Left Hand French Toast Milk Stout

Review Date 1/11/2024  By John Staradumsky


I was a bit worried. Not so long ago, I tried Left Nitro Candy Cane Imperial Peppermint Milk Stout, and it was something of a letdown. That was a bit surprising because I have had lots of good luck and great experiences with Left Hand over the years. I decided to give them a second chance (as if there was ever any doubt I would drink Left Hand beer again), and Iím glad I did. Left Hand French Toast Milk Stout was a resounding success for me.

I have never seen this beer in Georgia, so I should add I got a can from Half Time beverage. I tried to order it there a while ago, and sadly they ran out before they packed my box at that time. If it first you donít succeed, try, try again. It is, of course, a variation on the classic Left Hand Milk Stout.

Left Hand says:

Turn off your alarm, sleep in and keep those pjs on. This is Saturday morning in a glass. Our classic Milk Stout recipe with aromas of milk chocolate and vanilla cream beautifully blends with notes of maple syrup, griddled toast & a hint of baking spice. French Toast Milk Stout brings brunch vibes to any time of day.

Ingredients from the website:

MALT  2-row, C-40, C-75, Munich, Rolled Oats, Flaked Barley, Chocolate Malted Barley, Roasted Barley

HOPS CTZ, Goldings

OTHER Lactose, French Toast Extract

French toast extract? What the hell is that? Iím sure I donít know, but perhaps some combination of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. These are what I use when I make French toast.

Left Hand French Toast Milk Stout has an alcohol content of 6% by volume and I paid $3.49 for my 12-ounce can from Half Time. Total Wine says they sell it in Alpharetta for $12.99 a six-pack, and that seems a fair price. I must go buy some. My can is stamped BEST BY 07/12/2024.

How to style it? Certainly, itís a stout, but the French Toast spicing is so abundant I will call it a spiced ale.

Left Hand French Toast Milk Stout pours to a jet-black color with a thick creamy tan head and a nose of coffee, maple syrup and cinnamon. Taking a sip the beer is medium in body to perhaps slightly more so, and I am immediately enjoying this. Itís thick and malty, slightly roasty, hinting at caramel. French Toast spice of cinnamon and vanilla is pronounced, and at the last maple syrup drenches it all. The beer still finishes dry despite that and seems stronger than it is.

This one is a hit indeed, and really nails the theme of French Toast.

Glad I tried it?  T

Would I rebuy it??


*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, Canned