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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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Breen
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour/Appearance: Thin head appeared and was gone within seconds. Black in color even when held to light.

Smell: Roasted malts, Cocoa (coffee/chocolate)

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium-bodied ale with minimal carbonation.

Taste: As it smells, Cocoa (coffee/milk chocolate)

Overall great stout worth a try and something I'd look for and buy again.

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Photo of hubster712
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of srw
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of alanpolson
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of SawDog505
3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, bottled in December of 2011. Pours a dark almost black, with a one inch tan head, that leaves some lace. Smell is sweet chocolate, bread, carmel, and toffee. Taste is all of that, with chocolate and toffee being the main flavors, very smooth. Body is thin for a stout, o.k amount of carbonation, a little dry, and definitely drinkable. This was a little to simple and thin for me. I realize everything isn't going to be imperial size, but this was just o.k.

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Photo of Jmick28
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of boomer3
5/5  rDev +27.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of RoyalT
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The nitro-bottle works as advertised here creating a massive lava explosion of beer foam that works its way up the glass. The beer is a very dark brown and the head is a very pretty lighter brown. I hate to be taken in by the gimmick, but this is a really cool-looking beer.

Smell - The nose has some nice roasted malts along with some stiff coffee grounds and a bit of chocolate. The milk aroma is faint.

Taste - The milk comes out much more at the taste and the roasted character is significant.

Mouthfeel - This is smooth like a milk shake and medium-bodied with almost no carbonation.

Drinkability - You could gulp this down in two or three swallows it is so smooth and light in the cheeks.

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Photo of Vonerichs
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown with just a thin film of head on the surface, but leaves a cascading lace. In fact, the pour from the bottle has quite an impressive cascading effect with the carbonation.

Smell is fresh coffee grounds and roasted malt.

Flavors of espresso, chocolate, and a little sweet.

This is the creamiest damn beer I've ever had from a bottle. Silky smooth and spot on with the carbonation.

Smell and taste are good, but appearance and mouthfeel are great.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 6,830 ratings.
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