Sup homies? Tonight I’m flying high. Although I had a boring day at work, a number of things are coming up Millhouse:
1. I came home and had an awesome workout.
2. I’m in the process of locking down details of the next LIBA beer meetup and I’m stoked about it.
3. Bruins are on and are FINALLY playing well.
4. Tomorrow is FRIDAY!
Tonight’s beer selection is a new offering from Left Hand, as just recently they started selling their Milk Stout Nitro. “Nitro” means that liquid nitrogen is added in the bottle pressurization process. The reason? To give the beer an appearance and mouthfeel more like a draft beer. Usually this requires the bottle to have a plastic widget inside (you may have heard one rattling around in a bottle or can of Guinness). Left hand has performed some kind of black magic and a widget is not present.
Wanna learn more about Nitro? Read up here.
Also, if you want to jump into a time machine, go check out my review of Left Hand Milk Stout proper back in 2009.
The beer itself is fantastic. The un-nitro milk stout is one of my all time favorite beers. Honestly, I can’t do any credit to the nitro review without having the un-nitro version next to it. Oh well. Bad planning on my part again. It does appear to have a hefty head, and it most certainly has a smooth creamy mouthfeel. How much of that is due to the nitro? No idea.
Regardless, this is a good opportunity to once again praise Left Hand Milk Stout (nitro or not). It’s sweet and creamy…a great mix of coffee and roasted malt flavors, followed by a long milky sweetness. I want to do dirty things with this beer.