In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Left Hand Brewing Company Bittersweet Imperial Milk Stout

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.”