Milk Stout Nitro
Left Hand Brewing Company

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Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #154
Ranked #4,255
4.15 | pDev: 11.33%
May 12, 2022
Mar 08, 2014
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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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4.44 by DavyDnIndy from Indiana on May 12, 2022
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3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by hreb from Washington

12oz bottle vigorously served in a pint glass. Beautiful nitro head. Crispy roasted barley flavor, deliciously balancing sweet with roasty. Wonderfully creamy and enjoyable in the mouth. Left Hand Milk Stout has been a very special beer for me, and having it with nitro is just an added bonus.

Mar 27, 2022
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3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by ChrisReighley

Very smooth, not a lot of flavors for a stout.

Mar 15, 2022
4.3 by cabsandking from Ohio on Mar 08, 2022
5 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas on Feb 26, 2022
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4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by TheMatts

Jet black Guinness look with a smaller beige creamy head. Small malty notes with small sweet notes too. Did get a whole lot of aroma. Skim Milk feel in your mouth. Super creamy too. Skim milk flavor with malt and barley at the back of your tongue bringing low amounts of bitterness. There is a powder sugar taste too, but it’s creamy. Small dark chocolate and light coffee flavor too in the back of your mouth. Leaves a milk feeling aftertaste in your mouth. Pretty good milk stout.

Feb 26, 2022
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4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
by cato7948 from Texas

I think of this as a marginal improvement over the regular version. Nothing about the look and smell really stands out as a major pro or con. Where it excels is taste and feel as it really lends itself to my personal preferences. I don’t like overly fizzy beers and this stout is about as watery as they come, while still maintaining a coffee and milk flavor (tastes like a plain latte).

Feb 19, 2022
4.38 by Happyyb from New Hampshire on Feb 19, 2022
4.01 by irishevans from California on Feb 18, 2022
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by SmashAdams from New Jersey

I didn't really expect much from this beer but it turned out to be great. It's incredibly smooth and easy drinking. The slight sweetness really makes it pleasant and gives it a light cinnamon and vanilla feel to it. yb

Feb 14, 2022
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by magikbagel from Wisconsin

This is the smoothest beer i’ve drank in my life. Such a beautiful head from the pour and chocolate malt aroma. Tastes and feels great, damn near perfect beer.

Feb 13, 2022
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5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Christianriveraaa

The pour was very smooth, just poured straight into the beer cup. I was hesitent to do a straight pour at first but knowing nitro beers don't foam up I just went for it. The smell reminds me of a sweet roasty coffee type of smell. The taste threw me to the side. Whoa. This is on par if not better then Firestone Walker's Nitro Merlin Stout. This stout in particular you taste a sweet refreshing milky taste. Definitely on the heavy side of the beers but you don't taste the alcohol! This is the dangerous part, I can for sure down a whole bottle without feeling any kind of burning sensation. The feel is amazing, honestly coming from a stout guy this beer is a 10/10. For me this is one of the BEST beers I've ever had. It's like I was drinking a milkshake.. Just don't go overboard and drink it to fast lol

Feb 12, 2022
3.79 by KLHBB from Arkansas on Jan 21, 2022
3.98 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 17, 2022
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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by wahooker

This is a very good beer - I'm limited to non carbonated beers, so a nitro is a great choice for me.

Jan 14, 2022
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4.79/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by bluearcade71 from Michigan

Personally, I am not keen on describing my tastes when it comes to food/beverages. All I can say is that Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro is my favorite (nitro) stout to date. I have had many stouts over the years. I had just recently discovered Left Hand Brewing Company. It is a little on the pricey side, to be honest. But, that's the way it goes. I was a devout Guinness drinker for 25+ years. This is so much better. I love this stuff!

Jan 13, 2022
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4.73/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Florida-man

It’s simply splendid, not as heavy as most stouts but living in Florida that’s a good thing. It’s a hot summers day stout i look forward to drinking at the beach this summer but it will also due drinking at the beach this winter. Cheers

Jan 02, 2022
4.09 by 2beerdogs from California on Dec 29, 2021
4.1 by Jaasoares from Virginia on Dec 29, 2021
3.98 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri on Dec 21, 2021
3.87 by joran from Kansas on Dec 18, 2021
4.66 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela on Nov 25, 2021
4.6 by MikeDrew from Colorado on Nov 10, 2021
4.16 by Fallen232 from Pennsylvania on Nov 10, 2021
4.49 by Gukkor from Texas on Oct 04, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Stone7Stein from Texas

Beautiful pint, nice creamy head. Tastes of Irish Cream, Oats, chocolate, coffee. Slightly sweet and nice roasted malt finish.

Oct 03, 2021
3.53 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Oct 01, 2021
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4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by iguanodon from Utah

1 everything. 65 oz. can. Pours opaque dark brown with a tall fine light brown nitro head. Beautiful fine nitro carbonation. Aroma: roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Taste: sweet, chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, toffee. Excellent milk stout.

Sep 19, 2021
4.04 by Tiernan from Texas on Aug 27, 2021
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4.94/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
by BruceTilley

Love this beer good taste love the darkness this beer has.

Aug 20, 2021
4.18 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia on Aug 09, 2021
4.5 by doctorgary from New York on Aug 07, 2021
4.16 by heymikew from California on Aug 07, 2021
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3.4/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

Ah, Milk Stout Nitro - the beer BeerAdvocate keeps purging reviews of citing the incorrect notion that it's not a different beer than Left Hand's Milk Stout. I'd put actual effort into this review, but why would I believe they won't just delete all our reviews of this beer without any advance notice (again)?

6.0% ABV. 12 fl oz bottle.

This used to be the bar for me for the milk stout style at least in terms of readily available/fairly widely distributed expressions, but I've since graduated to Mackeson, and even if we're limiting our comparisons to just milk stouts made in Colorado, I'd sooner have Odell's Lugene. It's a fine milk stout, though, and doesn't have the glossy over-smooth yet thin feel of many nitro stouts. A classic to be sure, but unlike when I first tried it a decade ago, I don't think it dominates the category.

More of a roasted barley/roasty flavour would really do wonders here, but at least it's not saccharine.


Aug 04, 2021
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3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by 1BrewBacca from Georgia

Look: Liquid looks pretty stout. Nitro head was somewhat of a let down. wasn't near as tall as other nitros I have had. Then I noticed the pouring instruction printed upside down on the label. Only about a half inch high but still creamy as one would expect. Good foamy lacing on the glass.
Smell and Taste: Milk sugar with chocolate notes.
Feel: Weak and watery. Yes! It looks like a stout. Doesn't feel like one.
Overall: Glad I tried it but there are too many better nitro stouts on the market.

Jul 31, 2021
4.24 by qweku on Jul 25, 2021
Milk Stout Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Company
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