Sunday, December 4, 2011

Beer Review: Left Hand Milk Stout

Reviewing the Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company.
Score: 71

2011 vintage bottle poured in a wine goblet.

Appearance: Pours a dark black color. Opaque with some ruby highlights. Finger of foamy head that completely disappears. Below average lacing. 2.5/5

Smell: Creamy milk chocolate and roasted cocoa beans. Carrots (thought that may be an environmental aroma). Some booziness. 3/5

Taste: Very creamy. Diluted unsweetened chocolate. A little acidic. Guinness-like. Some faint coffee bean finish. 2.5/5

Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied, medium carbonation. Very watery. Finishes dry and a little bitter. 2/5

Overall: A step up from Guinness, but not a good beer. Too watery and too little flavor.

Recommendation: Casual beer drinkers will enjoy, but seasoned beer lovers can skip this brew.

Pairings: Whatever Guinness pairs with.

Cost: $2.50 for a single 12 oz beer, or $10.99 for a six pack.

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