Friday, December 7, 2012

Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout

  • SRM Color : 40
  • Brewer: Left Hand
  • Brewer's Description: Dark & delicious, America’s great milk stout will change your perception about what a stout can be. Pouring hard out of the bottle, Milk Stout Nitro cascades beautifully, building a tight, thick head like hard whipped cream. The aroma is of brown sugar and vanilla cream, with hints of roasted coffee. The pillowy head coats your upper lip and its creaminess entices your palate. Initial roasty, mocha flavors rise up, with slight hop & roast bitterness in the finish. The rest is pure bliss of milk chocolate fullness.
  • Recommended Glassware: Pub Glass 
  • Russ' rating: 9.5 of 10
  • With the brew: Wonderment!
  • Comments: Before I review this beer i would like to link a video on How to pour Left Hand Nitro . Pouring into the glass the beer "looks" flat when it hits the glass, but seconds later a creamy head begins to form, while a cascade of bubbles begins to ripple down the inside of the glass. Its like magic beer bubbling up into a cauldron of creamy sweet stout. The aroma is sweet and caramel like, and the head is thick and creamy with small ( <0.5mm ) bubbles. The head remains to the bottom of the glass leaving a milky ring after each sip and a mustache on your lip. The flavor is a roasted chocolate but has an added complexity from the lactic sugars and hopps that makes the beer at once sweet and also refreshing. A fantastic beer I will be getting more of!