Milk Stout - Nitro | Left Hand Brewing Company

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4.15/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
lefthandbrewing.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Petey_the_Quiet on 03-08-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,590
Reviews:
359
Ratings:
2,842
pDev:
11.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 2,842 |  Reviews: 359
Photo of nitromilkstout
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of deansellers
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoxRationis
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information.
A: Pours a very dark brown, almost black, color with a half inch, foamy/fluffy, mocha brown head, solid retention and lacing.
S: Nose a little tart and sweet (?lactose) up front, resolving to a subtle whiskey aroma, but mostly roasty aromas, e.g. coffee/mocha, as it warms.
T: Savory or meaty, with unsweetened chocolate, vanilla, sarsaparilla, and cola flavors predominating. Thought I detected lactose more in the nose than on the palate. Remains no more than semisweet, despite malt. Bitterness light but appropriate to the overall flavor profile.
M: Medium bodied with strong effervescence persisting. Luxurient, creamy mouthfeel due to gorgeous carbonation.
O: Served cold and poured hard, as recommended on the bottle. Appearance and mouthfeel top-notch, but aromas and flavors not quite on a par with the best milk stouts. Seemed a bit better when warmed, in truth. Overall, well made and enjoyable.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutPenguin
2.98/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Why?!?! Why do people insist on nitro for stouts? Ruins the flavor. Pour hard my arse. If you flip the bottle and slowly pull up you can get a beautiful head but nitro stouts are so flat and no body. Horribly disappointing. If beer had a money back offer I'd get my money back on this swill.

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Photo of AlexBrews
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuckles21
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patsfan91
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mwvman
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Songminx2
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of B_B
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of beersampler6
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very pleasantly surprised by this one, enjoyed it on tap. Rich dark black color with a ridiculous, abundant amount of head. Nice creamy lacing that lingered. Faint vanilla smell. Virtually no alcohol taste throughout. Great notes of vanilla, malt, brown sugar and light coffee. Clean slightly creamy finish. Lingering vanilla hints from start to finish. A real pleasure to enjoy.

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Photo of dataslal
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of G8orLvr
4.66/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chitoryu12
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Virtually black with a huge, thick, creamy tan head.

Smell: Sweet, creamy chocolate and coffee malt.

Taste: Subtle roasted malt and coffee, with a bit of burnt bitterness.

Mouthfeel: No carbonation, but not quite thick enough to balance that.

Overall: While I would like a bolder flavor and more body, this is nice.

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Photo of bundleofthyme
3.72/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesAndersen
4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Birdlegs
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 8/11/18; into a pint glass.
Appearance - a hard pour reveals a very dark brew with a thick, creamy tan head that cascades and leaves a slightly version of itself that settles in for the session. Leaves moderate lacing!
Smell - chocolate milk with a touch of coffee.
Taste - a buttery chocolate first sip with a robust coffee flavor rounding it out!
Feel - nitro, so a bit flat, with a creamy, buttery finish.
Overall - very solid offering, but I do prefer the non nitro version, as the flavor profile is more enhanced and the feel is more to my liking. I’m sure this is fantastic on tap!

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4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KevinSirWilliamGus
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

smoooooooth

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Photo of benros222
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Milk Stout - Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,842 ratings