Monday, November 19, 2012
Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro
I just cracked open a Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro brewed by Left Hand Brewing in Longmont, Colorado. That's when I immediately followed the instructions on the label to Pour Hard, Admire, and Enjoy! In fact, I just turned the bottle completely upside down. And it was very cool, the way the beer bubbled up into a frothy head.
The label lists its designer and artist, but I'm thinking for this particular bottle, the brewery may have been taken advantage of. The label is nothing more than the name of the beer in white letters on top of a black background. I suppose that someone had to pick the different fonts and come up with the catchy trademarked phrase "America's Stout," but come on...
Chocolate and coffee contrast with a roasted background aroma. So smooth. Coffee flavors to start with a creamy chocolate weaving in and out. Definitely a bit flat--wish had some carbonation. Some sweetness is there behind a light bitter roast. Some cherry nuances also play their way into the flavor profile.
Simple, awesome flavors all bundled in a beer with amazing texture. A long coffee finish lingers far after the beer is gone. Quite the delicious morsel here. Check it out!