Milk Stout Nitro
Left Hand Brewing Company

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Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #156
Ranked #4,324
4.15 | pDev: 11.08%
May 25, 2023
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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Rated: 4.12 by Tree_powers from Indiana

May 25, 2023
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Had on tap at Oscar Blues restaurant Longmont

On arrival 1 finger of super dense khaki head was present with great retention. After 10 minutes 75% of the head remains. Body is deep black. Thick lacing forms, but tends to droop back down.

Aroma is sweet and roasty, but light. Slight bitter creaminess. Not a lot else going on, maybe some dry vanilla?

Taste is sweet like molasses with a light herbal note from the hops which also impart some bitterness that grows as the roasty almost burnt flavors show up on the back side.

Feel is smooth and velvety, as well as surprisingly balanced with a medium finish and superb drinkability. Up front there is a perceived thickness, but it is quickly replaced by a mild dryness.

Overall this is a decent stout. Drinkable, smooth, and full flavored. Certainly a nice post meal beer. Not really like guinness if that's what you're going for.
May 14, 2023
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Reviewed by Brook82 from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pitch black color. As expected with a nitro beer, a hard pour produces a cascading head that left about an inch of tannish head. Smooth easy taste and feel. Quite enjoyable and would purchase again.
Apr 29, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by kkarimi from Texas

Apr 28, 2023
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Rated by JMT1 from Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Terrific tasting beer. Properly rated as outstanding. Like a Guinness without the head.
Feb 27, 2023
Rated: 4.33 by Leif_Eriksson from Canada (AB)

Feb 19, 2023
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Feb. 2015: 355 ml bottle, as Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.0%. Black colour, low and creamy beige head. Dryish roasty aroma, notes of coffee, hints of woodwork, cocoa and liquorice. Low carbonation. Medium dry and very roasty flavour with a little lactose sweetness present, notes of strong coffee, a little dark chocolate and liquorice. Should not be drunk ice cold, cellar temperature is better.
Feb 06, 2023
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Reviewed by KenjiN from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Black brew with a creamy-looking off-white head. Appealing aroma reminiscent of chocolate and malted milk. Wonderful creamy texture. This is quaffable yet satisfying, with an excellent balance of flavors.
Feb 06, 2023
Rated: 4.29 by bfraken from Massachusetts

Feb 05, 2023
Rated: 3.7 by maiell0 from Texas

Feb 01, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON)

Jan 20, 2023
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Reviewed by Mardinae from Texas

4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Very tasty and despite it being a stout it does not feel that heavy at all. It tastes like the memory of having your first draught Guinness except all of the time.
Dec 13, 2022
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Rated by Explorer_Bill from Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Great milk stout plus the nitro bonus. Warm, tasty, sweet, and creamy. Everything a milk stout should be.
Dec 03, 2022
Rated: 4.13 by axxe from New York

Nov 27, 2022
Rated: 3.46 by TommyW7

Oct 08, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by Pablo35 from Pennsylvania

Oct 01, 2022
Rated: 4.01 by thin_mint from Ohio

Sep 25, 2022
Rated: 3.98 by DrewTheBrew from Ohio

Sep 22, 2022
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Rated by MadMadMike from Florida

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.
Simply - a slightly sweeter, slightly thinner, quite tasty, American version of Guinness on nitro.
Sep 18, 2022
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Reviewed by IvoryBilledWoodpecker from Florida

3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Nice coffee colored stout, tan-ish head is of small size but lasts a very long time and is very dense. Smell is rather interesting, the sweetness is evident and isn’t exactly pleasing. The sweetness is nice in flavor but there is something present that is a little displeasing. Nice and creamy feel and I like nitrogenated sodas but in this context something doesn’t quite work. It’s good but unfortunately I just don’t want it.
Aug 31, 2022
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
8/29/22 Day after Jake and Amy's wedding. On tap at a new place for us..... The Yard in Robinson.

Stoney on the nose. Nothing else on the nose .

Taste is a nicely dark cocoa with a balanced bitterness!
Aug 29, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by SeabN

Aug 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
I had this in Vienna yesterday. The nitro helps, but this is an average, slightly sweet stout. Not quite vanilla or dessert, but not the bitter charcoal the strong ones tend to be either. This was at least harmless. But if isn't a BB aged stout, it never quite measures up for me.
Aug 24, 2022
Rated: 4.2 by Colonel_Angus from Pennsylvania

Aug 12, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Jun 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Brewsome from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On the shelf available in nitro bottles and cans. Cans of course that’s how I roll. A alcoholic chocolate milk shake. Somewhat too sweet to session needs a bit more hop presence but a very nice beer. Nitro really does elevate beers to another level.
Jun 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Whiteweasel from Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Drank from a stein, poured from a bottle.

A: Really beautiful dark brown body, light off-white nitro head that cascades upwards after you pour.

S: light and roasty, chocolate malt notes. Not a really strong smell, as the nitro limits the escape of volatile compounds, but that’s expected.

T: Like malt and chocolate milk. Not incredibly strong flavor, but this makes it incredibly drinkable as a result.

M: this is the best part. Incredibly smooth, refreshing and satisfying. Love the nitro infusion. A slight effervescence tickles your mouth. The ideal of what I want a stout to feel like.

Overall: I love this beer, it’s really well done and just so satisfying to drink. I had felt like some Guinness, but the store was out. I’m glad it was.
May 28, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by DavyDnIndy from Indiana

May 12, 2022
Rated: 4.2 by cold_beer

May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by hreb from Washington

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
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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Rated by ChrisReighley

3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Very smooth, not a lot of flavors for a stout.
Mar 15, 2022
Rated: 4.3 by cabsandking from Ohio

Mar 08, 2022
Rated: 5 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

Feb 26, 2022
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Reviewed by TheMatts

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by cato7948 from Texas

4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.38 by Happyyb from New Hampshire

Feb 19, 2022
Rated: 4.01 by irishevans from California

Feb 18, 2022
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Reviewed by SmashAdams from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Milk Stout Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Company
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