Beer: Milk Stout
Brewery: Left Hand Brewing Co.
Style: Milk Stout
Serving Style: Bottle
Glassware: Pint Glass
Drinking Establishment: Tiemann Place
Primary Consumer: Kerensa
Sight: Near black body. I know I keep using the same description, but yeah…cola body with nonexistent head, save a beige rim of froth filled with carbonation bubbles. Lacing exists, but fades quickly.
Scent: Big sweet malt, mocha, and cream aroma.
Flavor: Robust roasted malt taste. It reminds me of some of the milder Porters I had in January, actually. Slight sweet milk flavor in there, too.
Feel: Thin-to-medium mouthfeel with appropriate carbonation.
Concluding remarks: I’m going to give it to you straight: this tastes like a solid American Stout, with just a little extra sweetness. It has the slight charred taste of a Stout, but this beer isn’t bringing me to a place that reminds me of milk, a milkshake, an egg cream, a float, etc. etc. etc. other milk products. But, you know, for under $2 a bottle, I’m not complaining. This brew has a nice sweet toasty taste. If it had to embody a food product, it would be the wondrous Milk Toast dessert:
BREAKING NEWS: Left Hand has apparently repackaged its Milk Stout in Nitro bottles! (Think Guinness cans.) Read a review here. Definitely keep a lookout for this one. Left Hand says the Nitro should hit NYC on March 22.