Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout - Odell Brewing Company
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Reviews by kemoarps:
4.09/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This is exactly what I love beer to look like. Satiny black, that winks back at you when you look at it. Just a touch of espresso foam brown that dances away as soon as you look at it, but leaves its marks on the wall. I've been excited to try this beer for some time, and I can already tell I'm going to like it. A lot.
Kind of a let down, though putting my nose to it. Not unappealing, just not really... anything. Smells kind of roasty-ish, hints of chocolate, and I swear something kind of rubbery. Huh.
OK, well that's more like it. The first thing I notice is just how incredibly creamy and smoothe it is. It's decently carbonated, too, so to have the effervescence playing off your tongue and still have an overwhelmingly creamy experience... it's a good 'un. The flavours are as you would expect: sweet creamy chocolate dominates everything else, with the sweet being bolstered by a definite lactose... sweetness. I figured this would be dessert, and it fits that bill quite well. There's some general roastiness and a hint of the thought of considerations of coffee perhaps, though that could just be a Pavlovian response to expecting to find it in dark beers. milky, syrupy goodness through and through.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 06:02:16 | More by kemoarps
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3.68/5 rDev -9.4%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 22:18:55 | More by Hop-Droppen-Roll
4/5 rDev -1.5%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 01:41:16 | More by SHODriver
4.29/5 rDev +5.7%
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!
Serving type: on-tap
07-16-2014 04:04:50 | More by BeerDawgs
Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 636 ratings.