Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by Josievan:
4.4/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Dark head takes its time settling onto jet black body.
Smell: Dark malts with a touch of milk added.
Taste: Roasted malts. Maybe a little cappuchino/ hot chocolate flavor. Sweetness is dominant but not overpowering in any way. Not a lot of bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy. Not too much carbonation, goes down smooth.
Drinkability: An easy-drinking stout. Sweet, but not too sweet to be a session beer.
Notes: Of the few milk/sweet stouts I've had, this is the best. The milky sweetness blends so nicely with the other flavors you usually find in a stout. I can see this becoming one of my favorite stouts.
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2009 22:18:17 | More by Josievan
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a sample-glass. Pour was high and vigorous, got a big head which was a great caramel-coffee color.
Jet black in color.
Taste is of roasted toasted malt. Not as sweet as I expected, I do not drink much dry stout so compared to the imperials and american stouts I normally drink this is dry and well balanced, no alcohol.
Very session-able, I could down a six-pack of these no prob, would enjoy doing it.
Would get this beer again, would consider it for a barbecue option.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 01:35:56 | More by grammodesguapote
4.03/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Re-review, because nitro-bottle. 12 oz's poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is beautiful - mocha colored and a finger high, with a stunningly soft texture. Its retention is excellent, and the lacing left behind is plentiful. Nitro'd stouts always look fantastic, this being no exception.
S: Not as bland as I feared it would be. The primary notes are espresso coffee, roasted malts, lactose, and chocolate. The nitro really didn't kill the aroma much, and thank cripes for that.
T: A strong surge of coffee beans, cream, and chocolate opens the palate - fuck, this drinks just like coffee. Dark chocolate lingers right into the finish and onto the aftertaste. Not much complexity, then again this only needs great chocolate, coffee, and lactose notes to succeed. Which it pulls off admirably.
M: This is practically the perfect stout feel: rich enough (and just enough, I might add), yet very dry on the back end. Refreshing, too! An espresso flavor keeps the finish nice and long. Carbonation isn't needed that much due to how dry it is.
O: Here it is. Now that Left Hand comes to MD, I think I've found the perfect Guinness substitute for St. Patrick's Day, and not a moment too soon. Make that the perfect Guinness substitute 365 days a year - this is delicious.
Serving type: nitro-bottle
03-13-2014 22:15:42 | More by ThisWangsChung
Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
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