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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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5,471 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,471
Reviews: 1,621
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 168
Gots: 477 | 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:

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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a JET Black stream with a dirty white head into my Sam Adams specialty glasses. The aroma was basically the same that I've noticed with almost any stout. Coffee and Chocolate present with a slight trace of nutmeg.

I tasted this one at cellar temperature (65 degrees). Again, nothing really different about this one vs other stouts I have tasted. If anything, I didnt' detect any sweetness to this one as I have with other Milk Stouts.

The Coffee comes through pretty clear. It is a very nice mouthful, full and robust. The aftertaste is typical of a stout (for me), it leaves your mouth dry, waiting for another sip.

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A: Virtually pitch black, with a one-finger tan head that slowly formed and is lingering. Interesting to see the carbonation originally heading a a downward direction as the head formed.
S: Black coffee beans, roasted malt, and hints of cream and cocoa.
T: Bitter & dark. Coffee flavors, but very thin.
M: Light-bodied, much thinner than I anticipated, with a bitter finish. Smooth, but not what I expected.
O: This was a bit of a disappointment. I will say the bottle says keep refrigerated and this was picked up on the shelf at room temperature at my local shop, so that may have been a bit of a detriment. While the appearance/aromas impressed me, it failed to follow through on the taste/mouthfeel. I would be interested in tasting one on tap.

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 5,471 ratings.