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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Left Hand Milk Stout

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Left Hand Milk Stout
Left Hand Brewing Company
1265 Boston Avenue
Longmont, CO USA
Est. 1994 

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.2 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Black color, similar to a cola soda.
Malty flavor with sweet aromatic hits of chocolate.
Wafer thin tan colored head is gone in 30 seconds; no lacing at all.
Rich roasted malt and slight chocolate tastes, moderate carbonation.
Medium to full bodied mouth feel; pleasantly warming bitter aftertaste. 

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Black as the night on the pour and rich tasting, this Milk Stout is unique.  It leaves me wondering if it is better on tap, as this bottle poured with very minimal head and no lacing at all.  Maybe it's the milk?  It tasted creamy and sweet.  The fact that there was no noticeable foaming head left me wanting for something more from this stout.  It may be what kept this out of the 'A' group.  I will try this stout again sometime to see if it was an aberration.

Update 12/03/2010 - A new label from Left Hand for Milk Stout.  I am happy to report that it was much more satisfying than the first time around. The head is still pretty much non-existent, but I have found that is just how it is with this beer.  The taste was similar to the first tasting, but with more pronounced malts than before.

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