Monday, June 23, 2014

Beer Review: Double Scoop Neapolitan Ice Cream Stout

Reviewing the Double Scoop Neapolitan Ice Cream Stout from 3 Sons Brewing Company out of Davie, Florida. Big thanks to Lucho and 3 Sons Brewing Company for sending me a hand bottled 22 oz bottle to sample, share and review.

Score: 91

2014 vintage bottle from the batch that was put on tap at Hunahpu's Day 2014. Served in a 7venth Sun snifter and enjoyed on 04/19/14 at the Fuzzy release. Review is from iPhone notes

Appearance: Pours a blackish body with a half finger of tan head that settles to a nice thin layer. Awesome lacing and retention. 4.5/5

Smell: Strawberry ice cream, vanilla and muted chocolate.  A bit fizzy on the nose, like a soda. Hint of candy drop sweetness too. Really nice! Smells just like its namesake. 4.25/5

Taste: Crisp, fizzy strawberry upfront followed by bitter chocolate, coffee and a little vanilla. Ample chocolate, relative to the nose. Nice underlying bitterness. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Light-plus bodied, high carbonation. Lovely coffee and bitterness for balance, but over carbonated. 2.75/5

Overall: Smells and tastes just like you would expect a Neapolitan ice cream stout to taste like, but with more strawberry on the nose and less vanilla on the taste. The carbonation and viscosity could use a bit of tinkering in my opinion, but this beer has the seeds of greatness.

Cost: Unknown (gift/sample).

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