Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by witster18:
3.9/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
The first taste is like one of those chocolate covered yellowish-center mini donuts that you'd find in the deli section of your grocer. Kind of a dark chocolate with a little vanilla hint, and you certainly know you're drinking a beer. Sweet, a bit burnt, but that compliments here with the sugars. Those are some nice dark malt grains there - with a touch of earthiness and sharpness. This tastes good.
Creamy flavor , but not a creamy texture. Mouthfeel is definitely a bit light.
Hard to say anything except 'well done'. Maybe a little too straightforward and unoriginal, but I could easily down a few of these with a big smile on my face. I like this much better than its' high gravity brother.
I'm quite impressed, but for the price, I should have been!
For less Money I'd surely reach for Edmund Fitzgerald Porter if it's available in your area, but this selection is to be enjoyed and shared. Thumbs up.
I'd like to let the next one warm up a bit to see if that brings out anything that would keep this from being such a safe entry, and make it great instead of just really good. Dunno if anything is hiding in there though. It might ease what at cold temp seems like an ever-so-slightly-overdone carbonation - which may be the only legitimate brew gripe about this entire beer... it is, in that regard, and shamefully, near-flawless.
the oiliness makes up for a thinner mouthfeel, the sweetness is expected given the style, but this isn't very complex or original and it might be slightly over-carbonated at cold temps with a little head compared to some serious brothers in the catagory. Good easy drinkin beer though.
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2010 18:28:23 | More by witster18
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3.46/5 rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Good beer. Imagine Guinness or Murphy's with a little sugar added and you have this beer. Personally I'm not a fan sweets. This beer's sweetness is mild but it is too sweet for my liking. If Guinness is black coffee, this is a latte. Great for those who like the texture of nitro beers without the roasted flavor.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 03:02:08 | More by yardkl
3.81/5 rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75
A-The pours was definitely fun. Just throwing it out of the glass. It cascades and everything. Nice creamy, nitrogen infused head. Dark body, not much light penetration.
S-Aroma is roasty first and foremost. Milk chocolate. Coffee with cream. A pleasant, textbook stout aroma.
T-The flavor is roasty again but I also get a somewhat noticeable grassy hoppiness in the back end. In between is coffee and milk chocolate or even mocha. A little chalky. Light, dark fruitiness.
M-The body is creamy but the carbonation isn't up to par. It's nearly flat and it really doesn't retain it's carbonation well.
O/D-Bought a single. Glad I didn't go for a full sixer. It was a cool beer to pour, and the flavors were pretty on point however, the carbonation was very flat. Still happy I tried this.
Serving type: nitro-bottle
03-09-2014 17:12:41 | More by VelvetExtract
Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
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