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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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89
very good

5,365 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,365
Reviews: 1,616
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 163
Gots: 432 | 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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kevinhughes

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

09-03-2012 21:50:50 | More by kevinhughes
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-03-2012 04:33:41 | More by Cramerican
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jnardone235

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-03-2012 04:32:17 | More by jnardone235
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boxofhate

New York

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

09-02-2012 19:28:57 | More by boxofhate
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djcira

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

09-02-2012 15:13:24 | More by djcira
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matttttYCE

Arizona

3.83/5  rDev -3.8%

Wonderfully creamy head and nitro pour. Head stick around the entire time, sticky lace clings to the sides of the glass. The beer is plenty dark, almost a the darkest brown possible.

Admittedly a lighter smell. Chocolate, oats, light char, pleasant roasted malts, milk/lactose, dark fruits, hints at vanilla extract, and light coffee for that matter, maybe molasses and nuttiness as well.

Rich and malty, chocolate, oat-like smoothness and taste, light char, sweetness/cream/lactose (though not extensive), dark fruit notes, light coffee and bitterness, light vanilla, hints of molasses.

Mouthfeel is wonderful. Smooth and creamy consistency. medium (maybe medium-low) body, with the awesome nitro smooth carbonation feel, and a pleasantly lingering slightly bitter finish.

Great beer. I used to drink Guiness draught cans on a regular basis because I love me a smooth drinking nitro beer every so often, but since Nitro Milk Stout came out, it has easily kicked Guiness to the curb.

09-02-2012 06:23:57 | More by matttttYCE
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Ranz

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

09-02-2012 01:57:12 | More by Ranz
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PHAnTom


4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-01-2012 23:16:13 | More by PHAnTom
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Softestdog

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

09-01-2012 23:10:57 | More by Softestdog
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netshark

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-01-2012 20:34:45 | More by netshark
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NateMac13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-01-2012 17:09:25 | More by NateMac13
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broller


3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

09-01-2012 05:21:11 | More by broller
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Ooskers


4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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JNaddeo


4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

08-31-2012 16:34:01 | More by JNaddeo
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vcoggins

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-31-2012 03:46:12 | More by vcoggins
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obrike

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +1.8%

Bought a single at HEB in Round Rock.

Perfect looking beer. Gave a hard pour...deep black, big billowy head. Absolutely beautiful lacing...thick creamy off white head leaves tons of ring after each sip...much like a Guinness.

Yum. Rich chocolate, vanilla, and coffee on the scent. Deep burnt malt as well.

Excellent. Taste follows suit. Silky smooth beer with a lot of flavor without overloading the alcohol...what's not to like here? Good combo of choc, vanilla, coffee, dark malt, and cream. Almost like a dessert beer...not sure I'd session this one, even with the 6% abv being sessionable...just a bit too rich.

Glad I finally tried it!

08-31-2012 00:02:18 | More by obrike
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-30-2012 21:03:38 | More by lupercmda
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Nutwood

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-30-2012 13:16:45 | More by Nutwood
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truesolution

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-30-2012 03:27:43 | More by truesolution
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japool22


4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

08-30-2012 01:13:17 | More by japool22
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Auror

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-29-2012 04:10:39 | More by Auror
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wabritton

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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skyisland

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

08-29-2012 02:33:21 | More by skyisland
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TheStig

Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +6.3%

If it wasn't for the slight tinge of amber when held up to the light, it would pour jet black. A thin half-finger (a finger isn't really an accurate figure of measurement, but you get the idea) of a chocolate milk colored head formed, even when I "poured hard." Oh well.

Smells are of high percentage dark chocolate and anise.

Taste is phenomenal-- espresso, dark chocolate, a subtle herbal bitterness. The finish is smooth and pleasing. Feels quite silky in the mouth. Fantastic. I can see why this keeps raking in the awards and praise-- it's all deserved.

08-29-2012 01:18:53 | More by TheStig
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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

08-29-2012 00:11:48 | More by tyleeis
Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 5,365 ratings.