As a child, I loved neapolitan ice cream, so I was curious to give a neapolitan beer a try.
Style: American Double/Imperial Stout
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Random: The brewery is located in Jacksonville, but the website had almost no information about the brewery.
The beer poured with a two finger, tan head. It dissipated rather quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was dark brown, almost black, with no carbonation visible. The nose started with significant booze and some cocoa powder. There was vanilla as well, but I couldn’t pick up much strawberry. The taste was very, unpleasantly sweet to me upfront. I got strawberry extract along with milk chocolate and some vanilla and lots of white sugar and lactose. The booze was really strong to me and the body quite heavy. There was light carbonation and the finish was sticky and sweet with lactose and chocolate. This beer just didn’t do it for me, but I’m not a huge fan of super sweet beers. Give it a try if you like the style.
Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0