Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company
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4.28/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Very roasty smell with some sweetness and chocolate coffee tones as well. Nice head and deep black color begs to be drank.
More of the same flavors on the initial taste up front and a very unique dry, clean taste in the back. Delicious! Very nice! ABV is well hidden and it is just super smoooth! So good!
Cant say enough good things about this stout. Its gotta be my favorite!
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2012 01:18:24 | More by TwinButte
3.9/5 rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I have had this beer before, but wasn't impressed. Jake, when we were at Jungle Jim's, bought a six pack of the Nitro. He drank it room temperature and said it was incredible. I doubted him until I saw a single bottle at the store. I grabbed the Nitro and it was… incredible. It has been a long time since I have tried the Milk Stout, but I am excited to see if my impressions have changed since having the Nitro.
In the Glass: The beer is black as night in the glass. I expect that from any stout. Until I did some research on this one, I didn't realize this beer didn't have dairy in it. Being called a "milk" stout, I figured it had some dairy in it. Learn something new every day!
Nose: It smells like a sweet, chocolaty stout should. We are drinking this right out of the fridge, which like most beers is a mistake, but I am letting it sit there and warm up a little before tasting it. Beers like this, depending on the ABV and the overall thickness of the beer, can easily be served as a dessert.
Flavor: Having had the Nitro a few weeks ago, I am glad that this one came later. Now it gives me a whole new respect for what a good stout should taste like. From what I remember, this beer wasn't that good. It didn't have a lot of flavor and was very weak in terms of the aroma and the overall taste. I was wrong. Whoa. This beer is loaded with sweets that end with the expected dryness of an Irish stout.
Mouthfeel: It has a little bit of carbonation up front, but then smooths out and leaves a velvety mouthfeel as you swallow. The beer also opens up as you swish it around in your mouth begging for those additional flavors. I can imagine this beer tastes better warm. Good call Jake!
Aftertaste: The aftertaste is weak compared to the flavors you get when drinking… but the dryness that takes over is worth it. The dryness was unexpected, and while I want the sweetness to stick around, the dryness is a nice change of pace. I like it!
This beer rocks. I have to admit, I went in thinking this beer would suck. It doesn't. It is loaded with flavor. I almost think it has more flavor than the Nitro. The Nitro is better, in terms of mouthfeel and just the overall experience that you get… but this one isn't far behind. I like it, and while I walk around the house saying, "Moo"… bottoms up!
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2012 02:54:27 | More by rickyleepotts
4.15/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Deep brown pour, beautiful 3-4 inch head with extremely fine froth, fantastic lacing, with bubbles cascading up from the bottom - really top notch in the appearance department. Smell of roasted barley and brown sugar. Taste much the same though the malts had an odd bitterness that I felt detracted from all the other wonderful flavors going on here, vanilla, coffee, and milk chocolate. The mouthfeel was outrageously smooth, one of the smoothest brews I've ever had, would absolutely get again.
Serving type: on-tap
07-09-2012 21:54:37 | More by srv33
3.85/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Live review. Poured from the 12 oz. nitro bottle that I bought from Save-On Tobacco & Beverage in Mentor, Ohio for $1.85 a few weeks ago into a clean, clear bottle using the correct technique described on the bottle. “Bottled on date of 04/30/2012.”
A Awesome spectacle right out of the bottle with the vigorous pour. It left a 4 inch creamy light brown head with cascading ultra thin bubbles rising up from the deep. Very dark body glows a dark mahogany in front of direct light. The head lingers for a long, long time. The look of this beer cannot be improved. The nitro bottle aspect of it alone provides enough interest and entertainment to make it a world class look. 5.0
S Creamy dark roast malt, some sweetness but a little thin as compared with other milk stouts. To my nose this is a rather average smell. 3.0
T Dark roast malt, nice gentle sweetness with a lingering sublte barley malt bitterness. Good tasting milk stout, stronger than the smell suggested. 4.0
M Smooth as silk which I attribute to the nitro. This is a good mouthfeel but I prefer the world class feel of Voodoo Brewing Company Cowbell since it retains a little bit of the harshness from the dark roast malt in addition to the gentle milk sweetness. 4.0
D/O Drinkability is good. Overall this is at least a good beer with the extra enhancement of the nitro bottle presentation. 4.0
Serving type: nitro-bottle
07-07-2012 03:03:35 | More by adamette
Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
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