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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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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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
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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5/5  rDev +27.6%
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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