Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by BradtheGreat7:
4.09/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 oz brown bottle with some pretty cool artwork on the label. Poured this into a Tulip Pint glass, 'stout pint flass'
A - Typical dark stout like appearance. Slightly opaque appearing soft black in color with touches of ruby to dark brown hues. Pretty good head sits on top leaving good stick to the inside of this stout glass.
S - Very chocolate milk like aroma with some dark malt mixed within. Mocha style coffee graces the nose quite nice really sinking in the fact that this is a milk stout.
T - Semi coffee flavor that's quickly turned into sweet milk chocolate goodness. Nothing is really overdone in this flavor which is good when hitting those lactose sugarish notes. A good sweet flavor with a rich malt backbone.
M - smooth and creamy. Does its job of coating the mouth with its milky sweet texture. Very easy going, but it does have the "rich" factor even if at a minimum.
O - I've been told and read this is 'America's stout'. I'm not sure I'd go that far, but this is one of the best examples of its style you'll find and one that's easy to find at that. This is a real dandy of a stout and while Left Hand keeps to the basics of this style that's what makes it so good. Sometimes the good things don't have to be pounded with a high abv, but just crafted in a manner that sticks to a styles roots. That's what the Left Hand Milk Stout is all about. Something any of us can buy and left satisfied by the experience. If you are into milk stouts this is a top shelf creation. But unlike some sweeter stouts this one could be enjoyed by anyone.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2013 19:42:13 | More by BradtheGreat7
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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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