Despite the outrageously warm temperatures we’re currently experiencing in Georgia, I’ve thought to continue my way through the delicious porters and stouts that are so abundant in the winter time. It’s with great pleasure that I present one of the most consistently great stouts out there.
Left Hand’s Milk Stout
Left Hand Brewing is one of many excellent breweries out of Colorado. I’ve had a handful of their other beers, but for my money, it doesn’t get much better than their Milk Stout. A milk stout, for those curious, contains lactose, a sugar that comes from milk. It adds a bit of body and some sweetness to a beer.
Right from the start the Milk Stout has a creamy nose with hints of malt and barley with slight undertones of chocolate. Before tasting, I’ve always found it a bit of a subtle beer. It’s with that first taste, however, that the smooth, velvety chocolate milk and slight coffee tastes really come through. It has a strong, yet not overly complex finish, with just the right amount of bitterness to send your mouth away happy.
10/10 For their purple cow packaging. Also, I just love the simplicity of the left hand on the bottle cap.
9/10 For the perfect amount of milkyness in their milk stout.
I give it the “First best Milk Stout with a Picture of an Actual Cow on It” award.