IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Now this is what I like a stout to taste like. Nice dark pour with a medium tan head. Aroma is strong of roasted malt, a little burntness, and light chocolate. Flavor is very smooth, perfectly roasted, good amount of burnt character that mixes very well with the lactose and oats in the finish. Somewhat of a sweet but smooth finish. Very drinkable beer and worth another buy. Very tasty.
scotch4281 (39) - Hollywood, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Left Hand is a great tasting American Stout. I was very happy to try this beer at my local pub. The beer goes down smooth and has a semi sweet flavor. I recommend pouring it in a glass first to let it breath before drinking.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours dark brown with ruby tones and a thin head.
aroma is bitter dark roast coffe tones, light choc.
Flavour is a really nice balance of creamy milkey sweetness and bitter dark roast malt.
Nice soft finish.
While the aroma is a bit light, the flavour was excellent. The best sweet stout I’ve had...yes I liked it better than Rogue Chocolate.
BlackMail (55) - Evergreen, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark with a foamy head. After my previous experence with blackjack I was doubtful that this would be a decent beer. Tasted sweet with a chocolate milk taste.
twindadplus2 (668) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly opaque black with a small, foamy tan head. Sweet aroma with roasted coffee malt as well. Milky sweet flavor with a load of dark roasted malt that balances it out. Full bodied and very creamy on the palate. Unique and very satisfying.
GregClow (3151) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with blankboy - courtesy of tupalev. Reddish-black with a small tan head Aroma of roasted malt with a slight sour milk note. Medium bodied. Flavour is fairly lactic, with some roasted coffee & malt, an interesting sweet/sour contrast, and a moderately dry finish. A pleasant stout with an interesting character.
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sweet notes in the nose, sort of like melted ice milk from Dairy Queen. Pour is a pretty damn solid deep brown with little light sneaking through. Thin mottled tan head rests on surface. Wonderful sweet milk aroma meshes with some roast notes. Super flavorful sip...definitely some roasted barley which leaves burnt/ashy taste in back of mouth, but front of flavor is sweet and rich. Good mouthfeel. Bitter/sweet balance is hard to comprehend, but it exists. Very unique stout.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Total Wine (Tampa, FL). Pours a dark brown to black with a thick and frothy tan head that settles slowly. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate. Taste is sweet coffee, chocolate, cream, caramel, and vanilla bean. Medium to heavy-bodied with a satisfying bitter coffee finish.
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUN 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased in Sweden from Systembolaget in Visby. Can’t believe I had to leave the continent to catch this.
Pours a dark opaque brown with a dark tan head, roughly 1 cm.
Smells of a freshly started pot of coffee in the morning, with notes of breakfast cereal, and a recently doused campfire. I’m serious.
The mouthfeel is thick and creamy with medium carbonation.
The taste is coffee, unsweetened cocoa, and a touch of burnt chocolate chip cookie. A dab of honey appears after warming a bit. The aftertaste is chalky and bitter, leaving a dry, parched tongue.
A great beer. I’d definitely have it again.
BuckeyeBoy (5782) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle Pours out a very dark brown almost black topped with a small tan head. A very sweet chocolate aroma. tast of milk chocolate and roast malt. Almost no bitterness. A good Sweet stout.