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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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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Photo of HistoricalMan
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured violently from a 12oz nitro bottle in to a nonic pint glass.

Appearance: A jet black body quickly erupts into a thick off-white creamy head. Plenty of lacing.

Smell: Coffee, dark cocoa, sugary lactose, plenty of roasted malts. Inviting and exciting.

Taste: Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, lactose, with a hint of bitterness towards the finish. Not as impressive as the smell, but still delicious.

Mouth: Nitrogen lends a wonderful creamy mouthfeel that leaves a syrupy film after swallowing.

A perennial favorite with a wonderful chocolate, coffee, and lactose smell, a malty taste, and a creamy, if not slightly syrupy mouthfeel.

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Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Like others, reviewing the nitro although it says it's an alias. Ironically I also have the regular version, so I'll edit this review with my review of that I guess.

Poured into pokal; jet black with almost no head, tiny bubbles form all over the glass. Smells like a stout: coffee and chocolate, a bit of sweetness behind it. Taste is incredibly smooth; it almost seems like it's not effervescent at all. Follows nose, coffee and chocolate, with a thick sweet character from the milk sugars. All in all it's definitely as thick as I'd want a milk stout to be, but I'd like it to be more creamy instead of syrupy. It claims to be "America's Stout..." I guess I'd prefer that over Guinness. Pick your battles, and all that.

Review for the non-nitro version
Poured into pint glass; jet black, showing a bit of dark brown in light, with a thick tan head. Smells the same as the nitro (it should, it's the same beer just different gas); tastes the same as well. The only difference is the mouthfeel really; the carbonation really gives this what it needs (although I may have gotten a flat bottle of the nitro). My ratings for this one would be improved in appearance and mouthfeel, the same otherwise.

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 6,822 ratings.
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