Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by ClarkHimself:
3.65/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5
Had from a nitro-bottle into a pint glass. From what the barkeep says, this definitely my first nitro-bottled beer and maybe my last.
What blew me away with this beer was the pour! I turned the bottle completely vertical, as if I was pouring chocolate syrup into a glass of milk. At first, it looks like one has poured a bottle of black water into a glass. No immediate head, just a few brown bubbles appearing at the top and disappearing just as quickly. After 5-7 seconds, however, you see a reverse waterfall of carmel-colored beads that forms a really thick tan head. The head stays for the duration of the beer, and lines the entire glass from top to bottom. Good stuff!
Taste and smell was pretty on par with a good milk stout. Sweet, lactose, and chocolately, with just a bit of coffee notes. I've had better and worse, but the nitro-bottle is definitely worth another try.
Serving type: nitro-bottle
11-26-2012 02:20:19 | More by ClarkHimself
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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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