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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout brewed by Odell Brewing - Fort Collins, CO
Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout brewed by Odell Brewing - Fort Collins, Colorado
Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout
is a full-bodied stout brewed with lactose (milk
sugar) and milk chocolate. Lugene boasts roasted malts and milk chocolate
that mingle with just a hint of vanilla. The rich flavor and creamy
mouthfeel create a beer that is reminiscent of a glass of chocolate milk.
The beer is named for Odell’s longtime friend and farmer, Lugene Sas, who’s been
feeding his dairy cows the brewery’s spent grain for over a decade. Brewery
visitors have likely seen Lugene’s old beat-up rig, a rusty blue Chevy, which
hauls the grain to his small local dairy. Lugene combines the hearty malt
mixture with organic alfalfa hay, organic grass hay and silage to create
complete feed for his very happy “girls.”
Beer Review from
Beer pours pitch black with a small brown head that soon falls back into the
glass. The head retention is poor but the brown color gives the first hint at
the massive amount of roast and depth that are in this beer. There is also a lot
or particulate floating about in the beer.
The aroma is complex, starting off with a hint of roast but finishing with
chocolate and coffee. You can also pick out the alcohol but it is not harsh.
There are some esters but they are hard to single out and are covered up by the
massive amount of roast and toasted bread.
For a beer this high in alcohol the first sip is amazingly smooth. The mouthfeel
is full and silky which leads to the impression of milk. You can pick out notes
of milk chocolate, toast, a small amount of coffee but not bitter. The beer is
sweet without being over the top.
Overall an incredible enjoyable beer. It is smooth for how big it is and it is
just so well rounded. I would highly recommend it.
Odell Brewing Company - Fort Collins Colorado
Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and
his sister Corkie. Twenty-three years later, the culture of family and
collaboration still thrives fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It
is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality,
hand-crafted, innovative brews. As a regional craft brewery, Odell Brewing is
committed to serving the communities in which it distributes by sourcing local
raw materials, and through its charitable giving program known as Odell
Outreach. Odell Brewing was recently named a “Top Company of 2010” by
ColoradoBiz Magazine and is an award winning brewery, nationally and
internationally: 2012 Brewers Association Recognition Award, 2011 Great American
Beer Festival® - gold medal for Friek. 2010 North American Beer Awards – gold
medal for Woodcut No. 3. 2009 BrewNZ Awards – gold for 5 Barrel Pale Ale. 2008
World Beer Cup® – gold for IPA. 2007 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal