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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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6,065 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,065
Reviews: 1,697
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 219
Gots: 827 | 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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Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep black with no head. The nose has notes of roasted malts, coffee, and a sugary sweetness. The taste is faint roasted malts, burnt toast, oats, some coffee, and caramelized sugar. It's medium to full bodied with just the right amount of carbonation. It's very smooth, rich, and drinkable.

I like this one. It's a good milk stout that's not too sweet. The burnt notes really add some balance where hops usually would.

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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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%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.17/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a black with absolutely no head despite a rough pour. Not sure if I have an old bottle. No date that I can find anywhere on the bottle. Smells like very toasted malt and coffee with a little chocolate. Taste is sweet up front with very roasted dark coffee and a moderate bitter finish. Does'nt taste flat despite no head. Not an unpleasant beer but probably won't buy again.

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3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to koufax21 for sending me this as part of a xmas gift package. Black, 1/2" beige head to top it off, sticks around as a thin ring, but doesn't leave any lace. Aroma of a nice roast, not astringently bitter, mild chocolate and vanilla.

Most impressive is the taste and mouthfeel, completely replicates the nitro feel as if it was on tap, without any widgets or gadgets. So what if the cascade effect doesn't look as cool, it tastes better than that product. Just so damn smooth, like queef bone or whatever his name is.

Pretty well made stuff. And uh, its a nitro bottle, so the mouthfeel is supposed to be thinner guys. Dee duh dee.

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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  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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2/5  rDev -49.7%

Photo of kojevergas
3.18/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a nitro-bottle into a pilsner glass in high altitude Fort Collins, Colorado. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were high since I love stouts and it was on nitro - always an excellent choice for creamy stouts.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of decent cream, good thickness, and pretty good retention. Colour is a solid black.

Sm: Milk, cream, nuts, roast, and slight barley. A light hint of chocolate. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Light roast, milky notes, cream, and light nuts. Fairly complex. Pretty well built and decently balanced.

Mf: Quite smooth and wet. Fairly creamy. It suits the flavours, but more cream would be ideal especially considering the style.

Dr: Quite drinkable and of pretty good quality. Nitro was an excellent choice. I fancy it, and so will other fans of stouts.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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Photo of beerbiatchMD
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a tasting glass.

A: dark brown--almost black. Not much foam or head, the small amount of brown head sticks around for just a bit.

S: coffee, malty, hints of grainy chocolate.

T: definite malty coffee up front but not overpowering. Some cocoa as well. Ends bitter.

M: pretty crisp for a stout owing to the good carbonation. Full bodied, deep.

O: a very good dark beer, would highly recommend.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of mactrail
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black with brown edges in the glass. Nitro works well for a great foam without overdoing it. Pour less vigorously if you like it less nitro-fied. Deep, dark, rich and fairly sweet. Nice roasted malt, dark caramel, and a hoppy touch. Starts out winey and roasty, long nose of grain and chocolate, and ends with a pleasant bitterness. All in all, one of the better stouts on the maltier side.

I think they're onto something here. A great drinkable stout, now creamier and more fun. Just plain drinkable.

Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 6,065 ratings.