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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

Left Hand Milk StoutLeft Hand Milk Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

4,836 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4836
Reviews: 1602
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.59%


Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2002)
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4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

First off, this is a review for the NITRO milk stout, not the original. This beer is not an alias for Left Hand Milk Stout but Beer Advocate is being dumb and calling it one.

Second, this beer needs to be dumped into the glass, not poured, but dumped as in completely inverted in one motion. It's critical to getting the most out of it. I poured one hard and my wife dumped one in (both into Sammy Smith tulip pint glasses) her's was much, much better than mine. It was thicker, creamier and came across as sweeter too.

A: black; opaque with just a shot of dark red-brown light getting through if you hold it up to a really bright light capped with a thick, tan, creamy head

S: roasty cocoa/mocha

T: like a melted chocolate shake with a touch of roast in the finish

M: thick and creamy with a low carbonation (I realize this is a nitro beer); oily; decadent (like it's gonna make you fat)

O: this beer kicks ass! It's luscious and creamy and everything it's supposed to be. I would have scored this beer even higher if they would have made the pouring instructions more prevalent and obvious because it makes that much of a difference. in fact if you wanted a slightly thinner beer with more roast and coffee notes you can just pour a little slower (still real hard, just not as violently), you should experiment. Also, I would have included chocolate in the description on the packaging also (i.e. chocolate milk stout) because this IS a great chocolate milk stout. Unless Terrapin releases Moo-Hoo on nitro, this is probably my new favorite. Now I'm a sucker for milk stouts, especially on nitro, but I didn't think they'd pull it off in the bottle. I was wrong. Thank You, Left Hand.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 17:14:00 | More by AilidoBrew
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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,836 ratings.