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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: 901 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If somebody wants to know what a milk stout is supposed to taste like, drink this beer. It has a nice roasted/chocolate flavor that accompanies a creaminess. The carbonation is light so as not to distract from the depth of flavors contained in this beer. It is one of my personal favorites.

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3.46/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up at my local bottle shop. Poured heavy into a pint glass. Nice cascade effect, but not as pronounced as I imagined. Once I realized there wasn't a widget in the bottle, I was impressed with the cascade action. A creamy, wheat bread colored head sits on top at about 1 1/2". Not much aroma coming off of this one. Mild coffee scent. Taste is somewhat sweet and toasty. This beer is super smooth. I could drink this stuff any time of the day. Superb mouthfeel. This beer is approved by me.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Best Milk Stout I've ever had. Great mouthfeel- a very full feeling. Doesn't taste like a high ABV, but it hits hard. Great bottle design. Tastes sweet but not cloyingly so.

This is an exceptional beer and it's a shame that it is not a more common style.

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4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After trying Left Hand Milk Stout I decided that I had to try the Nitro. This was the first stout I had tried and actually liked after having tasted some more commercially produced stouts when I was much younger.

With the hard pour recommended from Left Hand's website (the link is on the bottle) I got a 2 finger creamy head. Very thick with nice lacing while drinking. Pitch black stout.

Sweet cream, coffee and chocolate on the nose. Tastes like cream, coffee at first with a mocha as you get past the head with a slightly sweet espresso finish. Very smooth and velvety moth feel.

One of the more easily drinkable beers I have has despite it being a stout, and honestly the flavors lend itself to be a great breakfast beer when you need that little something extra.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Look: Black and totally opaque with just over a 1/8 inch tan head and ok retention a thin collar and some spotty lacing

Smell: Slight roast and slight lactose sweetness

Taste: You are greeted by that same lactose sweetness that is on the nose and the backend has some nice roast and coffee notes

Mouthfeel: A bit on the thin side and mildly carbonated

Overall: it hink it is a pretty good milk stout. It is not overly sweet like some of them. Highly recommended

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Reviewing the Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company.
Score: 71

2011 vintage bottle poured in a wine goblet.

Appearance: Pours a dark black color. Opaque with some ruby highlights. Finger of foamy head that completely disappears. Below average lacing. 2.5/5

Smell: Creamy milk chocolate and roasted cocoa beans. Carrots (thought that may be an environmental aroma). Some booziness. 3/5

Taste: Very creamy. Diluted unsweetened chocolate. A little acidic. Guinness-like. Some faint coffee bean finish. 2.5/5

Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied, medium carbonation. Very watery. Finishes dry and a little bitter. 2/5

Overall: A step up from Guinness, but not a good beer. Too watery and too little flavor.

Recommendation: Casual beer drinkers will enjoy, but seasoned beer lovers can skip this brew.

Pairings: Whatever Guinness pairs with.

Cost: $2.50 for a single 12 oz beer, or $10.99 for a six pack.

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
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