The Neapolitan Milk Stout that is currently produced by Saugatuck Brewing Company looks to improve upon a cluttered style. There is only a few breweries currently producing a milk stout and the quality of these efforts ranges pretty considerably. This Neapolitan Milk Stout is one of the best that we have tasted and it looks to go and involve the milk stout format into something that is thirst quenching as well as deep, dark and dank while having hints of chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla (Neapolitan ice cream). The beer pours with a very dark complexion and the specific viscosity of the Neapolitan Milk Stout feels to be a little thicker than even the most dense stout on the market. The fruit elements bubble up and become evident at points during the beer, something that provides additional complexity to the effort.
Individuals will be in the interesting case of having a beer that can work as a dessert as something that can be paired with a sweet, a chocolate or either rich pastry. As a drinking beer the Neapolitan Milk Stout ties together sugar and malt, fruit, vanilla and the slightest amount of hops that one could conceivably discern. The beer has a head that dissipates in a very slow fashion with a lacing that creeps its way down a goblet or other beer glass. The Neapolitan Milk Stout is able to bridge the gap between the sweet stout, porters and even Russian stouts. Microbrewery believers will appreciate what’s going on and fans of familiar foreign stouts will find something that they can easily think their teeth into. Make sure to visit the Saugatuck Brewing Company at saugatuckbrewing.com to see their full line of product offerings and to receive further information about the Neapolitan Milk Stout.