Left Hand Milk Stout

Left Hand Milk Stout

Rated 3.624 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Left Hand Brewing Company

Longmont, CO, United States

Style:  Milk Stout

5.2% Alcohol by Volume

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This English style of beer, also known as Sweet Stout or Cream Stout, first appeared in London in the late 1800’s. The early brewers touted the health benefits of the milk sugar in this beer which today relates mainly to the increased amount of calories(no real health benefits…sorry). The milk sugar adds a well rounded sweetness to this dark beer and makes it an outstanding, year ‘round stout.

ID: 9435 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank1666
Overall Percentile96.9
Style Rank9 of 345
Style Percentile97.4
Lowest Score2.2
Highest Score4.9
Average Score3.647
Weighted Score3.624
Standard Deviation0.531

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  • R.ROUX 395 reviews
    rated 3.6 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Part of a pick your own 6 pack at the local grocery store. Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt on the nose. Tastes as it smells, with the chocolate and coffee leading the way. A bit thin for a stout. Nothing really stands out about this beer. Not bad, but IMO a slightly above average milk stout.

  • CHOPZ 7308 reviews
    rated 3.4 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Had this one in Vegas thanks to David. Pours a very dark brown colour with a mocha head, average retention and minimal lacing. Roasted malt with grain notes and hints of coffee, hops. The taste is sweet with some soft roasted malt chocolate, milder hops, but creating a little bitterness. The mouthfeel is smooth. A decent milk stout with a little more hop than usual for this style.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Very smooth drinking and tasty milk stout. Not as sweet as some and that’s a good thing. Chocolate and cocoa aroma. Taste follows the aroma and has a mild roastiness and a little lactose sweetness. Thin/medium creamy mouthfeel. Enjoyed very much but would have liked to see more head and lacing.

  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 3.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This was a surprise because I didn't care much for the Nitro by Left Hand. This is a thick black stout that pours no head.the aroma is of malt and oak. The taste is a smooth black milkshake.

  • QATFISH 430 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Opaque brown, practically black, with brown lace thrown over the top. As I opened it, there was a whiff of bubble gum, but the sweet chocolate, cream, and char quickly overtook it. At first the flavor is char and cream, yeasty bitterness, but an underlying sweetness surfaces over time and the creaminess seems to evaporate. Very fine carbonation, quite heavy and sticky.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Shared this one with iChorm the other night while climbing. Was a great beer, really smooth, slightly lactic in texture, light in body (which compliments the "lactic" really well. Hint of carmel and slightly sweet. Thirst quenching in a warm weather way that most stouts aren't.

  • ICHORM 144 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Drank the last of these the other night, probably about a year old. It was delicious. Smooth, uncomplicated, a fine balance between sweet and dry, and all-around very pleasant. Very nice mild coffee/chocolate milk notes.

  • MATTFUNGUS 234 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A drier milk stout with little if almost no sweetness. slight chocolate flavor, but it reminds me of a kolsch with a chocolate aftertaste. Some tarry resin and some lacing. Not one to share with the kiddies, may be more appreciated by roastheads. Definitely not for ice cream.

  • RICHSBEER 1961 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I'm not a big stout fan but I do like this one. It has a nice brown pour, whose flavor is a coffee, chocolate and roasted malts with ahint of caramel with a nice sweet finish. The downside for me is the amount of coffee in the aroma, as I don't drink or like coffee.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 4.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This was an excellent beer. Very simple. The pour is almost black, not quite, with a great deal of foamy tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate milk, and coffee. The flavour is sweet chocolate, with a bitter coffee finish. Simple, yet good!

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