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Title: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: tonyp on September 25, 2011, 05:11:41 PM
Just picked up a 6 of this and it was darn tasty, good mouthfeel too, quite silky, but if it had one problem it seemed alittle too over-carbonated for a stout.

Has anyone else tried this?
Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: cheba420 on September 25, 2011, 05:24:41 PM
I've been drinking this one for years. Its a really good beer. It may be over carb'd on the bottle but when you see it on draft it is usually poured with nitro. Love this beer. One of my favorite stouts.
Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: tonyp on September 25, 2011, 05:36:41 PM
oh i would love to try it on nitro
Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: Hokerer on September 25, 2011, 05:44:01 PM
I too have only had it on draft - with a breakfast as a matter of fact.  Carbonation was fine and tastes great.
Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: roguenationpatriot on September 25, 2011, 05:58:40 PM
       Left Hand Milk Stout is an old favorite of mine, but it's been a long time since I had one.  I've already bought the ingredients to make an Oatmeal Milk Stout of my own, although I might wait a little before I make as I about 12 gallons of homebrew already in my basement.  I very excited to see how it will come out once I do brew it. 
Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: jaybeerman on September 25, 2011, 07:18:40 PM
it's good stuff, also try the ska brewing offering "steel toe stout."
Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: morticaixavier on September 26, 2011, 02:58:47 PM
I had this, I am pretty sure it was this, about 5 years ago as the base for a ice cream float. Vanilla ice cream (although I prefer coffee ice cream in stout floats) it was tasty.
Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: tygo on September 26, 2011, 03:11:29 PM
I had this for the first time at a festival a couple of years ago.  It's one of the beers that stood out to me out of all the beers we tried that day.  I've recently seen sixers on the shelves here but I haven't gotten around to grabbing one yet.
Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: roguenationpatriot on September 27, 2011, 02:24:59 AM
I had this, I am pretty sure it was this, about 5 years ago as the base for a ice cream float. Vanilla ice cream (although I prefer coffee ice cream in stout floats) it was tasty.

Never had one before, I'll have to give it a try.
Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: morticaixavier on September 27, 2011, 03:12:25 PM
I had this, I am pretty sure it was this, about 5 years ago as the base for a ice cream float. Vanilla ice cream (although I prefer coffee ice cream in stout floats) it was tasty.

Never had one before, I'll have to give it a try.

yeah, stout floats are yummy. I also like to take about half a pint of old rasputin or similar RIS and make a milkshake with vanilla or coffee icecream.
Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: dolecek21 on September 28, 2011, 06:50:04 PM
This is definitely one of my favorite milk stouts, and I think probably Left Hands best (although they have come out with some pretty good new brews in the last couple of years).
Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: vorlaufthegreat on September 29, 2011, 09:09:18 AM
I really love this beer when served on nitro. Had it not to long ago at a craft beer bar and restaurant as a cocktail mixed with Leopold Bros. Blackberry liqueur. It was quite delicious.
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Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: blatz on September 29, 2011, 01:56:23 PM
vorlauf - from what I can make out, that is a HELL of a draft selection!

LHMS is a great beer - I drew up a pretty darn close clone a few years back if anyone is interested.  Its been a while - might need to brew it myself soon as well...
Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: EHall on September 29, 2011, 02:45:32 PM
I prefered the limited edition, Right Hand Milk Stout...
Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: Rhoobarb on September 29, 2011, 04:03:51 PM
... I drew up a pretty darn close clone a few years back if anyone is interested. ...
One of my favorites, too.  It might have been one of the very first milk stouts I ever tried.  Yes, I'd be interested in your recipe!  ;D
Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: vorlaufthegreat on September 29, 2011, 04:53:50 PM
vorlauf - from what I can make out, that is a HELL of a draft selection!
 
