HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty decent stout. Definitely tastes like it sounds. Would have liked a stronger vanilla presence.
two7offsuit (122) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate and strawberry with flavors of the same with the addition of vanilla.
johnnyoski (415) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a small, foamy brown head. Milk chocolate and strawberry aroma. Wow! Taste is as advertised. Initial flavor of sweet chocolate and berries gives way to a vanilla creme finish and a subtle strawberry aftertaste. Creamy texture with average carbonation and medium body. Finally a unique, quirky flavor that delivers very well.
Jamesthebrit (194) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is big on strawberry. Some chocolate as well. Just like Neapolitan.
Looks good. Dark black. Looks like a medium body. Good lacing.
Taste is chocolate and strawberry. A little acidity in the middle.
A little rough on the palate. Thin medium body. Rough finish.
A pretty solid sweet stout. Nice strawberry flavor. Not crazy good but pretty solid.
Narnad (1416) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brown with a creamy, tan head. Aroma has chocolate, strawberry, light coffee and a solid roasted finish. The flavor has a nice balance between bitter roasted malt/coffee and sweet chocolate which fades to a pronounced strawberry syrup flavor and finishes with a light toasted maltiness. The body is very creamy feeling with a modest, fine carbonation to help it out. Overall a nicely done beer. The sweetness of the chocolate and strawberry were balanced very nicely with the bitter roast notes. This could of easily been overly sweet. Good brew in single bottle/smaller doses.
jdb288 (341) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Beer Exchange. Pours med. brown with minimal lacing and head. Taste is almost cloyingly sweet. Some creaminess, strong berry notes. Almost finds the balance with the roasted malts but falls just a but short. Worth a try.
koleminer20 (428) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Dan's. The pour is a dark brown, nearly solid, just a little light visible through it. There is a minimal head, and almost no lace to it. The aroma is very roasty with the chocolate scent dominating. There are hints of vanilla, and no real strawberry, the milky sweetness comes through at the end. The flavor is pretty different. The strawberry comes through almost immediately, and it's a gorgeous surprise. The chocolate, cream, and vanilla mix nicely for a good complexity. The aftertaste is the lingering strawberry and I love that. The mouth feel is a little thin, but this is a surprisingly good stout.
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Sammy (8092) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely done, on the sweet side, good flavourings, like an ice cream with a stout. Very drinkable. Fresh bottle from Champaneís Cellars.
Alextricity (446) - Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled 11/06/13 and poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. $2.69 single purchased at Fairway Sav-Mor in Eastpointe, Michigan.
Appearance: Almost pitch black with a slight ruby tint. Seems to have excellent clarity (until youíre close to finishing your beer and notice yeast stuck to the bottom of the glass.) Tiny sand colored head floats on top and dissipates rather quickly, despite an aggressive pour. Not much lacing.
Smell: Iíll be damned... smells like Neapolitan ice cream. Vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. The chocolate covered strawberry aroma is almost intoxicating. The vanilla is more in the background, but hey, itís vanilla... itís a pretty subtle thing. Quite sweet on the nose, as Iíd anticipate. Smells a lot like that Neapolitan astronaut ice cream, naturally.
Taste/feel: First sip was the best sip, without a doubt -- tastes like I hoped it would... a good stout with all the flavors of Neapolitan ice cream thrown in. A sort of tangy sweetness on the front (probably from the strawberry), with a chocolate Frosty sort of flavor in the middle, and a roasty finish. As sweet as this smells, itís really quite nicely balanced and itís never cloying. The beerís not syrupy thick, and the mildly prickly carbonation makes this incredibly drinkable. Saugatuckís beers seem to widely be regarding as mediocre, but this is the standout among many... and I can see why. It tastes as advertised, and does a great job doing it. Like I said, the first sip is the best, but itís still damn good the rest of the way down.
I could easily drink a decent number of these in succession and not get bored (from a lack of depth of flavor) or queasy (from too much alcohol, or syrupy sweet consistency). I nitro version of this beer may be too much for me to handle in terms of ridiculous awesomeness.
If you see this beer, absolutely buy the hell out of it. This isnít just a sort of novelty beer -- itís a well-crafted one that any adventurous craft beer fan needs to try out. I especially recommend this brew if you like the taste of desserts, but donít so much care for the excessive sweetness they provide -- Neapolitan Stout has an excellent balance thatís sure to please... it truthfully offers everything it advertises, and MORE.
alliance100 (364) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle/draft/nitro draft - pours black with creamy off white head . Strong strawberry and chocolate aromas . Nitro is the best option if you can get it. Perfect desert beer. The 3 Neapolitan flavors are much more pronounced in the nitro version. Way too easy to drink .
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