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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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very good

5,974 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,974
Reviews: 1,670
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 199
Gots: 754 | 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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4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Fox and Hound in a pint glass.

It came out with a nice looking, creamy offwhite head about 2 fingers deep. It doesn't have really much going on as far as a smell goes, maybe a lil' chocolate, coffee and roasted malts present. However, what it lacks in smell, it makes up for in taste and mouthfeel! It's a creamy-smooth and sweet beer that's almost like drinking dessert or like beer mixed with milk and coffee. It has profound coffee flavors with some caramel, chocolate and roasted malts present. Hardly any hops are detected. I love this beer, one that I will definitely get again. If it had a better nose, it would probably be in my top five.

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

A - Nice and dark. The head was tan in color, but a little bit too fizzy. Not much lacing.

S - Nothing to write home about, rather weak. Faint coffee and cream.

T - Dark chocolate, coffee, toast, and milk. Maybe a good one to try in the morning.

M - Creamy, smooth, quite good.

O - I'm a fan of the milk stout. This one is good.

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3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from 12oz bottle into Surly goblet

A-dark brown with about a finger of tan head that left some nice lacing as it faded

S-not a strong as I would like has a little roasted malt and slight coffee smell

T-lots of chcolate, coffee, and some carmel from the sweet malt milk combo

M-nice and creamy

O-the flavors really come through and leave me wanting more the only downfall is the lack of smell from this one, if it smelled as good as it tastes it would be great

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

Dark brown almost black with tan head. Toasty alcoholic aroma.

Flavor is relatively dry at first with lots of roasted grain and a tinge of bittersweet chocolate. Lingering bitterness followed by some sweetness.

Nice mouthfeel. Smooth but thick.

Enjoyed this beer. Seems like it is a higher ABV than marked though, but maybe that is just my imagination.

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

12oz bottle (no date) poured into a Shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Quite dark and black - just the barest hint of a cola brown at the edge of the glass when held up to the light. Some light tan head upon pouring, but this died back pretty quickly to leave almost nothing on the top. Some lacing (little islands mostly) noted.

Smell: Not a lot - some coffee and roasted notes.

Taste: Coffee, toffee, mild notes of burnt sugar and bittersweet chocolate. Bitter/mild metallic finish.

Mouthfeel: Some carbonation on the tongue, but it passes quickly. Some thickness and chewiness to the beer.

Overall / Drinkability: I am beginning to think this is a old bottle, but there is no way to know for sure. I've had this before and I remember it as sweeter and creamier, but, I had it as part of a tasting with cookies and I suspect the sweetness of the cookies colored my memory of the beer. So by itself, not bad, but not outstanding either. Given all the other reviews rating this beer higher I'm going to chalk my review up to a bottle that either didn't set on the shelf in the store well rather than one that was past it's date, and I'll have to review it again sometime to see if it really is the beer, or the flavors depend upon what I'm eating with it.

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 5,974 ratings.