Left Hand Milk Stout

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Brewed By: 
Left Hand Brewing
Self-Defined Style: 
Milk Stout
Strength (ABV): 
6.0% ABV
Color (SRM): 
47º L
Bitterness (IBU): 
25 IBU

Milk sugar in your stout is like cream in your coffee. Dark and delicious, America's great Milk Stout will change your perception about what a stout can be. Preconceived notions are the blinders on the road to enlightenment. Udderly delightful.

Best With: 
Roux-based dishes, dishes with cream or milk bases. Various desserts.
2006 & 2008 World Beer Cup Gold for Sweet Stout
2008 GABF Silver for Sweet Stout
4/6pk/12 oz. Bottles
Domestic 1/2 Barrel - 15.5 Gal.
Domestic 1/6 Barrel
Keg Connection: 
American Sankey


Epitome of the style.

keanex's picture

Appearance: Black body light only coming through the edges, decent sized creamy tan head.

Aroma: Sweet and inviting. Reminds me of the milk left over from cocoa puffs.

Flavor: Sweet and inviting. Reminds me of the milk left over from cocoa puffs.

Mouthfeel: Thick like creamer with soft carbonation.

Overall Impression: This is a beer I will remember for a long time, this is a true stand out in the style.

Comments: This is absolutely my favorite beer of all time, if it were a woman it would be that very cute but unsuspecting type who's always caught your eye but you've never said anything because you're too shy and she's shy and quiet as well. Well you know what? Go introduce yourself.

One of the best!

CapeCodScott's picture

Appearance: Black, very slight dark brown head when poured from bottle into tulip glass.

Aroma: Coffee!

Flavor: Exceptional smooth stout with coffee undertones and sweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Just the slightest hint of carbonation, creamy and smooth.

Overall Impression: Just simply superb.

This is one to be savored one sip at a time. I found it in a six pack at Kappy's in Falmouth MA. I can envision a 1/6 BBL of this in my kegerator at some point. An entirely different stout experience than that of a Guinness. It tastes more like dessert than anything else. Certainly not to be guzzled en masse. One or two fit the bill perfectly. This and a piece of chocolate cake would be a fantastic combo.

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Overall Impression:

I tasted this beer while at a restaurant in Cleveland and immediately loved it! I was told it should have been available in local stores, but couldn't find it! I am now back in Canada and unable to do anything but dream about it! According to this website, my best chances to find it are driving 8 hours toward New Jersey!! For the sake of the environment, and my REM patterns, does anybody know where to find this delicious, deliciousness closer to the Buffalo border? If not, does anybody know a good roti restaurant in Jersey?


SirLancelot's picture

Really nice dark color with deep dark brown head. Really good aroma that hints at the roasted coffee flavors to come. I haven't been a huge fan of Stouts in the past, but the incredible smoothness from the milk sugars blows this out of the water! The roasted flavors and aromas linger and make you want to savor every drink. This it's almost better without any food, although it would likely pair well with a desert. This is easily one of my top 5 favorite beers!

Sounds good - will have to

simone1's picture

Sounds good - will have to give this one a try

Solid....(smooth w/ a subtle bite)

teatrojon's picture

7.5 (of 10)??

Dark Stout
Stout Aroma w/ faint smell of chocolate

It's a solid beer I would drink again...but it's not as memorable as some might say.

Not quite enough head for a stout (when poured from a bottle)

It's a little too sweet for me...but does have a nice 'chocolate' taste (subtle)...w/ nice bitterness bite to it. Might make a good 'Black and Tan' mixer.

Good! the smoothest stout I have ever tasted.

newcastler's picture

BELCH..No Charge!!!

CT Kerrville's picture


Aroma: Strong coffee notes...like were talk'n coffeeeeeee

Flavor: Coffeeeeee...up front this hits you and when you finish, it hits you again. Awesome malty beer with harldy no hop finish. With a IBU of 25....your safe.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth

Overall Impression: I am really impressed with this beer. If you are a beginner...watch out you will spit it out..lol.

Just because you see a cow on the label and read MILK on the label...don't be intimidated. The milk is starting to change to sweet in most "milk" stouts. It's just a lactose sugar added for sweet finishes. Enjoy!! Take advantage of this malty beer with some tasty foods. Sorry i'm starting to buzzzzzz. NEXT!!!!