Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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4.53/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
A: WOW. I could just stop right there, but let me elucidate. Poured aggressively (bottle inverted 180 degrees) into a 20oz Pils style glass (to give enough room to smell and allow for a large head). Watching this beer settle is a treat, reverse waterfalls of mocha head turn into pitch black, with some mahogany-cola highlights just where the beer meets the glass. Leaves a hefty 2" dark tan head, which sticks around until the last gulp. Incredibly rich lacing as well.
S: Bittersweet cocoa, milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee, roasty malt bomb. I wish it were a tad more aggressive on the nose, personally, because I think it smells so damn good but it's a touch too faint for such a big beer.
T: Exactly what I described in the smell, but with a mildly tannic quality at the end that is balanced with a pleasant milky smooth chocolately sweetness. Again, it could be a bit bigger, but now I'm splitting hairs.
M: Gorgeously velvety, like drinking a well crafted cafe au lait or latte. Mild drying feel at the very, very end, similar to the astringent note from coffee.
O: I feel like I should get back to my bottle shop and buy all of these before they're gone, it's that good. Going to pour my second as I finish this.
Serving type: nitro-bottle
01-17-2013 18:58:52 | More by d1ckvanswype
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