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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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Not entirely black, little spots of deep red shine through the corners. Reverse cascade of carbonation settle to a finger and a half thick creamy tan head.

Very pleasant aroma of roasted grains. Lightly sweet in a sense, but also comes off somewhat dry. Smells a bit like coffee with a lot of cream and sugar. Simple and basic.

Wow. Great smoothness of the body. This nitrogenated milk stout is fairly well balanced. Sweet up front, with an almost dry, semi-bitter finish. Flavors of roasted grains, campfire, and European hops play together very well. This tastes very mature and quite "old world" for an American craft beer. Could be the feel of it as well, for I tend to associate the nitro smoothness with cask beers. Sweet lactose comes out mid palate and really sets the style. I think this may be the best that I've had in this category so far.

I am impressed with this beer. First time trying it with the Nitro too. Really excellent beer, with great flavor and a good feel. I know that I am going to buy this again, which that's not an easy mark to hit with me. Pretty drinkable as well. The pint was done too fast.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep dark brown with a small brown head and good lacing. Aroma is of sweet mildly toasted caramel malt and chocolate. Taste of sweet dark caramel malt mildly toasted, come cacao and milk chocolate, light bitterness. A medium bodied, creamy and smooth body on the palate. Finished with some lightly toasted caramel malt, some cacao flavor, and sweet milk chocolate with some light bitterness for balance. Its a good drinking after dinner brew.

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3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance pours a very dark almost black in color supporting a thin dissipating head leaving nil lace. Smell of definate coffee, roasted malt. Taste has the coffee and roasted malt flavors leaving a bitter mixed with the hops having a light sweetness in the throughout. Mouthfeel is full with light fitting carbonation. An easy drinking enjoyable stout.

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 6,832 ratings.
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