Much of drinking craft beer is about the experience. Whether that is going to a local brewery to try out a couple of tasting room exclusives while you grab a bite to eat from the food truck on standby, or if it's simply cracking open an ice-cold can pulled straight from the refrigerator. When I opened a can of Nitro Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing, that's exactly what I got - an experience.
Nitro Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing - Craft Beer Review
Given this is a nitro brew, similar to what you would find with a Guinness, you go into this beer with some expectations. I mean, let's be honest, nothing beats the cascading bubbles of a Guinness. While that might be true, I can say, the pour was closely matched with the Nitro Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing.
There was a surge of pressure felt immediately after cracking the can, followed quickly by the reaction of the nitrogen, causing the head to rise immediately. This was most noticeable as I poured the dark chocolate-colored beer into my glass while watching the bubbles rise.
The end result is a thick, creamy head made up of billions and billions of tiny bubbles that are very consistent in size, reflecting the quality of the beer. The aroma that this beer gives off is very much reminiscent of a coffee shop - roasted beans, chocolate, you know what I mean.
That aroma is reflected in the taste as well, with the smooth, sweet tastes complimenting the ice cream I had just finished up perfectly! The Nitro Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing is very light-bodied, yet full of flavor, and coming in at only 6.0% ABV, it's a very easy-drinking stout.
Without a doubt, I can say that this is one of my favorite stouts - good for drinking during any season, and any occasion. If you haven't had one for yourself, I'd suggest you seek it out in the near future!
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