White Russian - Nitro
Left Hand Brewing Company

White Russian - NitroWhite Russian - Nitro
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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,880
Ranked #21,613
3.86 | pDev: 9.07%
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
White Russian - NitroWhite Russian - Nitro
Notes: With coffee, vanilla and notes of chocolate, this white stout really ties it all together. But, well, that’s just, like, our opinion, man.
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 41
Photo of chinchill
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Craft Growler Shop In Charlotte NC.
Pours with a clear amber body with an excellent white head that has great retention. Clarity could be bigher.
Mild aroma with a bolder flavor that emphasizes sweet cream and light coffee. It is a bit too sweet. Well hidden ABV.
Creamy smooth medium-full body.

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Photo of klarcbarr3
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought a four pack of this on a whim.. the idea of a white Russian stout appealed to me. This nitro beer pours light, golden, and has a pleasant aroma. The nitro is pleasing, but lacks sufficient density to form a decent head. The taste, however, is quite pleasant. The coffee is a tad underwhelming, but the vanilla and milky flavors are seductive. Left Handed has done a fine job mimicking the taste of a White Russian cocktail, not something I would have expected from a beer. This will never make my inner circle of beloved beers, but it is an interesting sidebar that I will probably enjoy infrequently. A nicely done, differentiated offering.

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Photo of beerrat
2.55/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Stouts should be dark make from dark grain to give it malty taste.This is light in color they call this a white stout. Taste the lactose and vanilla hint of coffee. Should be called coffee and cream ale.Do not like.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark copper color with 2 fingers of nitro head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Light roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, and coffee

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the lightly roasted malt and coffee and then goes into the dark chocolate and vanilla. Some caramel in there as well. Finishes with lingering coffee and light roast

M: Medium with no carbonation. Light nitro, smooth

O: A very good white stout that packs a good punch. Well balanced. Worth a drink

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Photo of superspak
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

13.65 ounce nitro can into snifter, best before 2/10/2020. Pours slightly hazy deep golden/amber color with a 1 finger dense/creamy/silky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick creamy lacing clings around the glass. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/white chocolate, cocoa, nutty medium roast coffee, vanilla, cream, honey, and white bread dough; with light notes of peach, pear, apple, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of coffee, vanilla, lactose, bready malts, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with big strength. Taste of big milk/white chocolate, cocoa, nutty medium roast coffee, vanilla, cream, honey, and white bread dough; with light notes of peach, pear, apple, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very minimal herbal, grassy, roasted coffee bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/white chocolate, cocoa, nutty medium roast coffee, vanilla, cream, honey, and white bread dough on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of coffee, vanilla, lactose, bready malts, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a solid malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Mild carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy, silky, velvety, bready mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal sticky hops or chalky roast. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.9%. Overall this is an outstanding imperial white stout. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of coffee, vanilla, lactose, bready malts, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink with the minimally bitter/drying finish; amazingly soft/silky nitro finish. Fantastic balance of rich malts, lactose, coffee, and vanilla; minimal earthy hops or fruity yeast. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example as expected. Tastes just like a white Russian, without any boozy vodka. They nailed it.

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Photo of bbtkd
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Left Hand White Russian Nitro Stout, 8.9% ABV. Pours off white, and as the nitro goes to the top it leaves the beer cloudy red with a nice two finger white nitro head. Nose is sweet vanilla, taste is sweet vanilla and coffee, with only slight bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth. Overall excellent. This is the third white stout I've had, and it was the best.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz Snulip glass best before 2/15//20. Pours a golden mahogany with a solid one finger white head, on an aggressive pour. 4.25

Smell is cocoa, dry coffee, vanilla bean, toffee, caramel, and Kahlua. 4

Taste follows tastes just like a White Russian cocoa, vanilla, coffee, toffee, caramel, and Kahlua. 4

Mouthfeel is about medium, creamy because of the nitro, and at 8.9% ABV the alcohol is very well hidden. 4

Overall this is very nice and most important different. So many beers are the same these days and this stands out as tasty and unique. 4

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Photo of TonyLema1
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Golden amber color, big creamy white head
S: tons of ground coffee
T: coffee, roasty malts vanilla
F: silky smooth, creamy, outstanding!
O: frigging delicious!!!

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Photo of dd53grif
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color with a long lasting foamy head (nitro). No overpowering aroma. Very smooth taste; no hoppy bitterness at all. The chocolate and vanilla comes through. Very drinkable.

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Photo of 2market
4.56/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Terrific white nitro stout! I wasn’t expecting much other than a powerful punch in an Imperial Stout, but this one is so much more! Smooth, creamy coffee stout with no real hint of just how much of a punch it packs! Yummy!

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the Nitro can into a tulip.

Pours with a slight chill haze an a deep golden, nearly amber, color. An ample creamy head arrives and lingers.'

Mild coffee aromas as well as hazelnut an vanilla greet the nose.

The flavor doesn't really evoke the namesake drink, but has some solid flavors. Hints of coffee and vanilla bounce off of the hazelnut and mild charring. The booze is very well-hidden here, although it warms more and more as the brew comes up in temp.

The brew is actually fairly light-bodied for the style and ABV, with a nice creamy quality.

I'm puzzled by this one. It has a nice flavor, and hides its ABV well, but it doesn't quite pick a lane.

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Photo of Lucular
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

5 oz nitro pour.

There is no such thing as a white stout. This is an imperial blonde ale with vanilla and coffee, on nitro. It's pretty good, but it's not an imperial stout and doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to one.

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Photo of BB1313
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 2/5/20. 13.65oz nitro-can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with a subtle haze but still has some clarity to it; creamy eggshell white head that sticks around. The aromas are malt forward. Some vanilla and coffee. The aromas are mild, but it still smells nice. The flavors are bolder than the nose. The coffee really comes through in the flavor department. There's a nice amount of vanilla. Chocolate notes really come through as well. Nice balance between the coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Solid malt backbone. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is exactly what you would expect from a nitro beer. It's on the lighter side of full-bodied with low to no carbonation. This one is ultimately dangerously drinkable.

This is a nice brew. The coffee and vanilla really shines, especially with the flavors. The craftsmanship is on point. Left Hand always does a really nice job with their nitro beers and this one is no exception. Well done.

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Photo of Roguer
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Crystal clear bright golden .... stout. Nitro appearance should be no surprise, but the color may.

Nose does bear some similarity to the drink which inspired it ... but only some. Pecans and walnuts up front, followed by roast barely, coffee, even bacon.

Flavor is similar, with nuts up front before the coffee (and ultimately vanilla) asserts itself. Finish actually does have quite a bit in common with an actual White Russian. Nuts, light char, honey, chewy dough, a bit of booze on the finish.

Smooth and full bodied, as expected.

This is a bit of a hit and a miss at the same time. It's not a great imitation of a White Russian, but neither does it completely miss the mark. It's very tasty all in all, although going with a "white stout" base is a little confusing, as it doesn't make the appearance somehow mimic a White Russian, and I can't think it helps the overall flavor profile.

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Photo of AceTub
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was a nice super easy drinkable beer. It's not carbonated at all. It is however very creamy, and the coffee comes through on the back end. for 8.9%, the drinkability is unmatched, perhaps due to the carbonation. This is a great beer for the price. (9.99)

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White Russian - Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 41 ratings