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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,876
Reviews: 1,651
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 182
Gots: 655 | 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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Photo of claspada
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours fairly identical looking to a Guinness. Frothy milkshake with nitro bubbles frothing up as the khaki head slowly dissipates into more drinkable beer.

Aromas are fairly mellow considering the extremely dark thick appearance of this stout. Light cocoa with a little toastiness and brown sugar sweetness.

The taste topples the nose and delivers delicious amounts of sweet and lightly toasted (wanted to emphasize this over roasted) malts. Light cocoa and espresso but quite quite smooth and velvety.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with perfect amount of medium-light carbonation. The lactose makes it presence known as well adding the smooth and velvety creamy texture which is spectacular.

Overall this is one of the top 3 Milk Stouts I have ever had; perfect example of the style. Perfect harmony for your taste buds and a nice/substantial upgrade nitro stout over Guinness.

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3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into pint glass

Look is dark brown with a small mocha head. Smell is sweet dark chocolate malt. Creamy medium mouthfeel delivers bitter roasted dark chocolate at first, followed by a slightly sweet milky coffee, finishing with bread crust/malt. Not as sweet as some milk stouts, but not a problem here.

This is a perfect stout to start out on, great flavors and easy to drink.

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3.08/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I could drink three to four more, easy, but today isn’t that day. Today I’m craving something robust and this one drinks more like a 2% milk stout than it should.

STYLE: Milk Stout

ABV: 6.0%

LOOK: It must be the way I pour a pint. Another two-finger head, only this one dissolves quickly and the lacing recedes to nothing within a minute. A shame, really, because it’s an interesting topper. More brown than black, cinnamon sugar with rich coffee dimples. The many air pockets also provide an attractive side view — the side boob of beers, I suppose.

NOSE: Style-limiting nose here. Roasted coffee beans, to be sure. Smoky too.

MOUTH: This is where it gets…complicated. By which I mean the way I feel about this tasty but underwhelming brew. Mild-roast coffee beans, brown sugar, a touch of cake batter. The finish is short, good bitter, well balanced. A little crumb of sugary sweetness lingers on the lips. Lacks robustness–probably its fatal flaw.

BA Rating: 88

Hayward Abbey Rating: 83

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

Pour/Appearance: Thin head appeared and was gone within seconds. Black in color even when held to light.

Smell: Roasted malts, Cocoa (coffee/chocolate)

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium-bodied ale with minimal carbonation.

Taste: As it smells, Cocoa (coffee/milk chocolate)

Overall great stout worth a try and something I'd look for and buy again.

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 5,876 ratings.