Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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2.93/5 rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
One day I had bought a cigar and I needed a place to smoke it before it went bad. I decided since it was a Sumatra Cigar I should drink Sumatra coffee with it. I ended up having to go to starbucks to fulfill this. The clerk was outside and he told me about this saying it was 'THE BEST BEER.' I decided to put this turtleneck-wearing yuppy's opinion to the test.
10.59 at a Discount Tobacco Outlet.
Poured black with a tinge of red hues. The bubbles were strange in the fact they were big and brown but disipated instantly. Kinda a wierd head almost like malt liqour. Smell is like chocolate syrup and a very faint scent of instant coffee (still good though.) Taste was SHOCKING. Burnt malts or hops. I'm not sure. I guess malts because it is a stout afterall. The burnt thing is really active here more than anything i've ever tasted. I mean we're talking smokey espresso. I had bought a Irish Cream Stout before, and to my surprise it wasn't too good. This had almost the same saddening effect. The burnt bitter taste is super lingery. You only taste the sweet milkiness when you sip it. There is a bit of instant coffee taste to it a bit. The mouthfeel is a bit sticky. It is also pretty drinkable. I mean for a stout it's probably a bit thinner than most - it's between a porter and a stout I think.
I'm puzzled with this beer. It's neat cause it's different. I'll say that, but I mean this guy totally didn't know what he was talking about I think course we live in a minimal good brew area for the most part until recent two months. I must say though if you like coffee you would probably like this. I'm not sure but my guess is that since it tastes like coffee quite a bit more than most coffee hinted brews and this guy who is a barista loved the hell outta it - i'd say it would probably work. I'm going to say I'm not buying it again cause I'm not paying 10 bucks for something this OK. I'm sure it's someone else's thing though.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2006 03:29:04 | More by CaskofFlyingDog
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