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:
870
Reviews:
148
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.34%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
207
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 870 |  Reviews: 148
Photo of schoolboy
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

When you pour this, it is immediately disappointing, but as soon as the aroma hits you, bam, you know this is what was advertised.

The look is pretty flat, but nicely clear dark with tiny bubbles. The aroma is of strawberries, chocolate (just barely) and vanilla. Who'd a thunk the best use of that combo ever was in beer (ale, of course).

They don't say it is for breakfast, but that seems to be working fine. Very highly recommended.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled
Pours a dark chocolate body with decent enough off white head
Aroma is actually Neopolitan
Strawberry chocolate
You've got that in flavour with a milky edge

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyscottthomas
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsalz21
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Timc32
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a tan head. The aroma is very typical for a stout but with the added element of strawberry (albeit very faint). The taste is sweeter than I was expecting (for once a Sweet Stout that is actually sweet!) and once more the strawberry is there. A very interesting and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of BoomKentucky
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dewsby
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of staubot
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jagada
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

I had this on draught in a restaurant. It was served in a pint glass probably colder than it should have been. It pours almost black with dark walnut hues, and a thin, khaki-colored head and lacing that dissipated quickly (probably due to the serving temperature). The smell featured chocolate, lactose, vanilla, and a slight fruitiness from the strawberry. It is quite sweet with the most noticeable taste being the strawberry. There is also a hint of vanilla. The chocolate was actually more subdued than I anticipated. For a stout, it is rather thin in body, with light carbonation, and a fairly low ABV of 6% that allows for easy drinking. My biggest constructive criticism is that it's awfully sweet. It could stand some additional tartness in the strawberry and some more bitterness in the chocolate. All that said, it's interesting and pleasant despite being a touch gimmicky.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.44/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up in a 12 pack stout mix pack. Perfect for us! Anyway, definitely get the vanilla and strawberry notes as advertised. This is an enjoyable beer and definitely would choose again.

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

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kkmiller76
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of malfunxion
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RacerX5k
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Thick and delicious this is spot on vanilla, chocolate, strawberry ice cream in a glass. Tremendous mouthfeel. Would have again anytime.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep black color with a one-finger creamy khaki colored head that has good retention and leaves some lacing behind

S- smells of roasted malt and light char, with a milky vanilla sweetness. Undertones of strawberry & chocolate

T- milky sweet & sugary up front with strong notes of vanilla cream. Mid-palate gives a kick of sweet strawberry before finishing with sweet chocolate and charred malt. Lingers of strawberry and vanilla

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that finishes creamy

O- as advertised and quite tasty, would definitely pick this up again

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Photo of jaketaz
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Neapolitan Milk Stout from Saugatuck Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 870 ratings.
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