Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by Andrew041180:
3.84/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Not really a stout guy, so here goes...
A - Looks black to me. The head foams up about an inch with a good pour. It's more bubbly than I expected, and doesn't retain for very long. Some light lacing on the glass.
S - Nice strength of aroma, but it tastes like burnt coffee to me. I rank a 4 based on strength of aroma and the assumption that some people like the smell.
T - Follows the nose, but a bit sweeter. As advertised, the lactose used in the brewing process produces a nice sweetness.
M - This is probably my favorite part of the beer. It's a really silky smooth texture. Very nearly full-bodied. This is a comfortable beer for sure.
O - I still can't really get past the burnt coffee flavors, but the sweetness combined with the mouthfeel must make this quite a nice treat for those who enjoy them. Purchased as part of a mix-six. No full sixer in my future.
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2013 19:18:55 | More by Andrew041180
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4.08/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. bottle picked up in Port Huron; no apparent freshness info. Served slightly chilled.
An aggressive pour yields a glass filled with an opaque, black-coloured liquid, topped with just over one finger's worth of dense, creamy, light beige-coloured head. Very nice retention, with gobs of sticky lacing - an attractive stout for sure. The aroma is rich and enticing, with notes of roasted malt, cocoa, mocha coffee and toffee. Nothing too fancy, but miles ahead of most of the nitro beers I've tried previously, which typically have very bland, subdued aromas.
Rich and creamy are the words of the day as far as this beer goes. The sip is initially dominated by a combination of milk chocolate, mocha and lactose sweetness, with a touch of roasted malts and toffee/caramel. Bittersweet finish, with a lingering milk sugar sweetness. Medium-bodied, with the sort of silky-smooth mouthfeel you'd expect from a nitro beer. The taste is definitely approachable, but it's so god damn sweet that I can't see myself wanting more than a bottle of this at a time.
Final Grade: 4.08, a solid A-. Left Hand has produced an exceptionally high-quality milk stout here. It's a little too saccharine to be something I'd consume on a regular basis, but to be fair this is not one of my preferred styles to begin with. It's still a tasty little beer that is well worth a try if you're curious, although I doubt it's very popular amongst the diabetic demographic.
Serving type: nitro-bottle
07-29-2014 02:09:41 | More by thehyperduck
Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
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