Left Hand Milk Stout

2013-04-02 09.14.25It’s been a while since I’ve had a stout, and I’m not sure why. I really like these thick, chocolaty beers. Milk stouts, or sweet stouts are quite a good selection among the stouts. When I was living in Seoul, there was a bar chain called Cream Beer that served pitchers of milk stout. It was a fantastic place to go, but they were insistent that you buy food when you went. With the cheapest item on the menu being 15,000 W, I didn’t go very often …but I should have.

This milk stout was a product of the Left Hand Brewing Company, and it’s a beer they’re very proud of. Unfortunately, it seems as though this will be the only of their beers I sample here since all of their caps are the same. Oh well. At least I got the bottle with the cow on it.

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I poured this beer and was met with an off-putting aroma. Once I held my nose and tasted the beer, I was quite happy. The full-bodied chocolaty taste was quite rewarding. The texture of this beer was not creamy as you might suppose from something called milk stout. In fact, it was mildly crisp.

Would I buy this beer again? Yes, quite happily. In fact, I’m going to be looking to try more stouts, especially milk stouts, in the near future. Should you buy this beer? Yes. Do it now.

I’ll give this beer 5/5 caps.