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Moloko - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,410
Reviews: 482
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 421
Gots: 218 | FT: 18
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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3/5  rDev -27.4%

11-15-2011 18:32:33 | More by JimboHD2005
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

11-14-2011 19:22:32 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

01-12-2012 14:38:22 | More by beereality
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

11-15-2011 17:21:40 | More by BeerThursdays
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

06-28-2013 19:32:45 | More by redleg411
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

03-04-2014 06:01:47 | More by topdown
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

06-11-2014 00:08:50 | More by neurobot01
Photo of illidurit


3.13/5  rDev -24.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2009 02:07:48 | More by illidurit
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3.15/5  rDev -23.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 00:29:58 | More by mntlover
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3.18/5  rDev -23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured with a two finger thin and bubbly head. It looked quite syrupy going into the pint and displays a tar black color. The smell is of faint milk chocolate with very little burnt aroma. The mouth feel is thin and almost watery. I hope that I got a bad bottle because the taste is unremarkable. Almost acidic or metallic in taste I get a sweet aftertaste but that seems to be all. I've enjoyed all other Three Floyd's offerings but this seems to fail on my palate.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 21:31:11 | More by KYGunner
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3.18/5  rDev -23%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2011 14:34:52 | More by CuriousMonk
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3.18/5  rDev -23%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 19:26:03 | More by Phelps
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3.2/5  rDev -22.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 05:37:09 | More by DarthKostrizer
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2008 01:27:25 | More by dancinwillie
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

04-28-2014 12:50:31 | More by blue-dream
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2005 08:39:49 | More by HoboAGoGo
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

03-11-2012 22:52:58 | More by DTown
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

10-01-2013 14:39:53 | More by sweemzander
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2009 06:28:51 | More by bristol2120
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

06-27-2014 01:07:09 | More by magictacosinus
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3.28/5  rDev -20.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 00:44:03 | More by Vierenner
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Manitoba (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -20.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 20:55:14 | More by oakbluff
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3.3/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle with no bottle date *shakes fist at FFF*. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Black with transparency at the edges. No real head. Collar and an island of foam meandering about.

Smell - Buckets of lactose. Chocolate roasted malt. Just a touch of hop. Way too much lactose.

Taste - Lactose and lots of chocolate. Then more lactose. It's all lactose. A touch of bitter roast in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Really sweet. Not boozy. Not bitter. A little overcarbonated.

Overall - I don't love lactose stouts and this is way over the top. Too much carbonation too.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 16:34:53 | More by Alieniloquium
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3.3/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Moloko pours a jet black with a cap of lightly creamy light mocha color.

Aroma is creamy, dark chocolaty, and darkly roasted.

Flavor brings about the same stuff, but in different rankings. The most prominent feature is the tart cream. Chocolate and unsweetened cocoa combine with a light amount of darkly roasted malts with hints of coffee to fill in the rest.

It is extremely smooth and creamy, feel is very nice.

Not one of my favorites from tripFloyds. A bit too much of a tart cream flavor. A big subtraction to some otherwise nice qualities.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2008 02:10:07 | More by Slynger
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3.33/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Myself and the gf grabbed a few bottles of this after the recent DL day. I was pretty excited to break in to it as I love sweet stouts. I have to say though I was a little disappointed with his brew in a few aspects. The color was a solid dark brown/black with no light penetration. The smell gives off a sweet molasses smell with some chocolate and coffee notes. The taste is a little dryer than I expected. I thought it would be a little smoother than what it was. There are other milk stouts I would probably order over this but it is definitely drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2010 00:09:07 | More by drumenigma
Moloko from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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