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Neapolitan Milk Stout - Saugatuck Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

420 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Photo of valorian
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

I was very surprised at how much it tasted like Neapolitan Ice cream.

Photo of hopnado
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Zonian1
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Photo of sparx1100
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Powderhornphil
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of Tewks6288
4.48/5  rDev +14%

Photo of lochef81
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Devman171
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of AlexYouCantSki
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Photo of EdgewaterBrew
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of y0tommyb
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of MikeVW
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Eddiehop
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of JefferyLaGrow
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Photo of Tracker83
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of cjhjunior
4.6/5  rDev +17%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Bung
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Glanzman
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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