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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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of lstokes
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Black with a half-inch off-tan head after giving it the hard pour. Smells like roasted barley and chocolate, and tastes like what I had expected from the regular Milk Stout--roasted malt, lots of milk chocolate, ends with a nice little bitterness, but on the malty/sweet side. The mouthfeel was genuinely out of this world for something I can keep in my fridge--creamy, super-smooth, awesome to drink as a dessert stout.

I'm really happy they've figured this one out--the regular Milk Stout is something I feel mildly positive about, but this brings it to another level. With the sweetness and smoothness, I think my non-stout loving friends might even like this--I'm definitely bringing my mom some the next time I go to see her.

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Photo of wowbagger
2.9/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Very bubble for a stout, other than that unremarkable look. Smells of chocolate.

Chocolate dominates the flavor, some hop and a little burnt note that is nice. However, it feels a little thin and watery.

Flavor-wise, it's an average stout with nothing much to report. However, it feels like it's been watered down. I prefer my stouts big and bold.

Average, but not for me.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of afoltz2
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - a smooth dark color with a chocolate head, roughly half an inch thick after pour.

S - strong and smooth again. Hints of coffee and chocolate.

T - wonderful flavor. The taste matched the smell, and was very smooth.

M - definitely hit multiple taste buds with some bitter and some sweet.

O - highly recommend this stout to any stout fan, will definitely be enjoying this one again.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of hopfacebrew
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Served from nitro tap at Uptown Brothers in Denver.

A - Very dark with a nice light chocolate creamy head.

S - Roasted coffee and barley. Not as powerful as I anticipated.

T - Sweet and creamy, likely due to the nitro tap. Flavor does not linger long though is pleasant with strong roasty flavors complimented by the sweetness of the style/

M - Very creamy and smooth. Quite appealing.

D - Enjoyable beer. Perhaps not my favorite of the style but very good. I would drink it again and would recommend it.

Serving type: nitro-tap

Reviewed on: 12-30-2010 20:56:52

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of donmonkey1
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark brown/black with a great brownish tan head, thick, great lacing, perfect.

Smell: Roasted, toasted nuts and bread. Sweet barley malt, coffee.

Taste: Way too sweet, sweetener, molasses, raisins, prunes,

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, unexiting but not flat.

This beer looks and smells soo good I could hardly wait to taste it. However, it's too sweet and loses all the great smells when I start drinking it. All the roasted, toasted, coffee I was excited about turned into sugary off-tasting fruit. It's not bad but I'd rather be drinking something else.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of barnzy78
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12oz nitro bottle with a simple, slick, black label. Hard pour as the bottle indicates, reveals a near black ale topped with a huge, pillowy brown head that retains a good half inch throughout the drink. Aromas are chocolaty with some roasted malt. Mouth-feel is unbelievably smooth - velvety and full-bodied. Tastes are milk chocolate, brown sugar, with a slight roasted finish, but is mostly sweet on the finish. Overall, great experience, but in the end it's Milk Stout with a nitro kick. I will say, though, that Milk Stout was one of my gateway beers when I was first introduced to craft beer, so it does carry some nostalgia with it for me. Great to try & I would buy this again.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of emerge077
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottled: 01/07/2012

Poured into a pint shaped glass mug, it has the standard nitro slow motion cascade of tiny bubbles moving through it. Creamy head of tan foam that settles to a thin, well-defined cap. Some frothy lace forms a collar around the edges.

Cafe latte aroma, cream, chocolate, and coffee, though rather mild. Nicely melded and very smooth.

Similar chocolate and mild coffee flavors, dry with a light sweetness at first, and mild roast in the middle. Very smooth and creamy feeling, but also a bit flat. Sort of like an English stout on cask. Milk chocolate, lactose, very mellow coffee that imparts little to no bitterness or acidity. Overall it's not wildly different from the regular version, though it seems every tap in town is nitro at the moment anyway.

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Photo of iLovehops23
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Black and completely opaque. Small head which dissipated relatively quick on a moderately aggressive pour into a pint glass.

Aroma - Roasted malts and subtle coffee notes.

Mouthfeel - Unaggressive feel. Little bitterness and effervescence. Smooth.

Taste - Mild stout. Subtle lactose sweetness with roasted malt being the primary flavor. Lick your lips after a sip and you'll really taste the milk sugar.

Overall - Perfect entry into the world of stouts. Not aggressive. Very palatable. If you find many stouts too strong, this is the one for you. A very friendly beer.

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Photo of getbehindthemule
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 6,804 ratings.
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