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Moloko - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,729
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 435
Gots: 305 | FT: 29
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
8.0% ABV, 30 IBUs - This Milk Stout is brewed with a portion of golden naked oats and lactose milk sugar to give it a rounded and full-bodied mouth feel. With a deep roasted and slightly sweet maltiness. August release.

(Beer added by: tjthresh on 08-23-2005)
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Reviews by karengarys:
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4.83/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow!

This pours nice and black. Not any head, perhaps from the growler.transfer. A continual ring regenerates itself as it sits. It laces a bit.

Smells sweet. I cheated - looked at the other reviews. I couldn't put my finger on it, but coconut does come to mind now that I see it mentioned.

Taste is very nice. Quite a bit of sweetness, as you would expect, but not too much. I do like sweet-slant beers, though, but this just seems to hit it right in the pocket because there are pine hops and dry hops balancing that out.

Mouthfeel is nice and creamy. Not watery at all.

Finish is very interesting. The creaminess goes down very sweet, and you pick up the bitter pine hop at the end of the finish. There is a hint of dryness too, and it really balances out the drink.

I love this drink. I hope some day I can find it in a bottle so it is more accessable. To the brewers: Job well done.

Update in April 2006: Now that the brewpub has been open for a while, Three floyds has discontinued putting many of their specialty beers in growlers. Please call first if you are expecting to fill a growler, I'd hate for you to make the trip and be disappointed. I still recommend the trip out there, the beers are great, but you will have to do your sampling on site.

Update in 2011: I've found bottles of this stuff in northwest indiana liquor stores. The bottles are just as good as the growler. As I sip, I can't believe it is an 8% brew. Talk about hiding the alcohol! I also noticed some cocoa in the nose, and, mmm - oop, it's gone now!

karengarys, Nov 05, 2005
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am hoping to visit the 3F's brewpub soon. In the meantime, this was my induction into their brews. I purchased a 650 ml bottle from Evanston 1st Liquors and I just couldn't wait to sample, so here goes...

A: Typical color. Dark brown, almost black. Some red mahogany highlights on the edges when held against the light. The head fizzled up like a pop. It was initially a nice 2 finger coffee tan head that dissipated quite quickly into a thin ring with some spottiness on the glass. Carbonation was visible and stuck to the lower half of the glass.

S: Roasted malt, some lactose creamy sweetness and chocolate. Some pleasing sourness. As the drink progressed and warmed, more blackcurrant smell emerged and made a great addition.

T: The start was more of the sweet creaminess. It then moved into a sweet roasted malt and from there into the coffee and bitter chocolate. As the drink progresses, you get the blackcurrant making a nice appearance before you are left with the sour milky aftertaste that drives you to want to do it all over again. It seems so simple and so well done. Not overly sweet - a very good balance. You also get a nice warmth from the alcohol - the taste of it is there but you would never guess it is 7 ABV.

M: Medium bodied. Quite deceptive because it is probably a little thin for a stout and yet the creaminess makes it feel fuller. I expected more carbonation but although there seems to be medium carbonation, it is not prickly - just perfect. A nice smooth, creamy and rounded drink.

D: The lighter nature of this drink and the delicious flavor make it a delight to drink. I am biased because I love stouts but I would be happy to drink this stuff until the cows come home. I believe Michael Jackson said that Milk Stouts were "soothing and restorative". I think that this brew is a great example of that measure.

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3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finally getting to try this one after missing it every time its on at the brewpub. Pours into my glass a charcoal black color with dark brown edges. A half inch of light tan foam forms and falls to a ring quickly. Aromas start out with a mix of milk chocolate and lactose with a sweet tinge to it. Mild coffee meets dark malt and oats with only a touch of roast. Creamy chocolate malt comes to mind.

First sip brings a sweet dark malt upfront that brings milk chocolate and lactose with it. Hints of coffee and milk sugars midway through. There's only a mild roast here with no astringency. The oats bring a slickness on the way down. This one finishes with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Pretty solid.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and rather smooth. For a stout this has solid drinkability as it is not too heavy. Overall, it's an enjoyable milk stout, maybe just a touch too sweet for me though. A bomber would be more than enough and I shared this one with the girlfriend. Worth a try, but I wouldn't go out of my way.

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Smell is primarily chocolate up front, with some very faint hops. Overall, smell is relatively subtle, but what is there is very nice.

Taste starts with wonderful creamy chocolate, some roasted malts, and a nice subtle hop bitterness on the finish for balance.

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Smooth and delicious. You almost want to chug it. Kind of lie when you were a kid and you drank the whole damn bottle of Yahoo as soon as you took one sip.

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4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery. Milk chocolate and espresso aroma. Pitch black with fine brown head. Tastes like a chocolate malt. Very full bodied and sticky. Reminds me of a Irish Car Bomb. If you are not familiar, get a pint of stout, and drop a shot of Irish Cream in it, the chug. The difference is that I didn’t chug this, and it was much more enjoyable.

tjthresh, Aug 23, 2005
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3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle shared with mntlover. Pours deep dark brown and opaque. Light brown head quickly falls into a cap with spotty lace.

Aroma is roasted coffee, milk chocolate, and a hint of vanilla.

Medium full body has a prickly carbonation that seems out of place.

Taste features lots of milk chocolate, roasty dark malts, an assertive lactic presence,, a hint of coffee, and a mild hop bite. No hint of the elevated abv.

A pretty good milk stout but the carbonation seems overdone. My least favorite of all the Three Floyds stouts but still pretty decent.

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Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a black color with a tan head. The aroma is full of roasted malt and milk chocolate, exactly as I expected and very enjoyable.

The flavor is more of the same. There is a lot of chocolate, which is the dominant flavor. There is also some roasted malt and a little sweetness from the lactose.

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Moloko from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 1,729 ratings.