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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

5,973 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,973
Reviews: 1,670
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 199
Gots: 754 | 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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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer from Total Wine in late March for $9.99. Bottled on 2-12-12.

Beer poured perfectly, in a nitro fashion as advertised. Head is still a pinky width 10 minutes after the pour.

Nose is roasted coffee and chocolate - very nice!

Taste is roasted malts with coffee and chocolate dominating. There is enough hops to keep this from being too sweet.

Mouthfeel is thin for the style, with some smoothness.

Overall i like this brew, it has some good characteristics to make it worth coming back to in the future!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When I first had the LHMS I was blown away. The flavor and _sensation_ from the nitro tap is nearly indescribable. Nonetheless...

The pour is a std creamy stout and maintains head pretty much throughout. The nose is light stout, but the flavor on initial taste is exceptional. This is what God intended a stout to be. The finish lingers in a very good way.

Left Hand knocked this one out of the park.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am reviewing this both on-tap and out of the bottle.

Had it on tap at Bachelor Farmer in Mpls. It was fantastic. Cascading when it came to the table. Smokey, coffee, milky, sweet goodness. The flavor was great, the mouthfeel was good, though by the smell-taste-look I expected more fullness.

Liked it so much I stopped the next day at the local purveyor of beer, wine, and spirits and picked up a 6 pack in bottles.

Different beer out of the bottle. The look, smell, mouthfeel, and taste are all more mellow. This is still a great stout. Its up there for me as far as stout goes. It was impressive to me how much difference there was between the tap pour and the bottle pour. I know, I know. Different systems, but it was starkly different.

Well done all around.

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12oz bottle served in a standard shaker pint.
(review from notes.)

pours a dark brown hue (not completely opaque) while yielding a decent 1" or so head that demonstrated decent retention and a bit of lacing. nose offers some roastiness with notes of chocolate and coffee as well. good if unspectacular.

flavor delivers more of the same. roasted malt and chocolate milk-like presence. again, nothing mind-blowing here, but reasonably tasty and enjoyable. medium-bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, i found this to be more than palatable, though i wouldn't get too revved up about chasing it down.

(originally reviewed: 07-12-2011)

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Bottle from ShutYourFace. Thanks!

A. Pours midnight black. Initially, there is no head. Just as I start to worry, though, a small, quarter finger of creamy light cream colored head suddenly erupts from the glass. Pretty good amount of lacing. I've never seen a beer pour so flat and then so quickly reveal a head. Interesting.

S. Coffee, chocolate, and fresh cream...can definitely tell this is a milk stout, got that real lactic nose.

T. Follows the nose, milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, some vanilla, and lactose. Pretty good, but a little thin.

M. Pretty watery, actually. It produced a decent head after a few minutes of the aforementioned flat pour, but the mouthfeel here is somewhat flat. Flavors, while well integrated, are a touch flabby and don't have much staying power.

O. Fairly solid milk stout here. I think I prefer Terrapin Moo-Hoo, but this covers most of the bases. The only real negative is that this is disappointingly thin on the mouthfeel. Otherwise, it's solid.

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
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