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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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If you’ve ever been to our brewery, you’ve likely seen the old, beat-up truck that hauls away our spent grain. That truck belongs to Lugene, who’s 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2014
On tap in Austin. Aroma of chocolate cake and malt. Pours black with a medium beige head. Taste is chocolate forward with some burnt brownie and malt. Thick sweet mouthfeel without being sticky. Great chocolate stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DRich1913 (1) - Spring, - MAY 12, 2014 does not count
Chocolatey but not overwhelming, with a smooth finish that hides the kick off 8.5% abv.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1835) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
2 ounce draft pour at SAVOR’s Friday night session. Pours dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, caramel, cream. Tasting notes of milk chocolate, caramel, light roast. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewballs (207) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Odell’s 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 won’t find any of the latter in the flavor. I was astounded to learn that this stout had an of ABV 8.5%. You don’t 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 Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout, Lugene is an exceptional treat.

4.8
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kansascityCW (109) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2195) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SudsMcDuff (5944) - .....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!!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2014
Bottle shared at Hunahpu. oily black pour. milky, sharp, not too sweet. background warmth. - 7.4


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