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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout - Odell Brewing Company

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679 Ratings
very good

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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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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

camelgar, Jan 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

eawolff99, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of JEdmund
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep dark brown with just hints of color against light. Nice tight, tan bubble stream up the sides into the tan head that has some lasting power, as well as lacing left behind.

Nose delivers the goods. Roasted malts are engulfed in a chocolate powder-like aroma. Really nice.

Pretty easy drinking, with a milky sweetness rounding out the roasted malt and cocoa. Body is medium, with fine carbonation. Just a bit of boozy heat in the finish and a slight hop bite.

I like Lugene quite a bit. I’m glad Odell put out this kind of beer. I think I prefer it over Samuel Smith’s new chocolate stout.

JEdmund, Jan 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

thebigredone, Jan 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

dt_gbpackersfan, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of Seanniek91
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 12oz bottle into a Smuttynose pint.

Appearance- Very black with super quick mocha head. Looks a bit thin.

Smell- Roasty malts, baking chocolate, coffee, milk chocolate at the end. No detection of abv.

Taste- Holy jesus! Sweet chocolate with light coffee flavors. Nutty (peanut). Big malts. Zero hops. Warm booze, but not oppressive. I would like it to be a little more bitter.

Mouthfeel- Very light carbonation. Not very sticky. Smooth. Warming booze.

Overall- This was a nice extra. Great on this cold snowy NH night.

Seanniek91, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of shohen
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

shohen, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of matttttYCE
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best by date of 5/8/13. Pours nice with about a finger, high dark tan colored, creamy head. Pitch black body. Light-medium lacing and retention. Looks appealing. Aroma is very pleasant. Rich milk chocolate and cocoa, lactose sugar, heavy cream, dark roasted malts, notes of coffee, and caramel coffee creamer. Taste is much the same. Great milk chocolate and cocoa, rich chocolate and roasted malts, caramel, coffee, cream, hints of toffee and nuts. Rich, smooth consistency, medium carbonation, medium-full body, and a smooth but slightly bitter finish.

Overall this is a great beer. This is probably my second favorite beer brewed with lactose sugar behind Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow, though of course both are completely different beers. Point being when I saw the Odell type label but one that I didn't recognize I scooped one up to buy before I even knew exactly what it was, and this is for good reason. Odell really does not disappoint!

matttttYCE, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of mothman
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer is massive chocolate and cocoa flavors with a fair amount of roast. A decent creamy/milk flavor to it. Kind of dry. Awesome flavor profile.

Full bodied with a good amount of carbonation., Ends dry and roasted.

Very drinkable and enjoyable. I'd have more of this.

mothman, Jan 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

creepinjeeper, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of Mdog
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Black, good head.

Smell: Moderate chocolate, bit of fruit.

Taste: Yum! Starts with mild chocolate, then big sweet milk chocolate. Very tasty!

Mouthfeel: Slick, insanely drinkable. Goes down extremely fast for 8.5%.

Overall: I'm a big milk stout fan and this one does not disappoint. Sweet, but not too sweet, big flavors while being very drinkable. Glad I picked up a 4 pack and I might have to get another one before it's gone.

Mdog, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of MDDMD
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-dark brown black color with a nice tan head and good lacing

S-coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla

T-rich chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malt, vanilla, slight bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-delicious stout with lucious chocolate flavor and gr eat smoothness, really enjoyable after dinner

MDDMD, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

thanks to ablackshear for this extra beer in a trade!

poured into pint glass

Appearance: black bodied beer with 2 fingers of medium brown thick foamy head.

Smell: roasty, sweet lactose sugar, and milk chocolates. Hint of nuttiness and fruity notes.

Taste: roasty and sweet right away. Its as if the roasty malts want to assert themselves and the milk chocolate and lactose sugar says down bitch to the dark malts! The beer is almost like a chocolate milk shake, but then it has the taste of the hersheys chocolate syrup. Nice defined lactose note in the beer as well. The finish is moderately sweet. The chocolate tastes exactly like milk chocolate nothing artifical tasting from this beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Looked at the label expecting a 5% beer based on how how drinkable the beer is and the beers mouthfeel; nope is 8.5%! Whoa that seriously well hidden too... by the way. I just wouldnt have guessed that it was almost a 9% beer.

Overall: Do not drink this beer unless you really enjoy chocolate because this has got to be one of the "chocolatiest" beers that I have drank. Another really enjoyable beer from this brewery that stilll seems to remain a secret. I have no idea why either... the are always brewing fantastic everyday beers that are approachable for the craft beer newbie, but still satisfy a dercerning palate of a vertern craft beer drinker! Nice beer O'dells! This one is just as good as Moo hoo by Terrapin maybe even a little better!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jan 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

silversumo, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

blindpiggie, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
2.9/5  rDev -28.6%
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
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jonbeer89, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

MinnTwins, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of hardy008
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a two finger mocha head. Nice retention on the head and it leaves a good amount of lacing. The aroma has cocoa and dark roasted malt. Not a very strong aroma, but still nice.

The taste is bolder than the aroma suggests. There is milk chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted malt, and some vanilla. Sweet, with only a little bitterness from the dark roasted malt. Very nice.

Medium to full bodied, with below average carbonation. Creamy. smooth, and easy to drink. I would gladly buy this again.

hardy008, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

MarkyMOD, Jan 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

TubbyDullard, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of yamar68
3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours as dark as you could hope for. A half finger of latte brown head sinks down to a stubborn cap of carbonation that provides a good amount of lace.

Cocoa powder, almond, some brown ale type aromas, mild coffee... this is quite a bit tamer than I was anticipating.

The palate immediately reminds me of Southern Tier's chocolate stouts... rather artificial, creamy and sweet, some kind of metallic cocoa powder on the finish. Maybe a bit of coffee is buried in here somewhere as well. I'm glad I only grabbed a single of this one.

yamar68, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of TokyoCO
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: Dark brown with minimal light penetrating the edges.

S: Chocolate, milk chocolate, vanilla, sweet malts, hints of maple syrup.

T: Wow! Sweet milk chocolate, coffee, sweet malts, vanilla, slightly bitter chocolate, more bitter in the aftertaste.

M: Creamy, almost syrupy texture. Very smooth, basically no alcohol presence.

O: A great beer! Its definitely a desert beer. Best milk stout I have tried yet. Let it warm up, the chocolate flavors become more defined as is warms.

TokyoCO, Jan 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

mellowmark, Jan 22, 2013
Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 679 ratings.