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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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If youíve ever been to our brewery, youíve likely seen the old, beat-up truck that hauls away our spent grain. That truck belongs to Lugene, whoís been feeding his dairy cows the hearty malt for over a decade. Named in his honor, Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout is brewed with milk sugar and milk chocolate. The rich and creamy brew reminds us of a cold glass of chocolate milk and our hometown "Aggie" roots.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewballs (190) - USA - MAY 8, 2014
Odell is the it brewery as of late. They are prolific, putting a new brew every day. The Lugene is a good brew. Chocolaty aroma. Soft head. Foamy and frothy. Sweet. Maybe a bit too rich. It needs more bitterness to balance the chocolate. Overall a good brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (404) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Odellís crafted something amazing with Lugene. It may be the ultimate dessert beer. While I wanted this a beer to be just a bit headier, the black color is phenomenal. Lugene smells like rich malt, spicy cocoa, and booze. However, you wonít find any of the latter in the flavor. I was astounded to learn that this stout had an of ABV 8.5%. You donít notice the alcohol until it warms your stomach. The flavors are just unreal. It starts with spicy cocoa, roasted malt , and dark chocolate, then finishes with milk chocolate, and last of all, chocolate milk. Yes, milk chocolate and chocolate milk are mutually exclusive. It has to be tasted to be believed. The sweetness sticks to the palate and the roof of the mouth. Lugene has a fantastically creamy mouthfeel, though I did find the carbonation to be a bit strong. Bested only by Samuel Smithís Organic Chocolate Stout, Lugene is an exceptional treat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sandler (10) - - MAY 6, 2014
Chocolate milk for grown-ups, a sweet stout that is truly sweet. A fairly thick beer, though not as thick as Guinness. Sweet enough to satisfy an intense sweet tooth and replace dessert.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kansascityCW (108) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2014
The beer is dark brown but looks black in the glass. Aroma is predominantly chocolate with just a touch of roasted malts. The taste is sweet and chocolatey. I get a hint of coffee in the aftertaste. Medium body. I love milk stouts, and this one is outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2158) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2014
bottle. pours light black with a small head. aromas of chocolate, sugar, with rich caramel. med to full body with layers of chocolate, milk sugar, brown sugar and a bit of roasted malts. sweet throughout with a big lactose finish. great on nitro as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
mild brown. .. mild foam .. . beeper .. . mild cooking chocolate .. . very mild palate .. . wow, for a odell beer this is so weak.., no backbone, no real chocolate or cocoa flavour, not even boring, just not at all enjoyable .. . . every gentleman should carry a hankie, a .. fuckin ... HANKIE!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2498) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2014
Bottle shared at Hunahpu. oily black pour. milky, sharp, not too sweet. background warmth. - 7.4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Burgers (239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2014
Very dark brown with minimal head. Slightly sweet palate with alcohol burn to roof of mouth. Good balance and full body. Probably too sweet and cloying to drink more than one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrold (1073) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Bottle from StarmoreBoss, Sheffield. Clear, darkest brown. No head. Sweet milk chocolate. Milk. Light nuttiness. Taste is refined sugar sweet. And thatís about it, really. Given the ABV, this is a bit thin, and a bit bland.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alicenmae (8) - - APR 27, 2014 does not count
Perfect hint of chocolate with a clean finish. No trace of bitterness. Among the best milk stouts Iíve ever tried.

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