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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: 6,077
Reviews: 1,700
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 218
Gots: 839 | 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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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.

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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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3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A Dark Dark Brown on the pour in the glass it is nearly an opaque black. it looks like thick coca-cola in the glass.The head was a dark brown and about a half finger's worth, there is a slight lacing that is also a dark brown.

Smell: a very mild chocolate and coffee smell permeate from this Stout.

Taste: Some Dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, a slight amount of molasses or burnt sugar. This is a relatively mild beer in the taste region. not much of an aftertaste other than a slight coffee taste.

Mouthfeel: This beer has a heavy feel to it and a feeling like the need to chew due to its thickness. It is smooth in the mouth.

Overall / Drinkability: I think that this is a good stout, but would not list it as a sweet beer, it is more on the bitter side. It a good beer that i would try again it is creamy and it is a quality beer.

Serving type: bottle

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3.59/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep black and mostly opaque. Weak head that recedes to a fine ring around the glass. Minimal lacing.

Smell of charcoal, burnt maple wood and black coffee. Dark and complex.

Bold roasted flavor of coffee, semi-sweet chocolate and charcoal. Sweetness comes in mid-drink with molasses and black currants. Mild herbal, soapy hop, just enough to balance. Finish tastes a little stale and bitter.

Medium bodied and well carbonated. Finish is on the dry side.

Descent. Good flavor overall but the aftertaste is a little odd. Worth a try if you like this kind of beer.

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3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a mug.

Appearance- Almost black with a finger and a half worth of dark tan head. Nice amount of lacing.

Smell -Almost no smell. Slight aroma of roasted malt.

Taste- Bitter chocolate, coffee, and toffee.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and creamy. Fair amount of carbonation.

Overall- I like this better than most stouts. The flavor is not overpowering. I definitely will have this again.

Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 6,077 ratings.