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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

669 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 669
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 109
Gots: 71 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: denver10 on 01-03-2013)
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FLenoci

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

10-27-2013 03:00:00 | More by FLenoci
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MEW

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-25-2013 00:53:00 | More by MEW
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Lockbreeze925

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-22-2013 16:28:47 | More by Lockbreeze925
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MITCHELLMPLS

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

10-22-2013 04:34:24 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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mountaincoffee

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

10-22-2013 04:33:55 | More by mountaincoffee
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Rasmon

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-17-2013 14:20:41 | More by Rasmon
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Misanthropy_Sipping

Nebraska

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%

Dusting out the old stash, found another one of these tucked away from a few months back.

It's time.

Pours a very deep black/brown, doesn't let much light through at all. Foams a rich chocolaty brown head and dissipates down pretty quickly.

Smells of chocolate, what can I say? Not a sweet sweet chocolate but a run of the mill sort of dark chocolate with some sweetness. A char smell to it with hints of vanilla and a bit of caramel malt. You get almost an herbal hop mixed into the blend. Pretty nice and quite inviting. Reminds me a tad of chalky cocoa.

Taste is reminiscent of malted milk balls with the milk chocolate over it. Isn't super sweet which is nice and chocolate is well blended with this roasty character and a hint of booze. A fair amount of dry caramel and vanilla. A touch of coffee.

Mouthfeel is smooth and a bit warming from the booze. I would place it in the medium to slightly above range on weight. A creamy sort of characteristic with a hint of dry chalkiness.

Overall, pretty nice. Not the best chocolate stout in my opinion, but definitely one of the better ones that has an actual milk chocolate taste to it and is balanced with a perfect amount of sweetness. I could sit around on a cold winters night and drink a couple no problem. It's smooth and pleasant and not pushy, definitely worth a try... and in a try I mean you might as well buy a four pack.

10-17-2013 02:30:16 | More by Misanthropy_Sipping
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.81/5  rDev -6.2%

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with some transparency at the edges. Small khaki head. A few islands of foam. Thin collar.

Smell - Chocolatey aroma. Light roast. Super chocolatey.

Taste - Chocolate is strongest. Roasted malt. Sweet lactose finish. Dominated by chocolate.

Mouthfeel - A little sweet. Medium carbonation. Lactosey.

Overall - I don't love the style, but this has a great chocolate flavor.

10-14-2013 23:55:44 | More by Alieniloquium
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GBuzzard

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-13-2013 13:35:08 | More by GBuzzard
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damienblack

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-10-2013 03:00:37 | More by damienblack
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mikerieder

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -20%

10-08-2013 02:52:10 | More by mikerieder
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

10-07-2013 17:08:10 | More by hiphopj5
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Coldsnack

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-05-2013 20:02:36 | More by Coldsnack
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%

Lugene pours a black color, with very little head at all. There is a boozy chocolate like aroma. The taste is a nice chocolate flavor, wwith a strong "milk" or lactose sugar flavor, a lot of the alcohol comes through as well. Good full flavors, nice body, crisp carbonation. Overall its a boozier chocolaty stout.

10-02-2013 01:24:25 | More by vette2006c5r
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Chucker17

South Dakota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-01-2013 13:16:40 | More by Chucker17
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jimmyjazzercise

Montana

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-01-2013 04:11:31 | More by jimmyjazzercise
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-29-2013 23:49:22 | More by famous_mortimur
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Bockrules

New Mexico

3.88/5  rDev -4.4%

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.

09-25-2013 03:32:15 | More by Bockrules
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samEBC

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

09-24-2013 20:03:13 | More by samEBC
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stogirelli

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-22-2013 21:07:33 | More by stogirelli
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

09-18-2013 09:06:48 | More by JellyJacket
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dowen17

Alabama

1.9/5  rDev -53.2%

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.

09-12-2013 00:00:47 | More by dowen17
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sooner961

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

09-06-2013 23:03:43 | More by sooner961
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WGO

United Kingdom (England)

3.7/5  rDev -8.9%

Great looking label with a little background story.
Off white head, which quickly dissipated to nothing.
Smelt alot like a mocha coffee.
Taste of coffee beans and liquorice. Not as sweet as I was expecting, and still quite bitter.
Went very well with a chocolate cheesecake.

09-04-2013 19:52:11 | More by WGO
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

09-02-2013 20:43:26 | More by Boston_Steve
Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 669 ratings.