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Neapolitan Milk Stout - Saugatuck Brewing Company

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Neapolitan Milk StoutNeapolitan Milk Stout

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very good

392 Ratings
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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 70
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Zonian1, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of Hoptometrist
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A- Poured black with a mocha-colored soapy head that left light splashy lace.

S- Artificial strawberry ice cream, vanilla, caramel, and roasted malt notes.

T- Lots of that artificial strawberry ice cream flavor, milk chocolate, and vanilla. It finishes with just enough roasted malt and bitterness to keep the sweetness in check.

M- Smooth, medium body, and finishes dry.

O- Sure it is gimmicky idea for a beer, but this beer exceeded my expectations, It tastes exactly like a neapolitan beer milkshake. The strawberry flavor is definitely reminiscent of the the little ice cream cups with the wooden spoons, but in this case I don't mind that artificial taste.

Hoptometrist, Nov 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

sparx1100, Nov 05, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

PBRmeasap1980, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

XmnwildX12, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of Powderhornphil
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%

Powderhornphil, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to my buddy Mike for this one, a pitch black pour with a finger or so of creamy dark tan head. Aroma is indeed as advertised, milk chocolate, vanilla, red berries, and caramel with a whiff of ash. The sweet cream and berry notes become more prominent as one sips, although the opposite is true on the palate, with the chocolate and roasted barley notes increasing in salience. This crossover effect between nose and palate added to the experience to me ... Perhaps the strawberry is overdone, although the sweet cream, vanilla, coffee, and caramel elements gave me something else on which to focus and there was a robust charred barley note poking out that prevented things from becoming too sweet. I am reminded of dehydrated astronaut ice cream rather than the stuff in the big yellow bucket. Wonderful mouthfeel, silky smooth and rich but not overly thick. Finishes with faint grassy hops and light ash. Quite tasty all told, with some childhood nostalgia thrown in for good measure.

CalgaryFMC, Nov 02, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +13.7%

Tewks6288, Nov 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

lochef81, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of Devman171
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Devman171, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of AlexYouCantSki
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

It's true. You can smell and taste a hint of strawberries. Fun labeling on the bottle too.

AlexYouCantSki, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of EdgewaterBrew
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%

EdgewaterBrew, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of y0tommyb
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

y0tommyb, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of MikeVW
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%

MikeVW, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of Eddiehop
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%

Eddiehop, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

dmorgan310, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of JefferyLaGrow
4/5  rDev +1.5%

It tastes exactly like it should. Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and sweet. Nice little stout.

JefferyLaGrow, Oct 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Tracker83, Oct 25, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +16.8%

cjhjunior, Oct 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

98green, Oct 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

KJ2013, Oct 23, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -8.6%

Bung, Oct 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Glanzman, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of Davepoolesque
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Smells like if you mixed together all the flavors in the carton of ice cream, dominated by the strawberry. Artificial strawberry up front, with a lingering chocolate bitterness in back. This is just ok. Couldn't drink a lot of this.

Davepoolesque, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of Fargrow
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Fargrow, Oct 20, 2014
Neapolitan Milk Stout from Saugatuck Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.