New round of tasting but starting with a beer that has been in the fridge for actually quite a while this winter… aging nicely. 🙂 Left Hand Brewing Milk Stout comes to us from the Left Hand Brewing Company where we have tasted some pretty solid brews. I lined them up and this was the second on the list and quite a good choice, to be honest.
I liked this beer the first time I had it this winter (during the massive snow) and it has continued to grow on me. It isn’t a standout brew but it definitely hits the stout right on the nose, which is where I like it the most.
It pours with no head. The color is very dark and just slightly transparent if you hold it up to the light. The nose is intriguing with dark and roasted chocolate and coffee that is quite notable. The taste is dark bitter, definite roasted malt and the finish is lengthy and a bit complex. Paired with chocolate (Cappuccino Crunch from Seattle Chocolates) it is very tasty where the chocolate really mellows it out and takes just the edge off… not overpowering by any means.
All in all a solid stout and a good one for the winter months.
JBB6 Rating: Will Buy Again