Milk Stout Nitro
Left Hand Brewing Company

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Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #80
Ranked #2,290
4.17 | pDev: 11.27%
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
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Notes: Taking America Back. Dark & delicious, America’s great milk stout will change your perception about what a stout can be. Pouring hard out of the bottle, Milk Stout Nitro cascades beautifully, building a tight, thick head like hard whipped cream. The aroma is of brown sugar and vanilla cream, with hints of roasted coffee. The pillowy head coats your upper lip and its creaminess entices your palate. Initial roasty, mocha flavors rise up, with slight hop & roast bitterness in the finish. The rest is pure bliss of milk chocolate fullness.
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GoseGuy from New Mexico

4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a tan head.

Aroma is dark and malty.

I get buckets of chocolate and dark malt. No coffee, as others have noted. It is very very sweet, in a good way.

Another reviewer referred to this brew as "adult chocolate milk". Yep. The cream nitro mouthfeel seals the deal.

May 31, 2021
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aBosslyElephant from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

L- Smooth, creamy, dark like extra dark chocolate with a nice marshmellow creamy head.
S- Like a dark stout, lots of dark chocolate, coffee, like a toffee ice cream:)
T- A nice bitterness, in my opinion a little heavy of the cream but overall delicious
M- SMOOTH, nitro is the only way to drink beer on jah
O- Overall its a good run of the mill milk stout, but literally buy this because of the nitro, its an experience.

May 11, 2021
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smcolw from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Near black color--no light shines through. Solid, dense light tan head, it lasts throughout the tasting. Good blankets of lace on the glass.

True coffee aroma. Dry nose. Some powdered darker cocoa smells.

The body is a bit thinner than I expected but the effervescence is lower and makes the overall mouthfeel smooth. The flavor, while full, is mellow with semisweet chocolate and a touch of coffee. Long, darker malt aftertaste.

Apr 17, 2021
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klarcbarr3 from Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, a small but omnipresent head left full, gorgeous lacing as I consumed the brew. The nose was a roasted, malty coffee scent.. and the welcome sweetness of a classic milk stout was a gift to the taste buds. A well conceived smokiness enveloped the chocolatey, milky coffee maltiness, and a fine whirl of flavors washed about. The mouthfeel was the only real disappointment here.. It is surprisingly thin for the flavor level of this fine beer. To lefthanders everywhere.. Cheers!

Apr 05, 2021
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realJohnnyHobo from Maryland

4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

THE best hands down nitro-milk stout you can get your hands on draught, but times are much different than they once were so canned conditioning brings nearly the same experience. This tasting and review comes from their 13.65 fl oz, no widget ST. Patricks Day green can with "America's Stout" labeling - no batch identifier on the can.

I happen to own a stout glass which is a mix of a tulip in its middle and pint, which is perfect to allow the creamy head outward to build and slender enough to allow the right flow of nitro and co2 for the perfect pour. As expected in a beer touting its "roasted" and "mocha" notes its appearance is jet-black, beautiful creamy off white mocha colored head. Scents of sweet milkiness alongside a semi-muted chocolate note.

First taste is an outstanding mouthfeel with a smoothness that is not even found in Guinness (I know its a dry stout) and I feel like I found adult-chocolate milk. Creamy mouthfeel, that is not overly unsettling, this is a beer after all. Upfront notes are lactose based, semi-sweet but not to the point of too much sweetness, a rich chocolate flavor and though prevalent a hoppy finish that is just right - at least 23+ IBUs. Other tasting notes include a vanilla note that is present throughout all of the beer, likely used to add a bit of depth to the lactose. As far as the roasted malt goes it is nearly perfect blend, I get a bit of caramel notes, chocolate clearly, and something else that I cannot put my finger on. At 6% this is a hell of a desert beer. I feel as if this could easily be one of the best examples I have ever tried that is widely accessible to me.

Mar 18, 2021
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beergoot from Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jet black body topped with a creamy, light khaki head. Low-key smell; primarily roasted and charred grain with a daub of chocolate on the nose. Outstanding taste; sweet but not overly intensive; milk chocolate and vanilla with a touch of caramel; very low hop bitterness. Thick and silky mouthfeel; rich and oily on the palate.

