Neapolitan Milk Stout | Saugatuck Brewing Company

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868 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jips on 07-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
868
Reviews:
148
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.34%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
206
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 868 |  Reviews: 148
Photo of Eman17
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeeScott876
3.47/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwbetts
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CreightonSM
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rudzud
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a trade. Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown hue with a thin mocha head that fades to leave a creamy halo.

S - Aromas of big strawberry notes, freeze dried strawberries mixed with strawberry jam, nice chocolaty notes, very faint vanilla.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, nice chocolate, almost syrupy, light vanilla, the strawberries are not quite as good as the nose. They're not quite as fresh taste, maybe a bit too sticky.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, touch on the thin side.

O - Overall this is a solid milk stout, the nose is really really nice.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light fluffy fizzY head fades quickly, nice legs, super dark almost black color.

Nose loaded with strawberry, strawberry jam, big candied jelly jammy strawberry cake topping, with creamy chocolate pudding, maybe some background vanilla, like freeze dried astronaut neo ice cream, touch porter.

Taste us mixed, a strawberry flavor but dried freezer burnt stale strawberry, little sweet jam, candied dried strawberry, artificial strawberry, little bitter roast and porter creamy flavor, mild stout creamy, touch vanilla, little bitter earthy hop and roast. Finish dried lactose milk stout, more fake and freeze dried strawberry, little earthy vanilla.

Mouth is med bod, little creamy decent carb.

Overall ok, nose was nice, strawberry taste was icky, otherwise a decent beer.

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Photo of chrisroarshack
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KBlodorn
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of meanmutt
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mallardip
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Had on nitro tap at Chester V's in Oshkosh, WI. Nitro probably inhibits the nose that this has to have in bottle. No doubt a sweet stout, but delivers incredibly well. It truly has notes and flavors of Neapolitan ice cream. Recommended.

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Photo of TimberSwanson
4.56/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Raislak
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mojo714
3.26/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of facefox
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of addiwilliams
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 57md
3.33/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sampled this on nitro tap.

Pours a dark brown color with ruby edges. Once everything settled there was about a finger of head. The nose is quite bland. The flavor profile is very sweet (even considering the style) and the mouthfeel is syrupy.

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Photo of krl2112
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of runlikeakenyan
3.36/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.17/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown, nearly black, body, foamed milk-looking tan head, slightly course. All of this is somewhat ruined by the acknowledgement of caramel color being added. Nose is sweet, with chocolate and overly sugary strawberry. Taste is primarily candied, syrupy fake strawberry, artificial milk chocolate, chemical aftertaste, and mild vanilla. One taste is pretty sweet but also pretty tasty, then comes the retro-olfaction, where the chemical components emerge, alongside wet granite/soil. Very off-putting. Body is medium weight, too highly carbonated for the style.
I liked this beer a lot my first few exposures, but the more I taste it the more the artificial nature of it stands out to me. The chemical, nasty aftertaste is too powerful to ignore, despite the pretty tasty initial sip. I wonder if this would be possible to produce using real ingredients? I like where the brewer's head is at, but the actual product took too many shortcuts.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Fairly standard stout color, dark brown, almost black, and essentially opaque. The head of tan fades away, and no real lacing.

S - All I smell is strawberry and a sweet malty note. Perhaps a hint of vanilla. The fruit is way too forward.

T - Again, the fruit is far to the front, sweetness and strawberry flesh. Middle gets the hint of vanilla. The close introduces a more bitter element, suggesting unsweetened cocoa. The fruit is cloying, and it overshadows the more positive notes of malt and vanilla.

M - Slightly sticky but manages to avoid being too heavy.

O - Not my thing, with fruit too forward but not as much chocolate or vanilla as I'd have preferred. So while the elements of Neapolitan ice cream are present, the fruit steals the show.

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Photo of der_meister
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikebu
4.63/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Neapolitan Milk Stout from Saugatuck Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 868 ratings.
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