Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by Zraly:
4.11/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours midnight black with beautiful, tight bubbles. Nitro version -- Cool nitro effect. Gorgeous in a Samuel Smith's pint glass.
Extremely smooth roasted malt flavor that is sweet but not cloying. Notes of milk and dark chocolate, a hint of smoke, and espresso. A touch of earth. Finish is semi-dry. Medium-bodied. Super drinkable -- fairly certain I could session this even if the AVB is a bit high for such (6%). Again, it is sweet but not too sweet and the balance lends to easily having more than one.
I love stouts and think this is up there with some of the best. Every stout does not need to have an ABV > 10% to be considered flavorful and praise-worthy; this is an example of such a case.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2013 23:19:18 | More by Zraly
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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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