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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout - Odell Brewing Company

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712 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 712
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 119
Gots: 76 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

swaghawk, Feb 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

tsco7, Feb 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

searsclone, Feb 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

jriggins6, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of LuDookie
4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I poured this from the bottle into a mug.

The only reason I gave it below a 5 for appearance is because it lacked a head....none! But it poured thick and I could tell right away it was gonna be a creamy, thick stout.

Smells like sweet smokey chocolate.

It is massively sweet. It is everything that I expected, and you can taste the stout behind all of the chocolate. The only drawback is, it is a little too sweet. It would be hard for me to drink more than one. That said, I'm glad I got it and I really enjoyed it.

Mouthfeel is great. It's thick and carbonation is just right. (low)

Overall, I really liked it. It is the sweetest beer I have had yet, which is to a degree that is its only downfall. Very good though.

LuDookie, Feb 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

herman77, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark chocolatey color but unfortunately almost no head.

Smells strongly of lactose, mild sweet milk chocolate, maybe some vanilla.

Taste is much better, huge milk chocolate flavor, sweet malty vanilla and lactose, excellent.

Mouthfeel is pretty thick, silky smooth, a little low on carb but still good.

Very good beer, would buy many four packs if Odell distributed here.


AlexFields, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Peelster
4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was my first milk stout and it lived up to its promise. Appearance was chocolatey dark, with very little head. Taste at first favored a roasty nature, but as I drank more the chocolate and sweetness came through. Virtually no hop aroma or flavor, which suited me. I did not match this well with dinner (salmon), but it went perfectly with dessert -- a chocolate, coconut, caramel cupcake. That was an ideal combination.

Peelster, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of zeledonia
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A new beer from Odell, and a chocolate milk stout at that! Tasted 1 February 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours deep dark brown, mostly opaque. One finger of medium-tan head. Okay retention, pretty good lacing. Not bad.

Smell is rich, chocolatey, and sweet. A touch of smoke reveals the stout in the back, but for the most part, this is rich chocolate milk. It has a touch of the artificial (a la Southern Tier), but just a hint.

This is tasty. Sweet, luscious, and chocolatey. It's definitely dominated by the chocolate and the lactose, but they're pure and harmonious. The stout comes through as support, and a soft touch of dark roast coffee.

Mouthfeel is as it should be, which for a milk stout, is usually quite enjoyable. Slick, smooth, and fluffy. Carbonation could use a boost.

A really nice beer. Definitely nails the chocolate milk, but has enough beer to it that I don't feel like an elementary school kid watching afternoon cartoons. Quite good, and one I'll pick up again.

zeledonia, Feb 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

kylemckinnis, Feb 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

PalatePilot, Feb 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

josephwa, Feb 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

harrymel, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of dsuedbeck
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Nearly pitch black, small caramel 1 finger head.

Smell: Big rich chocolate smell, moderate amount of roasted coffee malts coming through.

Taste: Lot of chocolate, sweet, a little coffee but not as much as in the nose. A little bit of hop bitterness on the backend.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, right where you expect a stout.

Overall: Solid all around, nice balance. Very drinkable.

dsuedbeck, Feb 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Haybeerman, Feb 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

aflies, Feb 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

taospowder, Feb 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

dachp, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

sureshot08, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

sammygt, Feb 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Duff27, Feb 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Ispeakforthetrees, Feb 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Doggfish90, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of mevett89
4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: extremely dark brown- looks black, with a dark brown head.

Smell: roasty and sweet, not much hop profile.

Taste: roasty, sweet and extremely chocolaty. Only a bit of hops for balance.

Mouth Feel: creamy and smooth, leaves the mouth coated.

Overall: Absolutely delicious! This is one of my favorite stouts ever.

mevett89, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Black, thin but sticky tan lacing

SMELL: Roasty grain, fine chocolate, rose water, mild coffee, prunes, alcohol, light molasses

TASTE: Creamy, silky smooth, thick bodied, milky, subtle roastiness, chocolate throughout, modest hopping, big juicy kiss of alcohol, date sugar, mild spice, dark berries, faint orange peel, sweet creamy finish

This is a big brew, 12oz bottle took a while to conquer though I did not complain once. Seek this one out for something completely different.

Jason, Feb 05, 2013
Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 712 ratings.