Fine elements of dark roasted malt with a delightful element of balanced sweetness make for a great milk stout experience.

Mar 18, 2021
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backblast from Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Taste nice and dark roasty malts and coffee with plenty of chocolate mixed in with the lactose sweetness very present. It also has a nice lingering aftertaste.

Mar 17, 2021
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Derptiluderp from Indiana

3.23/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 13.5 oz can. Soft, but thin mouth feel, leaving nice flavor, but some film on the tongue. Unimpressive pour. Not very heady. Low ABV @ 6%. Pretty forgettable. I never got into left hand and don't get the high rating on this one

Mar 16, 2021
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Iamaskier from Idaho

4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

From a can: smell is chocolate coffee beans, little bit of malt spice. Look is nearly black brown with a small but gorgeous mocha brown head that sticks to the glass.
Taste is dark roast coffee and dark chocolate, in perfect delicious harmony. This is a mocha cold brew in beer form, without a doubt. The creamy smoothness really brings it together. Rarely would I describe a stout as refreshing, but this is cold, smooth, pure deliciousness. I’ve never had Guinness on tap in a pub in Ireland, so I cannot pass a true judgement—- but I think this beer does it better. I could drink this by the gallon.

Mar 12, 2021
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Late to this show, here's a review based on the pour of a 12 oz. bottle into a clear pint glass. It's the standard black coffee colored brew with a minimal head that leaves some modest glass lacing. A very pleasant roasted malt aroma accompanies the visual. One very smooth delivery gives a mild tasting malt for the tongue, perhaps aided by the nitro delivery. Nothing outstanding here, just a very well made stout that's quite drinkable, but hardly memorable.

Feb 08, 2021
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MNJR from Illinois

4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent. Nitro widget pops that beautiful creamy nitro texture into the beer perfectly, then the head settles nicely like whipped cream and the first sip is pure silk and sweetness. Perfect balance of sweet with roasty dry undertones. Flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla, root beer, almond. This is just good stuff. A classic.

Feb 05, 2021
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MGo from Missouri

4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth with a real creamy taste. The milk stout is sweet enough without tasting like a kiddy drink. It’s enjoyable from the first sip until the end and the 6% ABV is the right amount without distracting from the overall taste of the beer. Simply put, my favorite beer and perfect for my taste and life style.

Feb 02, 2021
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BFCarr from New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A right tasty milk stout that the nitro widget does justice.
Pours dark brown/black with a thick tan head that grows after pouring and lasts. There's a smokiness to the aroma, a bit like hardwood smoke, but a touch milder. Taste is coffee, a touch of dark chocolate and lactose sweetness. Feel is very nice the nitro widget makes for a creamy mouthfeel. Overall, tasty and smooth, what's not to like?

Jan 30, 2021
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psycHOPathy from Georgia

4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can has unearthly shriek when opened. Pours oily black with 1-2 cm of smooth tan head
Coffee, leather, oak, raisin, malt
Coffee, cola, oak
Creamy, medium body. Not much carbonation

A good beer. Not very complex but good

Jan 19, 2021
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BigMac59 from Texas

4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle with a thin head that lasts a long time.
It’s a very dark brown to almost black.
Malt and a hint of coffee aroma.
Tastes of coffee, malt, finishing with a nice bitterness.
Silky and creamy mouthfeel.
A very very nice and satisfying beer!

Dec 31, 2020
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TheOccasionalBeer from Wisconsin

4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a good stout. Nearly opaque, the beer pours out a ever-so-slightly brown-tinged black. A short, cafe au lait head persists for the entire glass. It smells of coffee and cream, and tastes the same... robust yet velvety smooth. A hint of bitterness comes in at the end, but so does it with coffee (and I'm not complaining about that). Very nice feel to it, substantial yet not thick. This time I'm glad I bought a 6-pack.

