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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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of celticfutblclub
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz nitro bottle into a lawson's pint glass

A - black body with no light getting through. brown head a finger thick with that nice creamy head that always accompanies nitro beers.

S - toasted notes, creamy lactose in there as well. hints of chocolate in there as well.

T - chocolate more pronounced in the taste with toasted bread, almonds and cream.

M - creamy and smooth as you expect. low to medium carbonation. medium to full bodied.

O - a great nitro beer (if that is your thing) find this much better than the regular milk stout.

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Photo of kemoarps
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

So I've been a huge fan of the standard left hand milk stout since I first tried it almost a year ago. The woman at the tavern here told me they had the nitro tap version? Sign me up. Pours that beautiful black silver waterfall of the nitro process. Top it with that creamy cappucino foam head... it's beautiful.

The nose is quite muted with a simple creamy fermented note.

Imma cut to the chase. This is the milk stout but creamy as...
ahh... let's just say its creamy silky smoothe dghjfisbcjsofnejvn

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Dope
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A very dark brown pour with a beautiful, medium sized, super dense head. Retention is excellent, the head never fades. Ever. Pretty solid wall of lacing too.

S: Lots of creamy chocolate and roasted malt.

T: Lots of milk/cream with some nice chocolate and roasted malt. Hint of bitter coffee and more cream in the aftertaste. Simple.

M: Medium bodied, very creamy.

O: What can I say? Left Hand's Milk Stout is one of my favorite milk stouts, a great stand-by. The addition of the nitro carbonation kicks the mouthfeel and appearance up a half a notch, making it even better!

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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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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Immortale25
4.72/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served in a pint glass at Sarasota's World of Beer.

A- Comes to me as a beyond-opaque black with a perfect 1/4 inch white crown that's flat, smooth and sticks around for nearly the entire drink. Full sheets of lacing also follow down the glass for the duration.

S- Subtle yet enthralling coffee nose with a bit of dark chocolate.

T- Heaven. Deep roasted malts that are accentuated by the creamy mouthfeel. The dark chocolate and coffee continue but are so controlled, making the drinkability fly off the charts.

M- Like I said, creamy and soft. Like a pillow for the palate. Medium-high carbonation and a full body.

O- So good, it makes me weak in the knees. This is the only way to have this beer

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

12 oz bottle to glass. Poured hard straight down, tan head took a few seconds to build, very small bubbles, frothy. Slightly roasted smell. Mostly taste some bitter coffee and malt, a little sweet but not as sweet as other milk stouts I've tasted. A little alcohol at the end. Bittering lingers, more like a coffee bitter than a hop bitter. Not bad, but I wouldn't consider this a session beer, a bit too big.

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3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep dark black, ruby on the edges, about a fingers worth of khaki head

S - Nice roasted malts, milk chocolate, hints of coffee

T- Incredibly sweet and smooth, this is so drinkable i can't believe it. A very milk chocolate flavor like chocolate milk, roasted malts and burnt toast in the background

M- Creamy and smooth

O- A damn fine brew if you are in the mood for an incredibly drinkable sweet beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blackish with some chestnut highlight at the bottom of the glass. Small, creamy head shrinks to a bubbly covering. Solid roasty, chocolaty aroma along with a good amount of creamy coffee. Chocolate roast dominant flavor. Sweet and malty, mild lactose, and vanilla. Quite of those beers I frequently overlook, and wrongly so. Medium bodied and smooth. A quality Milk Stout all around. Not one to be ignored...

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Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 6,922 ratings