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Left Hand Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Company

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89
very good

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

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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,059 | Reviews: 1,694 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Brad_Morgan
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of keng1343
3.37/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jroof1
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Movember5
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dryfly24
3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Much nicer as it warms up. I tried it from the bottle after a long cold ride home. Flavors did not present themselves till it warmed up after pouring into a tulip glass. Pours very dark as it should but with a thin head and light lacing. syrupy but a bit on thin side for the mouth feel with very light carbonation. Strong on sugar and light malt scent and flavor but not enough notes present on the tongue to make it really interesting. A little too sweet for my tastes. Needs a little more complexity to balance it out. Overall an excellent brew to introduce novices who are afraid of the dark. Die hard stout vets may find it wanting a bit. Definitely better as it warms though.

Photo of Simonh
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dayvcrocket
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Muzak
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerMagistrate
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Great taste. Well balanced and drinkable. My Dad loved it too.

Little bit sweeter,less burnt flavor than a Guiness. Though it has a creamy taste, it didn't have the creamy head like a Guiness - that kinda bummed me out. Perhaps I should've poured it "harder" into the glass? I'm curious as to the difference with the Nitro version. Anyhow, I will definitely be buying this again.

Photo of ribby
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The cap says "pour hard" i don't know what that means. There was maybe a quarter inch of creamy foam, and it was dark as expected. The taste was well balanced, but just generally not very intense. They call it "America's Stout" on the label, i guess this is probably as good as it gets as far as making a stout with wide appeal (except guinness on tap) however, i think the idea of a stout that appeals to everyone runs the risk of removing the characteristics that make it stout, and i think this goes a bit too far in that direction.

Photo of lemmy187
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westyrun
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of winningwes91
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Srkolodn
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of the_stoutist
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Guiltybyproxy
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Probably their best beer overall. Great taste, look, smell, etc. Highly recommended

Photo of bobv
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of johneutah
4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leantom
4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was a great guy. Here goes:

A: Only mediocre thing about the beer. Pours pitch black but with a little head and moderate, suddy lacing.

S: Great. Lots of lactose sugar, coffee, toasted malt, etc. Nice burnt malt detectable.

T: Great. A little light, but the scents that were present in the smell are tasteful. Lots of coffee and lactose sugar, but the coffee isn't overly bitter and the lactose sugar mitigates the burnt malt somewhat. Very nice.

M: Great. Well carbonated, sufficiently thick, glides down the tongue in a pleasant manner.

O: Great beer. Will buy again.

Photo of misternebbie
4.65/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cantal
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VinnyGuinness
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lordoftheporch21
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite stout to get on draft. The head isn't as cream colored or thick when poured from a bottle.

Photo of IamBundy
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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