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RATINGS: 2521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This English style of beer, also known as Sweet Stout or Cream Stout, first appeared in London in the late 1800’s. The early brewers touted the health benefits of the milk sugar in this beer which today relates mainly to the increased amount of calories(no real health benefits…sorry). The milk sugar adds a well rounded sweetness to this dark beer and makes it an outstanding, year ‘round stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2006
I Scored this brew at the local health food store in SD a while back. Blackness to it with a thick eggshell head. Aroma was of chocolate and raisons. Decent brew/

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ncyankee (22) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2006
Pours dark black with a thin mocha brown head. Smells and tastes mainly of coffee, with an unique taste I assume is the lactose. Not quite on par with the best sweet stouts I have had (Sam Smith’s Oatmeal and Rogue’s Chocolate) but definitely good and unique - will buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishman127 (4) - USA - MAR 30, 2006 does not count
Smells like a light coffee and has a definate milk taste. Dark pour, descent head, an estremely sweet stout. Very good, reccomended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Dark black in color with a great off white head that stays thinned out like a sheet, but stays built up around the edge of the glass. Smells sweet, like coffee. Tastes like coffee, light chocolate, typical stout flavors, but you can definitely find the milk in this one also..not typical. Mouthfeel is very much like milk, I almost forgot that I was drinking beer. I think its just a mental thing, considering the commercial description says that its "milk sugar", in the beer. It is a good spin on a stout. I liked this, and you should too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 23, 2006
This is a quality brew, but not my favourite from Left Hand. If you like stouts, try this one, ’cos it’s different. I have to disagree with the guy that says he could drink a lot of these though (I mean if he means in one sitting). Because first of all (1) You can only drink so much milk and secondly (2) it’s a stout, and stouts tend to be quite filling. Anyway, I was fairly pleased with the brew, but did find the milky taste a bit overwhelming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mddawso (89) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2006
This beer was awesome. Other ratings don’t quite do it justice. The aroma and appearance weren’t spectacular, but the taste was different from any sweet stout i’ve ever had.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Pours like black creme fraiche. Not much on the nose at all. Full, rich nectar. So thick I almost choked. Flavors of tar, coffee, cocoa, mud, and some cool celery. Very lucious and mellow smooth. A dry style with a touch of sugar on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2011 1. Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 30/09/2005 Dark coloured rich and sweet on the palate. Some dryness in a coffee roast flavoured finish. 2. On Tap at the Left Hand Brewing Company, Longmont 23/09/2009 Roast aroma. Dark coloured and smooth on the palate with some alcohol present. A little bitterness in a crisp coffee roast finish. 3. 12fl oz Bottle in Boulder, Colorado 15/09/2010 Malt and some hop aromas. Beige head. Mid brown coloured a little rich on the palate and fruity with a hint of dryness in a lasting malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Pours a dark muddy brown with dark tan head. Aroma of roasted sweet malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Flavor follows aroma very well with a strong dark chocolate prescence and a slight bitter-sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Bottle at Issac Newtons, Pours dark with a red hue around sides of glass small one finger thick creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate notes. Flavor is chocolatey, coffee-like, slight fruityness present and bitter hops. Good body, good brew.

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