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Moloko - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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509 Reviews
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Reviews: 509
Hads: 1,844
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 462
Gots: 342 | FT: 28
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tjthresh on 08-23-2005

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.
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Reviews: 509 | Hads: 1,844
Photo of SerialTicker
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$10.99 bottle found and swooped up at Jenifer Street Market in Madison, Wisconsin.

Appearance: Pitch black with a finger of fine brown bubbles. Nice lacing. Looks very good in the glass. (4.25/5)

Smell: True to the style. Yep, smells pretty much like chocolate milk and quality roasted coffee. Nothing out of the ordinary, but absolutely outstanding for the style. (4.25/5)

Taste/feel: 8%? Yeah right. I don't get that anywhere. The feel is ridiculous. It has a slight prickliness initially that reminds me of a porter, but then there's a super awesome milk stout silkiness the rest of the way. Insanely tasty stuff. Great blend of chocolate and coffee with a pretty much perfect balance of chocolate and coffee notes. Aftertaste is pretty light, surprisingly, and begs for you to take a second sip. Then a third. Then a fourth... before you know it, the stuff's gone. (4.25/5, 4.5/5)

So this is probably my favorite milk stout. If not (according to my rating), it's close to it. This beer isn't a "sipper" by definition, but you're gonna want to enjoy each and every sip of this beer. (1,089 characters)

Photo of barczar
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Smoky and tar-like in aroma, with a touch of chocolate. Citrus underlies a lightly roasted malt and chocolate base in flavor, with a hint of lactose sweetness. (159 characters)

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber into tulip glass

A- Dark pour letting in very little light. Carmel brown head - 1 finger settling into just a ring as it is enjoyed.

S - Sweetness and roasted malt

T- Sweet milk stout. Nice balance of the malts and milk sugars.

M- Nice and smooth. Very fine carbination that works to push that sweetness into the roof of your mouth.

O - This is a very enjoyable milk stout for its drinkability. Not always the easiest to find (like all 3 Floyds) but I pick up 1 or 2 whenever I see them. (504 characters)

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- solid black with a 1.5 finger light brown head that never wants to leave. Soapy lacing and a still murky look as it settles in the glass. Exactly how this style should look.

S- Roasted oats, bark, and soft notes of chocolate. More lifeless than I expect out of a milk stout.

T- I big step up from the nose. A healthy does of roasted malts, caramelized sugars, and milk chocolate. Incredibly smooth.

M- The copious amounts of oats and lactose make for a creamy, chewy feel. Coats oh so nicely.

O- Other than my disappointment in the nose, this bad boy was done right. Drinks really well for the style, straight forward flavor profile, and smooth as can be. (663 characters)

Photo of WoodBrew
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The Moloko Stout is another extremely solid offering from 3F! The beer poured an opaque black with thin ecru head that is not leaving much of a lace. The scent carries roast and hints of chocolate and espresso. The taste is much like the scent....roasty with touches of milk chocolate and coffee. The mouthfeel is full in body and very creamy...LUV IT! Overall this is one heck of a solid stout. VERY NICE!!! (408 characters)

Photo of BWED
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a tumbler.

A- Black with a well retained brown head. Good lacing, as well.

S- Chocolate, some roasted malt, and sweetened milk. Very sweet in aroma.

T- Very sweet, chocolate milk-like. No bitterness at all.

M- Very thick, creamy, smooth. A nice sweet finish.

O- Really sweet and creamy. Easy to drink. One of the sweetest milk stouts I've had. (378 characters)

Photo of wildcatboy
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22oz bomber poured into a tulip.
Pours dark coffee color.
You can smell the chocolate and lactos. There is a touch of coffee.
Tasty creamy chocolate milk. A creamy mouth feel. Really good Milk stout. No over pronunciation of the lactos. Smooth, creamy easy drink.

This was so good I don't know if I'd want to share. I love sharing good beers but this is one I don't want to tell anyone I have so I can enjoy the entire bottle. Mmmm.... Good work 3 f's. (453 characters)

Photo of adam42381
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a coffee black with a huge and creamy 3 finger dark tan head which slowly dissipates into a 1/4 finger layer on top of the beer. Excellent lacing.

Smell: Classic milk stout nose featuring lactose sugar, roasted malt and semisweet chocolate. The nose is a little weaker than I would have liked.

Taste: Medium roasted malt and milk chocolate up front followed by a touch of coffee and molasses in the middle before ending with dark chocolate and a hint of bitter hops. Aftertaste is semisweet chocolate with a touch of lactose sugar.

Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full-bodied with a nice amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: High drinkability. No need to consider sharing a bomber unless you're feeling generous.

Overall: A very good milk stout overall. Give it a try if you get the chance. (858 characters)

Photo of vfgccp
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Thick, solid black body. Almost no highlights. Dark khaki merle head with low retention and lace.

S - Soy umami, malted milk balls, caramel, milk chocolate, toast.

