Milk Stout | Left Hand Brewing Company

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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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3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look – dark brown in color, with about half a finger’s worth of creamy khaki-colored foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell – much like a milk stout, it has a creamy quality to it, like a mix of chocolate milk and coffee grounds.

Taste – much like the smell, and much as one would expect a milk stout to taste like. It’s got a creaminess to it, hints of a roasted flavor, and a slight bite at the finish and into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – pretty well-balanced, and only slightly on the creamy side.

Overall – not a bad-tasting beer at all. Not terribly intriguing, but still a very good representative for the style.

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3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured hard from the 12 oz. nitro bottle into a nonic pint glass at low altitude. I've had Milk Stout from the normal bottle, so I'm excited to see the different a nitro-bottle can make.

A: Pours a 2-3 finger creamy light tan head of excellent retention. The body is an extremely dark brown that approaches black. A very pretty stout.

S: Roasted barley, milk, coffee, slight chocolate. Moderate strength and enticing.

T: Light coffee notes up front with sweet milk and vanilla flavors afterwards. The finish brings out roasted barley notes that carry a twinge of bitterness. Quite enjoyable and pretty well-balanced.

M: Full-bodied, smooth and creamy with a wet mouthfeel. I think this is by far the best aspect of this beer and really sets the Milk Stout Nitro apart from regular Milk Stout.

O: This is a really nice brew, especially if you're looking for an after-dinner drink. Would pair very nicely with chocolate cake or vanilla ice cream. Even if it's more expensive, I'd have this over regular Milk Stout every time.

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3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1424th Review on BA
Nitro tap to Pint

@World of Beer, Naperville, IL

App- Take a Guinness with the same cascading head and it looks amazing. The fading waterfall head with a good brown head and a Oreo creme top. Amazing cling down the sides.

Smell- Well, the base version has a bit more punch behind it. This was more smooth and a creme aroma with only a touch of malty chocolate.

Taste- Well I liked this a bit more than Guinness. This was more smooth, this was more creamy and added with a good chocolate flavor. The added addition of the nitro is a great addition.

Mouth- A low carbonation with a SUPER creamy flavor. The body is a bit of a low/medium and leaves a residual creaminess and then adds a bit of coffee.

Drink- I reviewed the base version and this was much better. Richer, smoother and better all around.

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3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the nitro version. Followed the instructions and poured hard into a Portsmouth Brewery goblet. Looks great as it settles in "Guinness style" - ends up jet black with a quarter inch of lingering head.

Has a terrific roasted malt scent. Super creamy mouthfeel with a roasty, chocolate flavor. There is very little aftertaste, hence the flavor doesn't last long. Due to this, I ended up drinking it fairly quickly.

Upon completion, my cat Ginger took it upon herself to knock the glass off the coffee table and shatter it to pieces. I guess that's her way of saying I've had enough to drink for the night.

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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I am a huge fan of Colorado beer and I saw a milk stout (totally new one for me) I had to give it a shot.

Appearance - I almost cried how dark and gorgeous the color was. A jet black body with a creamy brown head on top.

Smell - A mild smell of chocolate, milk, and nutty flavors. It can be pretty hard to pick up and wish it was easier to pick up

Taste - Now this is what I am talking about. This stout was a great blend of hoppy nuts, mocha, and cream. This could be a daily drinker.

Mouthfeel - Not much carbonation but it doesn't need much. The taste doesnt stick around long enough though and mellows out to fast.

Overall - I really really like this beer. Only the light scernt and quickly ending flavor are its downfalls. I will buy more of this beer... now

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Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 6,896 ratings