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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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89
very good

5,192 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,192
Reviews: 1,612
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 152
Gots: 373 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
ROASTED MALT AND COFFEE FLAVORS BUILD THE FOUNDATION OF THIS CREAMY SWEET STOUT.

Milk sugar in your stout is like cream in your coffee. Dark and delicious, America’s great milk stout will change your perception about what a stout can be. “Preconceived notions are the blinders on the road to enlightenment.” Udderly delightful.

Collection: Perennial
Style: Sweet Stout
Color: Black, 47 SRM
Body: full
ABV: 6%
IBU's: 25
PLATO: 15.5°
PKG: 6-Pack, Keg
Malt: Pale 2-row, Crystal, Munich, Roasted Barley, Flaked Oats, Flaked Barley and Chocolate
Hops: Magnum and US Goldings
Other: Lactose

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2002)
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THANAT0PSIS

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- This beer pours a very dark brown with a thin, tan head that dissipates quickly. A little thicker head with more staying power would be nice. The lacing is incredible, leaving a gorgeous trail of tan matching the color of the transient head.

Aroma-Strong coffee scent and not much else, though there are hints of the milk sugar as advertised on the bottle. Not a cornucopia by any means, but pleasing for a coffee lover.

Taste- This is where this beer really hits its stride. Initially, the coffee that was evident in the nose hits, though it isn’t as bitter as many coffee stouts are, undoubtedly due to the milk sugar. This ingredient is the key that puts this beer over the top; it imparts a slightly creamy, sweet (though not overly so), and, simply put, delicious flavor that is incredibly drinkable and refreshing thanks to the exceedingly clean finish.

Palate- This beer showers all parts of the mouth in a lively carbonation that is the antithesis of the quickly-departed foam, leaving a pleasant tingling throughout the mouth. The feel is a bit thin, unfortunately; I had expected a creamier texture to accompany the taste. It leaves a stickiness on the lips that some may find off-putting, but this drinker finds quite agreeable.

Overall-For fans of the style, it will be difficult to come up with a better example. This beer makes up for its shortcomings in the nose and eye with its stellar performance in the mouth. As advertised, this is the beer equivalent of a cup of coffee, complete with cream. Perfect for any season thanks to its rich flavor and heavy carbonation, but these go down way too easy, a trait that is certainly only a bad thing for those with a light wallet. 14/20

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 21:12:01 | More by THANAT0PSIS
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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 5,192 ratings.