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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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6,132 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,132
Reviews: 1,708
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 219
Gots: 896 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2002


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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Ratings: 6,132 | Reviews: 1,708
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

ok this beer has been getting a lot of circulation lately i am hoping because its really awesome this style is something that is interesting and so lets see how it goes

right in the beginning the aroma is not quite there its faint hints of chocalte in there but not much sweetness on my end and no trace of hops but definitely a roasted character

same with taste but i must say in the end there is a sweetness that is not cloying or overly syrup but its a bit unbalanced right in the end

mouthfeel is really nice there is a weird savory element mabye thats the milk in there

overally better than average beer but i really liked the river horse beer a bit better i will keep trying more samples from this style to see how it goes

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.33/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a bottle of this at Berts Bierhuis.

Poured into a snifter.

A deep dark brown to black pour. Mocha colored two finger head. Leaving some lacing.

Smells of roasted malts, coffee and hints of chocolate.

Loads of roasted malt flavors upfront. Some sweetness and a nice amount of hop to give it some bitterness.

A light body which I didn't care for. Smooth drinking for the rest.

Looks good, smells good, tastes good but the mouthfeel keeps this from being really good. I'd drink it again because of the flavors and the low ABV will allow me to drink more than one.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Stark obsidian in solor, with a small, dense, and persistent white head, which retains quite well. Thick lacing cots the glass walls.

Aroma: Lots of roasted grains and coffee,bitter cocoa, faint notes of vanilla.

Taste: Opens with mild roasted malt, rich cocoa, as the taste progresses, the roasted malts intensify, although they do not have a burnt character. There is a nutty characteristic throughout. The hops are rather subtle,and do not call attention to themselves.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and creamy, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Really very nice, recommended.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a Pilsener glass.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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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.

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
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