Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by adamette:
3.85/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Live review. Poured from the 12 oz. nitro bottle that I bought from Save-On Tobacco & Beverage in Mentor, Ohio for $1.85 a few weeks ago into a clean, clear bottle using the correct technique described on the bottle. “Bottled on date of 04/30/2012.”
A Awesome spectacle right out of the bottle with the vigorous pour. It left a 4 inch creamy light brown head with cascading ultra thin bubbles rising up from the deep. Very dark body glows a dark mahogany in front of direct light. The head lingers for a long, long time. The look of this beer cannot be improved. The nitro bottle aspect of it alone provides enough interest and entertainment to make it a world class look. 5.0
S Creamy dark roast malt, some sweetness but a little thin as compared with other milk stouts. To my nose this is a rather average smell. 3.0
T Dark roast malt, nice gentle sweetness with a lingering sublte barley malt bitterness. Good tasting milk stout, stronger than the smell suggested. 4.0
M Smooth as silk which I attribute to the nitro. This is a good mouthfeel but I prefer the world class feel of Voodoo Brewing Company Cowbell since it retains a little bit of the harshness from the dark roast malt in addition to the gentle milk sweetness. 4.0
D/O Drinkability is good. Overall this is at least a good beer with the extra enhancement of the nitro bottle presentation. 4.0
Serving type: nitro-bottle
07-07-2012 03:03:35 | More by adamette
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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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