Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by ztoellner:
3.55/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Definitely a drinkable sweet stout. I bought this as part of a mix and match six pack, and decided to brew something similar myself, but have ended up adding coffee to mine.
A - Pours thick with a frothy tan head. Not quite black. Left some nice lacing down the side of the glass.
S - The roastiness is right up front, with chocolate and sweetness in the background.
T - Again, the roasted barley and a bit of chocolate are up front, backed up by the residual sweetness from the lactose. This is not a strong stout, but is there. A bit of bitterness in the finish that compliments the sweetness.
M - Thick and frothy, taste and feel improves as it warms a bit.
O - This could be a great intro stout for those that aren't into the darker beers. It inspired me to brew a milk stout myself, so it must have been good!
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2011 01:38:41 | More by ztoellner
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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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