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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: 6,132
Reviews: 1,708
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 219
Gots: 896 | 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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nitro bottle poured into a shaker pint, bottled 10/4/12

A: Opaque black, nitro produces that creamy, light brown head that sticks around til the last drop, good sheet lacing left on the glass. Damn you nitro, you make for a fine looking beer.

S: Big oatmeal sweetness, lots of mocha coffee, toasty, roasty malt, some sweet nuttiness.

T: Loads of sweet chocolate, heavy on the oversweetned coffee/cappuccino, theres a definite dairy component, its a relatively sweet beer, but does a decent job at staying away from being cloying. A lingering toasted almond, nutty flavor on the finish.

M: Medium light, very creamy, a bit watery as well, nitro adds that trademark creamy feel. Almost feels like drinking a glass skim milk in consistency.

O: Nice brew here overall, creamy mouthfeel and a good one for when you want a sweet stout fix. Heck, my old man's a die hard Bud Light drinker and after he willingly tried a sip he said, "hey thats tasty."

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Deep brown with pale brown edges, good initial head, some lacing.

Nice roasty smell, some cocoa, bready malts.

Chocolate milk, sweet malt, hops add a bit of bitter chocolate finish.

Rich smooth mouthfeel really helps this along.

I'm a big fan of the style, but I thought this was nice. Nothing too adventurous about it, but very enjoyable.

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I had the regular Milk Stout, not the Nitro. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. About 1/2" tan head, which dissipates quickly leaving lace up the sides of the glass. Aroma is about what you would expect with a stout - coffee-like black patent malt is clear from the roasting. Some dark chocolate and toffee. Not much grassy, citrus or floral notes from the hops though - I would usually expect a bit more in a stout. Taste is very sweet due to lactose, also with strong malty and roasted flavor you would expect with a stout. Very little bitterness from the hops to counteract the sweetness. Mouthfeel is robust, heavy with moderate to light carbonation. Overall, I like it - there are not many milk stouts out there and this is a good one!

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
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