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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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5,332 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,332
Reviews: 1,615
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 160
Gots: 421 | FT: 4
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:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2002)
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jeranbrews

Oklahoma

3.98/5  rDev 0%

A - no head. Of course. Lots of tiny beady bubbles to resemble lacing. Very very dark brown. Opaque.

S - rich roasted malts and dark bread with a hint of pot roast. Sweet caramely.

T - bitter sweet 70% chocolate diluted into a nuttela spread then mixed with a light amber ale.

M - thin nitro like. Almost too thin. But slightly slick.

D - highly drinkable good in cold and hot weather.

12-08-2012 03:09:26 | More by jeranbrews
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

12-08-2012 02:15:28 | More by Damian74Shensky
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.6%

12-07-2012 16:16:22 | More by Travcofarms
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theParish


4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-07-2012 08:17:34 | More by theParish
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OCdrummer7271

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

12-07-2012 05:57:12 | More by OCdrummer7271
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-07-2012 04:30:37 | More by ssimpson89
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-07-2012 02:25:30 | More by Hessian257
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MTWood


4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-05-2012 19:24:04 | More by MTWood
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1/5  rDev -74.9%

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12-05-2012 03:49:00 | More by
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-05-2012 00:28:42 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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RES

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-04-2012 22:33:32 | More by RES
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-04-2012 04:02:42 | More by BeerHunter76
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-04-2012 03:24:05 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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HavasuDG

Arizona

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-04-2012 01:27:27 | More by HavasuDG
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev -3.8%

First of all, thanks to ncketchum for the nitro bottle. Interestingly enough, well, at least interesting to me, I reviewed this beer in a regular old bottle last December. I poured this one out aggressively, as was suggested, into an imperial pint glass. This was served slightly chilled...

A) Black as expected. The aggressive pour mentioned above, yielded a nice two finger tan head. Excellent retention, as this slowly settled to a dusting. Good lacing. A very attractive beer right here.

S) Quite similar to my original tasting notes, light roast, fresh coffee, and a little bit of chocolate. A nice aroma...

T) Again, very similar to my notes a year ago. Coffee, chocolte, splah of cream, a little hop bitterness on the backend, which blends well with the chocolate. Nice flavor...

M) Okay, here's where the nitro bottle lost me. The Left Hand Milk Stout in the regular bottle had an exceptional body. Hell, I gave the mouthfeel a 5. It was soft, supple, like velvet smooth. This was none of those things. It felt thin, and a bit too lively.

O) Other than bumping up the appearance score, I see no reason to revisit the nitro bottle option of this brew. I guess you just can't underestimate the importance of a top notch mouthfeel. Glad to recommend this beer, but my personal preference is for a sixer of the regular bottles. Cheers...

12-03-2012 05:39:11 | More by RoamingGnome
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Poppajack

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-03-2012 04:14:26 | More by Poppajack
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swinker

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-03-2012 01:44:23 | More by swinker
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -6.3%

A - Fairly dark. Can see light through it on the edges of the glass. No head at first, but it starts bubbling up after a couple of seconds as I'd expect with a nitro pour. Off-white head.

S - Sweet sugary smell mixed with roasted malt. Some chocolate and a hint of coffee flavor.

T - Lives up to the smell. Light roasted malt and sweetness. Very small amount of chocolate and a coffee bitterness more than anything. It's like a very weak coffee mixed with some creamer.

M - This is where the beer really makes its name. I wasn't a big fan of the original, but the mouthfeel with the nitro is significantly improved. So velvety smooth. This reminds me of an improved Guinness.

O - Solid beer. Nothing spectacular, but the mouthfeel is very nice. It'd be a nice alternative to a Guinness draft or a good beer for someone newer into craft or into stouts.

12-03-2012 00:30:04 | More by nrs207
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-02-2012 07:07:57 | More by BYOFB
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rdoggg

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-02-2012 04:15:46 | More by rdoggg
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

12-01-2012 21:22:58 | More by ChelsC86
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +3.8%

NITRO BOTTLE hard poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance
Really dark, Cola brown with some ruby highlights. The hard pour yields an awesome cascading effect track trickled down the glass until it finally settles with about 1 finger of loose, bubbly head. Beautiful lacing.

Nose
Very aromatic. Dark chocolate, coffee & cream, milk chocolate and light notes of black licorice.

Taste
Very sweet. Milk chocolate and lactose. Dark roast coffee with sugar and creamer. Light notes of black licorice and overripe plum.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth and silky.

Overall
Super-solid Sweet Stout with tons of flavor. The nitro bottle is awesome. I like!

12-01-2012 20:52:07 | More by justintcoons
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falconxman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-01-2012 20:23:31 | More by falconxman
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blibby05

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

12-01-2012 00:36:14 | More by blibby05
Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 5,332 ratings.