wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with long lasting head. Good malt/chocolate aroma. Flavor is chocolate/coffee with a slightly bitter espresso aftertaste. Faily weak mouthfeel and flavor. The aftertaste is too sweet and a little cloying. Not bad.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks again to redlem for another beer! Pours brownish black with a small tan head. Nose is sweetened coffee with milk chocolate. Bitter taste with some roasted, sweetened malt notes coming through towards the finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Lightly bittered finish. Good beer!
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very interesting Stout. As the name suggest it has a bit of a cream taste to go along with a dark stout taste. Being a Wisconsinite, I like it!
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 Not much head not a strong aroma, but after that it was fine,sweet malt and coffeeish taste very smooth mouthfeel raisin taste came on as it warmed. Not that complex, Good enough I bought it again
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 25, 2003
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a dark brown with a white head. This is a stout? I don't believe this is a stout. Very white fizzy head. Very lite body with no maltiness. This is the Coors Light of Stouts. Man is this crappy.
dankitydancer (58) - Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
sweet and creamy nice head creamy milk white with a strong bosy and a health kick..ht e dak rich riasted malt shapes a suprisingly mellow taste with stong hints of warm milk and carmel infused flavouring, very nice to the nose and palate with warmth rasiating from this brew all around
jgb9348 (4282) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown in colour with ruby highlights and a thin light tan head. Subtle roasted malt aroma with a bit of sour milk. Medium to Light-bodied; Decent roasty malt flavour with a strong presence of sour milk. Aftertaste shows some milk as well as some malt, but isn't entirely pleasant. Overall, decent, not really good, but alright to try. I had this pint on draught at Barley's in Knoxville, Tennessee on 27-September-2003.
BBB63 (5602) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown with a nice creamy tan nead and very good lace. Standard stout aroma of roasted malt, chocoalte, coffee, aromatic hops, and minor tones of citrus and smoke. Malty chocolate sweet and fruity twang flavor, sort of wierd, interesting. Slight coffee bitter finish. The mouthfeel was creamy like a milk stout. The overall flavor and texture was good. I liked this despite some different characteristics.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium translucent brown color with a small off-white head (reduced to film on top of beer.) The aroma and flavor were very roasty, heavy on the coffee, and very little of the lactose sourness one expects in a milk stout. This thing might have been made without lactose. Thin, crisp body with a semi-dry finish.
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark opaque brown with a somewhat thin, light brown head. Aroma is reminiscent of coffee with a slight bit of hoppiness...a very full and satisfying aroma. The flavor lives up to the name "milk stout": it is very creamy with a slight coffee flavor and an overtone of hops. Not too bitter; in fact, the hops compliment the other flavors perfectly. Even with such excellent aroma, looks, and flavor, the pallette leaves something to be desired. This stout is rather thin for a stout, and the only improvement I would suggest for Left Hand is to make it a bit thicker. Otherwise a great beer!