Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by viverlee:
3.08/5 rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I could drink three to four more, easy, but today isn’t that day. Today I’m craving something robust and this one drinks more like a 2% milk stout than it should.
STYLE: Milk Stout
LOOK: It must be the way I pour a pint. Another two-finger head, only this one dissolves quickly and the lacing recedes to nothing within a minute. A shame, really, because it’s an interesting topper. More brown than black, cinnamon sugar with rich coffee dimples. The many air pockets also provide an attractive side view — the side boob of beers, I suppose.
NOSE: Style-limiting nose here. Roasted coffee beans, to be sure. Smoky too.
MOUTH: This is where it gets…complicated. By which I mean the way I feel about this tasty but underwhelming brew. Mild-roast coffee beans, brown sugar, a touch of cake batter. The finish is short, good bitter, well balanced. A little crumb of sugary sweetness lingers on the lips. Lacks robustness–probably its fatal flaw.
BA Rating: 88
Hayward Abbey Rating: 83
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2012 23:14:09 | More by viverlee
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3.69/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - Coca cola coloured, topped with a lightweight cap of mocha foam.
S - Smoke and coffee hit me first off. Roasted malts play a supporting role. The aroma is nice but not outstanding.
T - Mild yet a little underwhelming. All the classic stout flavours are there, but they're muted.
M - It's definitely super smooth, so credit to Left Hand for figuring out how to put nitro beer in a bottle. Be that as it may, it feels smooth in part due to feeling undercarbonated. Milky yet too thin to be called creamy.
O - I'd try this again on tap, but this beer reiterates to me that it's hard to go back once you've gone Imperial. This might be a nice step on the ladder if you seek to climb upwards from Guinness.
Serving type: nitro-bottle
04-21-2014 01:34:12 | More by abeeronthebeach
Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,829 ratings.