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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

5,966 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,966
Reviews: 1,670
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 198
Gots: 746 | 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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4.85/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If somebody wants to know what a milk stout is supposed to taste like, drink this beer. It has a nice roasted/chocolate flavor that accompanies a creaminess. The carbonation is light so as not to distract from the depth of flavors contained in this beer. It is one of my personal favorites.

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3.46/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up at my local bottle shop. Poured heavy into a pint glass. Nice cascade effect, but not as pronounced as I imagined. Once I realized there wasn't a widget in the bottle, I was impressed with the cascade action. A creamy, wheat bread colored head sits on top at about 1 1/2". Not much aroma coming off of this one. Mild coffee scent. Taste is somewhat sweet and toasty. This beer is super smooth. I could drink this stuff any time of the day. Superb mouthfeel. This beer is approved by me.

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4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Best Milk Stout I've ever had. Great mouthfeel- a very full feeling. Doesn't taste like a high ABV, but it hits hard. Great bottle design. Tastes sweet but not cloyingly so.

This is an exceptional beer and it's a shame that it is not a more common style.

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4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After trying Left Hand Milk Stout I decided that I had to try the Nitro. This was the first stout I had tried and actually liked after having tasted some more commercially produced stouts when I was much younger.

With the hard pour recommended from Left Hand's website (the link is on the bottle) I got a 2 finger creamy head. Very thick with nice lacing while drinking. Pitch black stout.

Sweet cream, coffee and chocolate on the nose. Tastes like cream, coffee at first with a mocha as you get past the head with a slightly sweet espresso finish. Very smooth and velvety moth feel.

One of the more easily drinkable beers I have has despite it being a stout, and honestly the flavors lend itself to be a great breakfast beer when you need that little something extra.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Look: Black and totally opaque with just over a 1/8 inch tan head and ok retention a thin collar and some spotty lacing

Smell: Slight roast and slight lactose sweetness

Taste: You are greeted by that same lactose sweetness that is on the nose and the backend has some nice roast and coffee notes

Mouthfeel: A bit on the thin side and mildly carbonated

Overall: it hink it is a pretty good milk stout. It is not overly sweet like some of them. Highly recommended

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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2.57/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Reviewing the Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company.
Score: 71

2011 vintage bottle poured in a wine goblet.

Appearance: Pours a dark black color. Opaque with some ruby highlights. Finger of foamy head that completely disappears. Below average lacing. 2.5/5

Smell: Creamy milk chocolate and roasted cocoa beans. Carrots (thought that may be an environmental aroma). Some booziness. 3/5

Taste: Very creamy. Diluted unsweetened chocolate. A little acidic. Guinness-like. Some faint coffee bean finish. 2.5/5

Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied, medium carbonation. Very watery. Finishes dry and a little bitter. 2/5

Overall: A step up from Guinness, but not a good beer. Too watery and too little flavor.

Recommendation: Casual beer drinkers will enjoy, but seasoned beer lovers can skip this brew.

Pairings: Whatever Guinness pairs with.

Cost: $2.50 for a single 12 oz beer, or $10.99 for a six pack.

Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 5,966 ratings.