Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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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
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
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
4.13/5 rDev +3.8%
NITRO BOTTLE hard poured into an imperial pint glass.
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.
Very aromatic. Dark chocolate, coffee & cream, milk chocolate and light notes of black licorice.
Very sweet. Milk chocolate and lactose. Dark roast coffee with sugar and creamer. Light notes of black licorice and overripe plum.
Medium bodied, smooth and silky.
Super-solid Sweet Stout with tons of flavor. The nitro bottle is awesome. I like!
12-01-2012 20:52:07 | More by justintcoons
Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
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