Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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3.43/5 rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
I have the nitro milk stout
A- Opaque black, I held it up to a light and barely any shown through. Tanish head with great retention. I was told to pour it straight down the center, which I did. I was expecting a little better head off the hype the guy who sold it to me, not really that "nitro-y", just a stout with good head retention, which is just like saying a stout...
S- roast, some residual sweetness
T- nice clean attack, has that classic Guinness-like start where you think, "wow, this is pretty light, I could probably drink a million of these". The roast flavor tempers the lactose sweetness well. Usually when I see milk stout I get ready with a glass of water afterwards to wash the candy like sweetness out of my mouth, which is not necessary with this beer. The sweetness lingers on pleasantly.
M- very smooth and almost refreshing despite the sweetness.
O- I want to love this. As I have gone through my pint I keep nudging up the taste score. Its just too sweet to take over as a go to stout
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2013 04:23:45 | More by TWHartman
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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
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