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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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89
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5,221 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,221
Reviews: 1,613
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 155
Gots: 381 | 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:
ROASTED MALT AND COFFEE FLAVORS BUILD THE FOUNDATION OF THIS CREAMY SWEET STOUT.

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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beerbiatchMD

Maine

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a tasting glass.

A: dark brown--almost black. Not much foam or head, the small amount of brown head sticks around for just a bit.

S: coffee, malty, hints of grainy chocolate.

T: definite malty coffee up front but not overpowering. Some cocoa as well. Ends bitter.

M: pretty crisp for a stout owing to the good carbonation. Full bodied, deep.

O: a very good dark beer, would highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 03:48:47 | More by beerbiatchMD
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-23-2011 03:15:52 | More by TXhomebrewer
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mactrail

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black with brown edges in the glass. Nitro works well for a great foam without overdoing it. Pour less vigorously if you like it less nitro-fied. Deep, dark, rich and fairly sweet. Nice roasted malt, dark caramel, and a hoppy touch. Starts out winey and roasty, long nose of grain and chocolate, and ends with a pleasant bitterness. All in all, one of the better stouts on the maltier side.

I think they're onto something here. A great drinkable stout, now creamier and more fun. Just plain drinkable.

Serving type: nitro-bottle

12-23-2011 02:47:45 | More by mactrail
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The Left Hand Milk Stout was on tap at the Kendall Pub in Yorkville, IL. The beer poured into a standard pint glass and was a dark opaque color with a creamy froth head that laced nicely. The smell is sweet choclate and roast with hints of espresso and a touch of alcohol. This beer tastes amazing. Sweet milk chocolate and roasted coffee, mixed with a touch of dark malts. A great mouthfeel makes this go down very, very smooth. This is the perfect session beer for me, it's not watery, nor is it too heavy. Overall I love this beer for every reason: it's beautiful to loo at as it goes down, it tastes awesome, and it's not too heavy at all, even at 6%.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2011 23:08:24 | More by WoodBrew
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zhanson88

California

3.18/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with ruby highlights. About 1/2" of khaki head forms; average retention and lacing.

Smell: Smells of some roast, pretty strong dark fruit character, maybe some florals, and some soapiness.

Taste: The taste is different. A fair number of dark fruits, with maybe a hint of roast. Some florals on the back end. Definitely not what I was expecting, but still okay. More roast and creaminess is needed here.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light-medium bodied, with quite a bit of carbonation; very smooth and creamy. Overall, not my favorite milk stout I have tried by any stretch. Had heard some good things about this but not super impressed.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 20:10:15 | More by zhanson88
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-22-2011 18:08:42 | More by NCbeerpirate
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rsinomega

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-21-2011 23:34:52 | More by rsinomega
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-21-2011 16:54:00 | More by fizzyted
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downhilldrift

Arizona

4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was my first time trying anything from Left Hand, and I was quite pleased. Just from looking at it after poured into a pint glass, I could tell it was going to be a creamy and smooth blend. I couldn't pick up too much of a scent, but the flavors that came through were that of a light malt roast, and wasn't too rough on the tongue. Very sweet and tasty brew, and overall a strong milk stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 07:47:21 | More by downhilldrift
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Oboogie

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-21-2011 05:26:21 | More by Oboogie
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Ralphs66

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-19-2011 19:45:52 | More by Ralphs66
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-19-2011 18:27:58 | More by VikeMan
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pierceska

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

12-19-2011 17:10:57 | More by pierceska
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getlonely

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-19-2011 02:10:39 | More by getlonely
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WritersBlock

Texas

5/5  rDev +25.6%

12-19-2011 00:44:40 | More by WritersBlock
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Sinewave

Texas

2/5  rDev -49.7%

12-18-2011 21:17:22 | More by Sinewave
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

12-18-2011 06:30:07 | More by duff247
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1p5v

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-18-2011 06:29:37 | More by 1p5v
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KuehneBe

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

12-18-2011 04:16:15 | More by KuehneBe
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bsullivanuser

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-17-2011 22:46:17 | More by bsullivanuser
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gravit9

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-17-2011 17:31:16 | More by gravit9
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Brouwerij78

New York

5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had a sweet pint of this exciting concotion at the "Spotty Dog" in Hudson, NY. It was a very creamy, sugared, milk, dense stout who's flavor resonated in my mouth for hours after the pint was gone. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and would absolutely have another pint if I came across it in the future. A+

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2011 04:11:34 | More by Brouwerij78
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trojankeg

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-17-2011 03:42:53 | More by trojankeg
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syntheticwings

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-16-2011 01:29:24 | More by syntheticwings
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eaphikap

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-16-2011 00:34:18 | More by eaphikap
Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 5,221 ratings.