Left Hand Milk Stout | Left Hand Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
6,822
Reviews:
1,763
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
311
Gots:
1,545
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Manthon
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JM5671
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TZ23
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BCborn
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sayb
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Exceptional beer. Recommend.

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Photo of StormAles
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goldbeard
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The appearance was a dark black color. Thin white foamy head that’s fairly level and lasts for a good minute. The smell had some dark roast coffee backed up by a decent amount chocolate malts. The taste was a roasty sweetness all the way through, slight roast chocolate aftertaste with a super dry finish. On the palate, it sits about a medium on the body with not much of a sessionable aspect to it. Carbonation is good for the style and for me. Really smooth and creamy. Overall, I say this is good milk/sweet stout that I would have again.

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Photo of andrewh995
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a small slightly tan head. Smells of milk chocolate, roasted malts, and some coffee. Flavor follows the nose exactly with some cream. Medium creamy body with medium carbonation. Overall this is an incredible stout. Pretty much on par with the nitro version but the nitro looks better and feels slightly better.

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Photo of ethanwalshe
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mwvman
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Obriain
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sposter4
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fitzy01
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Backlog from 2009. 12 oz bottle. When I had this at the brewery a couple years ago, I was completely blown away. I thought it was one of the best stouts ever. Now, in the bottle, it’s merely great rather than extraordinary. Aroma is quite spicy. Tastes like a very good stout.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours pitch black with brown when held to light, clean, and with a small tan slightly creamy looking head that doesn't leave much behind. Minimal lace.

A: Bitter chocolate, burnt toast, and a little bit of iron/metallic aroma.

T: Again with bitter chocolate, maybe some milk chocolate due to a hint if sweetness, but mostly roasted grain/toasted bread. Less iron presence than anticipated.

F: Not as creamy as I was expecting or hoping for. Still smooth with some coating, but medium carbonation, pretty well balanced and a dry finish.

O: Very rarely do I want more sweetness, but I think this one lacked in that area along with a creamier feel. Still a pretty good stout, but not the "Milk Stout" I was expecting. Cheers!

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Photo of NickFry9
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look - Pours black with lighter amber highlights, a small cap of tan foam, no lacing.
Aroma - Creamy milk chocolate, toast, soft caramel candies.
Taste - Light on the roasted malt, creamy sweetness, chocolate malt, mineral-like. Finish has a bit of coffee but it is very faint. Sugary aftertaste.
Feel - Medium bodied, a touch watery, smooth carbonation.

Overall - A little thinner than expected but still enjoyable.

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Photo of heddar33
3.27/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Raziel313
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emeyer
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewer101
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I normally do not like dark beers but this stout was a pleasant surprise for me. It was much better than I was expecting. The color was dark brown and the aroma was of roasted malt. The beer had a smooth roasted taste with pleasant hints of vanilla. This beer was better than expected and I would recommend it.

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Photo of DBosco
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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