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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,868
Reviews: 1,650
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 181
Gots: 647 | 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:

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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2002)
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Aroma: Light coffee aroma
Flavor: Nice coffee flavor, medium bodied
Overall: This is a surprisingly good stout. It’s not as full bodied or overly flowing with coffee and cocoa aromas as traditional stouts. This beer is however medium bodied. The coffee aroma is more subtle, but the flavor is very good. Is silky smooth and just lingers on the tongue like milk. A very drinkable, must try.

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Both the CO2 and Nitro versions are incredible milk stouts, excellent representatives of the style.

This is a review of the Nitro style (which I believe surpasses the original)

A -Pour hard, its even listed on the bottle cap, but it took a suggestion from a friend to realize what this actually means. By placing an empty pint glass atop the bottle and then literally inverting both you can really agitate the beer (I have never had the experience of it foaming over). This creates several inches of writhing foaming head in your glass that very quickly gives way to liquid leaving about 2cm of remaining head.
- If not properly agitated this beer will initially pour thin and then may begin to gently fizz generating a thin rim of head.

S- Rich malty roasts with subtle hints of chocolate and coffee.

T- The frothy head is sweet with lactose, incredibly milky and the best part of the beer. Initially flavors are very milky with the creaminess complemented by the mouthfeel. Finishes with strong malt flavor and a very subtle souring.

M- Creamy, silky, smooth, incredible. Again, the pour really dictates this. At first I thought this beer was flat and somewhat thin.

O- An excellent beer for anyone who enjoys milk. Or beer. Just seeing the Nitro gush foam into my glass was worth the price. The only real negative point would be the slight souring on the backend, but this was a very minor component of the flavor profile.

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,868 ratings.