Left Hand Milk Stout | Left Hand Brewing Company

Left Hand Milk StoutLeft Hand Milk Stout
BA SCORE
80%
Liked This Beer
3.99 w/ 6,843 ratings
Left Hand Milk StoutLeft Hand Milk Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
ROASTED MALT AND COFFEE FLAVORS BUILD THE FOUNDATION OF THIS CREAMY SWEET STOUT.

Milk sugar in your stout is like cream in your coffee. Dark and delicious, America’s great milk stout will change your perception about what a stout can be. “Preconceived notions are the blinders on the road to enlightenment.” Udderly delightful.

Collection: Perennial
Style: Sweet Stout
Color: Black, 47 SRM
Body: full
ABV: 6%
IBU's: 25
PLATO: 15.5°
PKG: 6-Pack, Keg
Malt: Pale 2-row, Crystal, Munich, Roasted Barley, Flaked Oats, Flaked Barley and Chocolate
Hops: Magnum and US Goldings
Other: Lactose

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,638
Reviews:
1,769
Ratings:
6,843
Liked:
5,477
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
12.28%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
312
Gots:
1,563
Trade:
2
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Photo of ontic
3.13/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Jack_H_91
4.68/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OriginalWayOut
2.58/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Left Hand Brewing CO. "Left Hand Milk Stout"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle
$2 @ Weis, Conshohocken, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's been a long time since I've had a Left Hand Milk Stout as I usually come across the nitro version these days. And there was a time once, long ago, that I thought the nitro version was better but I've changed my mind and now I think I like the original better. It's an opaque brown-black in color beneath a creamy head of dark tan. It's not that carbonated so the head falls rather easily but it does leave some nice lacing behind. The aroma is clean and fresh, and like dark bittersweet chocolate with some coffee like roastiness. The flavor follows with some added sweet-apple-like fruitiness, dark caramel, and nuttiness. In the mouth it's medium bodied and velvety smooth once the initial caress of carbonation has passed. It's moderately bitter, but roasty, and although there's some residual sweetish malt it doesn't finish sweeter than semi-dry with lingering notes of chocolate and creamy coffee. It's very nicely balanced and rounded, and as far as milk stouts go it's right on for style.

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Photo of Jackgus12
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cdclark81
3.67/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark with a small head that dissipated almost immediately but left a little lacing. Roasted malt on the nose with a little bit of chocolate and coffee. Strong roasted malt flavor. Very sweet on the tongue with hints of coffee in the back. Light body. It's okay, I guess, but nothing to write home about.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of opierce
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shortbox81
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EHak
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A little sweetness in the finish brings you back for more.

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3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On tap into a tulip glass. Great tan head and good retention, pitch black otherwise. Smells of typical roasted malts with a touch of chocolate, and the taste is similar with a bit of sweetness. Mouthfeel is absolutely incredible. This is the silkiest, smoothest stout I've ever had, yet it doesn't coat my mouth unpleasantly. Overall, a great feeling beer without a stellar taste to back it up. Still, definitely worth my time.

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4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Khaack
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EastmanCraftBeerClub
2.84/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Average rating from 8 members of the Eastman Craft Beer Club.

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Photo of Jelitikasez
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark, viscous, yummy, round, bitter sweet. Love stouts and porters, and this is my favorite standard go-to.
This is to beer what chocolate cake is to dessert. And incidentally, they taste great together.

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4.77/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Derek
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On nitro tap!

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Photo of 88caprice
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured hard from a bottle into a glass.

The nitro is the star with its cascading micro bubbles. Very dark black. Thick coolwhippy head. Sticks everywhere. The nose is roasty, sweet, and creamy with coffee and dark chocolate aromas. Taste follows. The mouthfeel is crazy smooth and creamy, mostly from the dence pillow of cream on top that slips in each sip. But aside from the creamy head, the actual brew itself is a little lighter than I expected it to be. Sometimes borderline thin for a sweet stout. Great nonetheless. Never too sweet. Very drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DBotma
4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Manthon
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JM5671
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80% out of 100 with 6,843 ratings
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