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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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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

I had lots of friends who like sipping on this beer and so I finally decided to pick up a couple.

Poured it into a tulip, because I wasn't worried about carbonation and wanted to see if I could get any smells off of it.

Strangely, I had zero head. None. Nada. The bottle says don't be afraid to pour aggressively, and they mean it.

The flavor is good. An above average stout to be sure. But sheesh, my bottles just had a really flat mouth feel. It felt more like cold coffee than beer sometimes.

Not bad, but I'll probably only pick up one or two in a beer build a pack rather than 6 at a time...

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


Pours an opaque deep brown/black with tony bubbles cascading upwards to form a dense, half inch mocha head that lingers indefinitely.

Dark chocolate, roast malt, coffee grounds, and malted milk balls form the aroma. There's a hint of vanilla and tar.

Roast malt is at the forefront and lingers throughout, into the nutty, fairly dry, charred finish. There's a subtle sweetness that hits mid palate and draws out the chocolate notes and a touch of dark fruit.

Body is moderate to full and creamy, extremely smooth, with light carbonation and a modest alcohol warmth.

Very good rendition of an already good beer. Not overly sweet or roasty, but there's a touch of an acrid character that is offputting.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I am glad that Rockewell's in Grand Rapids, MI has had this on nitro tap for a long while. I stop in as often as I can to grab a pint because this has to be one of the best beers on the face of the planet!

When delivered, you can see the nitro bubbles exuding from the middle of the glass creating a beautiful caramel colored head. Upon first sip, you realize that the nitro has taken the original Milk Stout to a whole new level of creaminess and taste! My wife is not the biggest fan of stouts but she always humors me and tries them. This one was "the one" that has changed her mind and she even ordered her own pint!!! That is a testament to how good this beer is, because she is very picky when it comes to beer and she loves it!

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 6,878 ratings
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