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Neapolitan Milk Stout - Saugatuck Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

394 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 394
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 25
Gots: 47 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jips on 07-03-2011)
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3.6/5  rDev -8.6%

Bottled 10/21/14. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours dark brown, almost black with light getting through. This one has ruby red hues and a small off-white head that disappears quick and doesn't leave much lacing or retention. The aromas have a sweet strawberry fragrance. The chocolate malts are there. Some blueberry. Some vanilla. It kind of smells artificial, but it still smells nice and is pretty unique. The flavors are definitely bittersweet. It starts off tart with the first few sips, but the tartness vanishes quickly. More strawberry and blueberry. Lots of roasty dark chocolate notes. Vanilla bean is there. Subtle coffee notes, especially in the finish. It has a nice bitterness in the finish as well. It borderlines having an artificial taste up front, but this one has a nice finish to it. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation. Very smooth and easy drinking. It becomes even more enjoyable as it warms.

This starts off rough around the edges at first, but everything basically comes together at the end. This is a unique beer to say the least. I went into this thinking I would love it, but I ended up just liking it. It even had moments when I was questioning it, but I give them credit for this one. They basically deliver exactly what they advertised. It ultimately reminds me of Neapolitan ice cream.

BB1313, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of MasterSki
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from klipper. Served in a Half Acre pint glass. Best before April 15th, 2013.

A - Dark tan foam settles to a thick cap, leaving behind plenty of lacing. Very dark brown with a hint of reddish transparency at the edges.

S - Actually smells like Neapolitan ice cream; notes of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry, although there's a more synthetic vibe to the latter two. I'm not totally bothered by this, as the flavors in ice cream are also largely synthetic - if it were advertised as a strawberry stout I'd be expecting real berries. Some mild roast and caramel round things out

T - Taste doesn't have quite the same clarity of flavor as the aroma, although the 'faux' strawberry and vanilla are there if you look for them. It's a solid, sweet stout, but I'm not sure I'd guess Neapolitan without benefit of the aroma. A bit more roasted malts and grains, with a lightly bitter finish.

M - Medium-light body, a tad grainy and watery, with pleasant moderate-to-low carbonation. No alcohol presence, and avoids being overly sticky or viscous.

D - The best beer I've had so far from Saugatuck; evocative of the ice cream I had in my freezer during childhood (I always left behind the chocolate to be honest). Would drink this one again, although a six-pack might linger as it's a bit gimmicky. Delivers what it promises, but if you're against 'fake' flavors this might not be up your alley. All that being said, I had no problem with a 12oz bottle and I was up for another one afterward.

MasterSki, Jan 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

ItsBeer4Me, Monday at 08:58 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

just caught the end of the keg and the 2 ounces I had was pretty good. will look forward to a second chance with this beer.

DavidGross, Monday at 03:25 PM
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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

dheldman, Monday at 01:24 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Philsfrontporch, Monday at 01:14 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

deonreds, Sunday at 11:13 AM
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4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BigRedDog, Saturday at 04:15 PM
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Jas45678, Nov 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

kynap55, Nov 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Quite weird. I think this is actually what they intended, but it truly tastes like icecream. Not convinced I like it, but it's definitely something to try.

azkkr, Nov 17, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +9.4%

Svyturys30, Nov 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Lanstrum, Nov 15, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%

Slongie, Nov 15, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

msquared36, Nov 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

SaintJonah, Nov 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

JGlitz87, Nov 13, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours black with a one-finger tan head.

S - Aroma of strawberry milk, vanilla, and chocolate.

T - Folows the aroma. Sweet strawberry milk, dark chocolate, and vanilla in the front. Roasted malts produce a light bitterness in the finish that help balance the sweetness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Dry finish.

O - This is the adult version of neopolitan ice cream. While it leans heavy on the strawberry there is enough balance to make this an above average milk stout.

TreyIsWilson, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

DrBobPierce, Nov 12, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

dabear85, Nov 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

tmaury, Nov 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

AndyEdgar, Nov 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

scott2269, Nov 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Sooch222, Nov 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jimmygord, Nov 08, 2014
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Neapolitan Milk Stout from Saugatuck Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.