Brewed by Alley Kat Brewing Company
Style: Sweet Stout
Edmonton, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Picture taking a bowl of Neapolitan ice cream, mixing it up, then smelling and tasting the chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry flavors. Now picture smelling and tasting those flavors in a stout. Canít decide between a rich stout or an ice cream for dessert? Why not do both? Neapolitan ice cream = awesome. Beer = awesome. Neapolitan ice cream + beer = awesome squared.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2010
Pours black with a small ring of mocha head. The aroma is magnificient, a great roasting supported by the other flavours. The taste is well balanced roastiness as well, chocolate and strawberry on the tongue. I loved this flavour as a child. A sipper, rich, lace dots.Carbonation right there. Very good stout.Thanks Presario.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9836) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2011
2011-07-23. Black body with a modest creamy tan head. 3+ Sweet aroma, vanilla and cocoa notes, hint of strawberry if I breath deeply? Flavour is similar, sweet base with melange of cocoa and strawberries, vanilla lingers in the aftertaste. Highlights are lovely, but the overall sweetness of it gets to be a bit cloying by the end. 6+ Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate is very lightly carbonated. Okay. Vanilla in the nose comes out more as it warms. Bottle via trade with Vertical Bacon Bits

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9541) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle, for my 3200th rating. Ver dark brown, hearty pour. Intensely sweet aroma that does indeed seem to capture the imagination and suggest melted Neapolitan ice cream. Very sweet though! Heaps of syrupy chocolate, soft vanilla, and a strong fruity note in the back of the palate that unfortunately becomes quite artificial-tasting and doesnít truly capture the strawberry element. It could be any sweet fruit-flavoured syrup really, but the point is that the three distinct flavour components are easily distinguished. Sticky and sweet, too much to have more than one, at least for me anyway. Alley Kat seems a little obsessed with weird beer combos (garlic lager, jalapeno lager, coconut-curry porter), and while this was a pretty successful execution, it would be nice for them to crank out a solid, well-made Pacific North West style IPA. Can you do that for us Alley Kat? If you could pull that off, I would buy two- dozen cases. Promise!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
[3835-20110723] 341mL bottle. Vanilla chocolate cocoa malt aroma. Dark brown black body with a quick foamy brown head. Sweet cocoa chocolate syrup malt flavour is a little boozy. Full body. Tasty chocolateness is a touch overpowering. (7/3/6/3/13) 3.2
(w/ jerc)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2011
In short: A very milky stout with loads of vanilla. Surprisingly fun beer.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed about 5 months after the beer release. Bottle sent to me by Vertical Bacon Strip. Thanks a lot Jeff
The look: Black body topped by a short lived tan head quickly receding to a ring of flam
In long: Nose has plenty of vanilla extract, Description talks about strawberry flavors. I donít get those. It also talks about ice-cream and I get A LOT of ice-cream. This beer has more than lactic notes, it is downright milky. Lots of milk chocolate here. Unfocussed fruity notes. Carbonation is a bit lacking. Vanilla + sweetness become a bit too much after a single 12oz bottle. All in all this is a good beer. This Napoleon is pleasant even if simple and straightforward, it is not a Napoleon complex, badoom tsss!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large brown color head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light roasted malty with lactose and medium vanilla notes. Taste is quite heavy with light roasted malt offset by solid amount of lactose and some vanilla notes are also easily noticeable. Body is full with syrupy texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Interesting experiment and I get what they tried to achieve but I just donít think this is something I would drink on a regular basis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
650mL bottle poured almost black with big beige head settling to a thin lace. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate with a hint of vanilla. Taste is sweet malt with some chocolate and vanilla. Overall, this is quite a nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5046) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2010
Vanilla icecream topped with tons of chocolate. Sweet. Malty. Not apologitic on being so over the top sweet. However in a group of ten people on the beach this got a huge tumbs up. Really interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2010
Bottle. Very dark brown liquid. Vigorous pour gives a thick brown head that settles quickly to a brown skim. Aroma of dusty cocoa and vanilla with a bit of a chemical edge perhaps from the strawberry. Flavour is cocoa and vanilla. Each sip gives a strong taste of the strawberry which sneaks into the group and dominates the aftertaste. Some cocoa bitterness in the finish. Last sip reminds me of the slurry at the bottom of a banana split. Velvety body that would lend itself to putting this beer on tap. A gimmicky beer that seems to work.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (4140) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2010
Big aromas of cocoa, and vanilla. The strawberry seems to get lost in the shuffle, maybe there are some hints in that there is a subtle tartness in the finish, but mostly this is a vanilla cocoa stout. And a good one at that! desert in a bottle!

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