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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

716 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 716
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 121
Gots: 75 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: denver10 on 01-03-2013)
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Reviews by Algebrew:
Photo of Algebrew
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Poured such a dark, dark brown that zero light shone through. It had a tiny brown head which evaporated quickly, which I was rather confused by. (Perhaps my glass wasn't cleaned thoroughly enough, I'll make sure to re-rate this brew soon.)

Smell: Sweet chocolate comes through, a hint of roasted malts, a noticeable alcohol aroma peers through as well.

Taste: The beginning hits a bit sweet with hints of chocolate; the middle brings out more of the milk chocolaty notes; the end dies down into a roasted finish.

Mouthfeel: A bit too carbonated. Also, more on the light-bodied side of medium, not chewy enough, but still fit for a sweet stout - creamy enough.

Overall: I will definitely purchase/rate this again. I've had it before and remember it being SO much better, I'm not familiar with infected beers, but this could be my first. Perhaps my senses were shot after that Mycenary. I know this is a far better brew than my rating has shown, I'm saddened. We'll see.

More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of DanHarper
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of supa0525
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Beaver13
2.9/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours black with a smallish fizzy brown head that quickly goes to a thin film.

The aroma is sweet lactic chocolate, some coffee and some bitterness from the roast.

The flavor is sweet lactic chocolate with some roast. It's a little acidic with some vegetal notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, an OK milk stout with a few off notes. Not as sweet as I thought it would be. A bit pricey at $10 per 4 pack.

Photo of DuckDodgers
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ajkelly451
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of wlevando
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into quasi-tulip glass

Appearance: Opaque deep brown, almost black. Unimpressive, lacy, fine head. Head improves as it rests, very resilient

Smell: Milk stout! Sweet, sort of syrupy smell

Taste: Wow. Not complex, but a wallop of light chocolate with pleasant milky vanilla backbone. No chocolate bitterness at all. Is this beer hopped at all?

Mouthfeel: Like very decent chocolate, melting in the mouth. Resilient coating.

Aftertaste: Mild but slightly warming and pleasant.

My take: A sweet and excellent beer. Not overpowering enough to make a bad day great, but the perfect compliment to other quiet joys. This beer makes me happy.

Photo of mverity
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Dbrulet
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Jason
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Black, thin but sticky tan lacing

SMELL: Roasty grain, fine chocolate, rose water, mild coffee, prunes, alcohol, light molasses

TASTE: Creamy, silky smooth, thick bodied, milky, subtle roastiness, chocolate throughout, modest hopping, big juicy kiss of alcohol, date sugar, mild spice, dark berries, faint orange peel, sweet creamy finish

This is a big brew, 12oz bottle took a while to conquer though I did not complain once. Seek this one out for something completely different.

Photo of Meyers1023
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of ryancl
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of bsp77
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Brownish-black with thin tan head and spotty lacing.

Smell: Strong roasted aroma, with definite chocolate, some cream, and touches of coffee and dark fruit.

Taste: Strong milk chocolate taste, semi-sweet, with sharper roasted layers underneath. There are light dark fruit flourishes, and a very minor coffee bite at the end. Some chocolate and cream lingers.

Feel: Medium-full body that is quite creamy and smooth, with low carbonation. Finish is just slightly drying.

Overall: This is exactly as advertised - a chocolate milk stout. Quite enjoyable, but I would like a little more bite and/or dryness.

Photo of Prospero
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The stout poured out from the bottle a dark, cloudy brown colour. Smelled of rich chocolate with roasty malts. Tasted almost the same way that it smelled; chocolate, malt, and a bit alcoholic. Left a lingering syrupy mouth-feel to it.

Would I buy this beer again? Probably.

Photo of mkrass
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.41/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reminiscent of Guinness in terms of appearance. As dark brown as you can go without being black. Does not let light through. Smell that roasted malt and milk chocolate. It's dessert time! Like carbonated,alcoholic chocolate milk sans milk. Viscous mouthfeel. Somewhat of an alcoholic aftertaste.

Photo of Dave11899
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Janis_Hoplin
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of MattyG85
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Best by date of 5/2/2013.

Appearance: Pours a dark blackish brown with a fair amount of rising bubbles. About two fingers of deep tan head that fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A very roasty and fairly sweet dark stout aroma. Dark roasted malts with big hints of dark and milk chocolate, toast, cream, coffee, burnt caramel, toffee, nuts, and yeast. Also some hints of vanilla and smoked malt. Subtle hints of molasses and dark raisin and fig. Hops are laid back with some earthy hints. A very nice rich and creamy chocolate driven aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints, a nice roasty and sweet chocolate and milk driven taste. Dark roasted malts with a good taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, cream, toasted bread, coffee, caramel, toffee, yeast, nuts, and some smoked malt. Some sweet vanilla and molasses sugars as well. Subtle notes of dark fruit including raisin, fig, and prune. A light bitter taste of earthy hops come in towards the finish. A very good sweet chocolate stout taste that is well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy and somewhat roasty and syrupy. Alcohol is masked very well.

Overall: A really good sweet/milk stout. Good creamy chocolate flavor with a moderate sweetness. Really nailed the style.

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Catphish
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 716 ratings.