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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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6,067 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,067
Reviews: 1,697
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 219
Gots: 829 | 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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4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Botttle to HFS sniffer

A:very very dark black as night with no carbonation or head to really speak of a dark mocha ring did form around the edge (did not get the pour hard memo)

S: the first thing that comes to mind is roasted mostly malt but the roasted smell is way more present then that of the sweeter malt, speaking of which there is definitely a sweetness too it, but i can't quite smell milk though close.

T: taste follows the nose in terms of sweetness (this is my first milk stout I couldn't deal with the idea of milk in my beer but idk this is great) there are stout qualities to it I'm surprised but i really like it

M:Very oily and goes down very easily totally drinkable and smooth is the best word I can think to describe it. I feel like it almost is mill flavored beer in how it goes down.

O: I had never tried a milk stout or a nitro but this combo is definitely a winner. This tastes good and is super easy to drink I was pleasantly surprised well done left hand you have inspired me to not fear the milk stout and try nitro on tap when I can, so thank you.

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of BeerWineLiquorGuy
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Left Hand Milk Stout...wow!
Pour it VIOLENTLY into your glass and watch the magic start.
Then sit back and enjoy.

Black as night with a perfectly formed creamy head
Starts out sweet on your tongue with a slightly bitter finish.
Smooth in your mouth, not too heavy.

Sitting back and enjoying it right now.

Photo of GrantBrennan
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours jet black, literally. Somewhat thin, khaki foam, clingy lacing, and sticky.

Coffee, cream, tons of roasty toasty notes.

Heavy roasted malt and coffee notes balanced with wonderfully smooth sweet cream.

Heavy-bodied, light-medium carbonation, slightly bitter, lots of sweet, incredibly smooth.

Overall, this one is sure to please and coffee fan!

Photo of janubio
3.72/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

330 ml. bottle. Pours a black colour with a big brown head taht last for a very good while and leaves an enormous lace. Aroma of vanilla, coffe, cream, chocolate and dark fruits. Body is not as thick as I expected, creamy medium palate. Taste keeps the aroma: vanilla, coffee, some chocolate, cream and dark fruits. Finish is kind of brandy of liquor. Not your tipical stout, but easy to drink and leaves you wanting to repeat.

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a nitro bottle, luckily met the Left Hand rep who told me that to "pour hard" was no joke. Beautiful cascade on pour, nearly black color with very light tan head. Light roasty notes on the nose, but not very much aroma. Sweet malts on the palate, very little hint of bitterness, but not cloying in any way. While not a terribly complex flavor, one of the easiest-drinking beers I've had a very long while; a 6% beer that could easily pass for a 4%. Wonderful, palate-coating mouthfeel - creamy, silky, and satisfying. Maybe not the most complex flavor profile amongst stouts, but this is a beer I could be happy drinking most any time.

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3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark oily brown topped with a frothy, cream colored head. I expected a little larger of a head considering the 'nitro.' The aroma is wonderful with smooth cream, milk chocolate, brown sugar, and candy. The taste reveals additional roasty and coffee notes within. The flavors are not as powerful as I expected, and overall the beer is pretty light in its body and feel as well. It goes down quite easily however. Ultimately good, but a disappointment if you are looking for a rich beer. I prefer Young's or Lancaster Milk Stout as better examples of the style.

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 6,067 ratings.