Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

854 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 854
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 150
Gots: 155 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: denver10 on 01-03-2013

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Ratings: 854 | Reviews: 143
Photo of Treyliff
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a pitch black color with a two-finger khaki colored creamy head that eventually reduces to a thin film floating on top

S- slightly charred roasted malt aroma mixes with notes of chocolate milk, malted milk balls, roasted nuts and underlying earthy hops

T- deep milk chocolate flavor up front mixes with charred malt and burnt caramel, sweet lactose gives a flavors of vanilla whipped cream, and seems to enhance the chocolate and caramel. Hints of dark cherry and coffee close it out with lingers of milk chocolate and char

M- medium-viscous body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and a chewy velvety finish, high drinkability

O- hard to believe that this is 8.5%, as it has superior drinkability. Chocolaty, milky and full flavored, this is a fine milk stout

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black with ruby edges. Milk chocolate, light roast and a touch of booze.

Photo of Cannibalgasm
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

A: Pours a rich deep black with two fingers of creamy beige head that lingers for quite awhile before leaving behind some beautiful lacing.

S: Chocolate, roasted malts, and some slight undertones of earthy hops.

T: Chocolate, milk, sweet malts, roasted malts, sugar, oatmeal, dark fruits, and a subtle earthiness..

M: Full bodied, moderately carbonated, smooth creamy stout.

O: A very solid chocolate milk stout. Odell knows how to please.

Photo of Nick041881
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best chocolate milk stout that I have tried. Perfect carbonation and texture. It has a strong chocolate flavor with a nice alcohol finish. I have tried MANY chocolate stouts trying to find better but have not found one yet.

Photo of secondtooth
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Almost pitch-black with a medium head of deep tan bubbles. Almost no lace.

Aroma: Mostly malts, with some cocoa. Not at all overpowering or heavy.

Taste: Sweet, roasty, with some smooth chocolate. Lugene is high in the burnt, charred malty side of things, with some alcohol warmth in the finish. Not quite as “chocolate milk” flavored as I’d hoped. Not bad, but not one I’d return to.

Photo of jfeyes
4.93/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Loved this brew....very good chocolatey flavor with 8.5% kicker!

Photo of Gatch
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A little two milky and chalky for me, but still a great beer.

Photo of papat444
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 05/25/15

Pours a dark black with thin head. Nice aroma of chocolate but flavor lacks presence and chocolate is muted.

Photo of JFCLACK
4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ok, this is the mountain top, what perfection.

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Luuuuuuuugene.

Appearance : This beer pours pretty dark. It's a very dark chocolate brown body; when held up to the light there's no transparency. The head is large, 3 fingers in measurement, and beige-to-almond in color. The head leaves very generous lingerie-like lacing along the side of the glass, a true beauty.

Aroma : Cocoa powder, cacao bean, slight anise, and a light astringency from hops but only underneath. Bouquet is medium strength and oh so yummy.

Flavor : Ummm...This is just out of this world good. Words fail me. I've just laid lips to what could be the best milk stout EVER. Ever. Gathering my thoughts and checking my emotions here...

Creamy, semi-sweet chocolate goodness mixed with a beautiful marriage of milk and oatmeal, ending with melty candy bar wrapper. The hop is subdued, allows a bit of a burn on the palate, just perfect.

Mouthfeel : An EXPLOSION of creamy, hot-cocoa-with-marshamallows-made-with-whole-milk body, a slight burn from alcohol, ending just slightly parched and tingling.

Overall : Just buy it. I'm not kidding. Best. Milk. Stout. Ever. Ever. Ever. Ever.

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - The stout poured black with a tan head.

Smell - The nose was straight malts with little sense of chocolate.

Taste - At the front, baker's chocolate is evident. Notes of sweet berries and lactose sugar are present in the background. I found myself wanting more chocolate in this chocolate milk stout. The lactose is strong in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The lactose gives a smooth impression with some carbonation.

Overall - I liked the beer but wanted way more chocolate.

Photo of KayAvocado
4.94/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this on vacation and it was glorious.

Photo of kkleu357
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From notes on 3/30/15

On tap at Odell. Wow, very silky smooth and delicious. Big chocolate taste and aroma. Like a chocolate shake, but it is beer.