They have 18 rotating craft beers on tap and I think usually a little over 100 bottles. Their food is amazing too. It's a great thing to live in Denver!  ;D
Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: jaybeerman on September 29, 2011, 06:11:12 PM
They have 18 rotating craft beers on tap and I think usually a little over 100 bottles. Their food is amazing too. It's a great thing to live in Denver!  ;D

where is this?
Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: blatz on September 29, 2011, 06:21:12 PM
Here it is.

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Style: Sweet Stout
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 6.0 gal
Boil Size: 7.68 gal
Estimated OG: 1.063 SG
Estimated Color: 38.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 26.3 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
8.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 58.2 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 7.3 %
1.00 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 7.3 %
1.25 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 9.1 %
0.50 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 3.7 %
0.50 lb Barley, Flaked (1.7 SRM) Grain 3.6 %
0.50 lb Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 3.6 %
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [6.00%] (60 min) Hops 18.6 IBU
1.00 oz Willamette [5.00%] (15 min) Hops 7.7 IBU
1.00 lb Milk Sugar (Lactose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 7.3 %
1 Pkgs American Ale (WL001, WY1056 or WL005, WY1272) Yeast-Ale

Single infusion mash at 155

I'd use Magnum instead of NB, but I think I was out of Magnum when I formulated this.

Yes, I realize the ingredients are a bit different than the website lists, and it has some slight differences in the final outcome vs. the real deal, but its pretty darn close, IMO.

This is an excellent candidate for late mash addition of the roasted grains.
Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: vorlaufthegreat on September 29, 2011, 06:41:15 PM
They have 18 rotating craft beers on tap and I think usually a little over 100 bottles. Their food is amazing too. It's a great thing to live in Denver!  ;D

where is this?
It's called Freshcraft and its inbetween 15th and 16th on Blake St. I'd say the opened up about a year or so ago.
Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: jaybeerman on September 29, 2011, 09:20:33 PM
They have 18 rotating craft beers on tap and I think usually a little over 100 bottles. Their food is amazing too. It's a great thing to live in Denver!  ;D

where is this?
It's called Freshcraft and its inbetween 15th and 16th on Blake St. I'd say the opened up about a year or so ago.

thanks, that'll be on my things to do list next time we're that way
Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: garc_mall on November 15, 2011, 06:48:20 PM
This is the beer that turned me on to the whole style. I am throwing a Milk Stout in as my next beer into the primary on the weekend after thanksgiving. I am hoping to visit the brewery next month when I am on my army sponsored trip to Denver. Longmont is only about a half-hour away right? or did I misread the map?
Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: csu007 on February 08, 2012, 08:55:37 AM
For those who don't live Colorado, Left Hand has been hyping up their release of their milk stout bottled with nitro, not CO2, it's very good pours like a Guinness.
 
Oh and Fresh-craft is a great place for great craft brews and food when in Denver,
If you happen to venture north to Fort Collins, stop by The Mayor of Old Town (100 beers on tap) and great food, plus there now like 8 or 9 breweries/brewpubs in town

Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: csu007 on February 08, 2012, 09:04:31 PM
This is the beer that turned me on to the whole style. I am throwing a Milk Stout in as my next beer into the primary on the weekend after thanksgiving. I am hoping to visit the brewery next month when I am on my army sponsored trip to Denver. Longmont is only about a half-hour away right? or did I misread the map?

Yeah Longmont is about 20-30min north of Denver and about 30min south of fort Collins on I-25 ans about 20=30min away from Boulder as well, right in the middle of the front range breweries
Title: Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
Post by: shanhorn on February 10, 2012, 07:28:39 PM
Left Hand's Milk Stout (Purple Cow on Package) is & has been a standard among Milk stouts. Just last year Left Hand began bottling the Milk Stout using NITRO to carbonate the standard Milk Stout. The NITRO Black package lets you know your getting NITRO charged Beer, It say's 'Pour Hard' into the bottom of the glass to achieve good head. I have found any beer poured hard produces a great head.

That said, either beer is top quality!