I've brewed this recipe twice now. I did the first attempt as listed. It turned out as a great tasting stout.
On my second attempt I adjusted the list to satisfy my personal palette better.
I toned down the Roasted Barley to 11oz and raised the chocolate to 13oz. In addition I raised the Lactose Sugar to 1.25lbs.
If you really want to clone Left Handed Milk Stout. Another important step is to decrease your normal bottle priming method. My first attempt I used 4.5oz sugar at 68 degrees. My second attempt I use 3.5oz at 68.
Left Handed Milk stout has very little head and almost no lacing whatsoever.
In all I like my second attempt better. With that added Lactose creamy taste. But it's all up to your personal taste. In all I would say that this recipe is great and I would recommend it to anyone who appreciates any Guinness style beer. It really does taste similar to Left Handed Milk Stout.
(Just make sure you aren't lactose intolerant)
Also I forgot to mention I added 3oz of Vanilla Extract to the secondary on my second attemp. It really adds to the flavor.
Last edited by Tuggy; 04-13-2011 at 09:43 PM.