Chai Milk Stout - Nitro | Left Hand Brewing Company

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3.89/5
Very Good
41 Ratings
Chai Milk Stout - NitroChai Milk Stout - Nitro
BEER INFO

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

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by DanGeo on 02-16-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,959
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
41
pDev:
11.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
Trade:
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bitterbill
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On nitro at Frontier Brewing and Taproom.

Pours close to pitch black, oodles of foam and lacing that you'd expect from a nitro.

Smells of chai tea, bits of lemon and ginger, maybe coffee but not sure on that.

Taste is sweet tea, ginger, lemon, interesting. One pint is enough but enjoyable for the one pint. Not a big fan of nitro so take that into account.

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Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bloodsnot77
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienI
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rifugium
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cunning_stunt
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Avatar113
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 57md
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Big ups to this offering for truth in advertising - this smells and tastes like chai.

The larger question, however, may be "do I want chai in my beer?"

A bit thinner and slightly less creamy than the standard Milk Stout.

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Photo of Roy1586
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraftWeb
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Looks great with the tiny nitro bubbles making a frothy milk-like Head with good retention.
Smell is the best thing going for this beer - like delicious sweet milk chai latte. Really, smells amazing.
Taste is much more muted than the smell. Light roastiness and ginger spice there, but the chai flavor is a bit fleeting and muted. I feel the nitro is detrimental to this brew as it makes the body too thin and watery. More carbonation of co2 would give it a thicker feel to follow the taste/body of an actual chai latte. Potential was there but it lacks the punch to make it a great beer in my opinion. That being said, I like my chai strong like espresso with lots of milk or coconut milk (not watery).

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Photo of geryeb624
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dewsby
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L) Pours a lovely dark coffee color with a frothy tan head.

S) The chai dominates the nose, and it is fantastic. It smells like a cold chai latte with some americano shots.

T) This brew has the perfect amount of sweetness. The chai is super forward, but I wouldn't have it any other way. There is a coffee like bitterness from the malts that works to bring everything else together, I wouldn't call this brew balanced per say, but it is harmonious.

F) This brew is perfectly nitrogenated and has a super creamy mouthfeel. An absolute pleasure to sip on.

O) An absolute must have for chai lovers. I'd even recommend this to any horchata lover because of how creamy and rich this one turned out.

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TrilliumFan
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer is exactly what it claims to be. You better like chai.

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Photo of curlybird
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keene
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sample from the brewery. Very deep brown but not quite black in color with an ample, long-lasting head of tan foam. Like it or not, the aroma primarily presents as chai: cloves, cinnamon, allspice, and maybe a hint of cardamom appear one after the other with a faint note of bready dark malt in the background. Left Hand certainly went all in with this concept. The flavor underlines the already established spice character, which comes across on the palate almost like a spiced holiday cookie that's been left in the oven a minute or two too long—somewhat sweet and burnt around the edges. Interesting for sure, but a bit intense to consider having more than one in a single sitting. Flaked oats in the recipe create a creamy body yet this Milk Stout never seems heavy. This fact, plus the moderate ABV, adds to the overall drinkability as does an earthy, mild bitterness in the finish. Fun to try and definitely a beer for fans of chai tea.

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bagel99
4.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Chai Milk Stout - Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 41 ratings