Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by Beric:
4.14/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Served: 16 September 2013
Appearance: Very dark, nearly black. Love the cascading bubbles as the pint comes off the tap. Builds a majestically creamy white head at the top that sticks around forever. Some lacing, though nothing intense. Looks outstanding.
Smell: Some faint roastiness, some bitter smokiness, and some chocolate notes. Smells like a stout, not much more to say here.
Taste: Great balance between the roasty malt bitterness and a touch of chocolaty sweetness. This milk stout is not too sweet, probably because it does not have the addition of actual chocolate or other brewing adjuncts. This one has a right amount of sweetness to compliment, but not overpower, the roastiness, and makes this one drink somewhat like dessert coffee or dark chocolate mousse. Finishes sweet.
Mouthfeel: Creamy due to the nitro bubbles. Felt smooth as silk on the palate.
Overall: Exquisite smoothness from the nitro makes this balanced milk stout fantastically easy and pleasurable drinking. Would certainly buy again, especially when looking for a nice, easy-drinking stout. This beer is fantastic on-tap, and is a vast improvement over an already good bottled product.
Note: Re-reviewing due to change in serving format from nitro-bottle to nitro-tap. Makes a world of difference.
Serving type: nitro-tap
09-17-2013 01:18:04 | More by Beric
More User Reviews:
3.46/5 rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Good beer. Imagine Guinness or Murphy's with a little sugar added and you have this beer. Personally I'm not a fan sweets. This beer's sweetness is mild but it is too sweet for my liking. If Guinness is black coffee, this is a latte. Great for those who like the texture of nitro beers without the roasted flavor.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 03:02:08 | More by yardkl
3.81/5 rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75
A-The pours was definitely fun. Just throwing it out of the glass. It cascades and everything. Nice creamy, nitrogen infused head. Dark body, not much light penetration.
S-Aroma is roasty first and foremost. Milk chocolate. Coffee with cream. A pleasant, textbook stout aroma.
T-The flavor is roasty again but I also get a somewhat noticeable grassy hoppiness in the back end. In between is coffee and milk chocolate or even mocha. A little chalky. Light, dark fruitiness.
M-The body is creamy but the carbonation isn't up to par. It's nearly flat and it really doesn't retain it's carbonation well.
O/D-Bought a single. Glad I didn't go for a full sixer. It was a cool beer to pour, and the flavors were pretty on point however, the carbonation was very flat. Still happy I tried this.
Serving type: nitro-bottle
03-09-2014 17:12:41 | More by VelvetExtract
Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
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