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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout - Odell Brewing Company

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638 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 638
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 107
Gots: 58 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-25-2013 04:07:13 | More by Gonzoillini
Photo of Mebuzzard


3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Being a milk stout, sweetness is expected and doesn't disappoint. A dark, smooth pour with some big foam a bit soapy

Milk chocolate and sugary aroma, some caramel and dark plum

This is a smooth stout. Wondered if I would get dark or milk chocolate, and it's the latter. Makes it sweeter. Some dark fruit/berry. Hints of toffee and coffee. Not picking up much to any booze on this one. Pretty nice

Feels sweet and smooth. Carbonation is just right to get the feel of the chocolate. Nice beer

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 19:37:46 | More by Mebuzzard
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3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown color, nice and professional looking. Mild light brown head on it, only about 1/4" in depth. Doesn't leave lace. Its a pretty color and juxtaposition of light and dark brown though.

Aroma was mild chocolate, thought it would be more impressive, but its still a nice breath of aroma from a stout that isn't all about massive roast in the nose.

Taste, a good, cocao and smooth chocolate sensation. Alcohol is amazingly covered up in the mouthfeel, at least at first, it does come out a little more downstream. Not really all that sweet. They got the lactose addition just right. I can't tell if that's vanilla or just a different kind of interplay between the parts giving it a slight bitterness at times (lactose and powdered chocolate milk?). Its a good beer, but its not going to rise to the elite level of chocolate beers.

Thanks to koufax21 for bringing this to the March Madness 2013 bottle share. Of course, a big no thanks to David Hurley, bar guy at El Dorado, for going back on the El Dorado's word of supporting our bottle share. These guys don't support craft beer, they don't support loyal customers. Grade A jerk.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 17:13:03 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-28-2014 21:46:35 | More by LXIXME
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3.05/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up at Home Brew Stuff yesterday for about $3... Poured into my slim tulip.. Short lasting brown head atop an expected black brew... very minor lacing.

Nose is Tootsie rolls.. smells a bit artificial IMO... milk chocolate and underlying stout qualities..

Flavor is maybe a tad better.. still the artificial chocolate qualities are my big bitch.. tastes like extract with some background cocoa.. honestly not getting anything on the palate that resembles a stout..

Body is a bit bigger than medium, carbonation is on the lighter side of medium and makes for a smooth mouthfeel..

Not really digging this one at all.. okay, but not good... more of a novelty for somebody that doesn't really like beer, "Hey, try this one. It is a 'Chocolate Milk Stout and will get you drunk!'" I am probably being a little harsh, but even for $3 I will never buy it again.


Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 07:29:27 | More by JohnGalt1
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-06-2014 00:28:24 | More by afsdan
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-29-2014 01:49:31 | More by dmorgan310
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

03-24-2013 19:16:23 | More by beertunes
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3.59/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of a tan color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of sweet malt, oatmeal, hint of sour, slight roasted malt, pale malt, and a hint of hops. Fits the style of a Milk / Sweet Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and creamy with a low carbonation level. Reminiscent of a Baltic Porter. Tastes of roasted malt, tartness, sweet malt, hint of hop, and slight oatmeal. Overall, very weak appearance, but decent aroma, good body, and good blend.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 16:10:37 | More by Tone
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3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 00:51:19 | More by xnicknj
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4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 17:11:47 | More by HuskyinPDX
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3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 23:55:44 | More by Alieniloquium
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3.51/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours black with s small tan head of foam.

Notes of milk chocolate and roasted malts on the smell. Not overly sweet as I kind of expected.

Nice milk chocolate flavour up front, gets a bit sweet mid palate, finishes with some semi sweet chocolate and a "blast" of alcohol.

This is pretty good but not something I'd drink much of. Too high on the abv scale for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 01:15:26 | More by Bitterbill
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4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Dark brown/black....minimal head

S-Milk chocolate....whopper candy...coffee heavily laden with cream..

T-Nice lactose impressions....whoppers candy again...milk chocolate....just a slight sour note on the finish...very slight..

M-Drinks more like a 5% stout than an 8.5% stout....body is medium with a slightly syruppy impression...the higher ABV is indistinguishable.

O-Nice beer. I bought a single of this and thought it read "chocolate mint stout"...time for reading glasses I guess. Nicely done beer. Could drink a couple or three of these in a sitting...

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 02:27:47 | More by ZAP
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-28-2013 19:44:28 | More by claspada
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-30-2013 10:13:43 | More by Cynic-ale
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New York

2.54/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

A - Cola body. Low, light-khaki head. Poor lace.

S - Balsamic vinegar, stale coffee. Touch of prune. No real chocolate to speak off.

T - Sour bitterness. Light vinegar. Malted milk balls.

M - Nice thick creamy mouthfeel.

O - Looks like this bottle went bad. Vinegar off-notes really ruined the beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 02:06:21 | More by vfgccp
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-02-2013 23:37:20 | More by bsuedekum
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-06-2013 04:01:08 | More by Duff27
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4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I have had this on tap a few places around Houston. D&T and Hay Merchant most recently.

A: Pours a nearly opaque black color. A bit of brown/ruby red around the edges. A two finger khaki head forms with good retention. Plenty of lace is left behind.
S: Roasted malt, light cereal grains. Then the milk chocolate takes over. Silky, lightly lactic chocolate is the show as this warms.
T: Like the nose, roasted malt and cereal grains up front. Baked bread, and that wonderful silky milk chocolate takes over and is a real treat. Near perfect for the style.
M/D: A full body that is not overly viscous. Moderate carbonation, and I can't describe how silky smooth this is. While the alcohol is a bit strong for the style, it is still incredibly easy to drink. I will need to get bottles asap.

Love it. I can forgive the higher ABV (for my liking) cause this is so flavorful and enjoyable to drink. A really good imperial sweet stout. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2014 01:37:33 | More by champ103
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-26-2013 00:50:37 | More by Gobzilla
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-07-2013 22:11:38 | More by Haybeerman
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3.31/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, i think the four pack was $11. Dark black color, tan head, standard stout appearance. Aroma is mostly dark chocolate with a tinge of stout Flavor is more chocolate, cocoa powder, alcohol. Slightly sweet. I've read lots of comparisons to chocolate milk and while this is indeed chocolate heavy I really don't agree, its just chocolate beer. Honestly, a glass of Horizon chocolate milk tastes better than this does.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 03:21:31 | More by ArrogantB
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-05-2014 22:31:21 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours an opaque black color. The head is a quarter inch of tan foam that recedes quickly into sparse lacing. The aroma is of melted milk chocolate, with hints of roasted malt beneath. The taste is full of chocolate with some nice roasted malt and graham cracker notes rounding things out. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a silky chewy texture, and appropriately mild carbonation. Overall, this might not be a mind blowing chocolate stout, but it is a damn good one.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 03:37:02 | More by KarlHungus
Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout from Odell Brewing Company
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