Left Hand Milk Stout | Left Hand Brewing Company

Left Hand Milk StoutLeft Hand Milk Stout
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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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4.44/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like a Guinness but minus the bitterness and plus sweetness.

Pours beautifully, with a nice head.

Sweetness is just enough - not too much and leaves a pleasant aftertaste.

This is a dark, heavy stout, but definitely not overpowering. If you like dark beers, especially stouts, this is a must try. I have only tasted one other beer that is similar to this one: Cream and Sugar Please Coffee Lactose Porter. Both are made with lactose sugars.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Milk Stout is brewed in the style of a Milk/Sweet Stout. No label information. Available in 6 packs or as a part of the Mountain Mixer 12 pack. Bottle date is 05/08/12.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 50º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a creamy froth medium-brown head over a dark brown body with brown highlights. Retention is average, lacing is thin and spotty. A bit light for a stout, but a decent overall appearance. 3.5

(Smell) Some chocolate notes, earthy hops presence, a touch of oatmeal, a puff of smoke and some black malt bitterness. Slight hints of lactose and a mild creamy sweetness. Balance is slightly sweet, but there's some bitterness to be had as well. Smell is pleasing, medium potent and decently balanced, all I could ask for with the style. 4

(Taste) Faint cocoa powder and roasted malt front with a sweet lactose note is followed through with an oatmeal and earthy hop finish. Some of the characters in the aroma are less notable in the flavors of this beer. Both chocolate and hop notes are more subdued, although oatmeal lends some pleasing flavor dynamics to the finish. Some mildly roasted caramel and cream are also in the forefront. Balance is nearly spot-on, although there's a slight muted sweetness in the flavor which is personally fine to me for preventing otherwise inevitable palate burnout. Drinkability is thus pretty high; despite a limited chocolate profile, it's a well-rounded and flavorful milk stout. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Creamy, medium-bodied mouthfeel with some chewiness. Body is medium for the style and medium-heavy overall. Alcohol presence is light. Mildly dry finish. Texture and carbonation is pretty good for the style but a touch of cream could always improve things. 4

(Overall) Milk Stout is one of Left Hand's better year-round beers. The texture is spot-on, the flavors are all well-developed, and the beer is flavorful and drinkable. A touch of sweetness is lacking to definitely balance out the beer and the chocolate notes hinted at in the nose would have been an enjoyable contribution if preserved as well in the flavor of the beer. Some slight issues with quality consistency weren't enough to turn me off from the otherwise enjoyable drinking experience. It's certainly not the best Oatmeal Stout that I've had, but it's one of the better examples of the style. 3.75

Left Hand Brewing Company's
Left Hand Milk Stout

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz nitro bottle poured into tulip

Ink black pour, crop of frothed head, solid thin layer of retention persists throughout the pour. Patches of lacing droop down the glass, leaving streaks while drinking.

Milky roasted malts with chocolate and faint sweetness in the nose. Slightly bready with cream and vanilla.

Cocoa powder and baker's chocolate up front with tempered sweetness. Creamy, milky tones with a dash of nutty coffee, leading into the backbone. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel and bread crust provide the much needed support. Finishes milky and sweet.

Medium body, milder carbonation, creamy and smooth on the tongue. This is a nice benchmark for the nitro milk stout, although I could definitely appreciate some bolder flavors.

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80% out of 100 with 6,843 ratings
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