Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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very good

6,292 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,292
Reviews: 1,744
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 246
Gots: 1,049 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2002

ROASTED MALT AND COFFEE FLAVORS BUILD THE FOUNDATION OF THIS CREAMY SWEET STOUT.

Milk sugar in your stout is like cream in your coffee. Dark and delicious, America’s great milk stout will change your perception about what a stout can be. “Preconceived notions are the blinders on the road to enlightenment.” Udderly delightful.

Collection: Perennial
Style: Sweet Stout
Color: Black, 47 SRM
Body: full
ABV: 6%
IBU's: 25
PLATO: 15.5°
PKG: 6-Pack, Keg
Malt: Pale 2-row, Crystal, Munich, Roasted Barley, Flaked Oats, Flaked Barley and Chocolate
Hops: Magnum and US Goldings
Other: Lactose
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Photo of judyny3
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great Milk Stout -

Photo of frankaboutbeer
4.91/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Best Milk Stout I have had.

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i'm not a coffee drinker so i don't love it but it's good in small doses from time to time. it reminds me of sierra nevadas coffee stout.

Photo of 911CROFT
3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle into a conical 2/3 pint glass. Paid £3.00 for a single bottle.

Pours an opaque, dark brown, almost black body that when held to the to light shows a few dark ruby red streaks. A one-finger in height, dense, tan coloured head reduces slowly leaving fine bands of lacing after each sip.

On the nose there are mild aromas of dark roasted malts, coffee, and subtle bittersweet chocolate. The taste is fairly simple following the smell with a light initial sweetness and dark roasted malts upfront, followed by bittersweet chocolate, burnt caramel, and coffee. On the end, slightly bitter cocoa and coffee notes coffee linger on the palate to give an enjoyable finish. In the mouth it feels reasonably smooth and slightly creamy. The medium body and ample carbonation make it light on the palate and easy drinking, but overall it’s a little too thin and watery, lacking in the heft I want from a good stout.

Overall this is a decent beer but the lack of complexity and disappointing body left me a little underwhelmed. It’s good, but not one I would go out of my way to try again.

Photo of gruntparty
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Very smooth with a bitter sweet kick while having a rather thin consistency. Wish it were heavier to compliment the boldness of the flavors.

Photo of tlema1
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I get some bitter chocolate and a nice creamy feel, with some sweetness

Photo of Bm1
4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Coffee warm delicious flavor. Really enjoyed this one.

Photo of IGOTASIXPACK
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light coffee more roasted and malt. Real nice. On tap. I'd have it again. Sessionable if that's a real word.

Photo of wesk74
4.86/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Dark, sweet, smooth, creamy and delicious . It could have a bit more body, the thin consistency doesn't match the richness of the beer. This is in my house at all times, one of my favorites.

Photo of Carrier4
4.48/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Its smooth, its good, and its the perfect mix of dairy in a stout. Pours with low creamy head. Taste is very good with a good mix of cream and classic stout flavoring.

Photo of shanegatter
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good taste, just tastes a little weak after having a Siberian night by thirsty dog

Photo of Nick041881
2.82/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A decent milk stout but lacking in texture, a little too thin for my liking.

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very nice aroma of roasted malt. It leans more on the roast flavor than the malt, but it doesn't take away from the creaminess, and has just the right amount of carbonation to give it a nice bite.

Photo of Furlinator
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Roasted dark malt, lactose sweetness and a hint of hop bitterness on the finish. Good stuff.

Photo of THoff94
4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very smooth and milky on nitro. Delicious but not as sweet as expected.

Photo of Fatjohn
4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Kind of a creamy taste, but a great body at the same time. One of my favorites

Photo of Chessmaster
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from bottle poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass.

A: Poured a brownish-black with a 1-2 finger head that quickly dissipated to wisps on the surface.

S: Rich, sweet chocolate; dark grains

T: Pleasant roastiness, with some sweetness and chocolate, balanced by hop bitterness.

M: Medium, with a bit of creaminess

O: A solid and tasty brew. Not the best stout I've ever had, but a good one. Wouldn't mind buying this again.

Photo of gatorlove
3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

It just tasted too malty for my liking. Not a whole lot of roast or chocolate I would normally expect.

Photo of Webbydag1
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet milky tones and great dark full body

Photo of Pisshhead
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasty creamy stout with a sweet coffee after taste but a bit flat for my liking..

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours nearly the same color as a Vernors Ginger Ale with a 1” cream colored foam cap that quickly dissipates. Big ginger nose and it is also prominent on the palate and brings a little ginger heat. Light malt flavors provide support. Very refreshing and easy to drink.

Photo of Telcocoffeedad
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Soy sauce, nutty aroma. Sweet taste with a slight pepper mouth feel. Reminds me of sweetened coffee.

Photo of 50marathons
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very creamy and smooth. Great malt flavor.

Photo of Nmelione
3.17/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not my style too roasty

Photo of Marraybay
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally, an American milk stout that leans towards the sweet side vs. the dry/bitter. Really extreme glass lacing with this one: Don't think I recall anything exhibiting as much. Again, not super sweet as in say Mackeson, but very drinkable for those who enjoy this style. Smooth, easy drinking, not at all "fog-inducing," wrt the ABV. Very excited to taste the nitro version in a "head-to-head."

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
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