nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber. This beer is gimmicky, yet spot on. Maybe leans into the strawberry a little heavily, could’ve use a little more chocolate. Really a strawberry vanilla stout....all the stout tones are muted. Not imperial or excessive so it remains drinkable. Kind of have to give it credit for capturing what it set out to do, really has an ice cream artificial sweetness thing going on. Not unlike Shorts or Pipeworks monstrosities, but more drinkable. OK.
mcberko (9568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at VCBW Fest, pours deep dark reddish brown with a humungous tan head. Aroma brings out loads of vanilla ice cream, and some berry fruitiness. Flavour is lovely, with vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream - just like drinking the ice cream. Fantastic stuff. It sounds like a gimmick beer, but they nailed this.
Fin (8416) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at The Library, Cowley Road, Oxford, Thursday 28th May 2015 off to see Pokey LeFarge at O2 with Pete, Will and Richard. Pours black with a creamy white head. Interestingly there is a clear ice cream aroma with a little fresh strawberry and vanilla showing. A really decent beer this smooth, rich, a little milky/creamy and of course vanilla with coffee/cappuccino flavours swirling around, there is a little berry fruitiness but not as obvious as on the nose. Surprised to find this here but it is very good. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6
dresden (1171) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown. Smells like jam, vanilla, roasty malt...definitely fits the name. I dont really honestly love fruited stouts, and this one really didnt work for me. Tastes like jam mixed with tobacco and coffee. It certainly fits with what they were going for, it just doesnt work for me.
miyauchi38 (769) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a_sully (299) - - MAY 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sugar and milk and strawberry and cherry. Taste is of chocolate strawberry and vanilla.
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coachd (338) - Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It really does smell like neapolitan ice cream. A little fake, but delivers what it promises in the aroma. In addition to the strawberry, chocolate and vanilla, it also has some coffee and oak. Standard stout appearance. Black with a light tan head that stays around for an unusual amount of time. The taste and aftertaste is also just like neapolitan ice cream, again a little fake, but it’s hard to incorporate the real thing into a beer. A bit of coffee and oak also come out in the flavor. Slightly hoppy aftertaste to remind you that it’s a craft beer. Palate is slick and smooth. Overall, I give Saugatuck props for taking on such a bold project and delivering so confidently. This is a great sweet stout. Not my favorite style, but this one is very well done.
Cousin_Larry (639) - - MAY 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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. 16.4°
AgentAle (1112) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is apple, vanilla, chocolate and caramel. Taste is light rich malts with caramel hints and apple . Finishes roasty. Appearance is a dark clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.
tectactoe (3120) - Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap: Mostly black with dark brown highlights; fine-bubbled, creamy tan head that leaves behind moderate lacing. Aroma has lots of coffee, cream, burnt caramel, brown sugar, toasted malt, milk chocolate, a hint of vanilla. Not much strawberry in the nose, which is funny because the barrel aged version of this has TONS of strawberry in the aroma. Flavor is lightly roasty up from with notes of sweet cream, French vanilla, milk chocolate, iced coffee, a very small hint of dark fruit towards the finish. Really get the lactose-esque sweetness lingering in the finish, aftertaste packed with milk chocolate. Again, strawberry is almost extinct on the palate. Thinner body than expected. A good beer once in a while, though a bit too sweet to be consumed often.