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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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°

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2012
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma was sweet-ish with some vanilla and a bit of burnt malt. The flavor followed with a little bit of strawberry thrown in. I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (1213) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Artificial sweetness in the smell. Chocolate ice cream, Tootsie Roll, and melon candy scents. Also a bit of tang; almost a lime scent. Pours dark brown with an amber to medium brown glow and a small amount of tan head. The taste features a dessert sugary sweetness over a char. Interesting flavors include charred wood. I do eventually get the strawberry, mainly in the form of strawberries and cream or strawberry yogurt. The woody, almost smoky, char quality combined with chocolate and sweetness evokes a s’more. Weird mix of umami and sweet flavors. Cigarette-like aftertaste. Medium body. Somewhat smooth in the palate. Boring palate effects plus off-putting aftertaste equal subpar palate. Overall, the beer is odd but interesting and not what I expected. It’s not bad, but it is kitschy and unnatural.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (316) - FRANCE - NOV 25, 2014
Noire. Belle mousse chocolat qui se tient. Superbe pétillence. Nez de chocolat, de raisins secs et de caramel. Bouche sur le chocolat et le caramel. Texture crémeuse. Amertume moyenne et bière sucrée. Très bonne bière (malheureusement, dans les ingrédients apparaissent des arômes artificiels et des colorants ce qui me gêne pas mal ...)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreamflower (592) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
Shared with northropfrye. Well, I certainly loved this beer! I could both smell and taste the cocoa, strawberry, and vanilla, and it was all wonderful. Some might say it’s too sweet or one-dimensional (3-dimensional in this case?) but frankly I love sweet, and this beer is doing something different and nails the neapolitan flavours, in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1679) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Dark brown pour. Chocolate and slight vanilla nose. Quite nice. Chocolate, some fruit, vanilla, and a nice lactose and roasted malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1828) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottled. Dark black with a small, light tan head. Chocolate milk aroma with sweet strawberry highlights. Silky smooth palate definitely brings to mind ice cream. Vanilla beans, light coffee and licorice in the finish. Pretty tasty, though bordering on cloyingly sweet at times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2279) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Cherry and strawberry aroma. Dark body. Taste is also on the sweet fruity side for a stout. With a touch of coffee. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCaptMatey (89) - Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Poured a black colour with a thin toffee head. Aroma is rich with chocolate malt and notes of strawberry. Flavor is much of the same, but cannot find any hints of vanilla. Very creamy texture to this heavy bodied brew that represents its namesake quite well. Was initially on gaurd prior to purchase, but very happy that I tried it. A wonderful take on a great style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagotjm (7) - Chicago, USA - NOV 19, 2014 does not count
Sweet aroma in that you can pick up the strong smell of strawberry on top of the stout. Pours as a rich stout with minimal head. A nice creamy texture with sweetness right off the bat - you can pick up the berry right away which dissipates over time into dark roasted malts. I didn’t pick up a lot of vanilla flavor. Overall I am glad I tried this, but probably would not drink more than one at any given time. I would likely try others before coming back to this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fakebeersnob (172) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2014
This was a very tasty beer - though I doubt I could drink more than one. Poured dark with a tan head (came out pretty thicker head than expected, but possibly just a bad pour). Aroma had strawberry, a hint of vanilla, and the lactose smell of a lot of milk stouts. Distinct strawberry taste, with a bit of a cream (probably due to it being a milk stout). Though the strawberry stayed through it all, the chocolate did come through. Vanilla didn’t really become noticeable at all to me. A bit thin for a milk stout on the palate, but overall I think it was an interesting beer and would recommend it to others that like to try different non-traditional takes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1047) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle to goblet Aroma of chocolate milk powder, cherry cough syrup, malt, and cream. Silky black, with a creamy light tan head. Taste is reminiscent of cough syrup, with chocolate and vanilla but strawberry, not cherry as in the aroma.

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