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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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89
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6,130 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,130
Reviews: 1,707
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 219
Gots: 893 | 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

ROASTED MALT AND COFFEE FLAVORS BUILD THE FOUNDATION OF THIS CREAMY SWEET STOUT.

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: 6,130 | Reviews: 1,707
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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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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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4.35/5  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.

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4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The Left Hand Milk Stout was on tap at the Kendall Pub in Yorkville, IL. The beer poured into a standard pint glass and was a dark opaque color with a creamy froth head that laced nicely. The smell is sweet choclate and roast with hints of espresso and a touch of alcohol. This beer tastes amazing. Sweet milk chocolate and roasted coffee, mixed with a touch of dark malts. A great mouthfeel makes this go down very, very smooth. This is the perfect session beer for me, it's not watery, nor is it too heavy. Overall I love this beer for every reason: it's beautiful to loo at as it goes down, it tastes awesome, and it's not too heavy at all, even at 6%.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with ruby highlights. About 1/2" of khaki head forms; average retention and lacing.

Smell: Smells of some roast, pretty strong dark fruit character, maybe some florals, and some soapiness.

Taste: The taste is different. A fair number of dark fruits, with maybe a hint of roast. Some florals on the back end. Definitely not what I was expecting, but still okay. More roast and creaminess is needed here.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light-medium bodied, with quite a bit of carbonation; very smooth and creamy. Overall, not my favorite milk stout I have tried by any stretch. Had heard some good things about this but not super impressed.

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This was my first time trying anything from Left Hand, and I was quite pleased. Just from looking at it after poured into a pint glass, I could tell it was going to be a creamy and smooth blend. I couldn't pick up too much of a scent, but the flavors that came through were that of a light malt roast, and wasn't too rough on the tongue. Very sweet and tasty brew, and overall a strong milk stout.

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 6,130 ratings.