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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout - Odell Brewing Company

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679 Ratings
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Ratings: 679
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 111
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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Photo of russpowell
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours mahogany with a finger of mocha colored head. Head retention & lacing are lacking

S: Some cocoa & faint boozeyness, kind of understated

T: Milk & dark chocolate & cocoa powder up front. More rich chocolate as this warms, with a touch of roasty bitterness as well, some dryness. Finishes sweet, dry, roasty with a touch of lactose

MF: Fairly rich, smooth carbonation

Really enjoyed this, the ABV is well hidden. If you like chocolate, this a stellar offering. I'll take this over the uber-hyped Boulevard Chocolate ale & true to style, but wish this would've delivered a bit more on the asthetics

russpowell, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Chuck_25
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Chuck_25, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of homebrew311
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serve in tap at the brewery. Appearance is dark brown with tan head and plenty of lacing. Nose is full of deep roasted malts with hints of vanilla, chocolate, and lactose sugar. The taste starts with chocolate and roast and is followed by hefty vanilla extract notes. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is light with low carbonation. Overall, nice flavors here with a light overall character for such a strong milk stout.

homebrew311, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of supa0525
4.75/5  rDev +17%

supa0525, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of timontheroad
4/5  rDev -1.5%

timontheroad, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of AndyH
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

AndyH, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev -1.5%

egrace84, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of gbrill
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

gbrill, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of PieOhMy
4/5  rDev -1.5%

PieOhMy, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of gabeuop79
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

gabeuop79, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of sethcroisant
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A- fairly dark brown head, though there's not much of it. moderate lacing.

S- roasted malts, coffee and booze are the most dominant scents. chocolate is there but a little less detectable. nice blend of smells.

M- carbonation is a little too prickly. has a decent body to it. kind of fluffy. overall, it's a very peculiar mouthfeel.

T- sweet and alcoholic up right away. after a second, some bitterness from the hops and roasted malts come in. chocolate is apparent all the way through, but not too assertive. bready flavors settle in towards the end. it does sort of taste like chocolate milk...

O- a solid and well balanced beer. maybe not as aggressive with the chocolate flavors as some, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

sethcroisant, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.44/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Dark velvety brown, near black in the Duvel tulip. Attractive low head but plenty of fizz on the tongue. Smells faintly like chocolate.

This does taste exactly like chocolate milk, if that's what you're looking for. Sweet and rich. There is a tart flavor that comes along, which is quite welcome, almost a capuchin yoghurt flavor. The dark roasted malt is what you'd find in a stout, though buried somewhat under the milky sugar. Towards the end of the glass it starts tasting more biter, like burnt malt. A little thickly bodied but it still pours and drinks like a beer.

Tangy and surprisingly drinkable, though you really have to like chocolate a lot. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Jubilation Fine Wines in Albuquerque.

mactrail, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of Eric908
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Eric908, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of dubmax
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

dubmax, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Thirstygoat
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Thirstygoat, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Skunkdrool
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Skunkdrool, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Ristaccia
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Ristaccia, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of dougfur
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

dougfur, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

kscaldef, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of soccerfancooch
5/5  rDev +23.2%

soccerfancooch, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of frankiepop
2.83/5  rDev -30.3%
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 rawfish
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours smooth and black with tints of cola brown and a mocha colored finger high head. Retention is average and leaves nearly no lacing.

Notable sweetness with lots of milk sugar and milk chocolate aroma somewhat artificial and roasty. Undertones of tree nuts, hints of vanilla and smoke.

Decadent, sweet chocolate and roasted malt with notes of licorice and prunes. Finishes a more roast, lactic sweetness and a mild bitterness that lightens up the sugar.

Syrupy and muted carbonation, slightly creamy but it makes the beer really feel heavy. Alcohol goes back into it's shell as the beer warms up.

Sweet stout, really pairs well with desserts or as one. The chocolate notes are spot on and deliver what is promised on the label. Slow sipper and falls right in line with the other good offerings in the Odell series.

rawfish, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of throwback
4/5  rDev -1.5%

throwback, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of thebouch01
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

thebouch01, Feb 23, 2013
Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 679 ratings.