1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Moloko - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Not Rated.
MolokoMoloko

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,585 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,585
Reviews: 489
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 432
Gots: 286 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,585 | Reviews: 489 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of plato
3/5  rDev -27.5%

plato, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Marcados
3/5  rDev -27.5%

Marcados, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of birdsellam
3/5  rDev -27.5%

birdsellam, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of JimboHD2005
3/5  rDev -27.5%

JimboHD2005, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -27.5%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of beereality
3/5  rDev -27.5%

beereality, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of BeerThursdays
3/5  rDev -27.5%

BeerThursdays, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of redleg411
3/5  rDev -27.5%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of topdown
3/5  rDev -27.5%

topdown, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of neurobot01
3/5  rDev -27.5%

neurobot01, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of illidurit
3.13/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy photomike. Pours deep coffee brown with a thin tan head. Chocolatey and fruity aroma, maybe cherries and also a certain nuttiness. Flavor is similar with chocolate, light roast, a little acidity, marshmallows, milk. Mouthfeel is a little too milky and weird, body is a little thin for the abv. Messy, incohesive, but not offensive.

illidurit, Dec 07, 2009
Photo of mntlover
3.15/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to merlin48 for sampling this one with me.

Pours a deep black with a brown head that falls to a ring not much lace.

Aroma is spot on for the style sweet roasted malts, milk chocolate, light coffee notes. Plenty of lactose sweetness in the nose, nice.

Taste is weird first thing I notice is prickly carbonation, not a plus for this style. roasted malts some chocolate and lactose notes. Flavor is good but whole thing for me is ruined by the mouthfeel, every sip I take its just to fizzy for a stout.

Mouthfeel is medium but carbonation is too much for the style and a distraction.

Overall this one is a big disappointment for me considering FFF brews are usually superior.

mntlover, Aug 02, 2011
Photo of CuriousMonk
3.18/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber (no date) into a dimpled glass mug. Pours a super dark brown that appears black with a thin layer of head that fizzled immediately to almost nothing. Aroma had a roasteded malt, golden oats, chocolate, lactic sweetness, and a bit of hazelnut. Flavor had a nice roasted malt base, golden oats, milk chocolate, mild coffee, tons of lactic, and light bitterness to it. There was a quite a dose of milkiness, but it seems light on the texture. Mouthfeel is light and silky and the carbonation on the low side. Might had tasted better fresh, perhaps? It had nice flavors and a good example of style, but was too overpowered with that lactose milk sugar for me. I cannot stand beer with too much of that stuff.

CuriousMonk, Feb 16, 2011
Photo of Phelps
3.18/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Another brew sent by Cuzco as part of the Blind Beers BIF, this was poured into my Lost Abbey stemware.

Inky black, a starless night. The head is thin, light tan, and fizzy. It's gone within seconds.

Hmm. Soft smoke and a bunch of teriyaki. Big handfuls of anise, a bit of sweet cocoa.

The flavor pretty well mirrors the aroma. Anise and soy are here up front, along with a little dark chocolate and tangy prunes. The swallow brings sweet milk, cocoa and smoke. Lingering notes of smoky meat.

Body is medium-light, with moderate carbonation. Breaks into fizz as it moves about. Just a touch of alcohol heat.

This has been a want for a while. Glad I got the chance to try it without bias.

Phelps, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.2/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Look: Black and totally opaque with a 1/2 inch dark tan head and ok retention with some spotty lacing

Smell: Touch of lactose sweetness some roasted malt and a bit of alcohol

Taste: Your are greeted by a touch of alcohol backed up by some lactose sweetness the back end carries some roasted malt, licorice and chocolate

Mouthfeel: Medium body and mild carbonation and a bit silky

Overall: I honestly am not impressed with this beer. I found the flavor profile a bit muddled and sweet to the point that it was a more distracting than it was good. I am however glad I got the chance to try this beer but I will not seek it out again

DarthKostrizer, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of dancinwillie
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours effervescent and black, crowned with a full mousse-like brown head. The foam drops quickly, and noisily as well.

Sweetened and creamed coffee in the nose. Abundant roasted scents.

Milk chocolate is the first flavor I notice. Followed quickly by dark chocolate, roasted coffee, some faint citrus hop brightness. There seems to be some malted milk ball flavor that's really nice. Not bad at all. I don't notice any of the 7% alcohol. Roasted flavor and malted milk ball flavor come forward as it warms. More hop flavor would surely be a plus.

Full and silky. Not over carbonated, but still has that pop to it.

If I ever see it on tap, I may give it another go 'round. Other than that, it was nice to try, good to drink, but I'll probably not get it again in the future. Although on second thought, I'll more than likely get next years release just out of curiosity. Overall impression: good, but not great.

dancinwillie, Dec 24, 2008
Photo of blue-dream
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

blue-dream, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of HoboAGoGo
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured black, could see some red around the edges, and had a thick tan head that laced the entire way down the glass. Smelled of vanilla, my un beery friend said it smelled like a fruit rollup. Taste was of roasty malts, some coffee and I thought, an intense vanilla. The sweetness was intense in this brew, and made me a little sick to my stomach. As good as I thought it was, I do not know if I can ever have another one again.

HoboAGoGo, Nov 12, 2005
Photo of DTown
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

DTown, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

sweemzander, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of bristol2120
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from a 22 oz. bomber bottle. Pours an opaque coffee brown with a moderate head that quickly becomes a thin cocoa colored layer of foam. Aroma conveys deep chocolate and coffee notes, but they are subdued by a prevailing sense of milky smoothness. Taste features a smooth, milky coffee sensation, but it is overpowered by a predominating alcohol presence: it does take away from the overall character of the beer. Mouthfeel is nice and round, but again, it is a bit overwhelmed by the alcohol presence of this beer. Drinkability is also diminished by the overpowering alcohol presence.

bristol2120, Nov 28, 2009
Photo of fullmoonbeer
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

fullmoonbeer, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of magictacosinus
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

magictacosinus, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Vierenner
3.28/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer made it to my want list ... probably from searches for sweet beers lacking hop bitterness. It certainly fit those requirements. I taste a simple sweetness which I actually don't care for ... it's like sugar cubes were diluted into the beer prior to bottling. I also taste a roasted flavor, but that's about it. I was expecting some other flavors sneaking in to provide some complexity ... nope ... too bad.

Vierenner, Aug 27, 2011
Photo of oakbluff
3.28/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber- appearance dark cola, thin chocolate milk head. Nose- black licorice, vanilla, stale coffee, bakers chocolate. Taste- very sweet- milk chocolate, brownies, light roast. More one dimensional then the nose let on. Body is not that heavy and has robust carbonation. Not picking up much booze heat, fairly easy drinking although the flavour profile does get tiring.

oakbluff, Jan 09, 2011
Moloko from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 1,585 ratings.