Neapolitan Milk Stout | Saugatuck Brewing Company

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3.93/5
Very Good
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Neapolitan Milk StoutNeapolitan Milk Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
saugatuckbrewing.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jips on 07-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,976
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
946
pDev:
12.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of woodychandler
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Like @The-Adjunct-Hippie, I am also surprised that have not reviewed this beer prior to now. Hmm. Well, today is the ocCANsion of New Against the Saugatuck Grain Beer Sunday (Week 699), but I have finished The CANQuest (tm) phase of the Saugatuck portion of today's adventure, forcing me into the bottles until they are likewise exhausted. Oh, the shame!

From the Bottle: "Made in Michigan"; "Stout with Natural Flavors Added".

That "Natural Flavors" jazz is not really any added benefit. It's all the product of a chem lab somewhere. And on that note, I Pop!ped the cap & started a heavy-handed pour into the awaiting glass. This action produced just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, deep-tan/light-brown head with moderate retention, but it did not leave behind much in the way of lacing. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44) with cola highlights only at the edges. Nose was sweet all right, but it was more chocolaty than anything else. Hmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was imprecise in that I could easily get chocolate and vanilla, but the strawberry was kind of lost and/or lacking in the mix. I have had it on-tap before & liked I better. I also see where there is a Bourbon-Bbl.-aged version & I would be willing to bet that it is pretty good. I was just feeling underwhelmed with this one. Finish was sweet, more chocolaty than anything else & definitely a dessert beer. YMMV.

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Photo of npfreeman
2.82/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of B_B
2.6/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Curt3
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic pint glass.

The beer is the color of dark chocolate with an almost nitrogenated foamy tan head that hardly recedes at all. Lacing is random thick splotches and squiggly lines of heavy foam. The aroma has subtle hints of strawberry fruitiness but is otherwise dominated by a lot of sucrose sugar. The taste is slightly more defined as it starts out sweet and sugary, followed by a faint strawberry note. Chocolate emerges before finishing with with a sugary sweet cream flavor. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy, very smooth.

Overall, I wanted to like this a lot more, but the sugary sweetness blinded a lot of the other flavors. Still pretty unique though, definitely worth a shot, at least a single bottle like I bought.

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Photo of Sellen
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hackattack
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The name for this nails it.....just like the ice-cream.... creamy vanilla, chocolate, berry, toasted malts.....all evident in the taste. This is really smooth..... not thick and bitter like some stout beers.

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Photo of Hayden34
2.27/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dlin0sbb
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tfsimpkins
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jkermitj
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JVasky
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I cannot believe I have not sat down to review this yet, as many times as I've had it.

Dark chocolate brown-black, with a thin wispy ring of head in THULSA DOOM.

Aroma of chocolate, chocolate ice cream, brownies, vanilla, frozen strawberries, strawberry syrup, caramel, slight metal.

Flavor of cheap chocolate ice cream sprinkled with coffee grounds, earthy roast malts, metallic milk, burnt caramel popcorn, more coffee.

Feel is semi-creamy, yet carbonated, roasty finish, it's just about right on the feel.

Overall, decent but nowhere near the goodness of Blueberry Maple. I like it but I don't love it. Would I buy again? Of course, I've had it several times. Won't blow your socks off though.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid black color, above average body,decent thick feel. Aroma was malted chocolate,vanilla,and a slight amount of strawberry. Taste was somewhat different,roasted malt forward. Followed by a mix of different flavors. A decent stout that delivered on the Neapolitan flavors, a very decent dessert beer

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Photo of Jmar25
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear brown color with a large off-white colored head. The aroma is chocolate and strawberries. The taste matches the nose.

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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
3.1/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of beersampler6
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very smooth dessert-type stout. Pours deep color with minimal head, low carbonation. Strong notes of chocolate, coffee and vanilla, lighter notes of strawberry and malt. A little too heavy and sweet to drink more than 1-2 with dinner but is great for sipping and slowly enjoying. One of the better fruit-tasting stouts I’ve had.

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pauleyh2
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Has a beautiful dark color. The smell is amazing of chocolate coffee vanilla and strawberry present. The top and head is creamy. Goes down smoothly very rich and very potent. Aftertaste is as appealing as its aroma.

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Photo of CobraDC23
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steinhauser10
3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful stout. The aroma is a mixture of roasted malt, dark cocoa and strawberry preserves, with some creamy vanilla/lactose. The flavor captures the Neapolitan ice cream flavors, rolling in waves of rich chocolate, sweet strawberry, and creamy vanilla. The feel is quite nice, with a semi-full, slick mouthfeel reminiscent of melting ice cream.
Saugatuck has hit the nail on the head, and whenever I'm in the mood for dessert I reach for this one.

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Neapolitan Milk Stout from Saugatuck Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 946 ratings