Photo of Grant_Satterthwaite
4.57/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a solid chocolate milk stout. It's not as exciting as I thought it would be but it was still extremely satisfying. Odell is a solid brewery and this is a solid brew. It's really smooth and not overly carbonated. Great mouthfeel, and thought its strong for a stout (8.5%) it's not overpowering. In fact, there wasn't a the alcohol bite you normally get from an 8.5% beer. I'd recommend it if you're looking for a stout that won't disappoint you.

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a black color with a two finger brown sugar color head. Aroma is roast, coffee, chocolate, and bittersweet chocolate. Taste is chocolate, light roast, and maybe a hint of coffee at the end. Mouthfeel is medium to medium-thick, a bit thinner than some stouts but that by no means takes away from this beer. Overall one of the better milk stouts I've had, and the chocolate makes it all the more so.

Photo of NateH
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very Chocolaty. Great Milk Stout

Photo of timontheroad
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark, almost black color, opaque. Nice two-finger brown head, good retention and lacing.
Smell: Sweet milk chocolate, dark roasted malt and some light coffee notes
Taste: Sweet milk chocolate up front, some nice coffee and dark roasty malt flavors on the back end.
Mouthfeel: Thick, smooth and silky, creamy, I could drink this all day!
Overall: Great tasting, nice aroma, hits all the right notes throughout. Pretty well made stout.

Photo of TheCondor
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Side poured from the bottle into a Boulevard pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a deep, rich black, so dark that light has a difficult time penetrating the beer. Maintain a one finger head that displays decent retention and leaves a little bit of stankonia lacing on the side.

Smell - Dark roasted malts, breads, milky sweetness, chocolate, and sugar. A bit of coffee and vanilla as well.

Taste - Just like the nose! Maintains the milk chocolate/sweet stout style without overwhelming one with sweetness, although I certainly wouldn't add any more sweetening element. There is a mild bitter touch in all of that chocolate and milk.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, creamy, big. Favorite part of the beer.

Overall - Very good beer, if you like the style check it out. Condor recommended and approved.

Photo of SteveB24
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Love when beer tastes exactly as advertised, tasted like drinking a Hershey bar, without being overly sweet on the tongue and wasn't to heavy, finished creamy yet also pretty carbonated, drank like a chocolate soda with a nice creamy mouthfeel. Really different and pretty delicious. big fan.

Photo of MottsDemerl
4.64/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'm drinking this for the second time in a week! 8.5% abv pours black with a medium brown head. Definite chocolate notes in the nose as well as roasted coffee. Tastes of milk chocolate without being sickly sweet and has coffee notes. Mouthfeel is a little thin but feels like you actually had a glass of chocolate milk. Drinks really easy for a nice abv %. This was just tapped at the Ginger Man here locally and can't wait to try it on draught! Cheers!

Photo of ManBearPat
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

i'd drink one of these for breakfast.
very chocolaty, a little boozy, yet somewhat poundable.

Photo of CraigP83
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet stout with milk chocolate taste. Not as dry or bitter as other stouts. Smooth drinking for the high ABV.

Photo of TempeBeerMan
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

A - Pours a inky black with a one-finger light brown head. Moderate lacing.

S - Dark roasted malts, chocolate milk, and a hint of dark fruit. Overall aroma is "mild".

T - Big milk chocolate notes forward. Nicely sweet. Some mild bitterness from the roast in the mid-palate. A hint of lactose sugars. Chocolate taste not at all artificial. Reminiscent of a rich chocolate cake. Very tasty. Warming alcohol in the finish.

M - Oh so smooth and creamy. Like drinking a milk shake. Full bodied, with soft carbonation. Drying, sticky finish. Amazing.

O - Nicely put together in all areas; excels in taste and feel. Probably the best chocolate stout I have had. So many of these taste like someone dumped cocoa into a beer. The depth and richness of flavor here stands out.

Photo of churchillps
2.49/5  rDev -39%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.75

I rarely ever pour a beer out, and I love odell, but this is overwhelmingly sweet, so much so it tastes artificial. Like 2% milk mixed with nutrasweet. Really wanted to like this one.

Photo of tjc76
4.71/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

If you let this beer age in the refrigerator for a year, a miracle will happen! It lost all of its alcohol taste, became a little more sweeter, and the chocolate was much more intense. The consistency seemed to be thicker as well, and so much smoother. Thought I was drinking a "Five Dollar Shake". This was one of the best Stouts I've ever had, only second to Stranahan's aged Yeti.

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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout from Odell Brewing Company
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