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Moloko - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,406
Reviews: 482
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 418
Gots: 217 | FT: 18
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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Jon. Big coffee lactose aromas. Black with on inch of beige head, and it is lacey. The taste is very lactose,vanilla,some roast, chocolate and then milk finishes. Creamy mouthfeel. The sour milk offsets the lactose sweetness. Somewhat different, of course, from 3F.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 21:59:55 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-03-2013 01:10:06 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to bastu for sending me this one!

Pours an opaque black with a 1 inch dark khaki head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. Thin rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, coffee beans, and some milk chocolate aromas. Taste is of dark malt, roasted coffee bean, and some milk chocolate flavors. A very mild roast/cocoa powder bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp but smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good stout from Three Floyds with some awesome smells and tastes as the beer warms. I am really glad I finally got to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 01:47:57 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-12-2012 02:50:31 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black and opaque with a relatively-small brown head.

S: Roasted malt with a little bit of chocolate, combined with a hefty dose of the lactose.

T: Sweet, roasted malt with the milk sugars coming through in the sweetness. A little bit of chocolate comes through as well.

M: Fairly light-bodied, although I've never really enjoyed milk stouts that were too viscous.

D: Pretty good, would be nice in cooler weather, but my first sample came in the Spring.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 03:33:33 | More by Thorpe429
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black Forest cake with faint glimmers of sepia along the edges. I wish all double stouts were this dark and foreboding, never mind all 7.0% milk stouts. Atop the liquid sits a thick slab of coffee mousse colored foam that appears to have a similar texture. Impressive lace as well. While it lasts.

The nose is classic for the style. A wonderful aroma of roasted barley exits the pint glass, with plenty of milk/dark chocolate and a small splash of joe. An underlying American hoppiness can be appreciated as well. It smells, however, like this will be one of 3F's less lupulin loaded ales.

Moloko Plus is pretty good beer, but it doesn't seriously challenge the best of style. First of all, it doesn't taste as big or as rich as it looks and smells. A 7.0% beer from these guys is usually more of a knock-your-socks-off experience.

Flavors include melted Hershey's chocolate kisses, caramelized sugar, light molasses, a splash of buttermilk and a few shaving of grapefruit zest. MP is balanced to the extent that it's sweet, sour and bitter in roughly equal measure. As it nears room temperature, sweet takes over. <Something> is needed for the next highest flavor score, I'm just not sure what.

Simply put, the mouthfeel isn't full enough. More malt would have helped in all sorts of ways. Having said that, the beer is still glassy smooth and has the laid back carbonation that I like.

Moloko is Russian for milk. Moloko Plus was a drink in 'A Clockwork Orange' that was made of milk plus some drug. Moloko Plus was also an actual drink in England and France back in the 70s that consisted of milk plus LSD. You don't suppose that Three Floyds added... nah. My mind is no more altered than usual after half a bomber.

Floyd, Floyd and Floyd will always be one of my favorite breweries, even if they overprice their beer. Unfortunately, Moloko Plus is not one of their better efforts. If you want a kick-ass stout, my droogies, go with Black Sun or Dark... something or other. I forgot what it's called.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2008 16:22:00 | More by BuckeyeNation
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours an espresso brown color with a creamy dark tan head; some lacing left around the pint glass

Smell: Milk chocolate, mocha and an overwhelming lactose element

Taste: Sweet milk chocolate, with an artificial, chemical flavor that I would ascribe to the lactose, arriving early on; very chocolatey after the swallow, with a lactose laden finish; a lot of roasty, coffee elements arrive at the very end

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; somewhat creamy; with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Definitely a sweet stout with a lot of milk chocolate flavor

Thanks, kirok1999, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2008 02:11:30 | More by brentk56
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

very dark in color with almost no light shining through here at all. Really very big looking. Nice tan head on top settled down nicely and coated the glass well. Aroma is all coffee and chocolate, this is really all it was at first. Sweet brewed coffee and brown sugar with light hints of molasses. Very nicely done here, reminded me right off the bat of Valdez the first time I ran across it. I was anxious to dive in so I took the first sip and that was all she wrote. Huge coffee flavor, just so sweet and ridiculously smooth. Blended perfectly with a rich brown sugar and vanilla note, with smooth milk chocolate coming in to save it and giving off a wonderful creamy feel. it was like nothing I had before. Not as heavy as some others, but it did not need to be because I would have kept drinking this one all day long.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 00:04:57 | More by mikesgroove
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-14-2013 03:54:34 | More by nmann08
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

With the strength and roast of an American Stout but the finish of vanilla and heavy cream, Moloko hits the highlights on most all-things-Stout.

Black ink in color, the beer shows off it's roasty base with heavy char colors, total opaqness, volumous cream colored head, and great retention and lace.

Somewhat modest in aroma are the malty, roasty scents. Small on fruits, coffee, and chocolate but they all rise a bit as the beer warms.

Where the beer is slight on aroma, no threat there in taste. Powerful but balanced flavors of roast and malt (think Whopper's candies) with a swift and sharp counter of pine/resin hops for balance. The roast falls off at mid-palate and allows for the creamy/milky/vanilla flavors to usher the taste into the long chocolatey finish. For a beer that starts out so powerful, it sure shows a kinder, gentler hand in the finish.

