Review: Left Hand Bittersweet Nitro | Craft Beer & Brewing
Left Hand Bittersweet Nitro
89 out of 100

Style: Imperial Coffee Milk Stout

ABV: 8.9 IBU: 54

89/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Left Hand Bittersweet Nitro

What the brewers say

“Our big, aggressive bittersweet stout. The coffee’s dark cherry flavors and spicy undertones weave into the rich, imperial milk stout like a chocolate-covered espresso bean melting on your tongue.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Earthy and blueberry esters from the coffee along with a touch of the vegetal common in coffee beers. Mostly roast coffee with some black pepper notes mixed in.”

Flavor: “Chocolate, licorice, and dark fruit. The coffee adds a nice dry, roasted background, and the vegetal note from the aroma isn’t as pronounced. Finish has a milk-chocolate sweetness.”

Overall: “Rich, sweet, and almost chewy on the finish with lingering flavors of chocolate, dried cherries, and licorice. The roast, hops bitterness, and alcohol provide a dry spicy character to the finish that keeps it from being overly sweet.”

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