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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,464
Reviews: 1,620
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 168
Gots: 474 | 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:

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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Photo of nrs207
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

nrs207, Dec 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

BYOFB, Dec 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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Photo of justintcoons
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

justintcoons, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Had from a nitro-bottle into a pint glass. From what the barkeep says, this definitely my first nitro-bottled beer and maybe my last.

What blew me away with this beer was the pour! I turned the bottle completely vertical, as if I was pouring chocolate syrup into a glass of milk. At first, it looks like one has poured a bottle of black water into a glass. No immediate head, just a few brown bubbles appearing at the top and disappearing just as quickly. After 5-7 seconds, however, you see a reverse waterfall of carmel-colored beads that forms a really thick tan head. The head stays for the duration of the beer, and lines the entire glass from top to bottom. Good stuff!

Taste and smell was pretty on par with a good milk stout. Sweet, lactose, and chocolately, with just a bit of coffee notes. I've had better and worse, but the nitro-bottle is definitely worth another try.

ClarkHimself, Nov 26, 2012
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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 5,464 ratings.