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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

6,074 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,074
Reviews: 1,698
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 218
Gots: 838 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle with some pretty cool artwork on the label. Poured this into a Tulip Pint glass, 'stout pint flass'

A - Typical dark stout like appearance. Slightly opaque appearing soft black in color with touches of ruby to dark brown hues. Pretty good head sits on top leaving good stick to the inside of this stout glass.

S - Very chocolate milk like aroma with some dark malt mixed within. Mocha style coffee graces the nose quite nice really sinking in the fact that this is a milk stout.

T - Semi coffee flavor that's quickly turned into sweet milk chocolate goodness. Nothing is really overdone in this flavor which is good when hitting those lactose sugarish notes. A good sweet flavor with a rich malt backbone.

M - smooth and creamy. Does its job of coating the mouth with its milky sweet texture. Very easy going, but it does have the "rich" factor even if at a minimum.

O - I've been told and read this is 'America's stout'. I'm not sure I'd go that far, but this is one of the best examples of its style you'll find and one that's easy to find at that. This is a real dandy of a stout and while Left Hand keeps to the basics of this style that's what makes it so good. Sometimes the good things don't have to be pounded with a high abv, but just crafted in a manner that sticks to a styles roots. That's what the Left Hand Milk Stout is all about. Something any of us can buy and left satisfied by the experience. If you are into milk stouts this is a top shelf creation. But unlike some sweeter stouts this one could be enjoyed by anyone.

Photo of Fusion7777
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of dar482
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pour it hard and it is amazing with its cascading beauty. It's pitch black beer with a bubbly big 3 finger head.

The aroma is of milk, roasted sweet malt, chocolate, almost like chocolate milk.

There's a slight roasted bitterness at first. Then there's a light coffee flavor and then there's just a milky sweet creamy mouth feel. Lots of milk chocolate with a strange grinded peanut flavor. It's not horrible that it's there, but it's maybe the roasted malt flavor that gives it that too.

I do like the nitro and it gives the beer a great mouthfeel. Very easy to drink, though I think the lack of non-nitro carbonation makes it almost watery, but that's just it being a milk stout.

A wonderful drinkable beer. I would highly recommend it as a gateway.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of jlenik
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of sgould1313
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of smalenberg
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pint nitro tap at One-eyed Betty's.

A - Black as a starless night with more than an inch of lacey tan foam that lingers on the glass.

S - Malty sweet with prominent lactose-milk character, but somewhat subdued.

T - Incredibly smooth chocolate with next to no bitterness.

M - Silky smooth with lingering sweetness.

O - Best milk stout I've had bar none. You owe it to yourself to taste this on a nitro tap.

Photo of sluggo013
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of SammyD
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of SometimesIfart
2.74/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

A - Pours nearly pitch black with a two finger mocha head that doesn't seem to go away. Surprisingly, leaves no lacin.

S - Pretty much all lightly roasted malt up front along with a little bit of lactose and sweet malts.

T - Lightly roasted malt and lactose are pretty much the whole flavor. It is quite watery as well.

M - Light, watery, creamy body with almost no carbonation.

O - Overall, this is pretty much a Guiness Draught with a bit more creaminess. It's sessionable, But very lacking.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 6,074 ratings.