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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

293 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 14.54%
Wants: 22
Gots: 26 | 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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JALIEN

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

12-26-2012 08:27:27 | More by JALIEN
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

12-22-2012 05:22:43 | More by mkennedy119
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emerge077

Illinois

2.45/5  rDev -37.5%

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.

12-17-2012 01:21:24 | More by emerge077
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

12-16-2012 07:01:44 | More by hilgart1
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TastingRoomCharNtony


4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

12-15-2012 16:19:18 | More by TastingRoomCharNtony
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Kerrie

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

12-04-2012 18:33:38 | More by Kerrie
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chickeni3reast

Illinois

2/5  rDev -49%

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

Michigan

3.65/5  rDev -6.9%

12 oz bottle into a glass mug

A: Pours seriously black. No light through this beer. Unfortunately, that is due to added caramel color. No matter though. A small, dark brown head forms on top and quickly fades to a foam ring.

S: Dark roasted malt with hints of chocolate syrup and vanilla.

T: Immediately get chocolate covered cherries, (although I think they were going for strawberry) but in an artificial way. More like it's chocolate syrup and cherry/strawberry syrup from a squeeze bottle. Then a little bit of roasted malt with subtle notes of vanilla extract in there. Lingering chocolate fruit finish. Actually not a lot of sweetness.

M: Fairly helft body with carbonation being on the low side. A little bit of oily slickness that briefly leaves the mouth coated.

O: I like the idea behind this beer, but I really wish they didn't have to use artificial flavoring and coloring to make it a reality. Still, it is fairly enjoyable. Makes me think I might actually like a real cherry stout.

10-17-2012 01:31:41 | More by CMUbrew
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MButkus


1/5  rDev -74.5%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-27-2012 01:53:01 | More by mrebeka
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birchstick

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

08-19-2012 22:15:32 | More by birchstick
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.83/5  rDev -2.3%

Thanks to MDunk for sharing this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark brown, mostly opaque, with a one-finger medium brown head. No real visible carbonation.

S: Coffee with some chocolate, vanilla, toffee, and maybe some cinnamon?

T: Reminds me of cold black bitter coffee, with some vanilla, cacao, and a vague sweet fruitiness (cherry I thought, but could be persuaded it was strawberry). Hang was similar to slightly burnt black coffee bitterness.

M: Medium to slightly thin mouthfeel. Some carbonation sensation but not much, alcohol noticeable but doesn't detract.

O: This was a pretty good take on a milk stout - not usually my favorite style. To me the coffee flavors were so forward they tended to overpower any of the "Neapolitan" that the brewer was looking for. Overall a decent beer.

08-16-2012 23:07:21 | More by macrosmatic
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

Bottle to Bruery snifter.

A - Very dark brown on the pour and black once it settled. A small layer of light brown head formed and receded to a ring around the glass. Spotty lacing.

S - Chocolate, strawberry and vanilla are all here, true to the label. Fairly sweet overall. The Neapolitan aromas are somewhat artificial but still appealing.

T - Sweet strawberry puree, milk chocolate and a hint of vanilla compliment a nice roasted malt profile. Fairly sweet overall with a slight bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium body with some chew. Moderate carbonation.

08-11-2012 19:46:52 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Zuidman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

08-11-2012 01:55:05 | More by Zuidman
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Twal

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2%

08-02-2012 02:10:04 | More by Twal
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Redglimmer


4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-31-2012 02:22:42 | More by Redglimmer
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SirDalton


4/5  rDev +2%

07-27-2012 07:08:51 | More by SirDalton
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GR_Rick

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-25-2012 02:55:47 | More by GR_Rick
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3rdto1st

California

2/5  rDev -49%

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

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

07-10-2012 23:52:17 | More by amishbooze
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djwhit24

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

06-21-2012 01:42:45 | More by djwhit24
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-20-2012 00:51:58 | More by GRG1313
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jtingue

New York

3.15/5  rDev -19.6%

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.

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

05-28-2012 00:56:50 | More by TasteTester
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Supergenious

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

05-13-2012 02:25:21 | More by Supergenious
Neapolitan Milk Stout from Saugatuck Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.