Style: Flavored Stout

ABV: 8.9 IBU: 54.0

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 5

Left Hand Brewing Company Bittersweet Imperial Milk Stout

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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.”

What our editors thought



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