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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

697 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 697
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 117
Gots: 73 | 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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Photo of dowen17
1.9/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a dark brown with minimal head. Pours just like a flat coke. There are tons of floating things in here. They're kind of hard. I'm almost afraid to sip it.

Smells kind of like a flat vanilla coke. It has a weird smell in the background as well. Still kind of scared.

Taste is alcohol with a little bit of coke flavor. Not picking up chocolate or vanilla or anything.

Way too carbonated for the style. Really poor.

Hated this beer. I think I may have gotten a bad bottle but oh well.

dowen17, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of JuanAlberto
2/5  rDev -50.9%

JuanAlberto, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of MissMeg
2/5  rDev -50.9%

MissMeg, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of SamN
2.39/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Glossy sable black, decent head of mocha that dissipates quickly. Great looking beer. Smell is an initial flash of piney, crisp-fruit hops, like grapes. No real chocolate, but some coffee, lightly. Taste is an odd thing- initial taste is of vinous fruitiness, like grapes. Not what I'm expecting from a self-declared chocolate milk stout. Throws off the whole beer. There is some light pseudo cocoa tates, but the overall impression is of apple sweetness, herbaly hops and an odd finish. Taste is poor, i do not care for this beer.

SamN, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of Hopstout
2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

Hopstout, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of vfgccp
2.54/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

A - Cola body. Low, light-khaki head. Poor lace.

S - Balsamic vinegar, stale coffee. Touch of prune. No real chocolate to speak off.

T - Sour bitterness. Light vinegar. Malted milk balls.

M - Nice thick creamy mouthfeel.

O - Looks like this bottle went bad. Vinegar off-notes really ruined the beer.

vfgccp, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of Sazz9
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

Sazz9, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of krl2112
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

krl2112, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of GStone899
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

GStone899, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of frankiepop
2.83/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Well, I am going to part company with many reviewers on this stout. 1st this brew somewhat lives up to its title. However, I didn't like the taste at the finish line. It delivers a metallic sour flavor that reminds me more of a bitter chocolate than a chocolate milk. Also we should compare this to other chocolate stouts. I suggest that the Wells' Young Double Chocolate, Samuel Smith' Organic Chocolate Stout, and Rogue's Chocolate Stout just cream this one.

The look and aroma are OK. But the smoothness is not silky smooth as a chocolate milk stout should be. For example, Youngs Dble Chocolate stout is world class and smooth. Silky smooth. In comparison then this stout must drop below average. My rec is not to buy a 6 when checking this toilet stew out. Get a cheaper single. Otherwise your drain is gonna get drunk on some shitty brew. Come on Odell you're better than this.

Pair this with the cd Isaac Hayes Chocolate Chip. Then move on.

frankiepop, Feb 24, 2013
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.

Beaver13, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of DantooineBBQ
3/5  rDev -26.3%

DantooineBBQ, May 05, 2013
Photo of Austin_M
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Austin_M, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of Mospaw
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Mospaw, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of JohnyFriday
3/5  rDev -26.3%

JohnyFriday, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of MandaMichelle
3/5  rDev -26.3%

MandaMichelle, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of pinkysup
3/5  rDev -26.3%

pinkysup, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of marct
3/5  rDev -26.3%

marct, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of vikinghorn
3/5  rDev -26.3%

vikinghorn, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Jasonrm72
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Jasonrm72, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of blakelive784
3.04/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:

A - Pours a dark, opaque shade of brown, with a frothy tan head of one finger. Retention is poor, and the head leaves no lacing as it recedes.

S - Subdued roasted malts and sweet chocolates. Entirely too mild in strength. Incredibly restrained. Seemingly well balanced, though. I hope it's more assertive than it smells.

T - Roast character is much more prevalent in the taste, though it's underwhelming underneath the chocolate. Much more of a raw cocoa taste than I was expecting, which I like. Very sweet throughout. The alcohol is far too present on the finish (especially for 8.5%.) A bit simple.

M - Medium bodied, thick and smooth. It's missing the silky/creamy mouthfeel I've come to expect in good stouts.

D - I love the chocolate character, but it's too restrained and largely unremarkable. Pretty average.

blakelive784, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.05/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up at Home Brew Stuff yesterday for about $3... Poured into my slim tulip.. Short lasting brown head atop an expected black brew... very minor lacing.

Nose is Tootsie rolls.. smells a bit artificial IMO... milk chocolate and underlying stout qualities..

Flavor is maybe a tad better.. still the artificial chocolate qualities are my big bitch.. tastes like extract with some background cocoa.. honestly not getting anything on the palate that resembles a stout..

Body is a bit bigger than medium, carbonation is on the lighter side of medium and makes for a smooth mouthfeel..

Not really digging this one at all.. okay, but not good... more of a novelty for somebody that doesn't really like beer, "Hey, try this one. It is a 'Chocolate Milk Stout and will get you drunk!'" I am probably being a little harsh, but even for $3 I will never buy it again.

3/3/3/3.5/3

JohnGalt1, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of Kevincredible
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Kevincredible, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of goochpunch
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a very deep, dark brown with a very thin head the color of chocolate milk. Smells of chocolate, chocolate malt, bready malts, and a bit of Euro hops. Chocolate isn't as strong as the nose as I would have expected. This beer is SWEET. Too sweet for me. Nice chocolate flavor, but it needs some bitterness (either from roasted grain or hops) to balance it out. I get a kind of jelly fruitiness from the yeast, that I'm not fond of. Mouthfeel is moderate-full and sticky. This beer isn't bad, but it isn't my cup of tea. Does an exceptional job of hiding alcohol. Needs more balance with the sweetness.

goochpunch, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Westyn
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 697 ratings.