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:
6,832
Reviews:
1,767
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
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311
Gots:
1,550
For Trade:
2
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Actually drank the Milk Stout Nitro. Depending on how aggressively you pour it generally has a thin but quite creamy head and respectable lacing down the glass. Which along with the flavor and taste improves with a warmer serving temperature.

Initial aroma upon pouring brings roasted coffee to mind to me. Has a silky mouth feel for me and lacks punch of hops ( which is fine with me).

Founder's Breakfast Stout was my top stout, but for half the price I wouldn't hesitate purchasing more Left Hand Stout.

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

This baby has got it all. Pours a deep coffee black with a caramel head that sticks around for awhile and leaves light laceing. A nose of coffee, dates, toffee and biscutts. Hits the tounge smooth and silky, taste the milk chocolate and the roasted malts, a hint of hop bitterness in the finish. Nothing too complex but theres a depth to the flavor. Have another!

Edit: just caught the nitro version. Extra Smooth, but lacks head. Get it fresh! The flavor of this beer holds up over the years for any lover of dark ales!

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

I have had this beer on tap and out of the bottle.
I definitely have to say that on tap it is one of my favorite stouts. Out of the bottle it just isn't it good. I am guessing the additional pasteurization and preservatives in the beer detract from the smoothness and add discord to the overall experience.

It is like a smooth sweet Guinness. It is vey balanced and very drinkable. Like a chocolate mocha cappuccino with just a touch of sweetness.

Highly recommended session beer but only on tap.

If you have only tried it in the bottle do your self a favor and give it another go if you ever see it on tap at your local pub.

Ok so I just tried the Nitro bottle and it was just like on tap. Skip the standard LHMS and go for it in Nitro or on tap. I love this beer it is awesome. It's like drinking an unsweetened glass of chocolate milk. And is silky smooth going down. A definite session able stout. Highly recommended.

So I give it a 5/5 on nitro tap or nitro bottle and a 4/5 for a regular bottle.

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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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