Neapolitan Milk Stout | Saugatuck Brewing Company

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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:
875
Reviews:
149
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.34%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
209
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 875 |  Reviews: 149
Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AuntBea
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RandyFlameThrower
2.94/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AdamSteve
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jflynt
3.31/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bluejacket74
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, packaged on 09/29/15. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with a couple inch tan head that stayed around for a long time. There's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like Neapolitan ice cream. Chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry are all noticeable, along with some roasted malt and nuttiness. The flavor is just like the aroma. I do have to say that at first the strawberry wasn't very strong until the beer warmed up and sat around a little while, so you probably shouldn't drink this one cold at all. It just got better and better the longer I drank it! Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's coating and creamy with moderate carbonation. I liked this a lot, glad I bought a 4-pack of it!

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Photo of steve8robin
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npendres
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Elumbeer
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jcubz
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Elicoleman
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of macher0
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A. Dark, dark, but not completely black. Sort of thin.

S. Domestic yeast and roasted malts.

T. Dark malts, creamed coffee, and a little hop bitterness.

M. This really takes a great turn here. Very silky and full body.

O. The feel is way more silky than the appearance. A good milk stout.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chewy6935
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coorsy
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emptyglassagain
2.16/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Shannon-O
2.06/5  rDev -47%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of Spike
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 fl oz bottle sealed with pressure cap.

poured into HF wine stem.

bottled on 08/19/2015

Appearance: light black bodied beer with 2 finger tall off white colored head. Good staying power on the head eventually dropping down to no head and a thin ring. Spotty lacing on the side of the glass as well. A gentle swirl brings back a thick cap of head.

Smell: lightly roasty stout aroma. Vanilla and chocolate are very evident adjuncts in the aroma. Also smelling a nutty aroma almost like peanut butter. Not much of a hint of strawberry in the nose.

Taste: Light bitterness and roasted and nutty malt profile balanced with light sweetness; this stout is not overtly sweet. Light chocolate flavor and light vanilla is present as well. I do actually taste a hint of strawberry in the flavor and you do not have to look hard to find it. All adjunct are present and all well balanced and integrated into the stout. Strawberry comes out even more as the beer warms up and you also start to taste the lactose as well.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low yet adequate carbonation. Very drinkable stout; drinks true to the 6% ABV. Not boozey at all.

Overall: A nicely balanced stout. One consideration that I have is that the adjuncts may have faded a bit since this was bottled back in august. I would like to see another version of this that is really over the top sweet with big aroma and flavor from the adjuncts. That would be very interesting to try. I would still consider picking up a 4 pack of this on a year basis.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Neapolitan Milk Stout from Saugatuck Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 875 ratings.
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