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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,870
Reviews: 1,651
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 181
Gots: 648 | 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:

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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A - Pours a motor oil black with a thin medium tan head that moves to the edges.

S - Coffee, Chocolate and some subtle roasted malts.

T - Lots of coffee and some creamy milk chocolate.

D - Silky and creamy with low carbonation.

O - Chocolate milk and coffee, pretty mild.

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A - Poured aggressively into a pils glass, the head only boiled up at the very last second, and came to about half a fingers worth of creamy tan at the end. Great retention.

S - Smoke, chocolate, burnt cream, mild notes of coffee. Pretty standard smelling stuff, not too strong, but subtly roasty.

T - Up front I get a very subtle, very gentle splash of sweet malts, followed by an explosion of roasted flavor, and an aftertaste of dark coffee. There's not much sweetness (which, I believe, is the big difference between Nitro and Original), and the hop presence is only faintly detectable as it all washes down the throat. Very good, very moderate as opposed to many stouts, but still full of flavor.

M - Thin at first but seems to thicken in the mouth and take on a very pleasant cream quality as the swallow is complete. Almost like it tricks you into thinking it's not gonna be thick and then BAM, swells into mouthy goodness

O - Overall this is a fantastic stout, one that could be drank as a special occassion beer, but works just as easily as your everyday stout. I still don't know if NITRO is really the same as the original, but if I had to guess, I'd say Nitro has a little less head, and a little less sweetness, but a more complex malt profile. Until I drink the two side by side, I won't know for sure

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,870 ratings.