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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
87
very good

274 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 20
Gots: 22 | 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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amishbooze

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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

New York

3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
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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TasteTester

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-13-2012 02:25:21 | More by Supergenious
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flpiii

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

04-22-2012 03:04:02 | More by flpiii
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DannyDan

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a black hue with little retention and sparse lacing from a hard pour. The aroma has a nice smoke and dark chocolate aroma with a hint of strawberry. The taste starts out with a nice burnt, smoke flavor with a slight hint of vanilla and strawberry in the middle along with some walnuts that seem to overtake the strawberry and vanilla and finally the dark chocolate overtakes everything in the finish. The mouthfeel is slightly dry, and chalky, but overall a really yummy experimental beer that makes a nice desert drink after a meal or when you just want to relax.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 04:46:13 | More by DannyDan
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Mitchster

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$2.49 for a 12oz bottle @ BevCo. "Ale brewed with natural and artifical flavors with caramel color added" 6.3% ABV, 37 IBU's. Why on earth would you need to add caramel color to a dark beer?

Pours out to a slightly hazy but apparently filtered black, forming a small light tan head with poor retention and sparse lacing. Mild carbonation. The aroma is of black walnut, dark chocolate, vanilla, burnt marshmallows and a very subtle strawberry if I close my eyes and think hard about what the bottle says. Mouthfeel is a little tart with a medium body and slightly chalky, which is nice. The taste is quite nice, and a recap of the aroma. The roasted grains are up front, followed by black walnut and then a wisp of dark chocolate, and in the middle, a subtle strawberry flavor. There are flavor hops which are a little green and citric and don't really sit well with the beer...they should forgo any late additions and just use mild bittering hops. The bitterness is relatively mild. Lingering burnt marshmallows, smoke, tobacco and lots of chalk. I wonder if they used smoke malt in this? It tastes like it. Cleanly fermented, no off flavors or aromas. One of these is plenty. It's very rich.

An interesting experimental brew. Nicely done, although they could stand to tweak the recipe a bit to achieve better balance. Recommended. As an aside, I think it's pretty cool that they will let you use their facility to brew 11 gallons of your own beer for $250.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 01:44:34 | More by Mitchster
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Pillowburn

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-10-2012 03:59:47 | More by Pillowburn
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zonker17

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.1%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-30-2012 22:47:09 | More by MDunk
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david131

California

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a very dark brown, bordering on black with a bit of light coming through at the edges. The mocha head is creamy and has nice retention. I wonder how much of the dark color is attributable to the added caramel color.

S- Mostly chocolate aromas with a bit of strawberry in the background. At first I wasn't too crazy about it, but the more I got into it, the better the aroma became.

T- Sweet coffee and chocolate and a really nice strawberry profile. The more of this I drink, the better it seems to get.

M- The carbonation is spot on. There is a definite lingering roastiness.

O- A very tasty and unique stout. Definitely nice for a change of pace.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 02:33:07 | More by david131
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Rostie

Michigan

5/5  rDev +28.2%

03-25-2012 15:10:28 | More by Rostie
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JRdaSconnie

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-23-2012 02:00:40 | More by JRdaSconnie
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szmnnl99

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-22-2012 21:11:39 | More by szmnnl99
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Lynn

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-18-2012 11:52:04 | More by Lynn
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bluHatter

Michigan

3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Deep dark licorice black with 2 fingers of solid, dark brown head that leaves nice lacing.

S: Lots of cocoa, dark chocolate and just a touch of strawberry.

T: I taste a lot of strong chocolate and toasted malts. Very light strawberry on the back. Some bitterness.

M: Full bodied, nice and thick without quite turning into syrup.

O: A nice chocolate stout with some strawberry undertones. Fair warning, this stuff gave me a terrible headache. Might just be me.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 02:02:21 | More by bluHatter
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bigkingken

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black and viscous with a thin, light brown head that hints at overcarbonation for a stout. Smells of dark toffee and a bit of pine perhaps. Carbonation up front on sip, but gives way quickly to thick body. Strong alcohol flavoring with hints of raisin or prune and chocolate malt. Well balanced. Carbonation does come in a bit at the end. No bitterness in the finish. Taste lingers well on the tongue for several seconds after.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 20:44:36 | More by bigkingken
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cates1tg

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-12-2012 10:02:08 | More by cates1tg
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dlello2

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-11-2012 16:31:14 | More by dlello2
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-19-2012 03:09:18 | More by Zaphog
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lurpy1

Minnesota

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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b3shine

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle. Looks good; black with a litttle lacing. Smells good too; chocolate and malt. Solid taste. Chocolate, vanilla, and strawberries. Mouthfeel is great; super-smooth and creamy. Overall, a great brew that I'll definitely be buying more of in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 03:02:19 | More by b3shine
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warnerry

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours very dark brown with two fingers of brown head. Head has very good retention and leaves some good lacing behind.

S - Strawberry is the first aroma to jump out at me, quickly followed by vanilla and then a big chocolate presence. Chocolate has some semi-sett and bittersweet elements to it. Definitely seems like they got what they were going for here.

T - Chocolate leads of the taste, with an interesting hop presence and a bite of carbonation. Strawberry and vanilla are more in the background of the taste compared to the smell, but they are there. Finishes with a bitter chocolate taste.

M - Medium mouthfeel with some creaminess, some lively carbonation and finishing with some dry bitterness.

O - This was pretty enjoyable, all of the neapolitan elements come together pretty well. Not something I would want very often, but I would have this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 23:21:07 | More by warnerry
Neapolitan Milk Stout from Saugatuck Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.