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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Left Hand Milk StoutLeft Hand Milk Stout

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very good

5,976 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,976
Reviews: 1,671
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 199
Gots: 755 | 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


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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look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from nitro bottle into pub glass fast and hard as the bottle and website says.

Pitch black beer after everything settles down with a 1 finger head that is tan and very creamy and thick. The head sticks around through the whole glass and kind of cascades off the glass with each drink

The smell is a little lackluster for me , small hints of dark burnt malt , slight hint of chocolate in the background , just not a lot going on in the smell department

The mouth on this beer is amazing , thick and creamy and so smooth, I wish every stout had this creamy drink to it

The taste was ok for me , nothing to brag about. I was hoping for more of the malt to pop out at me. Just the normal stout flavor to me , but weak in that.

Overall this was a hard beer to rate for me , the looks and mouthfeel were a homerun , but the taste and smell which are far more important were not there. I would like to try this beer on tap and see the difference , but out of this bottle it just a so so brew

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A friend bought this for me to try. I have seen it before but I guess the cow on the label put me off for some reason. Maybe the name Milk Stout just didn't sound right. I am glad I had the opportunity to sample this beer. I would have been missing out on a beer that will become one of my favorites.

The smell was very good. It poured a decent tan head and looks like a stout. It had a pleasant chocolate smell which I liked. The taste was a light chocolate flavor that was just right with no hops that I could taste. (I don't like hoppy beer.)

I would drink this again, anytime, cow on the label or not.

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 5,976 ratings.