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Neapolitan Milk Stout - Saugatuck Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

420 Ratings
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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 27
Gots: 51 | 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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3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured a dark brownish black, seemingly undercarbonated, with only a small ringlet in place of a head; minimal lacing. Mainly cocoa and dark malts in the aroma, light notes of berry-like sweetness. In the taste, again dark malts and cocoa were dominant, moderately roasty with a bitter twinge, lactose sweetness, but nothing that really came out as "vanilla," and a artificial strawberry syrup sensation in the background. Medium body, a little wacky/novelty-ish in the flavor department, but I guess it was enjoyable enough to be drinkable. It probably would have been a fine sweet stout without the strawberry flavoring.

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3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black body. Produces a thick, dense, fluffy, tan colored head. The retention and lacing on the head is incredible.

S: Chocolate. Vanilla. A bit of roasty malts, but underlying everything is the waft of sweet strawberries.

T: Chocolate upfront. Roasty. Hazelnut and butterscotch. Berry sweetness lingers in the finish - It's strong, but not artificial.

M: Full body. Low carbonation. Velvety creamy. A bit of boozy warmth in the finish.

O: Tastes exactly how it's described. Well done, not fake, like many other sweet stouts. Recommended.

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3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Pours med. brown with minimal lacing and head. Taste is almost cloyingly sweet. Some creaminess, strong berry notes. Almost finds the balance with the roasted malts but falls just a but short. I'd have to say the vanilla and chocolate flavors are far exceeded by the strawberry notes here.

This one's worth a try.

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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured into a glass from the bottle.

a - it's dark with a hint of ruby. very poor head retention. an aggressive pour allowed for a proper head that quickly dissipated. lacing was poor as well.

s - despite the appearance, the smell was impressive. it smelled just like neapolitan ice cream. it really made me want to dive right in a drink it all up.

t - the taste was well balanced. between the sweet notes and the bitter notes there was a dance that made my taste buds happy. strawberry was very present as well as a chocolaty character from the roasted malt. vanilla was present in the background.

m - thick and creamy with good carbonation, though i felt like something was missing.

o - a very nice experience though one that i do not need to experience for a while. i would recommend this beer to people who like sweet stouts, especially novelty stouts such as this one.

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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.

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Neapolitan Milk Stout from Saugatuck Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.