1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Left Hand Milk StoutLeft Hand Milk Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

5,775 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 5,775
Reviews: 1,637
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 178
Gots: 603 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 5,775 | Reviews: 1,637 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of kgoings
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

kgoings, May 12, 2012
Photo of dmargittai
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

dmargittai, May 11, 2012
Photo of jaay
4/5  rDev +0.5%

jaay, May 11, 2012
Photo of dumptruck81
4/5  rDev +0.5%

dumptruck81, May 10, 2012
Photo of ncstateplaya
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

ncstateplaya, May 10, 2012
Photo of fmrl
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

fmrl, May 09, 2012
Photo of ThirstyTorpy
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

ThirstyTorpy, May 08, 2012
Photo of CSQ1111
4/5  rDev +0.5%

CSQ1111, May 08, 2012
Photo of DRECTOR
2/5  rDev -49.7%

DRECTOR, May 08, 2012
Photo of Keffa
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro.

Poured from 12oz bottle into my Cuvee Des Jacobin Rouge tulip.

Live Review.

A: Pours a pitch black with no head at first, slowly the very small bubbles start the "waterfall" effect to the top, settling into about 1/2" thick cap. Leaves some light lacing on each sip. Looks good.

S: Eh, not nearly as good as the appearance leads you on to believe. Very one dimensional towards roast, with hints of chocolate and a very slight sweetness behind all of it. Good, but not wowing, in any sense.

T: Better than the aroma. Coffee, chocolate, roast, earthy, hints of peanuts behind all of the main components. Slightly sweet. Bitterness offsets the sweetness extremely well. ABV isn't noticeable.

M: Creamy, thick, almost chewy. Fine carbonation doesn't detract from the body at all. Finishes long and creamy.

O: Solid. I'd drink this again, but whether I'd buy it or not, that would depend on what else was available.

Keffa, May 08, 2012
Photo of drslap
4/5  rDev +0.5%

drslap, May 08, 2012
Photo of robL
4/5  rDev +0.5%

robL, May 07, 2012
Photo of FreshZ
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

FreshZ, May 07, 2012
Photo of thydarkprevails
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic pint glass from a bottle. Midnight brown with a finger length of tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma is roasted barley, caramel malt, and a light woodiness. Taste is coffee, caramel, toasted grains, and sweet cream. Mouthfeel is thin to medium and lingers a bit on the roof of your mouth. Top notch milk stout.

thydarkprevails, May 07, 2012
Photo of Gmann
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nitro Bottle

Pours a near black color with brown highlights. Used a vertical pour to get the awesome cascading effect which was spot on. Once the cascading stopped, the mocha colored head was thick and creamy; settled into a huge cap. Beauty.

The aroma is of light roast and bitter chocolate. It has some wet bark notes that gives the stout a nice earthy aroma. There is some caramel sweetness as well. Real nice aroma.

The taste is of light roast and caramel malt. Some weak coffee notes as well. Kinda tastes like a watered down caramel mochachino. There is some bark flavors as well. Real nice stout here, its sweet but does have enough earthy flavors.

The feel is moderate, almost light with soft carbonation. The texture is very smooth and creamy. Sweet and slightly bitter on the palate.

This is a really good stout. Doesn't have the depth of the big boys but has nice flavors and is incredibly smooth.

Gmann, May 07, 2012
Photo of Dave121275
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Dave121275, May 07, 2012
Photo of leeswagerty
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

leeswagerty, May 06, 2012
Photo of alexw07
3/5  rDev -24.6%

alexw07, May 06, 2012
Photo of SFC21
4/5  rDev +0.5%

SFC21, May 06, 2012
Photo of JustinWhipple
4/5  rDev +0.5%

JustinWhipple, May 05, 2012
Photo of adamg8504
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

adamg8504, May 05, 2012
Photo of JohnLynch
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

JohnLynch, May 05, 2012
Photo of KnightRider
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

KnightRider, May 05, 2012
Photo of JobyBroBeerski
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

JobyBroBeerski, May 05, 2012
Photo of leinie13
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

leinie13, May 05, 2012
Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,775 ratings.