Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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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
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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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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.