Left Hand Milk Stout | Left Hand Brewing Company

Left Hand Milk StoutLeft Hand Milk Stout
6,855 Ratings
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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Photo of blackcompg
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Poured about a finger of khaki head, color is a deep opaque brown black, left a decent amount of lacing within the glass.

Smell - Rich french roast coffee and dark semi-sweet chocolate, slight roastiness.

Taste - A near perfect balance of black coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, slight lactose sweetness, and roast coffee grounds into the finish.

Mouthfeel - This is where this beer shines, silky smooth, but not thick or mouthcoating at all. Carb is low and creamy smooth, making for an excellent drinking beer.

Overall - This is by far my favorite lower alcohol stout. Very nice balance and near perfect mouthfeel. 6% ABV makes this quite sessionable. An excellent, and in my area very available milk stout, and one that I would have again and again.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.9/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a deep black with a wonderful grainy cascade of carbonation. Once it has settles, there is a about a finger and a half of frothy creamy beige head. Looks great.

S: The nose is sweet and malty with hints of chocolate, coffee and lacto. It's pleasant.

T: Starts out sweet and creamy. I get some great chocolate up front, but it turn bitter pretty quickly. The finish tastes a bit off and it's super bitter, like coffee grinds. Hmm. That was not expected.

M: Full bodied beer. It's wet and smooth, an easy drinker, and slides on and off the palate really well. There are some lingering chocolate notes, but this bitter super bitter finish is weird.

O: I'm puzzled. I've has this beer before, and I don't remember it being this bitter at all. I doubt it has anything to do with the nitro, I just think I probably picked up an old bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of ckollias
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a nearly pitch black hue with a faint ruby highlight and a 2-finger, tan, frothy head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Malty coffee aroma with a decent chocolate background.

T: Smooth sweet chocolate and roasted malt aroma with a coffee background

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Excellent Milk Stout. I could drink this all night.

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3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served On Tap at Westover Market, Arlington, VA.

A: Vampiric black with a great thin nitro head that sticks to the glass.

S: Milk Chocolate cocoa nibs, 65%. Colombian dark roast. Sweet bread malts.

T: Milk Chocolate Colombian medium roast. Sweet bread biscuits. Vanilla bean caramel malts.

M: This is a very smooth milk stout, wait it was served on a nitro tap.. na doi...
It has a medium cooled bodt that coats the mouth with a melted ice cream froth. Nice huh???

T: Over a very good drinkable and enjoyable stout that is easy drinking and at 6% ABV can be a solid milk stout starter for an All American Beer team. So grab a sixer of this bitch and snatch your friends Guinness and introduce them to good tasting stouts! This is the one beer to ease them into the glory hole..

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jhartley
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed on April 1, 2012. Bottled on February 6, 2012.
Poured into a Poco Grande flute glass.
A-A black motor oil, with a thick light tan head. Superb lacing!

S-Chocolate, coffee, malted barley, light alcohol aroma.

T-Coffee right up front into chocolate and then a hop bite finish.

M-Not as heavy as it looks. Coats the tongue with a nice sweetness, bittersweet chocolate.

O-Very nice milk stout, not overly sweet.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - dark mahogany color with khaki head

smell - roasted/charred malts, expresso, molasses, hint of milk chocolate

taste - those roasted/charred malts in the smell are also prominent in the taste, molasses, coffee

mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, charred taste followed by slight sweetness followed by some bitterness, not as balanced as I would like

overall - decent stout I am glad to have tried, not sure about a revisit, though

Price Point - $2.25/12oz single

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 6,855 ratings
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