Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by JamesMN:
3.45/5 rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Bottled on 9/20/2012.
Appearance: Pours a thin black color that is honey brown when held up to the light. Fluffy one finger tan head that dissipates into a thin cap.
Aroma: Nice lightly roasted malt surrounded by sweet cream.
Taste: Starts with a nice balance between bitter and sweet, perhaps a touch of grassy hops in there but hard to notice. Hits a sweet note near the finish with a nice cream flavor. Finish transitions into moderately bitter charred dark malt and an interesting burnt matchstick flavor that is actually pleasing. Tastes lighter than 6% ABV. No off-flavors and a very clean palate overall.
Mouthfeel: Medium in body with lots of carbonation. This is the one area where the beer falls short. Having tried Left Hand Milk Stout on nitro-tap before it is hard to enjoy this version as much. Decent drinkability.
Final Thoughts: The stout style is a classic and the modern milk stout is a sweet twist on that style. While the nitro version is quite good, the carbonated Milk Stout is just average. Still I like seeing breweries making this style of beer. I was starting to think brewers forgot how to make a stout without the word 'Imperial' in the name. Would I drink it again? Yes, but only on nitro.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2013 22:04:23 | More by JamesMN
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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