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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,138
Reviews: 1,709
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 219
Gots: 900 | 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: 6,138 | Reviews: 1,709
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3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a black with a dark brown hue, with a half finger cocoa colored head that goes away quickly leaving very light spotted lacing.

S - Roasted coffee and sweet chocolate.

T - Tastes like coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla just like the smell its really sweet and the coffee presence is stronger then I expected for a milk stout, finishes really creamy.

M - Medium bodied with light carbonation.

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4.66/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

All I can say about this beer is what everyone else that tries it is already thinking...Smooth!

Smooth and creamy roasty chocolate when it's freshly poured when it warms up the roastiness pops up a little more. Black as night with a crimson outer glow. Great head and it keeps it all the way down. Nitro tap is the best way to enjoy the famous left hand milk stout. Probably my favorite stout of all times. Or top 5 at least.

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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%

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4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from bottle to pint. I have also had this beer on tap as well as nitro. Color is dark coffee.
Odor is creamy and has a slight coffee smell.
Taste is excellent. Perhaps my favorite stout. Creamy with some milkyness. A little chocolate and coffee flavor as well. Mouthfeel is very nice and it really carries through all the way to the end.
Overall a great beer from a great brewery.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

App- Poured vigorously into a guinness pint glass, the beer has cascading bubbles just like a nitro beer should, and a thick over an inch khaki colored head settles over the black liquid. Spotty lacing.

Smell- Sweet roasty flavors and a bit of coffee-like bitterness can be sensed. Very appealing aromatically.

Taste- At first the beer is very sweet, the roastedness and bitterness come through in the middle of the taste. Finishes a bit acidic/ashy.

Mouthfeel- Overall it begins creamy, but finishes fairly crisply. Feels a bit slick as well.

One other point... I brought back 2 of these from a trip to colorado... only one made it back in the bag, the other broke. I dont know if this was due to over agitation in the car ride home or not, I'm just wondering if anyone else has had this problem.

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3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, roasted malt, hint of chocolate, and hops. Fits the style of a Milk / Sweet Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hint of a roasted malt, hint of hop, hint of chocolate, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, decent appearance, great feel, and good body.

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
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