Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Left Hand Milk StoutLeft Hand Milk Stout

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89
very good

5,889 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,889
Reviews: 1,654
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 184
Gots: 674 | 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:
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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12oz nitro bottle, bottled on 4/5/12m, poured (with a hard pour as suggested on the bottle) into a pint glass
A: Virtually pitch black, with a one-finger tan head that slowly formed and is lingering. Interesting to see the carbonation originally heading a a downward direction as the head formed.
S: Black coffee beans, roasted malt, and hints of cream and cocoa.
T: Bitter & dark. Coffee flavors, but very thin.
M: Light-bodied, much thinner than I anticipated, with a bitter finish. Smooth, but not what I expected.
O: This was a bit of a disappointment. I will say the bottle says keep refrigerated and this was picked up on the shelf at room temperature at my local shop, so that may have been a bit of a detriment. While the appearance/aromas impressed me, it failed to follow through on the taste/mouthfeel. I would be interested in tasting one on tap.

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Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro.

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

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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.

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 5,889 ratings.