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
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