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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,130
Reviews: 1,707
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 219
Gots: 893 | FT: 4
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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: 6,130 | 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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3.18/5  rDev -20.1%
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
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