Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by usechopstix4soup:
4.3/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Poured hard into a pint glass as the bottle label suggests, what came out was a coffee black with perfect tan head with tons of lacing. Great looking beer, looks appealing and delicious.
Smell: I loved the smell of this beer, its a great mix between the lactose-y smell of milk combined with dry roasted malts with hints coffee beans. A wonderful combination.
Taste: Doesn't quite taste like the typical stout as it is not harsh or bitter. It is very creamy and aftertaste reminds me very much of roasted coffee with whole milk. It settles down easy but heavy enough to to filling.
Mouthfeel: It is like drinking milk! Very thin body, doesn't linger in the mouth for too long until it is down the hatch.
Overall: Definitely a pleasant drink, could picture myself drinking many more of this. It looks great, smell is welcoming, and tastes amazing. One of my favorite milk stouts for sure.
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2013 21:10:33 | More by usechopstix4soup
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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
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