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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

5,972 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,972
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a nearly pitch black hue with a faint ruby highlight and a 2-finger, tan, frothy head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Malty coffee aroma with a decent chocolate background.

T: Smooth sweet chocolate and roasted malt aroma with a coffee background

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Excellent Milk Stout. I could drink this all night.

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3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served On Tap at Westover Market, Arlington, VA.

A: Vampiric black with a great thin nitro head that sticks to the glass.

S: Milk Chocolate cocoa nibs, 65%. Colombian dark roast. Sweet bread malts.

T: Milk Chocolate Colombian medium roast. Sweet bread biscuits. Vanilla bean caramel malts.

M: This is a very smooth milk stout, wait it was served on a nitro tap.. na doi...
It has a medium cooled bodt that coats the mouth with a melted ice cream froth. Nice huh???

T: Over a very good drinkable and enjoyable stout that is easy drinking and at 6% ABV can be a solid milk stout starter for an All American Beer team. So grab a sixer of this bitch and snatch your friends Guinness and introduce them to good tasting stouts! This is the one beer to ease them into the glory hole..

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jhartley
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed on April 1, 2012. Bottled on February 6, 2012.
Poured into a Poco Grande flute glass.
A-A black motor oil, with a thick light tan head. Superb lacing!

S-Chocolate, coffee, malted barley, light alcohol aroma.

T-Coffee right up front into chocolate and then a hop bite finish.

M-Not as heavy as it looks. Coats the tongue with a nice sweetness, bittersweet chocolate.

O-Very nice milk stout, not overly sweet.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of keithmurray
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - dark mahogany color with khaki head

smell - roasted/charred malts, expresso, molasses, hint of milk chocolate

taste - those roasted/charred malts in the smell are also prominent in the taste, molasses, coffee

mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, charred taste followed by slight sweetness followed by some bitterness, not as balanced as I would like

overall - decent stout I am glad to have tried, not sure about a revisit, though

Price Point - $2.25/12oz single

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Hard poured upside down into a pint glass. The cascading starts immediately. It's incredible. Like the smoke plume from a rocket being launched into space. After a while the cascading stops and a razor sharp line between blackness and a whipped cream like tan head is left over. Coolest pouring beer ever!

S- lots of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate.

T- Gentle hops followed immediately by creamy dark chocolate and coffee as it goes down. The aftertaste is great too, like you just drank a dark chocolate mocha. Has a slight metallic taste coming from the head on the first few sips.

M-Creamy and smooth with light carbonation.

O- pretty damn good. By far the best looking beer I've poured. Taste is pretty good. The flavors aren't as strong as the regular Milk Stout but I guess that's the trade off for a nitro. I love showing this off to people as my 'if you like this, then drink this' project.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 5,972 ratings.