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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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89
very good

5,226 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,226
Reviews: 1,613
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 155
Gots: 382 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
ROASTED MALT AND COFFEE FLAVORS BUILD THE FOUNDATION OF THIS CREAMY SWEET STOUT.

Milk sugar in your stout is like cream in your coffee. Dark and delicious, America’s great milk stout will change your perception about what a stout can be. “Preconceived notions are the blinders on the road to enlightenment.” Udderly delightful.

Collection: Perennial
Style: Sweet Stout
Color: Black, 47 SRM
Body: full
ABV: 6%
IBU's: 25
PLATO: 15.5°
PKG: 6-Pack, Keg
Malt: Pale 2-row, Crystal, Munich, Roasted Barley, Flaked Oats, Flaked Barley and Chocolate
Hops: Magnum and US Goldings
Other: Lactose

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2002)
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knoxtennessee

Tennessee

4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the only place in Knoxville with half off on tuesdays.

A- Pitch black, little head that could fluff up when swirled and left a litte light brown lace.

S- Lots of sweet chocolate at first. As it warmed hints of coffee and a little roast came out. Only beer I've had with a milk chocolate character.

T- Most stouts with a chocolate character have an unpleasent chalky coco powder vibe. Not so here. Lots of sweet creamy milk chocolate. I don't know how they did it. Almost an ice cream like sweetness. Not like usual dense rich malt sweetness of a high gravity stout but a smooth simple sweetness. Doesn't overwhelm or fill you up, just leaves you wanting more. Like the smell, roasty coffee taste comes out a little as it warms.

M- Full but not syrupy or cloying. Feels like silk. So smooth and inviting. Not heavy or overpowering, just satisfying.

O- really great pint of beer. The beer for the genuine chocolate lover. Not at all heavy or overpowering, just delicious and suprisingly balanced. I would only like a touch more roasted flavor because I love stouts and am acoustomed to a little more espresso. Still as the cold months set in this will be a regular on my list.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2010 06:13:26 | More by knoxtennessee
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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.

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 5,226 ratings.