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Ambidextrous - Left Hand Brewing Company

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Spider889 on 01-28-2012)
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

DustinSWB, Feb 09, 2014
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rcjennings, Feb 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

callmeoz, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of NilocRellim
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the tap.

The beer poured a very nice looking clear copper-ish colour.

There were clear notes of malts, cinnamon, and other earthy spices t the nose.

The beer tasted very balanced with malts, cinnamon, orange, with a spiced-hop finish. Very mild and pleasing.

Would I buy it again? Yes.

NilocRellim, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

RichH55, Dec 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

MGodduclan5, Nov 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

pathman, Jul 14, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -6.6%

rkarimi, Jul 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

robwestcott, Jul 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

MJCVII, May 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Hopheadjeffery, May 18, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Served in a snifter at Firkin.

Apparently, Dave had kept this keg in his cooler for about three years. Fair enough, man. This stuff pours a midnight garnet-brown topped by a finger of sandstone foam. The nose comprises walnut, oak, very light roasted malts, and toasted malts. The taste brings in more of the same, with more toast, a touch more roast, lots of oak, some dark chocolate powder, and some light molasses in the background. That oak is certainly dominant. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, this stuff is just too oaky for its own good, perhaps a symptom of its greater-than-usual age. Still, not a bad beer, just one that doesn't seem to have held up.

TMoney2591, May 16, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – The beer is served a as a dark brown brew boarding on black with a small tan colored head. The head fades rather quickly leaving a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a milk chocolate and creamy smell. Notes of sweet caramel and vanilla mingle with the chocolate and cream, creating a sweet milk chocolate smell. Mixed with these sweeter aromas are hints of oak and some smoke which bring in a greater dimension of roastiness to the nose and balance out the sweeter smells quite nicely.

Taste – The taste begins with a strong sweet and roasted flavor. The sweeter flavors are a mix of caramel and lactose sugar with the roasted being of a chocolate, malt and light coffee taste. The flavors upfront produce a nice milk chocolate like flavor on the tongue that is soon meet with flavors of dark fruits and some vanilla. While the dark fruit and vanilla sweeten the taste even more, other flavors of oak and some smoke help balance out the sweet. These flavors take the taste to its end where the booziness of the brew becomes more noticeable (but never all overpowering). In the end a nice creamy roasted milk chocolate flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side as might be expected for a brew of its strength and statute, with a carbonation that was rather low. The body and carbonation were fantastic for creating a creamy and smooth texture that very well complimented the milk chocolate flavors of the brew and made for one very enjoyable drinker.

Overall – A thick, sweet, roasty and tasty brew. All the flavors, smells and feel of the beer mix together in a great way to produce a sweet yet very drinkable and savory brew.

Darkmagus82, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of weonfire
3.06/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had this on tap in a 12oz snifter glass at The Beer Trappe in Lexington, KY.

A. Dark brown, somewhat see through. Snifter was filled to brim with out any head.

S. small hints of dairy, coco.

T. Hollow, watery, small milk taste, alcohol. Kept thinking to myself- why isnt this more full-bodied?

M. watery

O. Unimpressed. I would not order this again.

weonfire, Jan 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Omensetter, Jan 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

3agle87, Jan 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

stampfler07, Jan 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

wheatshock, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of Tone
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, dark brown color. 3/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of smoke, sweet malt, alcohol, hops, and slight oatmeal. Fits the style of a Milk / Sweet Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of smoke, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, slight hop, slight pine, and hint of pale malt. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, blend, and feel.

Tone, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Minimal head on a clear deep brown body with nice lacing. A lot of people are getting oak but for me it comes across as more smokey with caramel and toasted malts and only minimal sweetness. Flavor is more oaky but I still get smoked caramel malts as well with light dark chocolate and cream for sweetness, even a hint of orange and mesquite flavor. I thought at first I had been served the wrong brew but this wasnt the case. medium body and moderate carbonation. The booze is very well hidden in this one. The oak and smokey notes are excellent without overwhelming but definitely greatly alter the base beer's presence.

kylehay2004, Dec 27, 2012
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Ambidextrous from Left Hand Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.