Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout

Left Hand Brewing Co.
Longmont, Colorado

Grade: A-
ABV: 6%
Style: Sweet Stout
Serve in: English pint

I left my camera in the car and didn’t want to go outside and get it, so I present you with Homebrewed & Stewed’s first video! Huzzah, crowdnoise.

Left Hand Brewing has provided the craft beer movement with its first nitrogen bottled beer. It replicates that creamy, nitro draft feel without the use of a widgit. To create this effect, you have to “pour hard” into the glass. No slow pours or cup tilts. just upend the bottle and watch as it creates a really cool cascading effect, as well as a long-lasting, root beer float like head.

The aroma is very mild and soothing; milk chocolate, light roasted malts, cocoa butter, and raisins. The taste is sweet chocolate that moves into a bitter roast. Subtle hops, that don’t call much attention to themselves, provide a light and dry finish.

Though this beer is full of milky notes, molasses and candied malts, I wouldn’t necessarily tag it as a dessert beer. The flavors are mild, and instead of giving a cloying sweetness, they impart a richness that makes this a very drinkable beer.

Smooth and creamy, with a velvet carbonation, this is a very well-done brew. I also like that Left Hand is keeping both the nitro milk stout and the CO2-carbonated version on the market.

Well wasn’t that fun.

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