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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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Ratings: 6,880 |  Reviews: 1,778
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

An aggressive pour nets me... a half finger of head. This is sandy colored and frothy. Body is a deep deep brown.

Roasty and sweet. You almost smell the lactose sugar. Hints of milk chocolate and light coffee.

Lightly roasted malts and sweetness make up the opening. This rolls into milk chocolate with a dark chocolate/coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel is a full and creamy medium-heavy body. Simple with almost no carbonation really noticed, it goes down without leaving a coating.

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Photo of russwbeck
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: First ever nitro-bottle! I must have poured it wrong, as I get no head. I kept waiting for it to show up late, as most nitro beers do, but it never came. This date is off to a poor (pour?) start. 2

S: Sweet, but enjoyable roasted. The roast is much more prevalent than the sweetness from the lactose, which is a welcomed change for the style for me. Slight hints of coffee. 4

T: The taste continues this trend of roast over sweetness. I really came into this expecting the sweetness to be amplified by the nitro...I could not have been more wrong. The balance is very nice on this. 4

MF: Hardly any carbonation, but the body is thick and syrupy (nitro, I know, right?). This was really drinkable. The finish is dry and mouth watering and the sweetness provides a great balance. It is very drinkable. 3.5

O: Very nice baseline milk stout, and I liked the nitro play on things, despite the fact that I messed up the pour. Would try this again! 4

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of mikeg67
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with long lasting, creamy, beige head. Aroma is of bready, toasted malt with hints of chocolate and dark fruit. Body is medium and smooth. Burned toast, bready malt, brown sugar, milk chocolate and dark fruit fill the moth. Finish is medium, bitter-sweet. Very nice stout.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Moose90
3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best By: 07/01/13

A – Pretty much jet black in the glass, pours with some translucence though. Head is creamy and medium height. Lacing is somewhat thin, yet presentable.

S – Bitter dark chocolates. Dark roasted malts. Some light coffee notes. No sweetness here.

T – Creamy, dry and roasted. Nice chocolate and coffee notes as well, overall pretty bitter.

M – The nitro aspect is nice, it cuts through the bitter notes and makes for a nice creaminess. Overall it's a little bit light.

O – Good not great stout, I applaud Left Hand for the nitro bottle, definitely nice, but still lacks greatly to a nitro tap.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 6,880 ratings
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