Left Hand Brewing Company

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Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #166
Ranked #5,264
4.13 | pDev: 6.78%
Friday at 03:33 AM
Jul 20, 2015
This big stout gets aggressive with a boost from Allegro Coffee’s exotic mocha java blend. The coffee’s dark cherry flavors and spicy undertones weave into the rich milky sweet stout like a chocolate-covered espresso bean melting on your tongue. Bitter then sweet. Sweet then bitter. It’s bittersweet.

36 IBU
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Rated: 4.23 by AGoodStout from Kansas

Friday at 03:33 AM
Rated: 3.88 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina

Aug 12, 2022
Rated: 4.03 by LXIXME from New Mexico

May 02, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
great coffee flavor after taste slightly sweet
Apr 21, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 17, 2022
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Dark, dark pour... nearly black with big fluffy mocha colored head. Fantastic lacing.

S: Big roast and espresso. Coffee and grains.

T.F: Sweet and roasty. Lots of coffee.... charred grains and light cocoa. Vanilla... more roast and coffee. Medium bodied. Smooth/creamy. A bit of roast for balance, but more on the sweet side.

O: A capably done coffee milk stout. Hits the flavors it should... hides its ABV and overall solid.
Dec 31, 2021
Rated: 4.09 by Taenim from Maine

Oct 04, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Aug 17, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Jul 19, 2021
Rated: 4 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 15, 2021
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Reviewed by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a deep black with a soft pillow of off white head that fades after a few seconds. Smells of coffee and faint anise. The taste is very bitter up front with coffee and bittersweet dark chocolate followed by anise and a piney bitterness. The bitterness lingers through the aftertaste. This is a medium bodied beer with a moderate to high level of carbonation.

This is a good beer, and I'm glad to have tried it once.
Jul 02, 2021
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.56/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Aptly named. Jet black pour with a minimal tan head. The coffee flavor is not shy. It is sharp, like espresso, and while the lactose does have a presence, it's pretty much dominated by coffee. Chocolate flavor is underneath, in support. The 8.9% ABV is nicely buried, but by the end of the glass, this Imperial Stout packs a punch.
May 31, 2021
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Rated by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Initial taste is straight-up coffee! Aftertaste has a mellow chocolate notes, not overly sweet. Zero alcohol burn so the 8.9% can be dangerous!
May 23, 2021
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I went to World Wines last week, ALMOST fully vaccinated. I bought a huge bunch of great brews to take to my three year old granddaughter's birthday party (she really appreciated all the brews). This one stayed home, for tonight.

It opens very disappointingly with just slightly above average head - not very nitro (it does keep on giving). The aroma is strongly coffee (stout). The taste is nicely bitter (not that much sweet, but some). The aftertaste sits bitter too, and very clean (no booze or anything funky).

Recommended. It's good and tasty but ... disappointing more than amazing.
Apr 19, 2021
Rated: 4.03 by Mortarforker from Texas

Mar 16, 2021
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pitch black with a huge creamy tan head.
Vibrant, saliva-inducing, freshly roasted coffee aroma.
Pops of dark chocolate and cacao upfront which immediately transitions into freshly roasted coffee, a bit nutty, black coffee and creamy milky lactose sweetness which balances perfectly with the roasted coffee bean bitterness. Super balanced.
Creamy in feel, moderately carbonated, slicky and oily initially but the palate is scrubbed clean.

An excellent imperial coffee milk stout. Fantastic job here.
Feb 23, 2021
Rated: 3.69 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Feb 13, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Feb 11, 2021
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours dark. Light foam. Mild sweet aroma. Big sweet coffee body. Rich and bitter malt finish. Creamy and smooth. Not too rich. An excellent milk stout.
Jan 24, 2021
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Had both the regular version and the nitro and I have to say the nitro version is way better much smoother and creamier but they both have pretty equal tastes of smooth bittersweet chocolate mixed with a slight coffee twinge and finishes rather sweet again with some dark malts. The ABV is well hidden and the price is on point at around $3 for each offering. Would get it again!
Jan 17, 2021
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