This Milk Stout was my first experience with Left Hand Brewery (Colorado). I’ve never had a milk stout before either, although I have partooken (yes, I make these words up) in yummy cream stouts before. EDIT: Upon wiki-ing “milk stout” I have discovered that milk stout and cream stout are the same thing!)
Honestly, 75% of the reason I purchased a six-pack was the cow on the front of the bottle. My close friends know that I’m a cow fanatic, even though I can’t tell you why. Anyhow, I digress.
The milk stout was tasty. Creamy and smooth. An amateur (like myself) might think that there is real milk involved in making milk stout, however the Wiki Gods tell me that they only contain lactose, which is, of course, derived from milk. I’m going to guess that our lactose intolerant friends should stay away! Apparently the lactose gives the beer a sweetness, which I failed to fully detect last night.
I’m not sure how much of the 6-pack is left in the fridge, but I won’t be upset if there are some left over. I’ll look forward to slowly sipping on another milk stout some day after work this week.