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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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5,525 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,525
Reviews: 1,624
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 170
Gots: 494 | 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:

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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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

OldTime, Mar 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

JedediahK, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of neckbracesub
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Though not one of the most potent of stouts when thinking of ABV, this is WITHOUT A DOUBT one of the most pleasant tasting stouts I have ever tried.

Very smooth taste combined with a beautiful mix of coffee and chocolate aromas make this a frequent choice in our fridge and a new-found "old reliable".

neckbracesub, Mar 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

beerFool28607, Mar 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

perennialpursuit, Mar 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

toyfull1, Mar 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

GeauxSioux, Mar 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

wo87810, Mar 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

durkle, Mar 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

carrollmel7, Mar 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

bendersez, Mar 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

bernardo06, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of depechemode1983
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours pitch black. Head is tan with nice density. Lacing is minimal.

S - In the nose you get coffee, mild chocolate, cream, and roasted malts.

T - Semi sweet chocolate and light creamy coffee upfront with mildly bitter hops coming in through the middle and finishing on a dry roasted note.

M - Mouth feel is very cream. Like drinking silk. Carbonation is soft and pleasant.

O - One of the best readily available stouts in my area. I didn't even notice it was 6% by volume. Absolutely no harsh or off flavors. It's a keeper.

depechemode1983, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of jamescain
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic tumbler

Pours a pitch black with a thick creamy looking white head about a half a centimeter thick that last the entire length of the beer. There are small bubbles streaming down the side while poured. The aroma is very pleasing, mocha, chocolate, roasted notes and vanilla. The flavor is very similar to the nose, mocha, chocolate, roasted notes. The big impact of the nitro can be felt in the mouthfeel, which is very creamy and the carbonation is low with a dry finish. The body is medium-light, which makes the beer very quaffable. Overall I really enjoyed it. I bought it mostly for the novelty, but I would probably buy more in the future.

jamescain, Mar 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Pillowburn, Mar 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Davit, Mar 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

homebruontap, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

hangar9, Mar 06, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 fl. oz., poured into a pint glass.

I haven’t had a stout in a good while, having loaded up on IPAs at the local beer store. I’m looking forward to knocking this one down, and seeing what happens…

A: Well, what do you know, it looks like a stout – very dark brown in color. A reasonable pour produces a 2 cm caramel-colored head that lasts just over a minute. It leaves a nice lace on the sides of the glass. It’s certainly a nice beer to look at.

S: I had almost forgotten what a good stout smells like; it has strength. I’m picking up coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, milk, and a slight amount of hops. I can only hope that this beer tastes as good as it looks and smells.

T: It’s not as powerful as it smells, but it’s pretty good nonetheless. It’s a confirmation of all that I smelled, in fairly good proportion. It is a little more hoppy than I expected, but, hop head that I am, I can’t say that I mind the least little bit. Dark chocolate in the finish does finish this beer off nicely. I’m happy from this experience.

M: Pretty good, almost very good. It’s on the border of light- and medium-bodied, the carbonation is nicely regulated, and it washes over the palate well, leaving a nice, dark chocolaty finish with a bit of hop character thrown in as well. Good on the brewery.

O: This was a well-thought out beer. It was made to look, smell and taste very good, without overdoing it on the ABV front. Had I been thinking properly, I’d have cooked up a nice steak to go along with this one. Maybe next time. Thanks for reading.

bogus564, Mar 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

stevegregg, Mar 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

IPA4LIFE, Mar 04, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on Nitro tap at Bodega Brew Pub in La Crosse, WI'

Poured nicely with heavy head which settled into dark brown/black tastiness.

Creamy at first brings out the malty and coffee taste of the beer.

Aroma is malty, coffee.

Soft on the palate with easy creamy drinkability. If you can find this on Nitro, do it!

Efeswasmy1st, Mar 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Mick-e-d, Mar 04, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Coffee and mild roasted grain, sweetness and faint esters.
Appearance: The color is very dark brown and the beer is opaque. It pours a creamy brown head that falls into a tight lace of very fine bubbles.
Flavor: Roasted grain and espresso up front. Sweetness and medium bitterness in the middle. Finishes dry with mild bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied with low carbonation, the mouthfeel lingers in the finish.
Overall Impression: Dark roasted grain with more body than sweetness. Balanced toward body without excessive sweetness.
Comments: This milk stout will better suit the average beer drinker being not as sweet nor full bodied as other milk stouts or heavier beers. Left Hand Milk Stout gives you the body and espresso flavors without being cloyingly sweet.

160Shillings, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Redglimmer, Mar 04, 2012
Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 5,525 ratings.