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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4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Dark as night with the slightest hint of ruby
S- Rather light smell with faint hints of chocolate
T- Like a smooth, chocolate dessert; not in any way cloying. Light touch of coffee bitterness on the end.
M- Quite smooth & creamy, perhaps a tad under-carbonated for my taste but its absence is not overly distracting.
O- This is a splendid beer with all the right subtle complexities. Enjoy after dinner!

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4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served and poured with recommendations on bottle.

Smell is nothing different, yeasty with a hint of hops.

Look: poured with a beautiful 2 and 1/2 finger head, black, so black light does not pass through it.

Mouth feel: feels like your drinking a thin milk, carbonation goes unnoticed because of the milky texture, but traces are left on your palate when swallowed.

Taste: coffee, dark chocolate with a hint of hops.

Overall, damn good brew, buy it, and try it. Very pleased I bought this beer.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

It can't get much better than this. I will forego the standard reviewing style to just say this is without a doubt one of my 3 'desert island' beers. I can drink it when it's warm, cold, rainy, sunny, zombie apocalypse, anything.

It looks beautiful, the head gets all up in your mustache throughout the entire glass.
Smell is enticing. A little sweet, a little roasty, a little chocolate.
Taste and mouthfeel are right where they need to be. Smooth, with interesting toasty cocoa notes with just a touch of coffee-like bitterness.
I routinely recommend this at my bar as a Guiness killer. The "I don't like dark beer" crowd is always surprised with a sample of LHMS-N!

Once you're halfway through a 12 oz. serving, it's hard not to quaff the remainder. Just seek some out and buy it.

Now, if we could just increase the supply of this beer to get the price down! I'm tired of dropping $12/sixer for it, but I will most certainly continue keeping it in the fridge.

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 6,830 ratings.
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