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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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very good

5,971 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,971
Reviews: 1,670
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 199
Gots: 753 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color with a quarter inch, light tan head. Good aroma, chocolate, coffee, maybe a touch of vanilla. Taste is decent, par for the course. There is some sweetness, with a more roasted notes. It is a little on the thin side, in terms of mouthfeel. The thinness may be what I find most disappointing. Perhaps I have become accustomed to bolder, Imperial Stouts and just expect more. Overall, this is a fine beer, but not outstanding.

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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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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 5,971 ratings.