Neapolitan Milk Stout | Saugatuck Brewing Company

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3.93/5
Very Good
932 Ratings
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:
#6,567
Reviews:
167
Ratings:
932
pDev:
11.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 932 |  Reviews: 167
Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.54/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antg8989
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought this at 8.99 a four-pack and had low expectations. Pours dark brown; minimal light brown head. No sticky lacing. Aroma is a surprising chocolate and strawberry ice cream. Taste is chocolate up front with hints of coffee and strawberry and even less of vanilla. Feel is light-medium bodied, with slightly higher than average carbonation for a milk stout. Overall, I thought this was very good. I would be interested to see how this would evolve if aged in bourbon barrels to bring out a little bit more of the vanilla. For the price, I'd say it's well worth trying. Nothing really to dislike about it - and if you are afraid of fruitiness in your beer, don't stray away from this just yet, the strawberry is relatively minimal, and at worst, is a nice touch.

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Photo of Lonewolfwmv
3.03/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of clager
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Epiktetos
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GtBoros
4.67/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amazing aroma and tastes like root beer. But better. Lovely nutty complex

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Saugatuck Brewing Company "Neapolitan Milk Stout"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "PKGD 100617" and sampled on 112717
$2.49 @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: I've been hesitant to drink this as it seems a little weird, but at the same time I don't want to let it get any older so here we go... it's poured an opaque brown-black body that shows a thin bit of clear dark mahogany at the base of the glass. The head is two fingers thick, and started as bubbly tan but settled into a densely creamy cap. The aroma suggests a little bit of strawberry, and some roastiness, but is overall fairly mild. The flavor delivers a lot more strawberry and a distinct roastiness as well. It's almost ashy and kind of charred. Almost dark roast coffee-like. I was going to say "but without the nuttiness' but there is some nuttiness to it, and chocolate as well. I didn't think this was going to work but it does, although I still feel the roastiness is a little unusual. I thought it would be more chocolate-vanilla-strawberry and the roastiness throws that off a little. The strawberry is very nice though. But what about the vanilla? It's in there. It's not too strong, I get it mainly in the finish where it lingers a bit. I guess it has a hard time fighting its way through everything else upfront. It doesn't seem that bitter, and oh, I just noticed that it's 6.0% alcohol by volume, jeez! It doesn't taste like it. I'm not finding any alcohol. Looking back the head has dropped to a very thin surface covering and thicker collar, and the lacing that's been left behind is very nice. Body? Hmmm, I'd call it medium, maybe medium leaning toward medium-light. And it's got a nice, very fine-bubbled moderate carbonation that leaves it smooth. Overall I'd call it a dessert beer but it also works as a regular beer in some ways. I wouldn't want to have one all of the time, but maybe on the weekend while preparing dinner one of these would be nice. Interesting.

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Photo of Act25
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Surprised by the success of this combination, because normally ice cream strawberry doesnt mix well with beer.
Not so here, where we get an original and heroic combination.
a) I look for more lasting and creamy head and lace than founder here, but it's solid.
s) Exceptional creamy aroma of vanilla and berry set off by sufficient char, and heft, to balance.
t) Likewise, the sweet and flavorful additions are tempered by a roast char body, that's solid malt, roast, wood, pepper, and charcoal.
f) A bit thinner than I like, but more flavor and punch that a 6.0 abv,
Best beer of their lot? Did not like their flavored stouts otherwise.

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Photo of curlybird
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Cat_Marcoux
4.58/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gemini6
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On nitro tap at Engine 15 in JAX.
Great looks, with a fine, durable, creamy tan head over a clear dark brown body that's nearly opaque.
Lightly sweet, with a moderately strong flavor for style. Interesting and distinctive, with hints of cream, roasted nuts, vanilla, milk chocolate and light grains.
Creamy smooth, medium body.

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

Photo of Ob512316
4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

120z bottle poured into glass. This beer looks between black and dark brown with no head. The smell is strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla. The taste of strawberry comes out first, followed by vanilla, then finally chocolate. Both strawberry, and chocolate have a strong presence. Tastes like Neapolitan icecream.
This beer does't feel like a stout.
Overall this beer excedes expectations. One or two in a setting is good enough more than that would be overkill. It is on the sweet side. Definitely worth drinking again.

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Photo of buzzedup
3.44/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GravityKills
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was just about everything I thought it would be, pretty good...

I picked this up not really expecting it to taste like neopolitan ice cream, and it actually did not, but it was tasty indeed. A dark, practically black beer with the undeniable scent of neopolitan ice cream - through and through. Mouthfeel was slightly watery, but still leaning towards medium-bodied. Though I couldn't smell any malts, I did taste it though making a the beer balanced in my eyes. A very good, desert beer, without a doubt.

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Neapolitan Milk Stout from Saugatuck Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 932 ratings