S'mores Milk Stout
Left Hand Brewing Company

S'mores Milk StoutS'mores Milk Stout
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Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #771
ABV:
6%
Score:
85
Ranked #31,756
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 10.88%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
20
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Left Hand Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
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S'mores Milk StoutS'mores Milk Stout
Notes: Our chocolatey marshmallow treat has caught fire! To create this s’more, we start with our classic Milk Stout recipe with just a slight tweak to the malt bill to accentuate graham cracker flavors. For the melted chocolate magic, we pour in Cholaca® pure liquid cacao. Then, to capture the gooey core of a perfectly fire-roasted marshmallow, we layer in toasted marshmallow. With your first pour, drink in the sounds of a crackling fire, the glow of fireflies and the warmth of a shared blanket. Then, crack another can and enjoy s’more!
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, dated best by 5/15/22

Pours very dark brown but not quite black. Thick cream colored head. Nice aroma of milk chocolate, toasty marshmallow and graham cracker. Flavor is similar but more subdued. Fuller bodied.

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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Best by 5/14/22"; drank 11/25/21 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque muddy brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice khaki head; frothy, tree-rung lace.

Vanilla, milk chocolate, mild fresh earth & faint smoke notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Vanilla, fresh earth & mild milk chocolate flavors; mild hop bite on the finish.

A good sweet stout; a bit more balance would have improved this but it's worth a quaff.

Nov 26, 2021
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dcscientist from Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The S'mores flavor in this stout is a bit understated, but I guess another way to look at that is to say that the graham crackers dominate. You don't get a ton of marshmallow sweetness here, but you do get the toasty flavor. I'm not a camping enthusiast, but if I was, I'd take this one with me for sure. This is a fairly popular version of a stout, as many breweries do this or something like it, but this one's pretty good.

Nov 18, 2021
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

2.72/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

12 oz can.

Pours a copper color with a small khaki head. Barely any head retention whatsoever. Leaves a few spots of lacing around the glass. Doesn’t look much like a stout, honestly.

The aroma is pretty faint. There's notes of cocoa, light vanilla, and some roasted malts.

The flavor is...eh. Light milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and roasted malts with very, very faint marshmallow. Meh.

The feel is light and watery with moderately high carbonation. It's like this beer chooses not to be good.

Overall, a very poor milk stout that doesn't even enter the parking lot of the stadium it's trying to play in. You're better than this, Left Hand.

Nov 07, 2021
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Peach63 from New York

3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours copper with a 1/2" tan head, which fades to a wisp. Light lacing.

Aroma of cocoa, roast malt, coffee.

Taste is cocoa, vanilla, roast malt. Astringent.

Thin body, light carbonation. Semi dry finish.

A bit thin bodied for a stout.

Nov 03, 2021
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izraelc from New York

3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours dark. Tan foam. Bland aroma. Quite disappointing. Roasted malt body. Kind of sour. No pronounced chocolate or marshmallow. Not much sweetness. Sight bitter finish. Left Hand milk stouts are usually excellent. Shame on you Left Hand.

Oct 31, 2021
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by 5/15/22. 12oz can poured into a tulip.

Pours almost black; small off-white head that fades leaving decent retention and nice lacing.

The aromas are malt forward. Hints of chocolate and smoke. It ultimately doesn't smell too much like a s'more although you can kind of pick up some notes as it warms if you dig deep.

The flavors basically follow the nose. More chocolate and smoke. Maybe a little coffee in the mix. Decent bitterness. Low sweetness. Malts do their thing. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

Mouthfeel is on the fuller side of light-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's sharp, fluffy and smooth.

I like this as a milk stout, but not really as a "S'mores Milk Stout". All of Left Hand's Milk Stout variants are bold and distinct, but not this one. I was hoping for the graham cracker notes to come through. But like I said, it's still a nice milk stout in the traditional sense. It's enjoyable for what it is.

Oct 19, 2021
S'mores Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 20 ratings