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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout | Odell Brewing Company

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89
very good
156 Reviews
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
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
953
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
Wants:
163
Gots:
208
For Trade:
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Reviews: 156 | Ratings: 953
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 jera1350
4.43/5  rDev +11%
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.

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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 chugalug06
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very little head and carbonation appearance. Head looks like that from espresso, brew is deep rich brown/black. lacing is moderate

Two basic aromas: Milk and Chocolate

Roasty, deep, robust, milky, s-moo-th, tons of 60% coco, airy, highly drinkable, medium-low carbonation, no bitterness and near perfect sweetness. Highly drinkable, great as dessert.

This brew is fantastic. It would be amazing with a drop shot of Baileys.. I would drink this every day if I could.. Highly recommended and should be tried by everyone!! Appearance and aroma are the only things lacking. A great brew with a great logo/label. Another home run Odell, keep it up

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Photo of Moose90
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best By: 5/2/13

A - Dark brown, deep chocolate, pretty much opaque. Pours a big fluffy mocha head, leaves great lacing down the sides of the glass.

S - Subdued, maybe tasting too cold, but has notes of chocolate, lactose, no real coffee or char here. Very sweet.

T - Milk chocolate, chocolate pudding...Yes a lot of chocolate. Some fresh milk, and a little brown sugar. Some malted milk as well. This is sweet, but not off putting.

M - Minimal carbonation, this is a good stout, very smooth, sumptuous almost. At 8.5% ABV this is very drinkable, alcohol is hidden quite well.

O - I had been dying to see this on the store shelves. I am not disappointed. It is a great stout. A little sweet for my liking, but I will enjoy the 4 pack. Another great offering from Odell.

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Photo of denver10
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, deep brown with a nice mocha head, not much if any lacing though. A sweet, mildly rich aroma of some melted milk chocolate, lactic sugars, and just a touch of some roasted malt. Flavor is very sweet and chocolatey;starts off with the sweetness from the sugar, the chocolate builds and midtsream it is coming at you full bore like the taste of a melted milk chocolate bar sitting in your mouth, and a kiss of vanilla in as it finishes. There seems to be a hint of some roastiness there as well. The alcohol is dangerously hidden in this one. This is pretty much chocolate milk for those older than 21. A fuller, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, Odell with another winner that shines as it warms up a bit. Having tried a few of the pilot batches that lead to Lugene, this was definitely not my favorite overall variation (thpugh it is certainly up there). Chocolate Oar, with it being roastier and not as sweet, was my favorite and I'd have loved for them to have kept that type of sweet/roasty balance for this one. That said, I am certainly happy with what they did finally come up wih and its about time Odell has a nice bottled stout on the shelves. If you like sweeter milk chocolate, if you like beer, you should like this.

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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout from Odell Brewing Company
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