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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3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 12oz bottle with a BB of Sept 2012. Acquired ages ago from Trembling Madness in York, and stored in my garage. I like the purple cow on the label - makes me think of Milka. Time to crack it open....

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Black, though intense light reveals it to be a deep brown colour. Yields a small head of creamy tan foam that dissipates after a minute or so. An intense aroma of roasted malt with notes of burnt grain, liquorice, coffee, cocoa, hints of dried fruit, faint molasses and lactose sweetness. Show-stopping.

Tastes of sweet, dark malt with a mild finish. Notes of chocolate, roasted malt, lactose, faint dried fruit and a hint of caramel. Quite dry, with mild stewed hops in the background. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, but a bit thin for the style. Lightly astringent. Aftertaste of sweet roasted malt and faint chocolate.

A decent milk stout, though my expectations trumped reality. Looks OK, but the flavour lacks depth and richness, while the body is a tad insubstantial. It's both sweeter and less roasty than I anticipated. However, the aroma is awesome - tons of roasted malt notes to stimulate your senses. A good, easy drinking brew that goes down nicely; just don't expect a world-beater. Worth sampling.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ah, the elusive (for me in Quebec anyways) nitro bottle. Thanks to Masterski for this one.

Poured from a 12oz (nitro) bottle, bottled on 04/04/12.

Appearance: A hard pour (like the label says) reveals a very dark body with an average, creamy tan head. The cascading effect is nice but short lived. Makes up for it a bit with thick sheets of lacing.

Smell: All about the glorious chocolate. Milky, chunky, semi-sweet, powdery and a very mild roastedness.

Taste: Milky chocolate, like a shake. Mix of bakers chocolate and cream. Simple yet good flavors.

Mouthfeel: Ultra smooth like silk (thanks nitro!) but does carry a very faint bitterness tucked in the back.

Overall: Very easy to drink and while not complex, i don't think that's the goal. Worth grabbing.

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

A: This had some nice smoke coming out of the bottle for starters. The appearance is a nice dark color with some crazy carbonation in the middle but not throughout. And is complimented with a thin, creamy, mocha type head.

S: Instant chocolate and caramel malts in the aroma with a hint of lactose and yeast.

T: Flavor consists of chocolate, caramel, and some roasted malts. The finish is just like a stout with that dry, bready taste.

M: Mouth feel is very smooth like drinking chocolate milk or something of that nature.

O: This is only the 2nd Milk Stout I ever had and its just as good as any other stout. Really creamy and flavorful. This is a top notch stout and I would recommend it to anyone. Great beer!

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

appearance: Near black, creamy head, just one or two fingers. Lost quickly.

smell: You get a hint of malts with some coffee/caramel sweetness. Oatmeal and sweet malts. All very faint.

taste: mild taste of roasted malts with some caramel sweetness, finished with a light coffee bitter. It's light, but has a nice flavor balance making it enjoyable. But it's just a tad to faint tasting to really shine.

mouthfeel: light, thin, watery. Low carbonation. Tad milky maybe :)

Overall: On one hand i enjoy the lightness. It's very easygoing. On the other hand it's not really that special. It lacks a bit of punch i enjoy with stouts. But having those around already this is a nice addition to the stout range, being the light and easy going one for some variation or for people who want to try an easy stout as an introduction to the genre. I almost tend to say this is stout for kids ;)

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Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
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