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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout | Odell Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
odellbrewing.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
158
Ratings:
962
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
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Ratings: 962 |  Reviews: 158
Reviews by beagle75:
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3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Opaque, dark borwn color showing light transmission around the edges, with a peripheral ring of mocha-tinted bubbles. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Roasted and dark, but more dried fruit than chocolate. Rustic nuttiness emerges as the beer warms. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins barely off-dry, with baker's yeast and mild dark fruit. Sweetness tips up for an instant the same time as acidity pings into the middle. Chocolate is very well-established during the second act, significantly unctuous and reverting to dryness. The finish is of cacao nibs--nutty and roasty, expanding on the palate with as much aroma as flavor. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity, creamy on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: Relatively strong for a milk stout, this beer hides its 8.5% abv well as it delivers the promised chocolate. While the smell is simplistic, the taste is focused on chocolate but with enough room for other features. It is texturally very strong, doing everything that a stout should.

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Photo of SteveB24
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
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 Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a pure dark brown closer to black color. One finger off white foamy head tries to cling but slides for the most part. The smell was a super nice arrangement of bitter coffee to smooth milk chocolate. The taste was mainly sweet milk chocolate enticing the taste buds to indulge in more of this luscious brew. Light chocolate to coffee aftertaste leading to a nice somewhat dry finish. On the palate, it sat about a medium on the body, not that sessionable but I wasn’t expecting it to be considering the style. Carbonated exactly how a milk sweet Stout should be. It has one the smoothest and creaminest mouthfuls one could ever ask for from a milk sweet stout. Overall, very nicely done milk/sweet stout.

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Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddiehop
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.05/5  rDev -25.2%
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.

3/3/3/3.5/3

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Photo of JuniperJesus
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of BoljaBoy52
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Oxymoron
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4

Pours a midnight black color with no a soft tan head. Some legs cling to the edge and good retention through the whole tasting.

The smell is sweet. Big coco notes really emphasize the chocolate notes. More of a milky chocolate as compared to a malty chocolate. Some minor yeast esters but for the most part very clean.

The taste is sweet upfront and really lingers but changes. Upfront more of a lactos note but as you get into the beer chnages to a more oatmeal esk finish. Coco and chocolate notes really come out. Some astringency but places second to the coco notes. The esters come out more and rose peddles into the finish. Some herbal finishes and a touch earthy hops.

The body is sweet. To me its too sweet. Would have liked it toned down but that is part of the appeal. There is a oatmeal like texture as well. Carbonation is soft which helps the milky feel linger. Overall nice chocolate notes but could use some more stout characters.

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Photo of match1112
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of pointone
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Austin_M
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of SortaAmbivalent
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slipperyphoton
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of primaldiscord
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of frankiepop
2.88/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Well, I am going to part company with many reviewers on this stout. 1st this brew somewhat lives up to its title. However, I didn't like the taste at the finish line. It delivers a metallic sour flavor that reminds me more of a bitter chocolate than a chocolate milk. Also we should compare this to other chocolate stouts. I suggest that the Wells' Young Double Chocolate, Samuel Smith' Organic Chocolate Stout, and Rogue's Chocolate Stout just cream this one.

The look and aroma are OK. But the smoothness is not silky smooth as a chocolate milk stout should be. For example, Youngs Dble Chocolate stout is world class and smooth. Silky smooth. In comparison then this stout must drop below average. My rec is not to buy a 6 when checking this toilet stew out. Get a cheaper single. Otherwise your drain is gonna get drunk on some shitty brew. Come on Odell you're better than this.

Pair this with the cd Isaac Hayes Chocolate Chip. Then move on.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with a finger width foamy head. Retention and lacing are both good. Has a more faint aroma than most stouts. More roasted malts with hints of coffee and some chocolate. Has a very silky smooth taste with roasted malts up front. From there, if is almost like milk chocolate is moving along your tongue. There is mild coffee bitterness at the end. More heavy bodied with moderate carbonation. It is a very enjoyable beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of thufflife
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of kylemckinnis
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 962 ratings