Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by dmgeng:
3.9/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Wanted to try a milk stout and this is one of the highest rated for the style.
A - Nice dark black color typical of a stout. Poured like syrup. Nitro induced super fine off-white head that seemed to hold true and trail lacing down the entire glass.
S - Tons of chocolate, roasted, malty, and caramel smells. The nitro can seemed to really accentuate the rich tones.
T - A sweet brew that is like a standard stout except with a creamy sweet flavor that is different. Similar to a typical Guinness Export stout but with a sweeter edge.
There is a roasted flavor that comes second and is pretty good. Some light bitterness from the roasted malt but no discernible hops. A good desert beer if that is all you are going to have.
M - Mostly thick mouth-feel with a sticky nature to it. Definitely on the sweeter side and I couldn't drink more than one or two . Moderate "nitration" that makes it silky and smooth.
Overall, a good beer if you want a sweet cocoa inspired beer that is a little more balanced than a Young's chocolate stout. This is a quintessential milk stout with the sweetness and mouth-feel but is very velvety. It's not my favorite beer but I know that there would be a time and a place to have this again. Try a six pack in the winter and you won't be disappointed.
Glass- Shaker Pint
Serving type: nitro-bottle
07-02-2014 16:55:14 | More by dmgeng
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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
89 out of 100 based on 5,222 ratings.