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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

639 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 639
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 107
Gots: 58 | 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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zhanson88

California

3.51/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours out a dark brown that appears pretty much opaque black in the glass. About 1/2" of dark tan head forms, that has okay retention and does retain some lacing. Pretty good looking milk stout.

Smell: Smells pretty roasty, with chocolate and lactose coming through as well. Very aromatic compared to many milk stouts out there.

Taste: Lots of chocolate, roast and lactose flavor coming through in waves. Very sweet. Mid palate and on the finish though, it turns pretty cloying and you can really tell it is 8.5% ABV.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Medium bodied and pretty creamy. Again though, it turns a bit hot on the end and drinkability is not high at all. Very much a one-and-done type of beer. Overall, a very flavorful milk stout that is pretty enjoyable and unique. Would probably buy again at some point if given the chance.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 23:56:53 | More by zhanson88
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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 639 ratings.