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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2577) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
What a beer. Dessert in a glass. This is as close to chocolate milk or a cockade bar in a glass as I’ve ever had in a beer. And it’s all thanks to they lactose in this. Not much on the nose... But everything in flavor... Creamy, milky chocolate. Soft. A touch watery on the end.. But forgivable considering what Odell has managed to achieve with this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3784) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small, lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted dark malts,chocolate.and vanilla. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry andd slightly bitter. Medium bodied, creamy texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (4127) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Sampled April 2014
A steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a one-finger thick, lightly browned, dark tan colored head. The beer is opaque, and pitch black in color. The aroma smells of coffee and chocolate liquor, vanilla, and a touch of roasted / burnt grain bite to the finish; though it leans towards sweet and rich, rather than burnt. Some hot alcohol becomes noticeable as the beer warms up, though it is held well in check.

Lightly sweet up front with a solid roasted character, the beer picks up more sweetness through the middle and finish though. The chocolate character is not overly strong here, and isn’t even beyond what a dark beer can achieve on its own; having said that, this beer definitely has solid, dark chocolate flavors to it, a dark, roasted sweet malt character, and some sweet liquor like notes as well. The finish has a bit of a roasted, bitter bite to it, and this helps add some balance to this sweet leaning beer. The body is viscous and chewy, though without being overly rich and / or cloying. As the beer warms up a bit of alcohol adds some heat to the finish, though it is well balanced by the richness of this beer.

A bit on the sweet side perhaps, but that is the point with this beer; it definitely works as a rich, sweet, Milk Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spence_Man (16) - - AUG 6, 2014
I’ve had a few Chocolate Stouts and this one may not be the best but it’s a great Stout nontheless. You can definitely taste the sweet chocolate and malt flavors. Isn’t too strong but comes on a little sweet so anyone who dislikes a sweeter flavor might not enjoy this route. I really enjoyed the lingering aftertaste which is super smooth. Almost like I’d just eaten a Hershey’s bar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Big Texas Beer Fest. Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is kinda chocolate and malty. Taste is chocolate, light vanilla, a little bland.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer0clock (142) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
This is a very well made beer, it’s smooth and you don’t taste the 8.5% at all. That gets you later. It’s very drinkable and is like chocolate milkshake which is too be expected, also tastes a bit like port and marmite but then I’m strange. Not much noticeable carbonation but then it is thick and jet black with a small initial cream head that contrasts nicely with the stout. No lacing either but it is kinda sticky and sweet like an actual choc bar. Nice as a dessert which is what I had this as but unless it was cold out I don’t see myself drinking this one again for a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Black, burnt ring of fizzy bubbles; aroma is milk chocolate; taste is milk chocolate and fruity resinous hops; well carbonated for a stout; thick, yet light and surprisingly easy drinking; nicely sweet; pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
islay (2038) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2014
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 6-29-14. Scents of dark chocolate, charcoal, a touch of tobacco, and orange. Good smell but pretty much standard stuff for a stout. It does not seem particularly chocolate milk-like in the aroma. Pours a very dark brown, nearly black, with a small amount of light tan head. The taste, however, has an unmistakable milk chocolate element. Sweet flavor of chocolate and caramel and a touch of tartness. Roasted malt taste. Goes a bit too far in the dessert direction, but still enjoyable. A bit of alcohol noticeable in the taste. Medium body. Lively in the palate. In fact, it is excessively lively and sharp as well as excessively filling and difficult to drink. Overall, Odell Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout seems like it should be a very good beer, but it doesn’t do it for me, and it’s hard for me to put my finger on why.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (2029) - Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Nice beer that delivers what it promises...it is chocolatey, milky, and stouty. Dark brown pour. Aroma has espresso, lactose, and sweet milk chocolate. Taste adds some berry fruitiness. Nice finish and creamy mouthfeel. Great dessert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (14784) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit durchschnittlicher beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, süß schokoladig, Vanille, Kaffee. Geschmack sehr schokoladig, röstmalzig süß, Karamell, reife Früchte, Vanille.

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