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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Farmers are patient and understand it takes time for some things to mature. We followed their lead with our Whiskey Barrel Aged Lugene, named after our favorite farmer who has been hauling our spent grain to his dairy cows for years. We took a batch of our Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout, moved it into some Woody Creek Rye Whiskey barrels for six months. The result is a beer that is dynamic and complex, with aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate and toffee, and a smooth but full-bodied mouthfeel with subtle flavors of rye spice and vanilla.

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3.5
Iphonephan (7515) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2018
From a 12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of musty oak, chocolate milk and maybe a hint of whiskey. Flavors are bitter roast with some lactose sweetness.

4.2
Beerandhockey8 (445) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - FEB 11, 2018
From 12oz bottle to snifter. Pour is a dark brown/black, thick tan head. Nose is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel. Taste is medium-heavy body, mostly sweet. Silky mouthfeel with a long finish.

3.8
thomashall (1602) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2018 On tap at brewery. Dark brown pour. Whiskey chocolate aroma. Taste follows, everything blends together really nice.

3.8
IrishBoy (4259) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 18, 2017
12 oz bottle from Town and Country Supermarket Liquors, Cheyenne. Nose is chocolate, light vanilla, and a light hint of bourbon. Black with a medium, heavy lacing, cinnamon tan head. Flavor is sweet chocolate, vanilla, and a light bourbony finish. I'd really like a bit more rye whiskey.

3.8
Bif (2419) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2017
On tap. Pours a deep brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, woody with dash of booze. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt and grain, with trace of whiskey. Slight bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly full body smooth and flavorful. Enjoyable.

3.9
onceblind (11150) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2017
Deep dark brownish black hue under a thin light tan head. Nice chocolaty whiskeyed woody nose. Big full flavor that’s dark sweet malty with dark chocolate and light sweet whiskey, a subtle lingering warmth, and a light kiss of creamy coffee like tones. Somehow less intense than the non barrel aged version. It’s fine but less complex than I had hoped.

4
drpimento (3875) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2017
Pretty good sweet Stout though in this case I don't think the barrel aging really does all that much to enhance it. Aroma is dark malt roast and minerals. Flavor is similar to nose a little tar and only some booze in the Finish. Then the booze comes on kind of strong.

3.6
deyholla (12676) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2017
On tap at Red Cow North Loop. Pours black with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of dark grains with roast, bourbon and creamy chocolate supporting. Flavor has sweet chocolate, dark grains and bourbon supported by earthy roasted malts.

3.5
jackl (8597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2017
Keg @ Red Cow Minneapolis. Deep brown with a tiny head. Nose suggests sweetness. Milk chocolate. Mild roast. A touch of barrel character. Drinks well. Fairly sweet chocolate. Smooth and supple. Creamy. Mild heat.

3.9
Scipio (1313) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2017
Pours black with a thin, light brown head. The aroma is potent, consisting of whiskey, oak, vanilla, and some milder chocolate. As this translates to the taste, I get a whole bunch of whiskey, and that's ok by me. Vanilla balanced with oak are happy complements. It has a solid roasted foundation, while chocolate and caramel serve as good background. Perhaps the best part is that this really isn't sweet at all, so you get the full force of the whiskey flavor. Medium to full in body, thick in texture, and average in carbonation. This was a good effort.


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