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Offline erockrph

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Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro
« on: May 20, 2012, 09:32:43 pm »
I'm generally a fan of Left Hand's beers, and there's been a lot of hype on their facebook page about the new milk stout nitro bottles, so I figured I'd give it a try. Color me underwhelmed, both with the nitro bottle and the beer itself. I gave a hard pour from about 6 inches above the rim of my 22oz weizen glass, and I did see a short cascading effect similar to a Guinness widget can, but it was faint and brief. I only ended up with about a quarter inch of head (although it does last forever). The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, but I definitely attribute that to the oats and lactose more than the nitro.

I must admit, I can't really remember the last time I've had a beer billed as a Milk Stout. Flavor-wise, I can take it or leave it. While the sweetness is certainly not cloying, it is totally superfluous IMO. If this was brewed dry, it would make a fantastic oatmeal stout. As it is, the sweetness doesn't really do anything for me. Maybe this style just isn't my tastes, so YMMV.
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Offline bigchicken

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Re: Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2012, 06:24:36 pm »
Of all the milk or sweet stouts I've had, this is definitely my least favorite. This beer just doesn't stack up to other sweet stouts like Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat.
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Offline arsenal610

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Re: Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012, 11:34:33 pm »
How does it compare to the non nitro version? 
That's if you've tried it before.   

Anybody know if the nitro version is available in Florida?

Offline csu007

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Re: Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2012, 01:00:22 pm »
their (left hand) nitro is smoother, less harsh (CO2), and the sweetness is cut a bit, i prefer the nitro to the regular milk stout
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