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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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Ratings: 6,143
Reviews: 1,709
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 221
Gots: 903 | 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:
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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Ratings: 6,143 | Reviews: 1,709
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A – black in the glass. A little lacing.

S – chocolates. Lactose. Roasted malts. Coffee notes. Smells milky and sweet

T – milky creamy and roasted. Chocolate notes and coffee notes also, alot of lactose

M – silky, smooth. Milky. Pretty tasty

O – Good but not great, it doesnt stand out as much as it could but i really enjoyed it. Its way above average. Bnot the best but its not bad. Cheers
This is not nearly as milky as i remember it being. Maybe because i was half drunk. But i think its a great beer.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brewed with Pale 2-row, Crystal, Munich, Roast Barley, Flaked Oats, and Chocolate malt. Hopped with Magnum and East Kent Goldings.
47 SRM, 15.5 plato, 22 IBU, 5.2% ABV.

Pours out to a dark brown (not quite black), forming a small tan head with poor retention and no lacing. Carbonation is mild to moderate. Mouthfeel is smooth with a light astringency in the finish and a medium-dense body. Aroma is amazing and wonderfully enticing....initial nose of marshmallow s'more's, TONS of milk chocolate (damn if this isn't the most chocolate-iest stout I've had that isn't brewed with chocolate!), vanilla, a hint of coffee..."Baby, you're all that I want, when you're sittin here in my mug...I'm finding it hard to believe...I'm in fuckin' Heaven!" Ooof...Let me regroup myself...OK, much better, thank you.

Taste is wonderful, an echo of the aroma with a very nice residual malt sweetness and a lingering finish of mineralized water, akin to the Black Jack Porter on 'roids. Finish is clean, no perceptable alcohol, no off-flavors.

Never overbearing, completely balanced, satisfying, VERY drinkable. I love this stuff. Gimme more! Blown away by another Left Hand brew! Doh@! A yummy present for my 500th review. "Pssshhht....Left-Hand...iffn' you're listening...send me cases of this stuff:) I promise to be a good poster-boy."
L=3.5, A=5, T=4.5, MF=4.5, O=4.5

Re-review of nitro bottle 3/7/13-$11.99 for a 6'er at BevCo. Brewed with Pale 2-row, Crystal, Munich, Roast Barley, Flaked Oats, Flaked Barley and Chocolate malts. Hopped with Magnum and US Goldings. 25 IBU's, OG=16P, 6.0% ABV. No widget. Poured hard. Forms a nice creamy long lasting light tan head with really ncie lacing and great retention. Pours out to a near black with brown accents. Carbonation is low, ~1.0 carbs or so. The nose is wonderfully full of chocolate and carob..beautiful roast notes with black walnut. Mouthfeel is smooth, pillowy soft, creamy and medium bodied. The taste is great...black walnut, well balanced roast, residual sweetness perfectly balanced with a classic mild hop profile and notes of black patent and roasted barley in the aftertaste. There is an odd grassy tartness that doesn't quite sit well in classic examples. Overall though, this is a near world-class beer, IMO.

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
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