Double Milk Stout
Left Hand Brewing Company

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Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #418
Ranked #14,903
3.93 | pDev: 8.91%
May 11, 2022
Oct 30, 2021
Very Good
Double Milk StoutDouble Milk Stout
Notes: Double down! Decadent notes of milk chocolate, roasted coffee, brown sugar & vanilla cream.
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Ratings by RyanK252:
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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by RyanK252 from California

Bottle poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewery snifter

A: Pours dark brown, basically black, with a creamy tan head that settles to a thin layer and laces very nicely.

S: Roasted malt, milk chocolate, a touch of coffee and char, vanilla, brown sugar, a touch of spice, light earthy faintly herbal notes, and a hint of dark fruit.

T: Milk chocolate, vanilla, big dark sugar, a little coffee, earthy roasted malt, a touch of spice, and a hint of dark fruit.

M: Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, creamy smooth, with the faintest warmth.

O: Pretty much exactly what you'd expect from an imperialized version of the venerable Left Hand Milk Stout. Sure it's on the sweet side and not overly complex, but it's impressively smooth and rather enjoyable, though most days I'd probably rather have 2 pints of the original instead.

Dec 05, 2021
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3.71 by Fubudu187 from Illinois on May 11, 2022
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by clayrock81 from Florida

Poured a black body with minimal head and no lace. The aroma has some mild coffee notes with touch of vanilla but really just get a bunch of chocolate. Smooth, thick, touches of vanilla and coffee bite are minimal and in background of a large light-chocolate sweetness and then the beer finishes slightly boozy.

May 04, 2022
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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

Smooth, silky and dangerously drinkable, Left Hand Brewing slides its double-digit alcohol percentage nicely behind the malts, milk sugars and gentle roast to tease their beer drinking audiences with a taste that's chocolate milk for adults.

Generally black and layering patiently into the glass, Double Milk Stout releases a classic dense froth of slightly tanned hues. Holding firm throughout the session, the bubbles host a scent that's creamy, roasty, chocolaty and vanilla-like. Similar in its early sweetness, the taste is soothingly sweet and malted with chocolate, toffee, caramel, honey and a general nougat character.

As the sweetness slowly retreats, its roasted elements increase to form an impression of smooth espresso roast, burnt toast, roasted nuttiness and a turn from milk chocolate to something more of the bittersweet variety. Soft and woodsy bitterness decorates the late palate and hits that notion of dark roast coffee home.

Smooth, creamy and warming heading into finish, a late spice of broad and woodsy bitterness offers a taste of char with kahlua spice, warm cream and a long linger of sweet, chocolate-like roast for a savory, velvety session meant sipping but you've got to watch yourself. This beer is super drinkable.

Apr 28, 2022
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4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Kiiz

Best by 2/25/23
L: black body off white ring for head.

S: like the regular milk stout and a bit of alc.

T: rich dark chocolate and a little dark fruit on top of the original milk stout taste. Basically as advertised and then some.

F: medium-heavy body with nice creaminess but the carbonation is a little annoying, makes it a bit spritzy. Would prefer a little more rugged mouthfeel while staying in the dessert stout range.

O: basically their original milk stout with a stronger darker flavor and a similar body with an obnoxious amount of carbonation in it. I suppose letting it aire for a bit would solve the problem but maybe it’s there to keep you from crushing it. That didn’t work for me, but who knows. I wanted to like it more, but it was just solid overall and not a home run hitter.

Apr 28, 2022
3.54 by Pro_Magnon from Texas on Apr 24, 2022
3.99 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Apr 23, 2022
3.69 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Apr 18, 2022
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3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by TBoneJones from Texas

Not what I expected. More coffee than I expected. Like a coffee milk stout with plenty of molasses and brown sugar notes in the sweetness, but unmistakable coffee and char/ toasted notes dominate this stout.

Mar 18, 2022
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3.36/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by teromous from Virginia

From the neck of the bottle in yellow text: "BEST BY:08/19/22"

Appearance: It has a black body with a short, creamy textured, light tan head. The head is short, about half a thumb, but it stays up nicely. Some spotty lacing.

Aroma: There is a light aroma of malt and a slightly stronger scent of alcohol.

Taste: Up front it tastes like alcohol, burnt caramel, raisins, and brown sugar. The middle of the palate is full of dark fruit characters like raisins, plums, and dates. All of these comingle with a light toasted flavor and a touch of brown sugar character. It tastes a bit like a Belgian Strong Dark Ale but without some of the sweeter notes, and a slightly more toastier character.

Mouthfeel: It is medium-full bodied and slick. It is a sipper given the obvious presence of alcohol.

Overall: The label states that this contains "Ingredients: Rocky Mountain water, malted barley, lactose, dextrose, flaked oats, hops, yeast." It also states that this is "10.5% ALC/VOL." It is a simple beer with a lot of complex flavors, however it also shows the high alcohol content. As a whole the interesting flavors and the complexity make it worth recommending at least a sample or a single bottle, but I wouldn't recommend more than that until you've made up your mind. I probably wouldn't buy it again but it was worth trying out.

