Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout | Odell Brewing Company

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156 Reviews
Lugene Chocolate Milk StoutLugene Chocolate Milk Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by denver10 on 01-03-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
953
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
26.07%
 
 
Wants:
164
Gots:
207
For Trade:
2
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Reviews: 156 | Ratings: 953
Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
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3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SteveB24
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Love when beer tastes exactly as advertised, tasted like drinking a Hershey bar, without being overly sweet on the tongue and wasn't to heavy, finished creamy yet also pretty carbonated, drank like a chocolate soda with a nice creamy mouthfeel. Really different and pretty delicious. big fan.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of DanHarper
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of supa0525
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of tjumfrid
4.56/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Beaver13
2.95/5  rDev -26.1%
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.

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Photo of DuckDodgers
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of ajkelly451
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of otoolman221
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.46/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wlevando
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into quasi-tulip glass

Appearance: Opaque deep brown, almost black. Unimpressive, lacy, fine head. Head improves as it rests, very resilient

Smell: Milk stout! Sweet, sort of syrupy smell

Taste: Wow. Not complex, but a wallop of light chocolate with pleasant milky vanilla backbone. No chocolate bitterness at all. Is this beer hopped at all?

Mouthfeel: Like very decent chocolate, melting in the mouth. Resilient coating.

Aftertaste: Mild but slightly warming and pleasant.

My take: A sweet and excellent beer. Not overpowering enough to make a bad day great, but the perfect compliment to other quiet joys. This beer makes me happy.

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Photo of mverity
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Dbrulet
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Jason
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of schrutality
4.58/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Meyers1023
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of ryancl
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of bsp77
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Brownish-black with thin tan head and spotty lacing.

Smell: Strong roasted aroma, with definite chocolate, some cream, and touches of coffee and dark fruit.

Taste: Strong milk chocolate taste, semi-sweet, with sharper roasted layers underneath. There are light dark fruit flourishes, and a very minor coffee bite at the end. Some chocolate and cream lingers.

Feel: Medium-full body that is quite creamy and smooth, with low carbonation. Finish is just slightly drying.

Overall: This is exactly as advertised - a chocolate milk stout. Quite enjoyable, but I would like a little more bite and/or dryness.

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Photo of Prospero
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of gibgink
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NilocRellim
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The stout poured out from the bottle a dark, cloudy brown colour. Smelled of rich chocolate with roasty malts. Tasted almost the same way that it smelled; chocolate, malt, and a bit alcoholic. Left a lingering syrupy mouth-feel to it.

Would I buy this beer again? Probably.

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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout from Odell Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.
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