Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 5,219 | Reviews: 1,613 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by nhindian:
4.08/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle poured into a large snifter.
A - Pours a surprisingly dark brown, almost black with chocolate brown highlights. Builds a nice 1.5-fingered light tan, almost off-white head that has decent retention. Can't see much carbonation here through the opaque body. Nice traces of lacing all around the glass, especially on the side opposite the drinking.
S - Smell is very pleasant. Lightly roasted malts and smooth coffee mixed with nice chocolate tones. Certainly malt oriented with almost no sign of hops or alcohol.
T - Taste fortunately is loyal to the nose almost to a T. Very sweet malt profile up front lets the coffee and chocolate really explore the mouth. A little appearance from the hops at the very end that blends nicely into a smooth alcohol warming. In fact, this whole beer can be summed up as: "smooth". Nothing overwhelming or abrasive here.
M - Mouthfeel is light and airy given the formidable appearance of this beer. Roasted malts and coffee linger throughout and in the long finish.
D - Drinkability is high. Easy drinking, smooth flavor, and low alcohol make this one a joy to drink and if I could get this closer to me, it would be a regular in the fridge.
If I could liken this to one beer in particular, it would be a light version of Troeg's Java Head.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2010 03:06:44 | More by nhindian
More User Reviews:
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 5,219 ratings.