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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: 6,141
Reviews: 1,709
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 220
Gots: 902 | 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: 6,141 | Reviews: 1,709
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3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Left Hand Milk Stout is a nice milk stout. Roasty with a hint of lactose.

A: Black colour and a 1 cm head that fades pretty fast. 4

S: Roasty malt and subtle coffee. 3.5

T: Malty with some milky roast. There are some nice chocolate flavours. The lactose is noticeable in the finish. 3.5

M: Pretty flat. 3.5

O: 4

Photo of WJVII
3.47/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass this brew oil slick black with nearly the same consistency. There was almost no head to speak of even with a moderately aggressive pour. The aroma was deep of burnt malts, caramel, chocolate and coffee. Not much of a hop presence at all. The taste was deep with good bitter chocolate, coffee and even some sweetness in the finish. Nice thick body with light carbonation. This brew was nice and above average but doesn't jump out of the crowd.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very dark, almost black with a cream colored one and a half finger head that sticks around, decent lacing.

S - Smells of roasted malt, chocolate and some milk.

T - Just like the smell, some roasted malt and chocolate flavors that lead to a nice sweet milk flavor. Great easy flavors to enjoy.

M - Light to medium body with a bit of thickness/creamy texture due to the milk, low carbonation..

O - A very nice beer that I would love to have again. Nothing mind blowing but very solid enjoyable flavors that are well balanced.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of keytones
3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown, opaque, thin head but great lacing.

Smell is bitter but slightly sweet.

Not what I expected, it's sweet but has somewhat of a bite to it at the end. Cream aftertaste.

Thin and creamy, almost no carbonation. Highly drinkable.

Good session beer. Would like to try it in a bottle because it's definitely caseworthy.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for the gift, NoSignsOfPain!

Black throughout with a moderately sized, quickly forming, and somewhat persistent light brown head that eventually leaves messy lace completely covering the glass.

Pleasant, simple, accessible aroma of roasted malt, some coffee, and mild chocolate notes. This has none of the acidic vinegar notes I fear in milk/sweet stouts. The aroma opens up more and more with agitation and really helps accentuate the chocolate presence.

The flavor is dominated by lactose sweetness, some mild roasted malt, and a bit of sweet chocolate. It's not nearly as successful as the aroma.

Medium and creamy body with moderate carbonation. Very drinkable.

One of my favorite milk/sweet stouts, as it's not a style I am particularly fond of--but I like this.

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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1/5  rDev -74.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single from either Spartan Sprits or Oades

A&S: more coffee tones then I expected. other scents include caramel and chocolate. thin tan head that dies quickly. The color of the beer is black but it seems moderately transparent and when poured it seemed on the thin side.

T&M: Dark (mildly bitter) chocolate tones, a bit smokey, more of the same coffee element, toffee. not as sweet as I like most of my milk stout to be. Not very thick also, would have liked it more syrupy. Body is medium and carbonation is low.

O: its not a powerful one, so its easy to drink, but I feel like I'm not getting enough taste.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Lancaster Milk Stout.

A: Dark brown/black with one-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted a couple of minutes and left a nice film. Pretty good lacing.

S: Toasted malt, milk, and roasted coffee. Mild fruit.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Sweet milk and caramel malt. Roasted coffee.

M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Extremely smooth.

O: This is a really good milk stout. It has a slight edge over the Lancaster Milk Stout as far as appearance and smell go. I like the taste of the Lancaster one a lot, but this one has an exceptional mouthfeel.

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
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