Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,887
Reviews: 1,653
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 184
Gots: 672 | FT: 3
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on nitro tap into a pint glass

This beer pours pitch black and has a slight brown head that lasts all the way down with a nice thick lacing. The flaovrs of the beer are somewhat roasty with a bit of chocolate and coffee. The creamy texture of this beer is really unlike any other. It has a certain smoothness that is unparalleled. The combination of lactose and nitro really makes for a unique drink. This is a rather filling beer and I was slow to drink it but it was very much a desert beer and I enjoyed it as such. Try it out, especially if you can find it on nitro.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured aggressively from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic glass.

A: Opaque black color with over one finger of dene and persistent light beige foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass and static bubbles fairly coat the submerged surfaces.

S: Roasty and unctuous, with a thread of dark fruit that is briefly glimpsed before more enduring nuttiness settles in.

T: Begins fairly sweet, with very refined roasted malt and fruit to match that of the smell. No acidity is detected into the milder nutty middle. Some gentle dark fruit returns in the short finish, while vanilla extract lingers.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, smooth and syrupy on the palate, with very low carbonation.

D/O: While the beer itself is neither unique nor particularly compelling, the mode of packaging is a conversation piece in itself. Nitrogenation keeps acidity tightly under control and yields this beer's single most appealing feature. Hopefully this next-generation nitro bottle technology will be allowed to spread because Deschutes Obsidian or North Coast Old Rasputin stouts could really benefit from it.

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Look – dark brown in color, with about half a finger’s worth of creamy khaki-colored foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell – much like a milk stout, it has a creamy quality to it, like a mix of chocolate milk and coffee grounds.

Taste – much like the smell, and much as one would expect a milk stout to taste like. It’s got a creaminess to it, hints of a roasted flavor, and a slight bite at the finish and into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – pretty well-balanced, and only slightly on the creamy side.

Overall – not a bad-tasting beer at all. Not terribly intriguing, but still a very good representative for the style.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured hard from the 12 oz. nitro bottle into a nonic pint glass at low altitude. I've had Milk Stout from the normal bottle, so I'm excited to see the different a nitro-bottle can make.

A: Pours a 2-3 finger creamy light tan head of excellent retention. The body is an extremely dark brown that approaches black. A very pretty stout.

S: Roasted barley, milk, coffee, slight chocolate. Moderate strength and enticing.

T: Light coffee notes up front with sweet milk and vanilla flavors afterwards. The finish brings out roasted barley notes that carry a twinge of bitterness. Quite enjoyable and pretty well-balanced.

M: Full-bodied, smooth and creamy with a wet mouthfeel. I think this is by far the best aspect of this beer and really sets the Milk Stout Nitro apart from regular Milk Stout.

O: This is a really nice brew, especially if you're looking for an after-dinner drink. Would pair very nicely with chocolate cake or vanilla ice cream. Even if it's more expensive, I'd have this over regular Milk Stout every time.

Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 5,887 ratings.