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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

279 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 20
Gots: 23 | 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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1/5  rDev -74.4%

10-05-2012 01:06:58 | More by MButkus
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Indiana

1.25/5  rDev -68%

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Rihup

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -61.6%

06-04-2013 02:06:30 | More by Rihup
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3rdto1st

California

2/5  rDev -48.8%

07-23-2012 04:07:04 | More by 3rdto1st
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RColbert3

Illinois

2/5  rDev -48.8%

09-06-2013 03:54:41 | More by RColbert3
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chickeni3reast

Illinois

2/5  rDev -48.8%

11-23-2012 01:01:15 | More by chickeni3reast
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Kaveman

Illinois

2/5  rDev -48.8%

08-26-2013 02:52:15 | More by Kaveman
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jsisko01

Michigan

2/5  rDev -48.8%

02-23-2014 00:13:43 | More by jsisko01
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emerge077

Illinois

2.45/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1-28-2013 Tap: 3.5
Tried a draft sample to see if it lived up to the horrible bottles I had last month. The aroma was similarly of fake strawberry syrup, but the roastiness of the stout did come through a little bit more behind it. Flavors were similarly sweet and artificial at first, but in the end the base stout came forward quite a bit more flavor-wise also. Overall it was actually far better that the bottles... just going to chalk it up to inconsistency, or poor treatment of the first bottled batch that arrived in Chicago.

12-17-2012 Bottle: 2.45

Poured a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Dark brown when poured and black in the glass. Huge billowing head of tan foam that rises above the rim in a convex dome, leaving sheets of sticky lacing behind. Great head retention, long lasting and the surface skim never breaks. So far so good.

Aromas of artificial strawberry cough syrup and vanilla extract. Very medicinal and fake... not to mention the bad childhood memories of taking cough syrup it conjures up. Yuck.

Flavor also has a similar artificial, medicinal strawberry note to it, though the base stout seems good enough. Mildly roasty with a medium level of sweetness, slightly dry and bitter finish. Medicinal note lingers throughout unfortunately, marring an otherwise decent base stout. Just plain weird. Not sure why they released this, it struck me as odd right off the bat. This is a brand new arrival to the market too, doubt it would already be infected.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 01:21:24 | More by emerge077
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Anvilfarm

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

03-28-2014 14:20:16 | More by Anvilfarm
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elNopalero

Texas

2.89/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This was a pretty raunchy brew that lived up to its name. Isn’t the point of having strawberry, chocolate and vanilla ice cream that you get three different flavors in one—not that the three get mixed together?
It pours a thick black color with light cocoa foam. The aroma is all about a milk stout’s sweetness with a combination of chocolate-strawberry and a light cocoa note. The flavor is sharply sweet, and becomes overly cloying as it opens. There’s a strawberry-tinged harshness with a lactic tartness and a sharp finish. It definitely does taste like a Neapolitan ice cream cone—only melted down with the flavors mixed together.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 07:31:20 | More by elNopalero
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AnchorDrops

Michigan

2.91/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured in glass goblet.

A-Pitch black with moderate head that dissipates somewhat quickly, light lacing

S-Sugar, some strawberry

T-Very sweet, with artificially tasting strawberry up front, some vanilla, and very light chocolate roasted malts in the finish.

M-Medium carbonation, somewhat thick for the ABV

O-The sweetness dominates, as do the somewhat cloying flavors of strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate. It was definitely drinkable but nothing I will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 04:13:43 | More by AnchorDrops
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divineaudio

Michigan

2.93/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

a - pours dark brown with a thin cap of tan head that calms to a film pretty fast. leaves a few legs of lacing in this glass.

s - mostly milk chocolate, but there is a hint of artificial strawberry and vanilla.

t - artificial strawberry flavor over a chocolate malt base. has a bitterness like burnt coffee on the back of the tongue and a weird chemical aftertaste.

m - medium in body and very creamy. adequate carbonation.

o - would be great, but the chemical flavors kinda ruined this one for me. i wish they had brewed this with real strawberries and aged it on vanilla beans instead of using a bunch of flavorings. probably not returning to this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 06:49:43 | More by divineaudio
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roostor07

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.3%

04-14-2014 12:42:13 | More by roostor07
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dmorley21

Michigan

3/5  rDev -23.3%

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zonker17

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.3%

04-07-2012 14:16:51 | More by zonker17
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sweemzander

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.3%

04-21-2014 23:12:22 | More by sweemzander
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -23.3%

01-03-2012 04:49:07 | More by akttr
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Wingsman

Michigan

3/5  rDev -23.3%

07-14-2014 15:55:33 | More by Wingsman
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jtingue

New York

3.15/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance. Dark chocolate brown in color, only easy to see through at the edges. Pours with 3 fingers of coffee head, which quickly dissipates to a thick layer on top of the beer, leaving nice lacing.

Smell. Very sweet on the nose, but overall a very weak nose. Its really just a slight lactose sugar sweetness, with a hint of roastyness in the background.

Taste. Starts out with a sweet strawberry that tastes so similar to to neapolitan it promises its uncanny. This has an underlying roastiness which blends into a bourbon like vanilla flavor, again like the ice cream it tires to replicate. The strawberry, again comes back and leads into a sweet finish.

Mouthfeel. Very thick body, with a tight but prickly carbonation.

This one is a bit over the top for me. It does live up to its name quite well, but at the sacrifice of making a good beer. In actuality it is kind of a sweet mess of a beer, but that is what you expect so you kind of just ignore it.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 00:58:42 | More by jtingue
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to willseph for the bottle.

Appearance: Straight black. Starts with a sizable darkish khaki head. Super creamy. Ok retention. Drops to a super faint cap with a thicker creamy collar. Some clingy splotches of lacing.

Smell: Creamy lactose thrown over a solid roasted malt backbone. A hint of fake vanilla and a touch of a vague jammy fruitiness. Roast drops some hints of almost char. Cocoa and chocolate in good measure. Milky sugary sweetness. Does a good job of mimicking a melted bowl of the ice cream. Malts keep it in check, offering some caramel and molasses. Very slight hint of earthy hops on the back.

Taste: Roasted ice cream. Legit. Solid lactose sweetness. Straight up sugar coupled with some deeper caramel and molasses notes. Very lightly fruity, but it pushes a bit more jammy than fresh. Lingering hint of artificial vanilla. Deeply roasted with some coffee and a good bit of cocoa bitterness. Strawberry jumps up a bit as it warms. A slightly burnt edge coupled with some char. Warming smooths it out a bit, but leaves a clingy sugary sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium, almost smooth body. Moderate carbonation with a slightly dry finish.

Overall: Cook this shit out of that ice cream!

Sweet and roasted and almost burnt. It's good, but the roasted malts and sweetness don't ever really come together. Still, it's better than average.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 21:57:43 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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whoneeds8

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

04-18-2013 01:50:35 | More by whoneeds8
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cwguy5

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

04-07-2014 04:17:34 | More by cwguy5
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asweet

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

07-15-2013 18:17:35 | More by asweet
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BreakfastStout

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

01-22-2014 01:29:34 | More by BreakfastStout
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Neapolitan Milk Stout from Saugatuck Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.