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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

5,971 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,971
Reviews: 1,670
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 199
Gots: 752 | 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

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
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours almost black with a mahogany hue around the edges. 1 finger of light brown head. Minor lacing and average retention.

S - Roasted chocolate malt, wet coffee grinds,

T - Follows the nose with moderately roasted malt, chocolate, acidic coffee, sweet cream, light prune juice, has some cocoa-like bitterness towards the finish.

M - Medium to heavy body, very smooth feel.

This is heavier on the roast than I'd like in a milk stout but it's sweet with out being sticky and has a very nice body.

Photo of tbern007
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed the standard bottle of this and thought nitro would put it over the top. I wouldn't say it did just that, but it did make it slightly better.
Poured a very dark black/brown, very thick and creamy nitro head, good lacing. Better than the standard. Less coke-looking.
Scent is still very light- malt, mild coffee and chocolate.
Taste is of cocoa, coffee, malt.
Creaminess makes this one better.
Overall good but I thought it would be evern better. Not bad though. Tasty.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Cheesedogg
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter glass. Very little head or lacing

S - nice coffee and chocolate smell

T - the coffee and chocolate notes came through very nice with a nice smooth finish from the lactose

M - refreshing and smooth worth drinking a agin. low ABV so almost a session beer

O - would recommend to friends, very pleased

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of zander4dawin
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Dark brown to black colored beer with a super tight knit head. Smells of coffee and caramel. Taste is full, rich, sweet with notes of white chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is full and with pleasant after-taste. Mildly hopped with little bitterness. The nitro makes the beer feel a little heavier and creamy.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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2/5  rDev -49.7%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of bigjerk89
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not as good as straight from the tap, but pretty
close. Great cascade effect and overall appearance without that goofy widget.
Great creamy mouthfeel.
This is a great alternative to Guiness and I will definetly buy this beer again. The only knock I had was it was a little thin, but all in all a good beer.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Zeno’s brew pub and served in a snifter.

Appearance – Pours a nice deep black. When held up to the pub lights, not many rays made their way through. Upon serving there was a mild off while-brownish head. The head had some persistence leaving some lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – A mild chocolate aroma is the first and most potent of the aromas. There is a bit of roastiness, dark cocoa and coffee hidden within the aroma which are most present at the end of the aroma as they mix in with the milk chocolate and a bit of roasty barley aroma (just a bit).

Taste – A roasty chocolate and coffee are the first to be meet by the tongue. The milky sweetness of the lactose then comes in giving more of a milk chocolate and cappuccino flavor. The sweetness seems to amplify as the taste experience continues; maximizing near the end. Quite a pleasant transition.

Mouthfeel – A nice creaminess coats the tongue while drinking this brew. A relatively milder level of carbonation allows for it to be a very easy drinking smooth beer. Very good combo of carbonation and creaminess for the style.

Overall – A nice sweeter stout of more moderate alcohol content. It makes it a very easy drinking session brew.

Photo of powz87
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- I poured this into a Guinness glass, its as dark as motor oil. it has a creamy white head

S- caramel, chocolate, and maybe a little bit of coffee

T- Flavor is very creamy spot on

O- this stuff is great if you like Guinness and the regular milk stout you will love this beer. i love how left hand left out the widget. i could see myself drinking this beer everyday

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Black with a half-inch off-tan head after giving it the hard pour. Smells like roasted barley and chocolate, and tastes like what I had expected from the regular Milk Stout--roasted malt, lots of milk chocolate, ends with a nice little bitterness, but on the malty/sweet side. The mouthfeel was genuinely out of this world for something I can keep in my fridge--creamy, super-smooth, awesome to drink as a dessert stout.

I'm really happy they've figured this one out--the regular Milk Stout is something I feel mildly positive about, but this brings it to another level. With the sweetness and smoothness, I think my non-stout loving friends might even like this--I'm definitely bringing my mom some the next time I go to see her.

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2.9/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Very bubble for a stout, other than that unremarkable look. Smells of chocolate.

Chocolate dominates the flavor, some hop and a little burnt note that is nice. However, it feels a little thin and watery.

Flavor-wise, it's an average stout with nothing much to report. However, it feels like it's been watered down. I prefer my stouts big and bold.

Average, but not for me.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 5,971 ratings.