- My Rating: [C+], I gave it a (3 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Neapolitan Milk Stout – Saugatuck Brewing Company, 6.0% ABV, 650 ml., (Douglas, Michigan, USA)
description from the Saugatuckbrewing website:
“A perfect blend of classic dry stout character with brilliant flavors of Neapolitan Ice Cream. Experience the nostalgic flavors of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry all in one glass – because sometimes ice cream just isn’t enough.”
- Style: (flavoured – natural and artificial strawberry-vanilla-chocolate) Stout
- Taste: Distinct yet artificial strawberry-vanilla-cocoa roasted barley malt cloying plasticky
- Where I got it : High Point / Vancouver
- How much: $9.05 (after 20% off) – 650 ml., February 2016
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: gimmicky, at your own peril
Visual: Pours very dark brown with no real head, thin ringed retention, steady streams all around.
Nose: artificial strawberry ice cream, vanilla, subtle malts. Candyesque, but appetizing. (lvl-4)-pungency
Attack: soft crisp, light slick
Mid-palate: aromatic artificial strawberry, long (lvl-7-sweetness)-slight cloying, roasted barley malt
Finish: dark cocoa notes, vanilla extract, lingering plastic artificiality
Summary: Definitely a unique flavour that grabs your attention with the first sip, much like their blueberry maple stout. It does however become very predictable and cloying halfway through. Not a ton of depth but the transitions are decent. I can confidently say I won’t be having another one of these. Artificiality overload.