T - Hot chocolate froth, cream, oatmeal, condensed milk, earthy umami.

M - Creamy and thick body, but surprisingly light on the palate. Nice carbonation.

O - A great example of a milk stout; one of the best I've had. (389 characters)

Photo of wvsabbath
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Dark black with a 2 inch foamy, thick creamy head, tons of lacing.

Smell - Roasty malts, chocolate, lactose, some smoke along with molasses, brown sugar and even some honey.

Taste - Starts out with chocolate notes, along with some coffee, and roasted malts. Lactose adds that standard sweet sugary note. Honey and some molasses along with a nice amount of smokiness. Some minor amounts of dark fruits comes out at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Chocolate, malts and sugars coat the tongue. Palate gets really more of the same, along with some fruits at the finish. After taste is sweet along with chocolate and coffee notes.

Overall - Really nice, balanced and not sickening sweet like most milk stouts. Has a really nice addition of smokey malts that sets it apart from the others. Nice easy drinker, glad ive got to try. (861 characters)

Photo of elNopalero
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This pours a coffee black in color with a velvety consistency and a cocoa-creamy head.

There’s a roasty note under the lactic-tartness, with a full milk-chocolate character. I get an amped up lactic tartness atop a milk chocolaty sweetness. This is an intense and sweet milk stout, one for sipping and sharing. (313 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a black body with a large brown head.

The aroma has dark coffee and chocolate cake and roastiness along with a lactose sweetness.

The flavor follows with milk chocolate sweetness along with roasty malt. There's a bit of a pine on the end that shows the hops.

The highlight is this creamy mouthfeel that the beer has.

A well made milk stout and the best I've had so far. (391 characters)

Photo of donkeyrunner
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black with showy dark tan head. Looks as good as all 3F beers do.

Smells like dark roast coffee, toffee and dark chocolate. Mild smoke as it warms.

Mmm...sweet milk chocolate stout. Less balanced and sweeter than it smells. A dessert beer. Caramel and milk chocolate with a roasty coating like a beer M&M. After all the sweetness I like the subtle bitter coffee grind fade.

Possibly the best compliment one can give a 3F beer is that it tastes like a 3F beer. They're that good. (482 characters)

Photo of daledeee
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A gift from a friend.

Poured this into a tulip. Got a black body with dark brown large head. Good lacing as well.

Nose is chocolate, booze and malted milk.

Taste is a smooth creamy chocolate with not much bitterness. Plenty of sweetness with a little syrup. Really smooth for a strong stout.

MOuth feel has some bubbles and smoothness. I can feel the cocoa granules.

This is a great tasting easy drinking stout. (418 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown to black with a small cappucino colored head. Smells like chocolate milk with a bit of roast. Slightly prickly carbonation with a smooth finish. Creamy milk chocolate, a bit of coffee, roasted grain with a slight bite. Very nice and not too sweet. Light bodied for the style and pretty easy drinking stout, though the carbonation almost makes it feel like a soda. (380 characters)

Photo of Fcolle2
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark solid black with a half finger tan head that retains nicely.

There are some nice aroma coming off of this. Roasted toffee like malt is forward along with a deep creamy malt sweetness to back it up.

Taste is awesome. Rich milk chocolate like malt is foreword. There is a mild sweetness that compliments the nice roasted malt that comes in on the back end nicely. There is also a very faint sweet dark fruit tart flavor and rich smooth oat flavor that adds great complexity.

Mouthfeel is really thick but it's cut with some moderate small bubble carbonation gives it a velvety smooth feel. (603 characters)

Photo of JohnG190
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to smchenry75 for the trade. Pours inky black with thin, tan head that dissipates quickly. Not much lacing to speak of. Strong coffee notes on the nose; unexpected, but not unpleasant. Cocoa and malt notes follow. Much like the aroma, coffee is the first flavor to hit the palate followed by bittersweet chocolate and brown sugar. There's a faint bitterness throughout the taste, not overwhelming but enough to notice. The flavors evolve as the beer warms, quite complex. Very velvety and smooth, with a full body and light carbonation. Overall, although I'm not a fan of the style, I found this to be a well crafted milk stout. FFF continues to impress! (661 characters)

Photo of snaotheus
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into two pint glasses. Bought it at the brewery today. 30513E0011802 is the bottle code (printed on the bottom in dark lettering).

Pours opaque black with a huge brown head. Off the pour, the head behaves like nitro, although it's far too coarse. Head dissipates fairly quickly and leaves big clumps along the side of the glass. It's hard to see due to the opacity of the beer, but there appears to be a small amount of very fine carbonation. Pours extremely thick, almost syrupy. Smell is malt-roasty and chocolatey, yeasty.

Taste is black licorice, cherry, coffee, chocolate. Sweet with a roasty bitter. It's very good, but I just had this earlier today on tap at the brewery, and I think it was significantly better. Maybe this just needs to open up a little.

