Chai Milk Stout - Nitro | Left Hand Brewing Company

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3.95/5
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Chai Milk Stout - NitroChai Milk Stout - Nitro
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by DanGeo on 02-16-2018

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Ranking:
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Reviews:
21
Ratings:
62
pDev:
10.63%
 
 
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5
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of gungjm
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aresonantvoice
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This pours like a Guinness with the nitro thingie, which is awesome. The nose is crushed by the chai spices, and so is the taste, to the point of distraction.

I like chai, but I’m not running over women and children to secure chai-spiced beers, so this is a smidge too much. The mouthfeel, though, is spectacular. If the base milk stout was a bit more prominent, this would be world-class, IMHO, but the chai is pretty overwhelming.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a deep mahogany brown with a huge thck tan head with excellent retention. Dots of lacing around the glass.

Aroma - Tons of chai, light chocolate and roasted malt aroma, good amount of mint and allspice.

Taste - Really heavy chai and cinnamon, I am not getting much chocolate or anything other than heavy spices.

Feel - Really thick creamy feel, little tingling from the chai really smooth as expected.

Overall - Spice is a little strong for me in the taste, mouthfeel is spot on thick and creamy.

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Photo of jprudhomme7
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Minidingdong
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.6/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 13.65oz can with a best by date of 6/8/19; into a pint glass.
Appearance- pours a cola brown but sits darker in the glass; head is a medium thick creamy beige that leaves thick lacing half way down the glass!
Smell- chai, chocolate milk, mint and cinnamon!
Taste- the chai, mint and cinnamon stand out and any chocolate is hidden.
Feel - creamy and semi sweet; dry finish.
Overall- this is pretty simple, if you’re a fan of chai, you’ll likely enjoy this; if you’re not, this isn’t for you!

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Photo of Mortarforker
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of goblue3509
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Diura
4.59/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Captain69
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pour and looks good with nice head can taste the chai in it - good tasting stout but hand better from left hand

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Photo of secondtooth
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a dark black, with a slight ruby highlight. Little head of khaki suds and no lace noted.

Aroma: Curious mix of spices. I get the chai way up front. Nice.

Taste: Smooth and very very chai-spiced. The nitro and oats make this one ultra-smooth with cocoa and mocha malts playing a back seat to the chai tea spice. If you like chai at all, this is a must-try. Left Hand doesn’t falter often, and this is a sure winner.

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Photo of chinchill
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz nitro can filled a pint glass to the brim. The black, opaque body was topped with a very creamy and durable tan head.
Aroma: chai
Flavor: chai spices and dark bread, but the spicing is too strong and nearly masks the stout. Also a touch too sweet.
Feel: smooth near medium body with soft carbonation.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StJamesGate
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

CAN
Nitro black; cinnamon stick; hints of cocoa, a bunch more cinnamon and… fade to black. Pillowy.

4 3.75 3.75 4 3.5

So nitro-smooth as to be feathery and ineffectual. Might be something there if the full chai spice range was there - where’s the clove + black pepper? Like drinking a scented candle.

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Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Brew_42
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hard poured out of a can

Pours really dark with some slight light penetration around the edges and a dense nitro head that was about an inch thick

Smell is cinnamon and ginger wit hsome slight roasted barley

Taste follows the nose. Heavy on chai spice.

Thinner than I would expect but still smooth.

Overall a good winter stout that I wish I had found when the weather was colder.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Surprised to find the ABV on this variant lower than the regular milk stout (6%)
A - Pours hazy dark black amber with a rocking two inches of creamy froth.
S - Smells of cinnamon, spiced ginger and sweet tea leaves.
T - Very much like the smell with the addition of lactose sugars and a touch of coffee roasts.
M - A bit light and thin but ow so creamy with the nitro.

Overall it's an interesting take on the regular milk stout but I would take the regular over this any day.

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Photo of B_B
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodychandler
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a couple/few days it has been for me and for The CANQuest (tm)! I had just completed a Hooker horizontal, finishing with a Sweet Stout & I decided to CANcentrate on Stouts, which are outside of my hophead CANfort zone. I then segued into Flemish Reds & now I am finishing up with another Milk Stout.

From the CAN: "Stout with Spices Addeed"; "Super smooth Milk Stout Nitro with aromatic spices"; "Good to go from the CAN[,] Like a pro in a glass"; "22 IBU"; "Ingredients[:] Rocky Mountain water, Malted Barley, Lactose, Flaked Oats, Hops, Spices, Yeast"; "Employee Owned. Righteously Independent (tm)"; "Caution: Contents under pressure. Keep cold. Avoid shaking. Point away from self and others when opening."; Brewed on the banks of the might St. Vrain/Est. 1993".

The Crack! of the vent was met with a loud Psssshhh! as the N2 energized from within. This always strikes me as a tad disCANcerting, but I pressed on with an inverted Glug to ensure both a cascade & a nice head. It worked & settled into a finger of dense, foamy, creamy, light-tan head with very good retention. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44), allowing ZERO light penetration. Nose struck me as very spicy, especially with cinnamon, ginger and allspice, but I have not had Chai Tea in a while so I have lost that point of reference. Still, it smelled quite pleasant, especially since I am more into spicy and bitter than sour, tart or sweet. It was not as intensely spicy as either a Pumpkin Beer or many Christmas/Winter Beers, but it was still quite spicy. Mouthfeel was big, full & creamy, almost certainly having to do with the N2 charge. The taste was really pleasant! It was easy to identify it as a Sweet/Milk Stout, but the spices really brought an added dimension that elevated it above the norm. That makes it tough to rate to style, though & it might do better as the more general Herbed/Spiced Beer style. Just sayin'. Warming, the spices seemed to become more assertive, especially the cinnamon/ginger one-two CANbination. Wow! Finish was dry, which may seem CANterintuitive, but when spices are included in a beer's production, they tend to dry things out. The spiciness seemed to linger in my sinuses and I stand with reclassifying it as an Herbed/Spiced Beer.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bitterbill
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
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 +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Chai Milk Stout - Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 62 ratings