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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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89
very good

5,197 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,197
Reviews: 1,612
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 152
Gots: 374 | FT: 4
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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despond

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-20-2011 04:08:22 | More by despond
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bfields4

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice large tight mocha head like only a nitro beer can. Retains itself nicely throughout the beer. Deep brown to black body.

That unique milky toffee aroma with your stout roasty and slight coffee aroma coming through.

Nutty toffee sweet malt flavor is coupled with the roast notes to provide a nice flavor, but they aren't as intense as I would like.

Very light with the nitro. Almost whipped cream like texture. Easy sipper. Very drinkable brew, but almost a bit watered down tasting.. maybe the nitro?

Serving type: nitro-bottle

11-20-2011 03:06:21 | More by bfields4
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jb413

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Essentially pitch black with an almost non-existant mocha head. Lacing sticks nicely.

S - Some stronger roasted malt notes accented with the smell of fresh ground coffee and some earthy notes.

T - Follows the nose with a nice roasty character and hints of coffee. Good full flavor. Good amount of underlying balance. Residual sweetness from the lactose is nice and mixes with a lingering dryness in the finish.

MF - Medium in body, good carbonation with a light fizz on the tongue, velvety smooth in texture. Tiny spot of alcohol as well. Great.

O - My first in the style, but well-rounded. Tasty and great mouthfeel. Perhaps a bit lighter than I expected, but that's nitpicking.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 01:25:15 | More by jb413
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CopeTech

California

5/5  rDev +25.6%

11-19-2011 23:24:50 | More by CopeTech
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athouve1

North Dakota

5/5  rDev +25.6%

11-19-2011 17:41:34 | More by athouve1
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Merkur

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-19-2011 15:43:04 | More by Merkur
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dav

Missouri

3/5  rDev -24.6%

11-19-2011 05:47:48 | More by dav
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bertram

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-19-2011 01:05:59 | More by bertram
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JerseyKirk

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pitch black with a slightly darker brown 2 finger head. Loads of carbonation.

S: Roasty, nutty, chocolate and coffee.

T: Rich chocolaty. Coffee dry finish but not so dry your mouth hates it. Nutty and delicious. 4

M: Thinner and not as chewy as expected.

O: Great beer. I like the roasty chocolate and then coffee finish although its not as sweet or creamy as I would expect.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 00:44:40 | More by JerseyKirk
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-18-2011 22:04:42 | More by TheBishopco
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.6%

11-18-2011 19:57:29 | More by waiting4lunch
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kckclassic

Kansas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-18-2011 15:34:09 | More by kckclassic
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Josiah2729

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-18-2011 06:44:39 | More by Josiah2729
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patm1986

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-18-2011 02:55:08 | More by patm1986
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corzocl

Florida

5/5  rDev +25.6%

11-18-2011 02:04:30 | More by corzocl
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iamsolidsnake

Georgia

5/5  rDev +25.6%

11-18-2011 00:32:00 | More by iamsolidsnake
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BEERnBUD

Texas

5/5  rDev +25.6%

11-17-2011 23:44:56 | More by BEERnBUD
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bruffco

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

11-17-2011 20:34:11 | More by bruffco
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JDizzle124

Colorado

3/5  rDev -24.6%

11-17-2011 05:22:23 | More by JDizzle124
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mynie

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It's neat to have a bottle encourage me to pour the beer quickly into my glass. I'm a busy man, dammit, and putting an extra 5 seconds between and intoxication could result in the loss of a business deal, or pissing off one of my clients, or failing to close a merger at 6.5%. That's not how mynie works. I'm a winner, baby.

I'll give it Left Hand; the beer actually does the downward-floating bubbles thing that widget beers do, and its head is gigantic.

It don't smell all that strong or sweet, even for the style this seems little tame. Light nodes of dark roasted barley. That's it.

Tastes a god sight better. It's very nitro creamy, and that accentuates a sweet beginning of chocolate and maltodextrin, which moves into a bittersour roasted barely and ends on a combination of light, dry hops and lingering milk sugar. Mouthfeel is superb.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 03:52:30 | More by mynie
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freduardo

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

11-17-2011 03:26:52 | More by freduardo
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IPAaron

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-17-2011 02:21:04 | More by IPAaron
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decadance

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-16-2011 20:40:49 | More by SaintJonah
Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 5,197 ratings.