Review: Left Hand Brewing Company Bittersweet Imperial Milk Stout | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Left Hand Brewing Company Bittersweet Imperial Milk Stout
92 out of 100
Left Hand Brewing Company Bittersweet Imperial Milk Stout

Style: Flavored Stout

ABV: 8.9 IBU: 54

92/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 5

Left Hand Brewing Company Bittersweet Imperial Milk Stout

What the brewers say

“Allegro Coffee’s exotic Mocha Java blend’s dark cherry flavors and spicy undertones weave into the milky sweet stout like a chocolate-covered espresso bean melting on your tongue.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Coffee is forward and somewhat earthy. Roasted malt. Slight dark fruit like dried dark cherries. Dark chocolate malt with a bit of toast. Coffee caramel sweetness.”

Flavor: “Sweet chocolate malt supported by coffee and roast. Sweetness slowly fades with a very slight bitterness and acidity in the finish. Toasty, almost graham cracker, malt. Good sweetness that’s well balanced by the roast bitterness. Medium roast coffee with a chocolate chaser.”

Overall: “Very well balanced—the coffee isn’t overwhelming, which lets the beer shine. The interplay of coffee, roast, and chocolate yields nice complexity.”

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