flatmatt (1187) - Northville, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma gives a large whiff of chocolate and roastiness at first, but recedes leaving strawberry and vanilla. In the flavor, the strawberry is rather strong, but tends to come across as somewhat artificial. Chocolate in there as well, with a presence of vanilla. It’s okay, but I can’t say I really like it that much.
AdiBeer (1683) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: strawberries, maybe some raspberries, sweet jam, molasseses, chocolate. Appearance: black, hardly any head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: medium body, sweets intensify, caramel, dark chocolate. Overall: fantastic Sweet Stout, very intense fruity aroma. Pint at CBR2015, Shoreditch.
Beerhunter111 (8953) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sehr dunkelbraune fast schwarze Farbe, geringe aber feine bräunliche Schaumkrone. Geruch nach fruchtig nach Erdbeeren, Vanille, Röstmalz. Geschmack röstmalzig, schokoladig, Vanille, frische Erdbeeren, lecker und interessantes Bier!
jc1762 (125) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 19, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Craft Beer Rising (London, 19 February 2015)
Shows black ink with latte colored rims.
The nose literally smells like neopolitan ice cream. All the flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry are there.
The palate is exactly the same with a strong emphasis on the strawberry. There is an extremely slight sweetness from the lactose but it’s completely dry. This is definitely a dessert beer. Light coffee notes here and there where it finishes off the bitterness. Smooth and well carbonated. This is definitely a fun beer and nothing like it.
ARH (664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2015 12oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aromas are as advertised: neapolitan ice cream. Lactose, strawberries and cream, and milk chocolate can all be picked out by the nose. It’s a deep, dark, nearly opaque brown colored beer with a light, fizzy, beige head that dissapears leaving a slick, reflective surface and hints of lace. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter. The beer is smooth with a fizzy carbonation. The medium body tastes like it smells with a stronger, bittersweet chocolate at the finish. It’s crisp with a dark chocolate / chocolate cake aftertaste that lingers briefly.
Ericular (716) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Northgate Liquors tasting. What is this?! Fruity, ice creamy, Neapolitan flavors without being cloying.
Nocturne (934) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Black with a short brown head. Strawberry leaps out in the aroma. The "chocolate" element is there in the form of roasted malt. Taste is much the same, and whilst strawberry isn’t quite as strong it’s very cohesive. Crisp carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. This could’ve been a mess but they made it work.
Deu (813) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: poured a super opaque black body with tall frothy head that settled to around 3mm in the end. High carbonation and lots of lacing. The initial smell was a bit like yeast but I could also feel a faint smell of strawberries and maybe some vanilla. The taste was so interesting, a good blend of roasted malts, strawberry, ice cream and even some chocolate. Really smooth texture, almost syrupy. A very good and drinkable beer.
Camons (6622) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Kristrup tasting. Pours black with a small tan head.
Aroma of roasted malt, lactose, milk chocolate, sweet dried fruit
Flavor is sweet, malty, lactose, milk chocolate, marsh mallow, sweet fruit, ruhbarb.
Medium body, oily carbonation, soft carbonation. 310115
CJack (48) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour. Very unique (obviously). Aroma is sweet and syrupy. Taste is sugary cocoa with artificial strawberry/vanilla aftertaste. Very mild bittering. Body is thin, smooth mouthfeel, quick finish. Overall an enjoyable novelty, a bit oversweet with too much artificial flavoring. Rated highly because I can't turn down a milk stout ;)
---Rated whilst imbibing
onkelgobber (151) - Edinburgh, - JAN 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Stu666 and AllMyVinyl. This is proper stuff. It’s craft, because it delivers. Neapolitan in a bottle. I like this. Could be a bit thicker, but everything else is right.