AbbeyRoade (259) - Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is everything a chocolate milk stout should be! This deep, dark brown beer could count for a meal beginning with the slightly bitter chocolate aroma and finishing with a full-bodied, dark chocolate and malt drink that is so quenching it requires one to taste each sip individually to appreciate its complexity. Perhaps the best milk stout I’ve had. I actually appreciate its carbonation and the wee bitterness provided by the rich dark chocolate flavor (not artificial at all), for without it I would surely consume this too quickly and too often.
Livendadream (91) - New Mexico, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Btl pours dark murky motor oil brown,thick tan head that vanishes quickly leaving no lace on glass. Smells of chocolate,burnt sugar and alcohol as it warms up with just a hint of coffee lurking about.Tastes of sweet toffee,rich chocolate,and malted milk balls. Medium body, light carbonation,creamy mouthfeel, slightly dry and tingling light bitter finish. Wow this is a sweet stout. Pretty good beer but I was hoping for bolder body, bigger head and a chewier mouthfeel.
e303 (10) - - APR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to tulip. First from Odell.
Aroma is of chocolate milk, sweetness, some light roast.
Appearance is dark. No light getting through. Nice little head that drops off quick.
Taste is chocolate, sweet, slight coffee at the finish.
Overall this is really awesome. Everything is balanced and very good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
gkeh (137) - Texas, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with a one finger head that disappears in less than a minute. Aroma is sweet roasts and bitter chocolate. Taste is more of the same. It’s a sweet stout, but not much stands out. It’s good, not great.
gnoff (7465) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, on April 6, 2014.
Black color with some dark brown in it, dark brown head. Malty, sweet, chocolate scent. Malty, sweet, chocolate taste. Chocolate aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
rougeau13 (1867) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty close to black with a great big tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, roast, and raisin. Tastes like bittersweet chocolate and roast. Nice creamy body with mellow carbonation.
hockeybeerguy (910) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Reviewed from notes. From my AZ trip.
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, this would be my wow beer of my Arizona trip and am fantastically amazed and settled in knowing that I would have this again in a heartbeat
SPDickerman (881) - Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Smells strongly of milk chocolate. Taste is strongly sweet, milk chocolate, and hints of dark chocolate. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, ODell Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout finishes with a lingering semi sweetness.
tdubesq (11) - - APR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark chocolate pour. Very little head. Chocolate notes. And really taste the chocolate milk. Glad to have Odell's in Texas finally.
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown to black pour with a small tan head. The aroma has quite a bit of chocolate as well as some roasted malt and cream notes. The flavor is more of the same with a few additions. I get some heavy, sweet chocolate milk notes. There is also a good bit of coffee thrown in to the flavor. I get some creamy, lactose notes as well as some roasted malt. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice beer, glad I got to try it and glad to have Odell here in Texas.
DearBeer2013 (22) - - APR 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014 Not bad. A little bourbany. Little bubbly. Its drinkable. Chocolaty, dark chocolate that is. I was getting over a flu, so..........?