This is Left Hand’s coffee version of their near iconic Nitro Milk Stout and it does that thing that I love so much when pouring their Nitro.
The cap tells you to pour hard and when you do the beer moves and grooves up your glass until it has formed a thick creamy head above the mahogany brown body of the beer.
The smell is coffee and dark chocolate, and as you take a swig you find all the goodness from the original Nitro is there but this time it’s zapped with a deep woody espresso bitterness.
There’s the vanilla pods and treacle tart, plums and toffee, and there’s the swipe of bitter and pithy green herbal hops of Nitro, and then there’s this delicious extra dimension that the coffee provides.
All this in a beer that is a delight to pour and feels smooth and creamy as you drink, warmed with alcohol, I like this very much indeed.
Source: The Beer Hawk