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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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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

Appearance: Dark, nearly opaque brown. Garnet highlights can be seen when glass is held to the light. Creamy tan head is of moderate size.

Smell: Evenly distributed dark and milk chocolate aromas. Some light hops, and a hint of dark fruit.

Taste: Roasted malt, mocha, and powdered milk. Moderate bitterness, but a clean finish (too clean for the style, in my opinion). Sweet plums are tasted as the beer warms. Delicious, despite some minor "faults."

Mouthfeel: Silky, and dare I say, luxurious. However, the medium-high carbonation makes this stout feel lighter than it should be.

Overall: I'd definitely pick up a six-pack. And then another. It sure hits the spot without being too sweet. But I do think it needs a little refining--some more body, a bit more roast, and perhaps some more fruit would do the trick.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of CindyH_OK
4.89/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

First review so patience please.

Appearance: Dark, near black with a 2-finger creamy tan head. Perfect for a stout.

Smell: Subtle coffee and light chocolate aroma without significant alcohol smell.

Taste: Oh so very nice and creamy smooth. A little bit sweet with a hint of sweet coffee. Mild hops in the aftertaste. No bitterness. Very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy. Should have asked, but it feels like a nitro-tap without the bite of carbonation.

Overall: My first experience with a milk stout as opposed to regular stout beers. I definitely enjoyed this one and look forward to many more. While it is smooth enough to go down easily, it is enjoyable enough to want to savor. I think that I would order this over a Guinness!

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

As you'd expect this beer pours a pitch black with a small tan coloured head.

The smell is strong on the coffee with some milkiness as well as.

The taste is milky and sweet up front, finishing with just some of the roasty coffee flavour promised by the nose and just a very small amount of bitterness.

The mouthfeel is fairly light for a stout but it adds to the milky feel for me, the carbonation light to medium.

Overall I really enjoyed this beer, the milky flavour is much more pronounced than other milk/sweet stout that I've had and it works pretty well.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 6,831 ratings.
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