Full and robust at the onset, the beer approaches acrid textures because of the roast and hop sharpness, but never crosses the line. As the roast trails off, the vanilla flavors are met with a smooth, silky mouthfeel that leaves its lasting impressions.

A beautiful beer from start to finish, but I'm not used to Milk Stouts displaying such Imperial or hop characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2010 20:46:26 | More by BEERchitect
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womencantsail

California

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks goes out to nyrangerfan for sending me a bottle of this recently. Shared yesterday at a tasting.

A: The pour is a deep, dark brown color (almost black) with a modest tan head.

S: This is a fairly roast and coffee forward beer with some background notes of chocolate, cream, and a slight sweetness.

T: The sweetness was nowhere near as pronounced in the flavor as I'm accustomed to with milk stouts. That said, there were still some nice coffee, roasted malt, and mild cream flavors.

M: The body is medium with a a fairly conservative level of carbonation.

D: While not as sweet as many other examples of the style, I enjoyed the roasted and coffee notes this beer provided. The more milk stouts I drink, the more I enjoy them.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2010 05:34:09 | More by womencantsail
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-09-2012 00:01:53 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

12-07-2011 16:33:07 | More by kjkinsey
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-24-2012 07:15:03 | More by ygtbsm94
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-28-2014 03:57:01 | More by jaydoc
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-17-2011 08:50:25 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-13-2011 23:12:12 | More by spycow
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at the brewery.

A: single finger tan head with nice lacing on a jet black body, no light passing through.

S: vanilla, roasted malts, coffee, and milk chocolate.

T: vanilla, cream, roasted malts up front finishing with a very well balanced sweet chocolate and coffee bitterness.

M: smooth and creamy body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: very complex and well balanced, and each flavor is well represnted. Perfect degree of sweetness. This is an excellent mill stout.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2012 20:21:53 | More by kylehay2004
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-21-2013 07:18:58 | More by GRG1313
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a very nice looking black color with a light brown head on top. The head had a good retention and a sticky lacing. The smell of the beer is roasted and sweet. The taste is sweet, very nice roasted malt finish with a very nice balance. The mouthfeel is heavy, creamy and slick. Overall this beer is one of my favorites from FFF. A very nice sweet milk stout, I recommend this one to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 22:45:45 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in an Iowa Hawkeyes pilsner glass (it wasn't my choice...).

Finally found this beer and got to share it with VDubb86 and a couple other friends. It pours an opaque black-brown topped by about a finger of burnt sienna foam. The nose comprises oat flakes, coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, sweet carob, and a hint of astringent in the back (though not enough to turn me off of sniffing by any real degree). The taste is somewhat similar, holding notes of bitter dark chocolate, maple syrup, molasses, oatmeal, raisins, light coffee, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, and hot cocoa. The body is a heavy medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a kinda syrupy feel. Overall, a very nice and very tasty milk stout, quite horrorshow in every way (I couldn't resist throwing a bit o' Nadsat in there, me droogies). Get some!

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2010 04:36:53 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On cask at Map Room and Clark St. Ale House.

Onyx black with a brown coffee colored ring at the edge of the liquid, tan almost mocha foam. Light whiff of cocoa, pretty mild. Milk chocolate, hershey kiss type chocolate mostly, with vague underpinnings of tobacco leaf. Taste brings more of the same, lightly chocolatey bittersweetness. Slightly dry and earthy (hop?), but there isn't much residual taste on cask. Sort of thin, don't mind the lack of carb, but it feels like it needs more body to hold up. Goes down pretty easy, but it didn't hold my attention enough to have two.

Serving type: cask

11-03-2008 16:54:46 | More by emerge077
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zeff80

Missouri

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a light brown, one-finger head. It left sticky rings of lace on the sides of the glass.

S - It smelled of chocolate, sweet caramel, malt and some subtle floral notes. THe sweet chocolatey smell was the dominant aroma.

T - As strong as the chocolate smell was, it was more subtle in the taste. I expected a milk chocolate like flavor after the aroma, but it was well balanced with caramel, roasted malt and a very ligth hop bitterness.

M - It was creamy, soft and smooth. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a really good milk stout. It was sweet but not overly sweet and relatively easy drinking despite the style and ABV.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2009 00:27:17 | More by zeff80
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-25-2011 23:35:41 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received as an extra from stfun37. Thanks!

Into a nonic, this beer pours a dark caramel color, and sits in the glass black and opaque. A finger of dark brown head forms, but settles to a ring quickly.

The nose is rich milk chocolate and coffee with cream. There's a hint of licorice beneath the chocolatey sweetness, and as it warms I get a bit of graham cracker.

Creamy sweetness permeates the palate immediately; this beer is heavy on the lactose sugar, but there's an equally big roasted malt presence to balance it out. They got the sweetness just right here, it's rich but never cloying. Flavors of chocolate caramel, burnt toast and plums appear mid-palate. The body is thick, yet this is surprisingly quaffable. It finishes sweet and roasty, burnt coffee and caramel lingering on the palate. Easy drinking for such a rich beer, this stuff is great.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2009 00:34:40 | More by largadeer
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Moloko from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 1,406 ratings.