Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by MbpBugeye:
4.05/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Spider889 gave me one of those new nitro bottles of this that Left Hand just debuted. "Poured hard" into a Perfect Pint. Bottle dated 09/20/11.
I poured hard, and at first I thought I wasn't going to get the typical nitro cascading effect. It started out looking very lackluster. The act of pouring created a bunch of loose air bubbles that sat on top, but then came the nitro froth. I got a really good, albeit quick, cascade effect that concluded into a thick, dense, creme colored cake of froth. It lost some height fairly quickly, but wants to hold at about a half finger. Lacing is mostly only on the side of the glass from which I am sipping.
It seems to start off suffering from the muted effects of the nitro serving, but eventually the foam recedes and the beer warms and things open up nicely. Lots of bittersweet chocolate mixed with sweeter milk chocolate and tons of cappuccino. There is the faintest bittering roast that keeps things in check.
Very chocolatey. Its damn close to Young's Double Chocolate, which is something of a benchmark for beers like this. Lots of milk chocolate and cappuccino. On the back end notions of grassier hops are called fourth but this is mostly a milky, chocolatey, sweeter stout.
I'd say the nitro serving suits this beer very, very well. The carbonation feels very low, but there is still plenty of life that dances on the tongue, keeping this beer from feeling flat. It has a really good creamy feeling that slides around the mouth. It makes me take much larger sips than I should be.
Quite well done. I was skeptical at first, but I really enjoy this very much. Lets hope that the prices on this stuff are going to remain low once it rolls out into the rest of Left Hand's markets. I'll likely visit this again at that time, or order up a nitro poured pint at a bar.
Serving type: nitro-bottle
10-09-2011 05:47:25 | More by MbpBugeye
More User Reviews:
4.71/5 rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A - Poured very dark black had a thin tan head looked like soda foam. Great lacing rings left around glass.
S - Very sweet and honestly like milk chocolate.
T - Taste is great. Chocolate with vanilla undertones. Starts off creamy/milky and finishes a bit dry with a vanilla/caramel taste. So good.
M - Creamy, smooth, slightly below average carbonation. Extremely drinkable. Will definitely buy again
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 22:25:51 | More by Lordhelmit
4.46/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle poured into a stout glass.
Pours nice and black, with little head that dissipates quickly.
Smells like sweet cream. Hint of coffee/toffee.
Tastes great. Creamy texture with a good amount of sweetness, but not overpowering. Subtle vanilla taste at first that is more noticeable on the finish. Slight coffee taste. I detect some slight spices, but don't know where that could be coming from.
Overall a very good beer. Bought a six pack of this and I'm looking forward to seeing how this tastes in a few months.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 05:17:42 | More by BigRedDog
Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
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