Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by epicness:
3.6/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
A: Pours with very black body an off white head.. Not completely black as there is a bit of red hue present along the edges.. The head disappeared completely on me within seconds. A quick swirl reveals that the beer does leave quite a bit of lacing on the glass, although that too slides down back into the beer fairly quickly. Just based on the appearance it seems a little bit more watery than I would thought.
S: Heavy uo front on the roasted malt scent.. I'm having a hard time smelling the chocolate or coffee that some claim to find in this brew. A tinge of sweetness follows the roasted malts.. A sweet milk like scent. I guess the proper terminology would be "lactic notes." That milk scent isn't powerful by any means, but it is there.
T: Definite roasted malts up front on the taste although not as heavy as the scent would indicate. It's actually much more well balanced than I would have though based on the scent. The roasted malts quickly give away to a mild sweet cream flavor. There's also a bit of a fig taste to the beer that seems to be mixed in with the cream flavor. They seem to hit you at about the same time. The finish on the beer is kind of hard for me to put my finger on. A get this slight twinge of sourness, almost like spoiled milk, but it quickly goes away and leaves the roasted malt flavor.
M: Low to medium bodied with little to no carbonation present. I expected this beer to be much more full bodied even after I claimed that I felt the appearance did seem a bit watery.
D: Definitely a very drinkable beer. I wouldn't call it sessionable though due to the sweetness. Seems like after 2 of these I wouldn't want anymore.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2011 07:44:07 | More by epicness
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a sample-glass. Pour was high and vigorous, got a big head which was a great caramel-coffee color.
Jet black in color.
Taste is of roasted toasted malt. Not as sweet as I expected, I do not drink much dry stout so compared to the imperials and american stouts I normally drink this is dry and well balanced, no alcohol.
Very session-able, I could down a six-pack of these no prob, would enjoy doing it.
Would get this beer again, would consider it for a barbecue option.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 01:35:56 | More by grammodesguapote
4.03/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Re-review, because nitro-bottle. 12 oz's poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is beautiful - mocha colored and a finger high, with a stunningly soft texture. Its retention is excellent, and the lacing left behind is plentiful. Nitro'd stouts always look fantastic, this being no exception.
S: Not as bland as I feared it would be. The primary notes are espresso coffee, roasted malts, lactose, and chocolate. The nitro really didn't kill the aroma much, and thank cripes for that.
T: A strong surge of coffee beans, cream, and chocolate opens the palate - fuck, this drinks just like coffee. Dark chocolate lingers right into the finish and onto the aftertaste. Not much complexity, then again this only needs great chocolate, coffee, and lactose notes to succeed. Which it pulls off admirably.
M: This is practically the perfect stout feel: rich enough (and just enough, I might add), yet very dry on the back end. Refreshing, too! An espresso flavor keeps the finish nice and long. Carbonation isn't needed that much due to how dry it is.
O: Here it is. Now that Left Hand comes to MD, I think I've found the perfect Guinness substitute for St. Patrick's Day, and not a moment too soon. Make that the perfect Guinness substitute 365 days a year - this is delicious.
Serving type: nitro-bottle
03-13-2014 22:15:42 | More by ThisWangsChung
Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
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