Raspberry Milk Stout
Left Hand Brewing Company

Raspberry Milk StoutRaspberry Milk Stout
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #628
Ranked #23,460
3.83 | pDev: 9.92%
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Very Good
Raspberry Milk StoutRaspberry Milk Stout
Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 49
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Left Hand Raspberry Milk Stout has an extremely thick, tan head, a dark brown appearance, and heavy glass lacing. The aroma is of malty, roasted barley, and the flavor is similar, but with tart berry juice. Mouthfeel is medium, and Left Hand Raspberry Milk Stout finishes mostly dry.


 289 characters

Photo of REVZEB
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lighter black body with a cap of thick dirty tan foam. Smelled of dark chocolate, raspberry and roasted malt. Taste was about the same, but throw in a little coffee and salt here and there. Body is thinner than expected, and the creaminess that I have come to love from left hand was minimal. OK but there are better fruited stouts out there

 345 characters

Photo of bluejacket74
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce can, best by date of 09/06/2019 printed on the bottom of the can. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a very dark brown color with about a couple inch tan head that stuck around a while. There's also a lot of lacing. I like the aroma, the beer smells like raspberry jam and fresh raspberries, cocoa, cream, and earthy hops. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, along with the addition of a little bit of coffee and chocolate syrup. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth and a bit slick with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was a good fruited stout, I know I wouldn't have a problem drinking a few of these at a time! $2.20 a single can.

 685 characters

Photo of Stooven
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Delightful, though probably wouldn't drink more than one in a sitting and most likely after a meal (I don't typically eat desserts, so: beer). More like a milkshake in taste than many of the milkshake IPAs I've tried. The raspberry is natural tasting and not overbearing.

 271 characters

Photo of barnzy78
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can, best by 09/07/2019. Enormous light brown head with pink hues slowly fades atop a dark brown ale that seems to have a very slight tinge of pink as well. Aroma is raspberries, cocoa, lactose, and earthy hops. On the palate, chocolate and floral raspberry marry together nicely; light roast, milky lactose, and earthy hops round out the flavors. Full and creamy body, smooth carbonation, and a balanced finish with tart raspberry and cocoa lingering. A nice variant of a classic milk stout!

 497 characters

Photo of rudiecantfail
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass.

L---Clear on the pour, but opaque in the glass. Dark brown with some auburn tinges around the edge. Minimal head. No retention. A bit of lacing, though.

S---Raspberries & cocoa powder are the two things that stand out to me.

T---Follows the nose, but is more complex. Raspberry & cocoa powder in the foreground with faint coffee in the background.

F---Creamy & medium. No discernable alcohol. A slight astringency from berries.

O---A really nice effort. Fruity, but not overly so. Just the right touch with the raspberries. I'd definitely get this one again.

 613 characters

Photo of chinchill
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can from/in SC. September 2019 BB date stamp on the bottom.
Near black body topped with a moderate size, off-white, semi-durable head.
Feel: near medium, very smooth body with very good, soft carbonation.
Aroma: cooked raspberries
Flavor: mildly bitter, as the aftertaste clearly reveals in contrast to the suggestion of sweetness from the raspberries.

 362 characters

Photo of Hunamaga
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Opaque brown black in color, tan foamy head

Smells of raspberry jam, some toasted oats

Flavor is chocolate and raspberry, a little tart upfront with lingering notes of chocolate coffee and cream

Medium mouth feel, lighter than expected

Overall and interesting and very drinkable light-ish dessert beer

 305 characters

Photo of GuyFawkes
2.92/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

"Best by 9/7/19"; drank 4/7/19 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

A violent pour yielded a big tan head; thick, frothy lace.

Raspberry syrup, cream, chocolate syrup & faint fresh earth notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Syrup-y flavors of raspberry & chocolate with a faint earthiness; artificial & cloying in my opinion.

Their regular milk stout is much superior...

 393 characters

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Intense aroma of fresh raspberries, raspberry jam,milk chocolate are very dominant. There's some coffee and roasted malt in the background
Taste is fresh raspberries forward and coat the tongue and linger. Following is raspberry jam and milk chocolate. Again the coffee and roasted malt,similar to aroma is in the background
Overall it's a nice unique beer and the raspberry comes off real,not the least bit artificial

 429 characters

Photo of zeff80
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of raspberry, chocolate, toffee and caramel. Such a strong sweet raspberry flavor with sweet chocolate and caramel.