Mar 17, 2022
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4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This solid little brew pours a dark
brownish black with a very nice head of kahki foam that settles to a
fat ring, thin dusty layer, and sports some nice lacing. Nose of dark
sweet chocolate, rich cream, brulee, char, and some subtle dark fruit
notes. Flavors surpass the nose with rich dark chocolate, rich cream,
dark coffee touches, roasted nutty malt notes, moderate char, deep
roast, dark molasses, and dark berry hints of blue and blackberry.
Nice mouth feel; full body, smooth, moderately slick, coating, rich,
moderately warming, and finishing nicely sweet and well balanced
for a desert brew.

Overall, a solid little brew.


Mar 13, 2022
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3.47/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Stooven from Illinois

Not bad-tasting. But -- for what's essentially an imperial stout -- it's sugary and bubbly. I'd acquired a single bottle at Woodman's and deigned to pour out half.

Feb 12, 2022
4.78 by StoutsAllDay from Iowa on Feb 07, 2022
5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Jan 14, 2022
3.96 by Blazer22 from Colorado on Jan 06, 2022
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3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by BB1313 from Ohio

Best by 8/16/22. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours almost black; small light khaki head that fades quickly leaving little retention and lacing.

The aromas are malt forward. Hints of cocoa and marshmallow. Malts are there. They open up slightly as it warms.

The flavors are on the sweeter side. Lots of milk and milk sugars. Lots of marshmallow. Some vanilla. Lots of heavy cream. Some cocoa and milk chocolate. Strong malt backbone. Mild warmth in the finish, but the alcohol is ultimately well hidden at 10.5% ABV.

Mouthfeel is full-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, spritzy and slightly fluffy.

This is an alright brew. There's something about it that I'm not personally crazy about and I can't quite put my finger on what it is. It's still not bad at all though.

Dec 27, 2021
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3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by barnzy78 from Illinois

12oz bottle
best by 09/10/22
L: dark brown body; very thin khaki head
S: chocolate, lactose, grain, brown sugar
T: sweet; brown sugar, lactose, chocolate, vanilla, coffee
F: fuller body, very smooth while maintaining sweetness, lower carbonation, alcohol is non-existent, sweet finish with a latte-like taste lingering
O: this didn’t meet expectations; too sweet for me

Dec 16, 2021
4 by KT3418 from Colorado on Dec 04, 2021
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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

"Best by 8/13/22"; drank 11/26/21 @ the Yarchives.

Brown/black appearance.

An even pour yielded a small tan head; decent lace.

Cream, cocoa powder, mild fresh earth & faint raspberry notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Sweet cream & faint fresh earth flavors up front; cocoa powder & faint raspberry notes on the finish. No booze heat.

Pretty damn sweet, but what do you expect? This one's worth a quaff.

Nov 27, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Peach63 from New York

Pours Mahogany with a 1/4" tan head, which dissipates fast. Minimal lacing.

Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roast malt.

Taste is chocolate, coffee, molasses.

Medium body, light carbonation. Semisweet finish.

Lack of a head cost it points but, very good otherwise.

Nov 24, 2021
3.72 by jera1350 from Minnesota on Nov 21, 2021
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3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Poured from a bottle into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a super dark brown, nearly black color with a small head of tan colored foam. The head fades almost instantly, leaving a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is big and inviting, with lots of milk chocolate, crème, and coffee like aromas. At the same time there is a nice dark roasted malt smell as well as sweet vanilla and caramel smells. Aromas of a warm boozy smell mix in, along with a bit of brown sugar, char, and raisin, giving rise to an overall sweet and warming smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather sweet milk chocolate latte flavor that has a strong backing of brown sugar and cola, with some light fruit sweetness of cherry and raisin. Upfront there is also a bit of char and roasted malt, but these are rather subdued in light of the heavy sweeter flavors. As the taste moves forward however, the roast and char become a bit more pronounced, while the milk chocolate fades a bit. At the same time the sweeter cola flavor gets more pronounced, and with a bit of a boozy rum like taste, and a surge of a vanilla marshmallow like flavor, one is left with a warming and sweet taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the thicker and heavier side with a carbonation level that is on the low side. For the rich flavors and style the feel is good and makes for a dessert like sipper.
Overall – A rather potent and sweet stout. A little unbalanced on sweet:roastiness ratio, but overall not bad and one to at least give a try to.

Nov 18, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by dcscientist from Colorado

This is a strong double stout, clocking in with a double-digit ABV, but the good news is you won't get overwhelmed by the boozy flavor. You can actually taste the notes of brown sugar and vanilla as the label promises. It's not quite in Avery territory as far as "knock you on your arse", so you can drink a bottle of this and not feel hung over. This was part of their Milk Box sampler 12-pack, which features four different versions of their famous Milk Stout.

Nov 08, 2021
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

A - Pitch black pour with thin dark cream lacing.

S - Light chocolate cocoa with a delicate char background.

T - Light to medium chocolate roast with light char on the backside and some lactose to smooth things out.

M - Medium body.

O - This is a flavorful, really easy drinking Milk Stout with a well hidden ABV.

Nov 06, 2021
3.85 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Nov 06, 2021
4 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Oct 31, 2021
4.07 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Oct 30, 2021
Double Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 27 ratings