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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

716 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 716
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 122
Gots: 75 | 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 xnicknj
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into snifter - thanks Penguin

Deep black pour with a bubbled crop of tanned head perched on top. Bubbly retention, spotty lacing and a wisp of film.

Mild chocolaty scents with cocoa, milk sugar and caramel. Roasted dark malts and soft warmth.

Intensely flavorful milk chocolate, cocoa powder and caramel swirl together into a beery transformation of hot cocoa. Sweet and balanced, roasted dark malts, bread crust and milk sugar. Finishes a bit chalky and chocolaty.

Fuller medium body, decent carbonation, chewy and smooth on the tongue. A delicious, chocolate-forward stout, although I wish the nose was as impressive as the profile was.

Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of vobr0002
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of alelover
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of LambicPentameter
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of phuntasy
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of BYOFB
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of hilgart1
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of KidsDoc
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of iSip
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

ODell Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout: You will pour pure magical blackness into the glass, but a fine head will form to keep the elixir in its place. The aroma is subtle. The flavor is big, bold and spot on chocolate milk. There are Imperial Russian Stouts that I like better, but if you want a chocolate milk stout, man, this is the one! I wish my fifth grade milk program served this brew. Top it off with the humorous label and ODell has a winner on its hands. Must try beer. You may get your wife into stouts with this creation, and your kids as well!

Photo of GPHarris
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a - poured a 1/2 finger thick tan head into a snifter that left a thin ring of lace throughout. the body was dark black.
s - lactose, roasted chocolate, malty syrup sweetness.
t - chocolate milk with some burnt chocolate flavors.
m - medium body.
o - solid milk stout and one i would go to again. i was expecting more but still a good beer.

Photo of MNBeer1017
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of DustinPurvis
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of acjones
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Joeyroush
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of beertunes
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 3.10.13
Best by 5/2/13B

A - Pours a very dark brown with a light brown active head that fades quickly.

S - Milk chocolate, roasted malts.

T - Chocolate milk with a touch of roasted malt and alcohol.

D - Heavier body with lighter carbonation.

O - Milk chocolate and easy drinking. Solid.

Photo of zhanson88
3.51/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of JxExM
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There's something about a story that defines and grounds those things that we experience in taste. This one brings the history of the cyclic relationship between brewer and farmer together in a unique taste that's irresistible to embrace and cherish. Even without tasting the beer, I love its story...

Lugene pours with the darkest bark brown hue before becoming black. Mid-onyx with a mirrory sheen but also modest haze, the dark ale lumbers in its ability to develop foam or froth. Low in lace, the coffee-stained head yields minimal lace- not unexpected, the oils of cocoa inherently inhibit foam formation, retention and lace.

Strong chocolate aromas supersede all of the stout-like aromas underneath. But that doesn't mean that the taste of fresh roasted coffee beans, "Whoppers" candies, whipped cream and malted milkshake can't poke through the chocolaty overcast. Light earthen character of chicory, burnt wood, and walnut decorate the peripheries of the nose.

Building on the aromas, the taste opens with burnt caramel, mocha-rich coffees with a strong roasted coffee backdrop and the smoothness of milky latte. The beer's lush taste accompanies a bittersweet chocolate focus that opens up in the middle just as the milky sweetness of heavy whipping cream intensifies the dessert-like notions of the stout. A tinge of bourbon-like alcohols reinforce the caramel, vanilla, and cherry-flavored alcohols that bring closure to taste.

Creamy, velvety and so sultry smooth, the beer's low-lying carbonation casts a cask ale-like texture that lays firmly on the tongue and caresses the taste buds with silky effects, thickness, and passive chewy textures. Its assured full body concludes with a malty-dry finish and stern understated alcohol warmth- somewhat minty in its continued complexity.

I remember when Young's Double Chocolate Stout was first tasted, I thought it was the most sultry thing I had ever tasted. Though there have been more advancement in chocolate, body, alcohol, and sweetness- none has yet to capture that type of taste in elevated form ... 'til now. This should be a highly celebrated ale for such humble underpinnings. I have a feeling Lugene has a pint or two waiting for him, and not on his dime.

Photo of Punisher
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of MikeOlheiser
4.51/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer at a pub on tap.

The color is expected, very dark black, not alot of a head. If there is a head it subsides.

The smell is instantly chocolate. I did not smell any alcohol on this. Very sweet, malty smell.

The taste is sweet milk chocolate right up front and all the way through. There is a just a bit of alcohol warmth which adds to the taste perfectly in my opinion. otherwise, the alcohol does not come through strongly. There is no noticeable bitterness, but just a tad of hops at the end but it finishes creamy and clean.

The carbonation is slight, and is just right for this style. I don't care for the nitro beers like Young's, but the light carbonation is perfect for my liking.

Overall, this is my favorite chocolate stout. I like the sweetness, I like the bit of alcohol warmth, and its just delicious to sip on. If you like the style, I would say this a must try.

Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 716 ratings.