Milk Stout | Left Hand Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
lefthandbrewing.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
ROASTED MALT AND COFFEE FLAVORS BUILD THE FOUNDATION OF THIS CREAMY SWEET STOUT.

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,491
Reviews:
1,788
Ratings:
6,936
pDev:
12.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.64/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.55/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RJLarse
3.62/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a six-pack of Left Hand Milk Stout in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a black walnut color, opaque with a bubbly tan head.

Smell is a dark roasted coffee aroma.

Taste is dark and sweet. Burned sugar, charcoal and licorice.

Mothfeel had a lot of body, with a cloying sugary nature.

Overall a nice stout. Not the creamy feel I was expecting from a milk stout. But it's good.

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3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngryDutchman
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Purple can with cartoon cow, black tab with the Left Hand logo.
Excellent start.

Aroma/flavor are smooth and malty, none of the extraneous "other" adjuncts/additives. It's an excellent Stout in a world that keeps trying to "improve" a classic beer style by additions to attract attention but fall flat by forgetting to taste like their core identity.

I love this beer. Just don't let SMOS find out...

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3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Black. Small tan head that didn't stick around and left minimal lacing.

S---Roasty. Coffee predominates, but dark chocolate is clearly there as well.

T---Excellent. Coffee & dark chocolate are in the forefront, but there's some roasted nuttiness in the background.

F---Creamy & smooth. Very nice example of a stout.

O---Very nice. Not extraordinary, but good enough to want more than one.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.73/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Everest
4.77/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Creamy and smooth when chilled, yet evolves into a complex set of milky bitters as you work through the bottle. As it gradually warms true character of the beer is released. One of my all time favorites.

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3.49/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black with very little off-white head that fades to a little ring around the glass. Smells of milk chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Taste is a little light roasted coffee with half and half, milk chocolate, a hint of bitterness. Slightly lingering sweet flavor. Creamy, medium body. Classic, solid flavors.

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4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 6,936 ratings