Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro
Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro was released a few years ago, and although the original version is still available year round, the Nitro bottles are where it’s at!
Pour hard and you get the nice cascading action you want in a nitro beer. Mostly pitch black with the slightest red hues around the edges when held to the light. Beautifully delicate tan nitro head. The aroma is sweet with roast and some notes of vanilla and nuts. The flavors in this version are really no different than the original Left Hand Milk Stout. I’m tasting roasted malts and a small burst of mocha coffee and vanilla that gives way to a nice milky sweetness. Just at the finish is the slightest hop bite that is actually something that I really like about this beer. It is subtle, but so needed to keep this balanced. The big difference from the original version is in how this beer feels. This version is so much smoother and creamier. It goes down with a silky lightness that can’t be beat.
The key to this beer is to pour it the right way. When I was a bartender I liked to pour beer from the bottle into a glass for the customer, but I ALWAYS poured this one. ALWAYS. There is nothing worse than seeing someone pour one of these wrong, defeats the whole point.