 214 characters

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Left Hand Brewing Co. "Raspberry Milk Stout"
12 fl. oz. can, "BEST BY:09/06/2019" and sampled on 03/15/2019

Notes via stream of consciousness: Typical stout appearance with a nice fluffy head of tan that settles to become more rocky. The body is a completely opaque 'black'. In the nose there's a pleasant raspberry fruitiness, and surprisingly little from the base stout. Wow, they got that aroma with just real raspberries and no extract? That's amazing. OK, on to the flavor... the raspberry remains just as strong, lightly sweet and tart. It really tastes like real raspberries - they must be using a lot of them! The stout underneath is chocolatey, like milk chocolate, and in my opinion, only minimally coffee-like. There's some graininess to it as well, and perhaps some oats, and that gives it a beautiful balance. It's moderately bitter, and it finishes mainly dry and fruity. The tart and sweet berries combined with the chocolatey stout is quite nice but I don't think of this as a dessert beer as it's not that sweet. I'm sure you could use it as an ingredient in something else though; or it could be a dessert for someone who isn't so much of a sweet tooth. For myself, I'll just drink it as a standard beer. I probably wouldn't drink two in a row, but I'm certainly enjoying this one. In the mouth it's medium bodied with a moderate carbonation that in combination with the light tartness lends a gentle bite to the tongue. Looking back, the head held quite well and there's torn and tattered sheets of lacing about the glass. Overall I'm pretty impressed. The raspberry flavor and aroma is superb, and it's well balanced and polished. Well worth trying.
Review #6,524

 1,685 characters

Photo of Bitterbill
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On draught at Frontier Brewing and Taproom.

Pretty black but not pitch black, small head of tannish foam, excellent lacing.

Smells of tart raspberries and milk chocolate. Nice combo.

Taste is tart but not too tart raspberries, milk chocolate sweetness, sweet and tart and it's hitting my palate very well.

Fairly light bodied with adequate carbonation.


 373 characters

Photo of smcolw
3.04/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

The look is muddy brown. Light doesn't pass but not because of how dark the beer is. Small beige head but it leaves good steaks on the glass.

Light aroma with a modicum of milk and raspberry. There's a lack of presence of the typical Stout aromas.

The flavor has plenty of raspberry. What's lacking is the traditional stout flavors. There's no dark chocolate nor coffee. This comes across more as a sweet raspberry soda than a beer, much less a Stout. Plenty of sweetness. A very short aftertaste.

 502 characters

Photo of rarigney
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance is dark chestnut with a generous, fluffy, beige head with excellent retention and lacing. Aroma combines some roasted coffee and fresh raspberry notes. Taste is very similar to the nose with the addition of a hint of the chocolate malt. The raspberries dominate the taste and the slight tartness lingers beyond the swallow. Light to medium bodied, softly carbonated and a creamy mouthfeel. Slightly sticky and tart aftertaste.

 437 characters

Photo of BB1313
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 9/6/19. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a very dark brown; fluffy khaki head that falls leaving nice retention and lacing. The aromas have a nice amount of fresh raspberries along with some chocolate. Malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose. More raspberry leading the way along with some milk chocolate. It's on the sweeter side, but it's not cloying or over the top. Nice malt backbone. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the fuller side of light-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's fluffy, slightly creamy, sharp, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a really nice milk stout. The raspberries shine. They delivered exactly what I was expecting. The execution is on point. It's enjoyable and fun to drink. Well done.

 762 characters

Photo of ovaltine
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The raspberry dominates this silky milk stout - raspberry colors show up on the edges of the black body, and raspberry aromas leap from the can after you pop the top. The taste is all raspberry up front and chocolate flavors at the end of the taste.

If you like fruited milk stouts, this is an excellent choice, IMHO.

 321 characters

Photo of hophugger
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep dark brown with a finger of tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate and fresh raspberries. Taste is about the same except the chocolate tends to so from milk chocolate to semi-sweet. Mouthfeel is creamy and lightly bitter. Nice fresh raspberry at the end

 253 characters

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown with a large light tan head that leaves great lacing throughout. Aroma is dark roasted malt, cocoa and a hint of raspberry. The raspberries really come through In the flavor, dark roasted malts and faint chocolate. The feel is thin to medium bodied. Overall a pleasant light milk stout.

 305 characters

Raspberry Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 49 ratings