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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Left Hand Milk StoutLeft Hand Milk Stout

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Ratings: 5,977
Reviews: 1,672
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 199
Gots: 756 | 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


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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Preconceived notions/expectations: I hadn't heard of this beer or this brewery. Took a chance. Expectations were low aside from expecting something decent for 9 bucks for a sixxer.

Poured into a Sam Adams glass. Beer is gorgeous! 10 on the appearance. Black, opaque appearance. Full two fingered head that stuck around for the party. Head was deep tan...Starbucks would be envious of this little coffee froth.

Smells great. Roasted malty goodness. Chocolate and coffee undertones that tickle the nose inviting the mouth to come dance.

The taste is great and follows the nose nicely. Almost identical. Creamy coffee silkness happening here.

This beer is so smooth that there is a slight temptations to pour it on the sheets and frolic "Indecent Proposal" still all over it, that is until reality sets it. Seriously though, this thing is smooth and crisp.

Comparison/reference" Like a creamier, tastier, Murphy's with some coffee additions. At least, that's what I thought. One of the better stout-esque beers I've had. This was a pleasant surprise! Highly recommended!

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Pours nice... guess they figured out nitro w/out widget.

Same falling cloud stratification as a tap nitro stout when you pour fast, as well as the two fingers of thick foam at the top. Lacing happens, and it happens well.

Rolling the beer after you drink the first inch, or letting some liquid float above the head, it is quite thin and transparent for the style.

Smell straight from fridge to glass is\ sweet... after 15 minutes, still just sweet with maybe a bit of coffee/chocolate if you really try.

Drinkable, doesn't taste like a 6% beer at all. Too sweet, doesn't dissipate like an Irish stout, and too thin.

Mouthfeel is thin.

Tuned for an American (?Mid-western) palate, Left Hand would do well to dry this up and compare it to their favorite Irish counterparts before throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 5,977 ratings.