Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by KYBrewgrass:
4/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- 4 Looks black on the pour, but you can see it is super dark brown when held in light. There's a half-finger bubbly tan head that dwindles down to a ring around the edge of the snifter throughout. Its tiny bubbles lace the walls smoothly. Looks like a good, solid stout should look.
S- 4 Milk Stout's aroma is comprised of heavy milk chocolate up front and dark, roasted malts. There's the slightest hop presence in the background that gives it a cleanness. Not the most complex scent, but quite appealing nonetheless.
T- 4 Chocolate comes to mind at first with the taste of this brew. It is a little malty as well. It finishes with a touch of hop bittnerness to counteract the chocolate sweetness, and it works pretty nicely.
M- 4 Creamy and smooth medium-bodied brew that has ample carbonation. It leaves me a tad dry.
D- 4 This is an impressively consistent brew all around. I appreciate how well in line its aroma and taste fall; I found no surprises between the two. While I have had more interesting stouts, I must say that this is one worth falling back on. It has a nice sweetness that is well-balanced by just enough hop presence, and is light enough for the style that I could put down a few of 'em. I'd recommend and most likely buy again.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2011 19:39:24 | More by KYBrewgrass
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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
89 out of 100 based on 5,217 ratings.