmed. That was disappointing.
The body was medium density and creamy. Adequate carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 13:18:14 | More by Cresant
4.43/5 rDev +13.6%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
06-22-2014 15:47:33 | More by Brenden
Neapolitan Milk Stout from Saugatuck Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.