Beer Review: Left Hand Milk Stout

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After mentioning this milk stout from Left Hand Brewing Company in last week's round-up of favorite fall beers, we couldn't resist picking up a few bottles to have right away. So creamy and sweet you'd swear there was real milk in there, this is one stout that never fails to deliver! Do you agree?

Beer Details: Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company in Longmont, Colorado. Available year-round. $10 on average for six 12-ounce bottles, 5.9% alcohol by volume.

Appearance: Dark coffee brown with a thin caramel-colored head of carbonation.

Aroma: Melted chocolate with a hint of toasted nut.

Taste: With our eyes closed, we could almost swear we were sipping a delicious, milky iced-coffee beverage. This beer is seriously silky on the tongue, leaving behind a lingering creamy texture. It tastes like the best espresso you've ever had: strong and black with soft caramel flavors and a hint of burnt sugar. The hops provide just enough bitterness to balance all those crazy sweet malt flavors.

Food Pairings: We really like this as a dessert or after-dinner beer. Try it on its own or with cream-based desserts like panna cotta and bread pudding!

What do you think of this beer?

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