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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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Ratings: 6,857 |  Reviews: 1,771
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black and as instructed on the bottle, I poured hard and admired as the black brew sent waves of brown bubbles cascading up the glass to a creamy 1 finger latte looking light tan head; it looked like a Guinness as it was formulating and then settled into a drink that resembled something that a snob would order at Starbucks, leaving good lacing coating the sides.

Smells like a roasted chocolate malted, with a mix of cocoa powder, roasted grains, charcoal, vanilla milkshake, a milk chocolate bar, coffee, light citrus hops, caramel and light herbal notes; it is sweet and enjoyable, like a nice frozen coffee drink with just enough burnt or roasted notes to tame the sweet cream-like aroma and pull together in a complimentary way.

Tastes like it smells, with roasted chocolate malts, cocoa powder, milk chocolate bar, roasted grains, charcoal, vanilla, coffee, light citrus hops, Coca Cola, caramel and light herbal notes; there are elements of bitterness mixed with sweet chocolate and cream notes, both combined with roasty grainy flavors that come together nicely and flow smoothly. Drinks like a very sweet coffee drink left in the fridge and goes down very smooth.

Mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth, velvet-like, with almost no carbonation, a medium body and a slightly bitter and very sweet coffee/chocolate/vanilla finish that trails off like a shake that had herbs and extra coffee in it.

I found this extremely easy to dink and overall enjoyed it very much. I’ve had the regular Milk Stout in the past, but this Nitro version was better and easier to drink. I could session this like a Guinness, and think that this may be easier to drink and better tasting.

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 2/26/14; into a pub glass.
Appearance - very black with a thin, creamy, tan head. Rings of lace up and down the glass.
Smell - some cocoa and coffee.
Taste - a bit creamy, some bitter chocolate and hops. Tasty, but not very complex.
Feel - an initial wave of bitterness that fades to a milky finish.
Overall - an enjoyable stout at a good price point!

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3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This is a very popular beer in my area and I was expecting a lot from this. It came in a nitro bottle and was served into a pint glass. The color appeared to be pitch black (but others will argue it is just very dark brown). The head recedes to a sliver and holds. The beer smells of coffee, chocolate, and molasses, smelling more bitter than sweet. The taste is bittersweet, starting sweet but finishing with the coffee notes. The mouthfeel is very creamy but finishes flat as other reviewers have noted, and increased carbonation may have benefited the beer in this area although a thicker and creamier mouthfeel should be expected. Overall, this is an easy drinking beer with some good flavors that just didn't match all that well for me. It's easy to find this beer (at least the non-nitro version) but there are better stouts out there.

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3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours black with a slight reddish tint with a small off white head. Smells of chocolate and slight coffee, nice strong aroma. Tastes of coffee with slight chocolate aftertaste, slight milky taste. Beer is medium bodied that has a creamy feel and goes down nicely. Overall a very good beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Poured down the middle of the glass but only produced a .25 in head..was expecting much more. Head was a nice creamy brown chocolate color and body was dark coffee.

S- Aroma was malty with light roasted coffee and vanilla

T- taste is sweet, full of dark chocolate and roasted coffee with a slight bitterness at the end. It leaves a nice choco-coffee taste in your mouth that lasts for minutes after swallowing the beer.

M- Expected more body..a heavier "stoutier" feel, but initial feel is light with a slight bitterness that cleanses your palate. The finish falls off quickly - maybe more carbonation would help.

O- I really liked the chocolate/coffee taste but the flat finish was disappointing.

Will definfitely buy again

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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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