Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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2.6/5 rDev -34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
12oz nitro bottle, bottled 1/27/12 poured into a Guinness pint glass.
A - As the bottle recommends, this was poured hard down the center of the glass. A light cascade of foamy bubbles rises steadily from the bottom of the glass, ultimately forming a dense whipped creamy head at least a finger tall exhibiting all of the staying power expected out of a nitro beer. Body is jet black and nearly opaque, only showing faint ruby highlights at the very edges when in a bright light.
S – Mildly fruity with yeasty esters. Plenty of roasty malt, touch of anise, chocolate and coffee. Really not much there for hops.
T – Roasty malt, an underlying sweetness that is a bit off-putting and unusual…I’m guessing this is the lactose. Burnt malt behind this that really doesn’t do enough to fight off the initial flavor. Finish if a bit off too…sweet, creamy, earthy that really doesn’t mesh well and leaves an undesirable flavor behind. Doesn’t work well for me.
M – Silky smooth and creamy…super thick and almost milkshake like. Probably the highlight of the beer, but really doesn’t compensate for the odd flavor.
O – Overall doesn’t work for me. Interesting idea with the nitro bottle, just wishing the beer was more impressive to my palate. Very different from what I was expecting and hoping for. The visuals are good, the aroma has promise, mouthfeel is silky smooth, but the flavor is unimpressive at best. Overall a fail…definitely a one and done for me.
Serving type: nitro-bottle
04-10-2012 23:41:56 | More by portia99
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