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Left Hand Milk Stout | Left Hand Brewing Company

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Left Hand Milk StoutLeft Hand Milk Stout

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:

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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'm a new beer-drinker, so I'm trying...

This was the Milk Stout Nitro, not the plain Milk Stout. Needs to be separated out into its own page, methinks.

Appearance: Super dark brown, practically opaque, with a light tan head.

Smell: Roasted coffee?

Taste: Sorta chocolatey, a definite roasted taste.

Mouthfeel: Weird. Very creamy.

Overall: I don't think this one's for me. I didn't finish it.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from 12oz bottle into Surly goblet

A-dark brown with about a finger of tan head that left some nice lacing as it faded

S-not a strong as I would like has a little roasted malt and slight coffee smell

T-lots of chcolate, coffee, and some carmel from the sweet malt milk combo

M-nice and creamy

O-the flavors really come through and leave me wanting more the only downfall is the lack of smell from this one, if it smelled as good as it tastes it would be great

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, 2/14/07. Pours an nearly opaque molasses, with just a little caramel light spot at the very bottom when held to light. The tan three-finger head is think and creamy, eventually receding into a rocky topography of frothy craters. Plenty strands of puffy lace cling to my Guiness pint.

The aroma is dry, toasty malts and slighty nutty, with a faint woodiness. The flavor offers more of the same, with some carob, milk chocolate, and a slightly spiced, almost nutmeggy, finish.

It's light-bodied for a stout, with good carbonation. The brew starts off like dry, dark chocolate, then moves into a creamy, still chocolatey middle, then finish on a dry-hopped, woody, slightly nutty finale. Very drinkable, pretty complex stout. Solid overall.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a GI pint glass.

Appearance: Not entirely black. Cola colored highlights can be seen in the light. Thin head light tan in color but makes up for it with undying retention and moderate lacing.

Aroma: Sweet milk chocholate. mlated barley, flaked oats.

Taste: Milk chocolatey sweetness. roasted malts, A little bit of astringent bitterness, perhaps from the hops..

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Smooth and creamy but the carbonation is almost dead at this point. I'd like a decent soft mouthfeel but it seems a bit flat.

Thanks to my brother for brigning this. Keep reading it's much better on draft.

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Enjoyed at Stout NYC. Had on tap, it pours a rich very dark brown, dull white fluffy head. Scent is unassuming, yet did have some stout characteristics, roasted malts, chocolate milk scent. Taste was of roasted malts, only slight bitterness, no hops. Not sweet in any sense. The flavor was so enhanced by the creaminess of this beer, its best attribute. Smooth, creamy and easy to drink. Overall, a solid milk stout.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seems legit, served in a shifter.

A: Pours a deep opaque dark black-brown color, with a short caramel color head that dissipates quickly with good amounts of lacing.

S: Robust aroma, dark chocolate, coffee, barley, malts, yeast

T: Smooth flavor, choclate, coffee, barley, malts, failry sweet, hint of hops, bold flavor

M: Medium carbonation, very smooth, medium body flavors, could use some more actually but none the less, it is quite good and is fairly balanced.

O: It's a good stout, it's well balanced, flavors are good, and was about the standard price per bottle for a craft beer, so it was worth it and is worth a try.

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 6,857 ratings
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