Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout | Odell Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
954 Ratings
Lugene Chocolate Milk StoutLugene Chocolate Milk Stout
BEER INFO

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

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
Ratings:
954
Reviews:
156
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
Wants:
161
Gots:
210
For Trade:
2
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Photo of dowen17
1.92/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a dark brown with minimal head. Pours just like a flat coke. There are tons of floating things in here. They're kind of hard. I'm almost afraid to sip it.

Smells kind of like a flat vanilla coke. It has a weird smell in the background as well. Still kind of scared.

Taste is alcohol with a little bit of coke flavor. Not picking up chocolate or vanilla or anything.

Way too carbonated for the style. Really poor.

Hated this beer. I think I may have gotten a bad bottle but oh well.

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Photo of JuanAlberto
2/5  rDev -49.9%

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2/5  rDev -49.9%

Photo of SamN
2.44/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Glossy sable black, decent head of mocha that dissipates quickly. Great looking beer. Smell is an initial flash of piney, crisp-fruit hops, like grapes. No real chocolate, but some coffee, lightly. Taste is an odd thing- initial taste is of vinous fruitiness, like grapes. Not what I'm expecting from a self-declared chocolate milk stout. Throws off the whole beer. There is some light pseudo cocoa tates, but the overall impression is of apple sweetness, herbaly hops and an odd finish. Taste is poor, i do not care for this beer.

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Photo of churchillps
2.49/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.75

I rarely ever pour a beer out, and I love odell, but this is overwhelmingly sweet, so much so it tastes artificial. Like 2% milk mixed with nutrasweet. Really wanted to like this one.

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Photo of Hopstout
2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of vfgccp
2.53/5  rDev -36.6%
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.

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Photo of GreyShoes
2.69/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Look: Poured well, slightly thin, dark body and low tan head.


Smell: Not appealing, little chocolate notes but mostly very acidic hoppyness.


Taste: Very bitter chocolate, not extremely sweet, metallic finish. Bitter chocolate overpowers everything until the metallic finish.


Feel: Very smooth, slightly silky, fades decently quickly.


Overall: I did not enjoy this beer as much as I'd hoped. Fairly hard to drink for milk stout and not too flavorful. Very harsh alcohol taste the more you drink.

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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of frankiepop
2.88/5  rDev -27.8%
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 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 DantooineBBQ
3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of Mospaw
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of JohnyFriday
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of MandaMichelle
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of pinkysup
3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of Jasonrm72
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of blakelive784
3.04/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:

A - Pours a dark, opaque shade of brown, with a frothy tan head of one finger. Retention is poor, and the head leaves no lacing as it recedes.

S - Subdued roasted malts and sweet chocolates. Entirely too mild in strength. Incredibly restrained. Seemingly well balanced, though. I hope it's more assertive than it smells.

T - Roast character is much more prevalent in the taste, though it's underwhelming underneath the chocolate. Much more of a raw cocoa taste than I was expecting, which I like. Very sweet throughout. The alcohol is far too present on the finish (especially for 8.5%.) A bit simple.

M - Medium bodied, thick and smooth. It's missing the silky/creamy mouthfeel I've come to expect in good stouts.

D - I love the chocolate character, but it's too restrained and largely unremarkable. Pretty average.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.05/5  rDev -23.6%
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 jeschaefer
3.17/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout from Odell Brewing Company
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