Mouthfeel is nice and thick. Overall, this is a very good beer. (848 characters)

Photo of screamking
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into wine glass.

Pours black with a very thin mocha head that disappears quickly. The aroma is mainly milk chocolate and espresso. Some slight dark fruit notes around the edge. The taste is very balanced with heaping helpings of dark chocolate and espresso much like the aroma. Add to that a nice hint of smokey goodness and very soft fig note. Very drinkable but at the same time thick. Very sticky on the palate. ABV is completely hidden. Ive never dug to deep into the milk stout world but I have to say from the milk stouts I've had this one is among the best. (586 characters)

Photo of roger617
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap poured into snifter.

A: 3.75 Pours a very dark brown color with 1 finger of khaki colored head that reduces fairly quick and leaves small amounts of lacing.
S: 4.25 Sweet and roasty.
T: 4.0 I get the sweetness first, followed by the roast flavor. Leaves a lingering roasty adter taste.
M: 3.25 This is carbed a little too high for my liking of this style. When I think of milk stouts I think of smooth, low carb, and letting the flavor profile pull forward. The carb on this is too high to really enjoy what makes this beer.
O: 3.75 Milk Stout is my 2nd favorite style behind IPAs, and this one is very good. I don't find it outstanding, but I would definitely have it again. (688 characters)

Photo of BB1313
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours black with a huge mocha head that sticks around and leaves great retention and lacing. Awesome looking beer. The aromas are full of chocolate malts with hints of cream. There are some roasted malts in the mix as well. The flavors are very bold and robust. Tons of milk chocolate. There's a nice roastiness to this one. There are also expresso notes. It has a subtle sweetness, but it also has a solid bitterness. There is some milk/lactose notes that aren't overwhelming, but play well with everything else. Mouthfeel is awesome. It's pretty thick, fluffy, and creamy. It's not as thick as it gets, but it's definitely thick enough. The carbonation is moderate, but clearly there. There's no alcohol notes and it's extremely easy and fun to drink.

This is an awesome stout. It's not overly flashy or super unique, but it's just extremely well crafted. There's not much to complain about. They nailed this one. Highly recommended. (969 characters)

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Assuming this is on the fresh side, since my local beer store just got these back in stock. An easy way to tell would be if Three Floyds would put bottled on date on their products. Shame on them for not doing so. Anyway, I remember loving this beer last year, so I'm excited to finally have it again!

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours an opaque oily black colored body with about two and a half fingers of luscious creamy dark chocolate mocha colored froth for a head. Looks pretty epic.

S - Aroma is of dark creamy milk chocolate, dark coffee bean roast, lactose, cream, and a kiss of vanilla.

T - Taste follows the nose: smooth silky milk chocolate, lactose, sugar, dark roasted coffee beans, and a hint of vanilla. Nothing too crazy or adventurous, but hits it's mark. Becomes even silkier and creamier as it begins to warm.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy with lots of dark roast / coffee bean bitterness lingering on the palate. Excellent carbonation.

Overall, this has got to be one of my favorite beers from Three Floyds. Well built, highly flavorful, and a well masked 8.00% abv. I would drink this stuff all year if I could. Now my only pipe dream is the hopes of getting my hands on one of the barrel aged versions.

Three Floyds Moloko Milk Stout ---4.5/5 (1,347 characters)

Photo of MCain04
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber is 1-yr old and poured into a Half Acre snifter.

Black walnut body is topped by a light cream-colored head which dissipates quickly with minimal lacing.

Smell is weak but smells of subtle coffee, lactose sugar, bitter hops, vanilla, roasted malt character.

Tastes heavily of sweet lactose, with vanilla and some chocolate. Some roast character but subdued, hop taste and bitterness is subdued as well. Sweet through and through.

Mouthfeel is high on carbonation even after a year. Medium bodied with a smooth feel and minimally dry finish.

Overall it's definitely a milk stout, no mistaking the style. Probably too sweet for my everyday consumption but I can see why it makes a good base beer. Give it a shot if you're able. (743 characters)

Photo of BrotherDylan
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Adult milk chocolate. Thick, creamy, and sweet with a roasty lingering aftertaste that demands another sip of sweetness. Its black as night and is so dense you cant see through the beer. A night cap? S'mores and A Moloko? I think so... Touché Three Floyds, well done. (268 characters)

Photo of schwemjw
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Slick black with a tan head. Standard issue stout.

S: Roast and espresso; overwhelmingly so. Sour milk and a little milk chocolate round this out.

T: Roast, coffee, caramel and big sweet malted milk balls. A creamy end that has a bitter cocoa finish. A nnice balance of roast, sweet and bitter. Nutty and creamy.

M: Fat and heavier medium bodied. highly drinkable.

O: Very nicely balanced. A great sipper and one of my favorite dessert beers. Not too sweet but some great malted milk ball flavors. Sip and enjoy! /92 (523 characters)

Moloko from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 509 ratings.