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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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6,059 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,059
Reviews: 1,694
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 217
Gots: 824 | 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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Adamostella
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An excellent representation of the style this one delivers exactly what it advertises.

Pours a tad of the lighter side of black, very minimal head. When it appears on Nitro tap, this is hard to pass up, it adds at least a half point on the scale.

The aroma is a mix of light coffee and just enough lactic acid to let you know what this stout is about.

Tastes very close to the smell, this isn't overly complex, it delivers that coffee/milk combo simply and effectively. Not a beer you can spend the night swirling and contemplating, but it just works being a truly enjoyable beer to drink.

Photo of tylerprince
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: After a hard pour, this thing is beautiful. The foam rises to the top to create a solid two-finger head. It settles relatively quickly, but then again, you probably want to drink it.

S: Chocolate, coffee. Pretty mild.

T: Chocolate, coffee. Not overpowering, and no real alcohol taste. Would't mind a little more character; there's virtually no aftertaste other than mild bitterness.

M: This is where this beer really shines. Extremely smooth and thick. Finishes clean and foamy. Low carbonation due to the nitro, which makes for a great milky feel.

O: A great bottled stout, although it's a bit underwhelming for the price ($10/sixpack, local).

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Photo of peacehammer
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

aroma of roast, milk and chocolate. Pours black with minimal head. Very smooth taste. Great almost caramel finish. Seem subtle chocolate and coffee notes are present as well. The true milk flavor becomes more pronounced as the beer warms up.

I'd love to try the nitro version bottle of this beer.

4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of stewart124
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown to black with reddish hues. Frothy head but this is what I would expect on nitro.

Nose has hints of chocolate and lightly roasted malts.

Creamy mouthfeel but again this is what nitro adds. Very easy roasted malt characters. Nothing acrid or too roasted. There is a sweetness from what I am guessing is the lactose but still this is tame. Hops add little to the overall beer and leave the sweetness to really drives this beer.

Again this is easy to drink. I believe the nitro takes away some bold characters that the roasted malts add. Still a tasty milk stout but I would want a little more bold roasted/dry notes.

Photo of Haufniensis
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.25.2011. Milk Stout – Left Hand Brewing Co.

Appearance: Like the purple label. Good packaging. Very Black. Very little head, but some lacing is present. Grade: 3.5

Smell: Coffee. More Coffee. My wife, who doesn’t drink, assures me that it smells like beer. Grade: 4.5

Taste: Coffee. Less sweet and more bitter than I had expected for a milk stout. Pleasant and smooth. Grade: 4.5

Mouth: Medium-bodied. A little thinner than I thought it would be. Almost watery. Carbonation is a little higher than I’d like for the style. Grade: 3.5

Overall: I like this; could see myself buying this again. But I wouldn’t consider it a must-have. As this is my first true milk stout, I look forward to seeing what else this style has to offer. Wish this were a higher ABV. Grade: 4

Served: 12 oz. bottle poured into my brand-spankin’ new Duvel tulip glass. Love this glass. Bigger than I thought it’d be.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 6,059 ratings.