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Left Hand Imperial Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

499 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 499
Reviews: 428
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 28
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 01-27-2002)
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CJS

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-08-2012 06:23:08 | More by CJS
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bigorange

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-09-2012 01:33:48 | More by bigorange
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Weebsjak

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-06-2012 13:32:19 | More by Weebsjak
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HungarianCount

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-01-2012 17:38:15 | More by HungarianCount
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kobeer

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

07-24-2012 19:37:12 | More by kobeer
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Duff27

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-18-2012 01:41:06 | More by Duff27
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jonandhisflask

Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev +11%

12oz bottle 04/05/06 vintage

A:pours a brown, almost flat cola like color.a white that head didn't last more than a few seconds.

S:smells immediately of vanilla, dark and milk chocolates, faint coffees, grassy hops.

T:silky chocolates, vanillas, hints of the roasted and coffee malts.
some oxidation(it being a 6 year old bottle) held up very well. alcohol in no where near present....until the last bit fades and you can get some faint roasted malt notes with booze.

M:body was light for a 10% imperial stout, light carb, although the taste lingered for a little bit.

O: great beer, wish i had a case or more. also wish i had it fresh. very smooth, ive had some 15%+ beers that didn't hold up as well as this.

05-10-2012 03:54:42 | More by jonandhisflask
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stoutfan


4/5  rDev +5%

04-26-2012 04:02:19 | More by stoutfan
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jmbraxton

Alabama

4/5  rDev +5%

04-03-2012 03:10:58 | More by jmbraxton
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

03-15-2012 03:47:12 | More by JohnK17
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rawfish

California

3.45/5  rDev -9.4%

2009 vintage, 22oz. bomber into a tulip glass. Split 3 ways. From notes dated 1/2/12.

Pours dark brown, nearly back with a touch of ruby highlight on the bottom of the glass. Pour is fast leaving a thin cap of mocha with no lacing. Noticeably thin for a stout.

Coffee grounds, molasses and charcoal ash. Limited sweetness backed by some berry skins and earthy hops. Alcohol noticeable but couples very well with the strong espresso.

Dark malt, burnt coffee grounds, and ash. Very earthy and rough on the forefront. Sweetness comes in late with a touch of currant juice and molasses. Hops are near nonexistent with a slight metallic twinge and herbal bitterness on the end. Nagging dankness and finishes with bitter coffee and ashy.

Very thin for a stout with rough carbonation in contrast. Alcohol present on the nose but not so much in the drink. Charcoal and bitterness are accentuated by the carbonation.

Perhaps I let this sit a bit too long but a decent stout that goes a bit thin on the palate and lacks the residual sugars I was expecting. Coffee and roasted flavors are on display though more hop backing would be desired. Odd flavors with a bit of stale metallic notes but I attribute that to aging and not the overall crafting of this beer.

02-22-2012 06:53:24 | More by rawfish
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

02-10-2012 18:59:46 | More by FreshmanPour77
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.3%

02-01-2012 03:04:26 | More by jfcaa193
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tripelhops

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5%

01-08-2012 18:56:28 | More by tripelhops
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

330ml bottle poured in a chalice.

A: Pours a black-like-oil colour. Head is medium yellow to beige, very bubbled. Retention is small but a small layer of medium bubbles persist. Many lacings are left

S: Smells like an authentic American Imperial Stout, I mean, very biscuity and roasted with hints of dark chocolate and coffee beans followed by this very stingy and grassy smell of hops. Some hints of vanilla and liquor

T: Follows the nose. Strong on roasted malts, notes of dark chocolate, coffee followed by grassy and earthy hops. Very biscuity too. Upfront is sweet but mild and finish is quite stingy bitter. Balanced after all

M: Body is heavy and molasses. Carbonation is low. Quite bitter aftertaste, pleasure

O: Easy drinking beer despite the high ABV. Complex as an American Imperial Stout should be. Good beer

01-07-2012 21:46:22 | More by eduardolinhalis
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Grebdioz

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-28-2011 03:12:07 | More by Grebdioz
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fergster75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

12-07-2011 03:00:44 | More by fergster75
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mholdefer

Alabama

4/5  rDev +5%

12-06-2011 04:51:59 | More by mholdefer
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Ryan1423

Alaska

4/5  rDev +5%

12-05-2011 08:09:51 | More by Ryan1423
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +5%

12-04-2011 22:20:55 | More by nmann08
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-27-2011 05:55:07 | More by barnzy78
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

11-23-2011 04:43:51 | More by Exiled
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

11-22-2011 20:55:16 | More by imperialking
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

11-19-2011 13:07:52 | More by bacher468
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eerbayman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

11-15-2011 10:08:31 | More by eerbayman
Left Hand Imperial Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.