Tejas (824) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice roasty coffee aroma. A little fruity too. Light tan head that dies rather quickly. This is actually better than I expected. If you like Big roasty flavors and not much else then is your beer. A tad one dimensional but nevertheless, it tastes good to me. Palate could stand to be creamier though. Maybe half & half or heavy cream would work better? Hahaha! Don’t know if this enters into the regular rotation though. I generally like my stouts thicker & BIGGER. I might drink a single every now and then. My overall rating will be skewed higher due to the aroma rating.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle received in a trade with Indiana_Red - Thanks Ken! - Pours very deep brown with a short tan head that settles into a film and laces decently. Aroma is roasted toasted almost burnt malt. A touch of coffee and just a bit of vanilla. Flavor is coffee, milk chocolate, and again just a bit of vanilla finds its way through. On the palate this is medium bodied, quite creamy. A touch of carbonation but not overdone. A fair session stout. Quite drinkable.
Nuffield (3546) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured from my bottle with an overall lack of head, though some made its way out, and a dark chestnut brown color. The aroma was muted, though as it warmed it released a lot more in the roasted coffee dimension with some vanilla. The flavor was generously coffee with a lot of cream in it and a gentle roasted bitterness, plus some natural cane sugar, all of which reminded me of having coffee in England. Rather thin, though for much of the bottle a slight tingle of carbonation prevented it from descending into limpness. Still, not very well held up by either carbonation or body. Drinkable and reasonably interesting, but not at all impressive given its palate difficulties.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark black with small white head that went away quickly. You could tell it was smoother and creamier than most stouts but it wasn’t as sweet as I would’ve liked it. Overal great milk chocolatey flavor that wasn’t too bitter.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Small off-white head, no lacing. Ruby molassses color. Nose of chocolate oatmeal, caramel, no dark roast, no patent, dusty chocolate. Similar to the porter, only a smidge different. The flavor is lightly smoky with a bit of raspberry and coffee. The tail is smoky and light. Watery thin body. eh.
TURDFERGUSON (3759) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
heard this was the best of the left-hands, having not had any others, it is my favorite so far...haha..but rea;;y the beer is quite tasty, flavor abounds with lactose, mailt, coffee, and chocolate roastiness. a medium body with a dark brown color and little to no head.
pinkzambia (1363) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Dark brown with a light brown head. When held up to light, it has a lovely red brown color. I liked the sweetness balanced with charcoal. Aromas of sweet chocolate waft out of the glass into the nasal cavity offering the drinker a pleasant multi-sensory experience! Having had other Left Hand brews at this tasting, the feel was similar to the Left Hand porter. Thanks Indiana_Red for the share.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black. Bubbly, light tan head. Malt, lactose, chocoffee aroma. Same flavor. Medium/full body. Smooth and roasty milk stout. Refreshing. Very good.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours onyx black with an abundant head that clings nicely to the glass. Aroma is straight coffee and roasted malt, with emphasis on the coffee. Flavor is coffee, with a hint of roasted malt/nut. Palate is thin and a bit too watery. Overall, a pleasant java flavor that improves as it warms.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours with huge frothy light brown head. Clear body that is dark almost black but shows red and clear in strong light. Aroma is average malt. Molasses, caramel, chocolate, roasted, and nutty. Light hops, light yeast. Some brown sugar in there as well. Body is medium and a bit thin with soft carbonation and chalky finish. Flavor is average in duration, moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. This stuff is like chocolate milk. Easy drinking, well balanced, and not too sweet.