Often times people stray away from drinking darker beers because they have a pre existing notion that they are heavy or more filling than other beers. Although darker beer can have more of a rich taste, many of them still have a light and refreshing finish similar to a lager or wheat beer. The Milk Stout on nitro by Left Hand Brewing is exactly that. A dark, frothy stout that has a smooth and refreshing finish. Starting with a beer kit and a hobby back in 1990, Left Hand Brewing has it’s roots in Loveland, Colorado. They didn’t start their company with that name, however. They first incorporated with the name Indian Peaks Brewing Company, however, after a few weeks they had to change their name due to another brewery who was using Indian Peaks as a name of one of their brew styles. They didn’t want to start out on the wrong foot. After officially opening their doors for business in 1994, Left Hand’s beer has been a very popular craft choice ever since. It is now distributed around the nation. On the very first night of the Great American Beer Festival in 2011, the Nitro Milk Stout was introduced to the public. Left Hand was the first American company and first craft brewery to successfully bottle a nitrogen beer without a widget. The Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout has a smooth, nutty, mocha flavor that hits the tongue like candy. It leaves a lingering espresso flavor that is slightly creamy, almost like an affogato – espresso poured over vanilla ice cream. Overall a very roasted brew with a milk chocolatey essence. As it is a nitro, you must pour it hard and fast (that’s what she said). This way you will achieve that thick head like whipped cream. The Nitro Milk Stout pairs well with chocolate bread pudding, ancho chili rubbed pork tenderloin, or maple glazed butternut squash.