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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4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours almost black like a cola with a thick two finger tan head that lasts a while and after it dissipates a one finger head lasts throughout the entire drink. Huge amounts of lacing follow the beer down the glass as you drink. This beer is beautiful. It really is.

Wow. This beer smells great. Hints of chocolate and dark coffee on the nose. You can smell the alcohol when you take a big whiff but its very faint.

This beer tastes as good as it smells. Super smooth. Dark chocolate, creamy dark/roast coffee, a hint of dark fruits, and just enough bitterness on the finish to end it with a slight touch of alcohol.

Mouthfeel is creamy. Not extremely thick, though. Super smooth going down. It goes down so easy. If you wanted, you could chug an entire glass no problem. It's really that smooth.

Overall this is probably one of the, if not my favorite, beers I've had. Great taste and mouthfeel and way smooth to drink. Would definitely buy again and I plan on getting a 6 pack the next time I make my way to the package store that keeps it. Such an AWESOME beer.

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

Poured into a Nonic glass, poured directly upside down since it is nitro charged (no tilting at an angle with the glass). Head was about 1.25 fingers, chocolate milk colored. The beer was very dark in color, almost looked like a cola.

The smell was chocolatey and sweet with hints of coffee. Very attractive.

The taste was consistent with the smell. Great stout flavor with notes of chocolate and cream with coffee as the medium. Almost like a mocha minus the caffeine. The beer was very smooth. It was actually hard not to just drink the whole glass quickly, but I used discipline and allowed myself to savor it.

The mouthfeel was full bodied, creamy, and a just enough carbonation to feel good. Not too much, but not so little that it would go flat too quickly.

Overall, this is such a great stout. One of my absolute favorites.

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Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout. Poured into a shaker pint.

Pours brown-black with a thin collar of beige-colored head. Didn't really give me much of a topper, even after rushing the pour. Maybe, because the beer pours out so smoothly.

Roasty malts, milky acidity, sweetened cocoa, black coffee, earthiness, cream, and milk chocolate. A simple, but well-composed, milk stout aroma. Very smooth, no harshness or tang.

Nice roasty tones to the malts, still with a tinge of dark cereal grains. Velvety smooth with cream and milk chocolate notes. Rounded out with a dark cocoa nib bitterness, earthy hops, and a coffee backdrop. Dark caramel/toffee notes resonate more as warmth creeps in. Alcohol is almost non-existent. Has a little fruit note in the tailend that tastes of berries and light melon. Weird, but composite of the entire beer.

So damn smooth. A great aspect, mind you, but some texture would be appreciated. Milky body, but it has a thinness. This milk stout has a feel that is approachable, and in the end, just easy. Carbonation is subtle and soothing. Feel of bubbles is small, but lingering.

A nice milk stout. Great flavor and drinkability. A beer that I haven't had in awhile, but it pays off to re-enjoy it like this.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Black with a one inch off white head that lingers and leaves thick lacing down the entire glass.

Smell- Bittersweet chocolate chips with a little coffee and tobacco.

Taste- Same as the smell, lots of bittersweet chocolate chips with some vanilla coffee and tobacco. As it warms it tastes a lot like rich chocolate milk.

Mouthfeel- Rich, thick and creamy. Nice mouthfeel and carbonation for a stout.

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