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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout - Odell Brewing Company

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Lugene Chocolate Milk StoutLugene Chocolate Milk Stout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

817 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 817
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 142
Gots: 146 | 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: 817 | Reviews: 135
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.

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 5/24/14; into a pint glass.
Appearance - pours a dark brown. Sits black in the glass, but a bit of light comes through. A thin beige head that leaves sheets of lace!
Smell - very tame nose; some light roasted coffee beans and very little chocolate notes.
Taste - wow, wasn't expecting that after a ho hum nose...flavorful bittersweet chocolate, some vanilla cream!
Feel - mild body, very flavorful, bittersweet chocolate feel and very easy to drink for an 8.5% ABV stout!
Overall - a tasty stout; worth a try, but not something I'll seek out.

Photo of dcscientist
4.7/5  rDev +15.2%

This is an excellent stout. Dark as night, packed with milk chocolate flavor, and high enough alcohol to really get your attention. Many stouts are bitter, but this one is not. Available in four-packs and a bit more expensive than most similar beers, but very much worth it.

Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fairly light milk stout, very drinkable—even, I'd think, on a warm evening—but, best of all, the layers of chocolate shine through much clearer and cleaner than many other chocolate-premised stouts I've had. Nice sweetness, toeing the line nicely between clean and cloying—and aided in this by the very detectable presence of the chocolate notes and their attendant bitterness. Not much nose, outside of dry malty sugars and the faintest hint of lactose carried though out of the tulip's curve. Very dark, and slightly mahogany-brown when held to light, this somewhat still, light mouth-feel stout seems to fairly well achieve its ends—though I think, given the sweetness, it'd pair much better with a hunk of meat than a dessert.

Photo of BenBasil
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Thick and dark with a nice amber head, though it doesn't stay around very long. This is the best chocolate stout I have had to date, and my personal favorite beer as of yet. Odell does it right. My only problem with this beer is that it is a 4 pack seasonal :(...

Photo of Hop-Droppen-Roll
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a porter, smells like a porter (anyone who can school me in how to better rate porters based on appearance, feel free to BM me). Extra points on appearance because I love the label - makes me hungry for chocolate and milk, which made the beer irresistible.
The taste is great, it's an awesome porter, but I'm suspicious that the brewers were able to hide behind the milk/chocolate notes, the way a guitarist might hide behind his effects pedals... I think it's awesome, but I also think I expected more... and based upon the kick-ass label, I don't think that's unreasonable! I'm just an ignorant consumer, after all...
As far as mouthfeel is concerned, I feel like it's got the mouthfeel of a typical porter - I'm usually not a fan, but it works with this beers sweetness, so I'm happy with it.

Overall, it's a good beer, but if it were available in my market I don't think I would buy it very often. Very happy to have gotten to try it, and hopefully we get it here soon (because I DO like it, and I WOULD buy it, just not all the time).

Thanks again to CreepinJeeper for this awesome extra!

BIG TIME EDIT: I just realized this beer is classified as a stout... I know that porters are stouts, and stouts are porters, but this changes things. This is a little weak for a stout. Too carbonated, too light. Still Good. Carry on.

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

A: poured into a tulip glass to a black beer with a thick one finger light tan head that fades slowly to a small mat with some lacing
S: smells of milk chocolate and roasted malt
T: taste is sweet milk chocolate, roasted malt, and a slight licorice note. swallow brings more chocolate, roasted malt and a little coffee flavor
M: this beer is pretty smooth but on the heavy side with soft and slightly prickly carbonation with a clean and refreshing finish
O: It's a pretty good beer with some nice flavors and solid execution. It's pretty smooth and easy drinking as well.

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at the Odell Brewery, June 2013

A - : Pitch black, lots of tan lace, and alot of sticky lace on the glass
A - : Lactose, milky, chocolate of course.
T - : Huge milk chocolate flavor! Extreme on the taste buds. Smooth, sweet, perfect
M - Medium carbonation, crisp
O - If you like chocolate, and you like stouts, it doesn't get any better than this. Tasty as hell!

Photo of Gr8ful4Beer
3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Almost enjoyed this more closer to bottle date than aged

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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout from Odell Brewing Company
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