Dec 25, 2020
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Rainville from New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

look: pitch black, beautiful head that lasts.
Smell: Smells like a tasty stout, but nothing more.
taste:. toasty and tasty. not overly complex
Feel: sexy. smoother than the most interesting man in the world. 10/10. honestly fantastic.
overall: i feel like my weighting is suspect because of how much i like mouth feel beers, but this is a great one!

Dec 21, 2020
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Jeez from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My first offering from Left Hand's Nitro pack and it's a hit. Pours black with a lingering tan head. The smell draws me in with sweet chocolate and roasted coffee notes. It's like I'm walking into a donut shop. Coffee is the main player in the taste with minor chocolate. Milk definitely has a presence, but it is not the star. There is a mild bitter coffee aftertaste. It is very smooth, but not heavy. Overall, very nice. I hope the other 3 Nitro beers in this pack are of similar quality.

Dec 19, 2020
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dfillius from Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful pour. Good smelling and good tasting with loads of subtle flavor, mostly cocoa and vanilla and roast. Mouthfeel is a bit too gentle for me, but that’s the nitro talking I’m pretty sure. Overall a solid beer and I’m glad to try it on nitro for the first time.

Dec 11, 2020
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Charles_Ball_Fuller from Missouri

4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Very dark, yellow-brown and black. Borderline opaque until the last few sips. Thin, dark head that sticks around for the whole beer.
Smell: Dark, roasty malt smells and chocolate. Minute coffee aroma.
Taste: Very smooth carbonation. Very chocolatey and malty, with a really pleasant amount of bitterness. Not overly bitter, but enough to lighten up the stout. The alcohol contribution to flavor is very muted, which allows the dark notes to really shine.
Feel: Incredibly creamy, almost like drinking Oberweis chocolate milk. Luxurious.
Overall: A really delicious and pleasant stout. Easily drinkable and has a very pleasant feel to it in addition to a beautiful chocolate taste.

Nov 20, 2020
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hbeimers from Minnesota

4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque pitch black with a well-developed off-white head. Super smooth and creamy with slight coffee and chocolate notes and a bit of a bitter finish.

Nov 18, 2020
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours vantablack in color with a bitchin two finger espresso head; it's really cool to see a nitro do its thing.
S: Smells of dark chocolate with coffee & creamer.
T: The taste of coffee is super up front, you can taste a little bit of milk in there, then it finishes off with a nice bitter dark chocolate flavor.
F: Super creamy, flat, & has a smooth finish,
O: Certainly worth the try, my favorite part of this stout is it's balanced, but bitter finish.

Oct 21, 2020
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TedHead from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with a thick than head that looks like you could scoop it up with a spoon. The head costs almost the entire glass with lacing and the head sticks around for the whole beer. The smell is mostly of chocolate with hints of coffee underneath. The taste is exceptional. It's chocolatey and has coffee as well, but it's not super bitter while also not being super sweet. It goes down incredibly smoothly, but it is a little bit thick and heavy. Overall I'd probably buy this again or order it into so if there's nothing new I want to try.

Oct 06, 2020
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barneyrubble from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint style glass the super tight bubbles form a creamy tan head about 1 finger that lingers. Color is dark brown and close to black.

Nose to me is pure Guinness type dark roasted grains. Some hints of tangy bitter sweet chocolate notes poke through.

Creamy semi sweet roasted malt and grain with hints of slightly acidic coffee, molasses and unsweetened dark chocolate taste. The roast grains have a sweetness (unlike sugar, more like an alcohol sugar) that I can't put my finger on, lactose, perhaps and some hops contributes to a slight tang on the smooth soft finish.

Very low carbonation helps promote the dark creamy feel. This nitro beer is not heavy or too dry and has an engaging drink-ability. One of my favorite stouts, less sweet and more tangy than I remembered, yet still highly enjoyable.

Sep 09, 2020
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cyginsberg from New York

4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Exceptionally smooth with an amazingly full mouth feel. Nose and taste are not that strong although that's to be expected from a milk stout like this one. Both are of chocolate and coffee and the alcohol is masked entirely. It was definitely fun pouring it into the glass and watching the nitrogen bubbles go to the top to form a thick creamy head. Overall it was a great experience and something that would pair nicely with a light meal.

Sep 08, 2020
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