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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout - Odell Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Lugene Chocolate Milk StoutLugene Chocolate Milk Stout

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very good

141 Reviews
very good

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Reviews: 141
Hads: 875
Avg: 3.99
pDev: 26.82%
Wants: 162
Gots: 162 | FT: 3
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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Reviews: 141 | Hads: 875
Reviews by Bockrules:
Photo of Bockrules
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a used motor oil black with just the faintest of ruby highlights. Capped by a fizzy, two-finger, tan head. Head is completely gone about halfway down the glass. Leaves behind a few small drips of lacing.

S - A little bit of chocolate milk upon opening the bottle. Not as complex or strong as anticipated. In the glass things get better with more chocolate milk, freshly backed brownies and a hint of caramel.

T - Chocolate milk upfront as promised. The body is is rich and complex with the chocolate malt backbone being supplemented by cane sugar, brownies and bit of earthy hop bitterness to provide some measure of opposition against the dominant sweetness. Dark fruit and a bit of alcohol come through as the beer passes over the back of the tongue, before leading to candied plum saturated in rum and covered in chocolate finish.

M - On the light side of full bodied with carbonation that seems more lively than creamy. Overall, I thought the carbonation in this beer was too soda like, causing the beer not to have the characteristic creamy head and mouthfeel I expect in a stout.

I enjoy Left hands milk stout, so I thought I would really be happy with this "Imperial" Milk Stout. I like the flavor profile: it is sweet, rich, and complex as hopped for and of course you can sense the alcohol at 8.5% abv. However, all other aspects of the beer fall short: the aroma isn't particularly inspiring and the carbonation is way too fizzy. Not only does this give the beer a head more reminiscent of a soda than a craft-Stout, but the mouthfeel is no longer creamy. Perhaps doing this on Nitro would correct that. For me this is a solid brew, but not quite good good enough to warrant purchasing another premium-priced 4-pack in the near future.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SteveB24
4.11/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of DanHarper
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of supa0525
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of tjumfrid
4.56/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Beaver13
2.95/5  rDev -26.1%
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.

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Photo of DuckDodgers
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of ajkelly451
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of otoolman221
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.46/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wlevando
4.47/5  rDev +12%
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.

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Photo of mverity
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Dbrulet
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Jason
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of schrutality
4.58/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Meyers1023
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of ryancl
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

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Photo of Prospero
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.83/5  rDev -4%
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.

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Photo of mkrass
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout from Odell Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.