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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

681 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 681
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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev -1.5%

eawolff99, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of KarlHungus
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.

KarlHungus, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

kscaldef, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

BMart, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev -1.5%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Gagnonsux, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

cdwil, Apr 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

gtermi, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of AlexFields
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

8.2/10

AlexFields, Feb 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Whiskeydeez, Mar 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

st9647v3, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

harrymel, Feb 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

thatoneguymike, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of andrenaline
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Props to my in-laws for grabbing the last bottle in the shop when visiting the US recently.

A - Pours nearly opaque, dark ruby hue on the edges, finger of dark mocha head with solid retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Rich milk chocolate, a touch of vanilla and a burnt sugar mocha finish.

T - Chocolate flavours dominate, the milk chocolate notes are surprisingly sweet, though not overwhelming, the ABV is incredibly well hidden and dark cocoa and vanilla flavours linger on the finish.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a sweet sticky finish.

O - Overall, this brew is fantastic, incredibly easy drinking and I could easily toss back a few of these in a single sitting. Nice to find a rich brew, higher in ABV that can be easily sessioned. I wish my in-laws were able to grab a few more bottles, but I'm definitely glad they were able to get the one. Highly recommended.

andrenaline, Mar 09, 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
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4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark chocolate colored body with a creamy little head of deep khaki colored foam that leaves plenty of lacing.

Has a nose of dairy cream with chocolate. Whole milk chocolate milk if you will.

Holy hell, this is good. Very milk chocolatey throughout with some cream/milk notes and a bit of alcohol at the end. The flavor never overwhelms the palate though.

This is a great part of this beer. Heavier end of medium bodied, slick and milky smooth. Not heavy or thick despite the abv.

This is wonderful. Like drinking chocolate milk beer. Odell does it again. Dessert in a bottle, much like those chocolate cream liquors (Godiva, etc.) you can buy now. Wow, am I digging this.

jera1350, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Dope
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice dark brown with a big fluffy medium brown head. Head fades slowly, leaving a really nice spiderweb lacework behind. Great head retention as well.

S: Chocolate, cream and a little smoky umami too interestingly enough.

T: Bitter chocolate initially, then a wave of creamy sweet milk chocolate follows it. There is a little savory smoky umami presence from beginning to end, kind of like a BBQ. Not much but it adds a certain heartiness to the beer. Some bittersweet chocolate in the finish and lingering between sips once the sweetness falls away.

M: Nice medium body, smooth and creamy.

O: Excellent milk chocolate stout. Not too sweet like a lot of these are, but sweet nonetheless. Nice full smooth body lends to excellent drinkability. A little savory umami adds a layer of complexity to an otherwise pure chocolate milk stout. Nice brew.

Dope, Jun 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

crobinso, Jan 13, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark red-brown color with a small, instantly disappearing beige head, seems quite fizzy too leaving a nice sugary layer on the glass. Aroma has milky chocolate, some fruity dark malts and caramel. Flavor is quite chocolaty too, faint vanilla, caramel malts and lingering fruitiness on the finish. Strong carbonation, creamy, roasty, sugary and chocolaty palate. Could have been a bit heavier on the body and a bit less carbonated, still quite nice though.

jbaker67, Nov 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Hanzo, Apr 23, 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

SadMachine, Apr 01, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Soft malt with light roast, some sweetness and a touch of lactose. Nothing wrong, but nothing exceptional for style either.
Loud fizzy head that settles out pretty quickly, really. Very dark body.
A very rich drink. Full flavors. Milk and chocolate come through loud and clear here. Alcohol is noticeable with a little heat and spiciness/perfume to the taste- seems out of balance. Also get some warmth in the gut. Some sweetness shows
Moderate to lighter than that body. Reasonably soft feel and carbonation. Drinks lighter/easier than what it is. Could be kinda' dangerous.
This is a perfectly fine drink. No where near the best milk stout I've experienced.

garymuchow, Apr 27, 2013
Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 681 ratings.