Left Hand Milk Stout | Left Hand Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
lefthandbrewing.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
ROASTED MALT AND COFFEE FLAVORS BUILD THE FOUNDATION OF THIS CREAMY SWEET STOUT.

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,822
Reviews:
1,763
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
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311
Gots:
1,545
For Trade:
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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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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.

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Review for the non-nitro version
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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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