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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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5,981 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,981
Reviews: 1,672
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 200
Gots: 759 | 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: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I am a huge fan of Colorado beer and I saw a milk stout (totally new one for me) I had to give it a shot.

Appearance - I almost cried how dark and gorgeous the color was. A jet black body with a creamy brown head on top.

Smell - A mild smell of chocolate, milk, and nutty flavors. It can be pretty hard to pick up and wish it was easier to pick up

Taste - Now this is what I am talking about. This stout was a great blend of hoppy nuts, mocha, and cream. This could be a daily drinker.

Mouthfeel - Not much carbonation but it doesn't need much. The taste doesnt stick around long enough though and mellows out to fast.

Overall - I really really like this beer. Only the light scernt and quickly ending flavor are its downfalls. I will buy more of this beer... now

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

A 12oz bottle with a BB of Sept 2012. Acquired ages ago from Trembling Madness in York, and stored in my garage. I like the purple cow on the label - makes me think of Milka. Time to crack it open....

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Black, though intense light reveals it to be a deep brown colour. Yields a small head of creamy tan foam that dissipates after a minute or so. An intense aroma of roasted malt with notes of burnt grain, liquorice, coffee, cocoa, hints of dried fruit, faint molasses and lactose sweetness. Show-stopping.

Tastes of sweet, dark malt with a mild finish. Notes of chocolate, roasted malt, lactose, faint dried fruit and a hint of caramel. Quite dry, with mild stewed hops in the background. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, but a bit thin for the style. Lightly astringent. Aftertaste of sweet roasted malt and faint chocolate.

A decent milk stout, though my expectations trumped reality. Looks OK, but the flavour lacks depth and richness, while the body is a tad insubstantial. It's both sweeter and less roasty than I anticipated. However, the aroma is awesome - tons of roasted malt notes to stimulate your senses. A good, easy drinking brew that goes down nicely; just don't expect a world-beater. Worth sampling.

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Ah, the elusive (for me in Quebec anyways) nitro bottle. Thanks to Masterski for this one.

Poured from a 12oz (nitro) bottle, bottled on 04/04/12.

Appearance: A hard pour (like the label says) reveals a very dark body with an average, creamy tan head. The cascading effect is nice but short lived. Makes up for it a bit with thick sheets of lacing.

Smell: All about the glorious chocolate. Milky, chunky, semi-sweet, powdery and a very mild roastedness.

Taste: Milky chocolate, like a shake. Mix of bakers chocolate and cream. Simple yet good flavors.

Mouthfeel: Ultra smooth like silk (thanks nitro!) but does carry a very faint bitterness tucked in the back.

Overall: Very easy to drink and while not complex, i don't think that's the goal. Worth grabbing.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: This had some nice smoke coming out of the bottle for starters. The appearance is a nice dark color with some crazy carbonation in the middle but not throughout. And is complimented with a thin, creamy, mocha type head.

S: Instant chocolate and caramel malts in the aroma with a hint of lactose and yeast.

T: Flavor consists of chocolate, caramel, and some roasted malts. The finish is just like a stout with that dry, bready taste.

M: Mouth feel is very smooth like drinking chocolate milk or something of that nature.

O: This is only the 2nd Milk Stout I ever had and its just as good as any other stout. Really creamy and flavorful. This is a top notch stout and I would recommend it to anyone. Great beer!

Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 5,981 ratings.