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Moloko - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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1,711 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,711
Reviews: 498
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 432
Gots: 301 | 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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Photo of TMoney2591
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
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!

TMoney2591, Sep 07, 2010
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -3.4%

JAHMUR, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of zeff80
4.43/5  rDev +7%
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.

zeff80, Jan 04, 2009
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

WVbeergeek, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of nickfl
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

nickfl, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from BuckeyeNation, so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep black color with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of milk chocolate, dark roasted malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is creamy and malty with a dominant flavor of chocolate, as you would expect, but not overly sweet. There's a mild but complimentary hops presence that brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, I don't usually go for this style but this is a good stout to drink for a long time.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 20, 2008
Photo of Kegatron
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a pint glass. Thanks go to joe1510 for including this one in a trade a while back.

Pours a deep brown/near black, with 2 foamy fingers of chocolate brown colored head. This shrinks down pretty quickly, retaining with some fizzy bunching around the edges, leaving back some light spotty lace and brown oils. The look carries over the aroma, with tons of rich chocolate character and a dense toasty malt presence. Sweet lactic notes definitely gives this a milk chocolate pop in the nose. A light dose of spicy floral hops and citrus notes float along the back.

The taste is just about the same, with silky chocolate roast and sweet milky tones. A tingle of spicy hops firms up the back and helps balance things out a bit. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a silky and slicker feel up front that then spreads out into a much creamier presence towards the back of the swallow. A more sleek underlying feel carries a lot of the thick sweetness in this.

Good stuff. It's overall pretty sweet from the chocolate and lactose, but I was pleased to find just enough roasted notes and spicy hops to keep things in check. Tasty and very drinkable for a 7% Stout. Thanks again Joe!

Kegatron, Jul 23, 2009
Photo of jlindros
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been excited for pretty much everything I could get my hands on from 3F. Here's another new one to try thanks to heliosphann. I also love the reference to the milk bar from one of my favorite movies, A Clockwork Orange.

A: Pours very dark, starts almost brownish, but thick and syrupy, and as the pours fills the glass it just darkens to midnight in a black hole. It has a slight creamy dark head that rises to almost a finger then fades semi quickly.

N: I could smell malts and sweetness emanating from it on the pour, big time. It's got lots of dark malts, some roast and coffee, lots of oatmeal and creamy milk, chocolate milk, I think a bit of black patent malt, caramel, lush dark malts and roast, lots of sweetness, and just a hint of booze. Some molasses with caramel and adds a nice touch. It has an amazingly delicious nose, that reminds me of some of the great RIS beers.

T: I hope it's like the nose leads onto... and it is pretty close. Starts with lots of creamy oatmeal and milk, not really milk chocolate, but just a hint of cocoa. Some roasted malts stick their noses in there bringing hints of coffee too. It's somewhat sweet but not overpowering, which is better than I expected from the nose. Creamy and rich and pretty lush overall. It just about coats the mouth. A nice malty taste that adds just a touch of nutty flavors and almost cinnamon. It has a touch of booze too. I'm starting to get a bit of bitterness too, more so as it warms, some from earthy roasty malts, and I think a bit of a spicy and slightly earthy but mild hop addition.

M: Mostly thick and somewhat heavy body with thick lush creamy smooth feel, and lower carbonation.

F: Finishes still very creamy, lots of milk and coats the mouth. Again low on the chocolate, just a bit of dark chocolate, but good on some roast and dark malts, as well as some lingering caramel and a little sweetness. Dries somewhat, but just has a touch of sweetness lingering... well actually it seems to dry quite a bit. A bit of booze on the finish as well but it fades pretty quickly. A bit of bitterness on the finish too, not much, just hints.

A nice drinking stout, it kinda goes in two directions at the same time, heavy thick rich high abv stout as well as creamy smooth easy drinking milk stout. It kinda blends the two, and gets some of the better parts of both, BUT it's hard to find where I want it to go. I almost would have liked a touch less on richness, heaviness, and alcohol to make it more sessionable and an amazing drink.

jlindros, Aug 09, 2010
Photo of russpowell
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this from joe1510, cheers Joe!

Pours black as night, with a finger of mocha/brown head. Nice vicious look, some lacing & zero head retention

S: Cocoa, coffee, & faint leafy hops & a touch of dark fruit

T: Coffee, iron, & dry cocoa powder up front. Nice lactic quality as this warms, & some dark chocolate. Finishes dry, with coffee, dark chocolate & a touch of caramel & vanilla

MF: Medium bodied, oily with restrained carbonation

Pretty easy to drink, a nice one to sip on while contemplating the 08 election results

russpowell, Nov 05, 2008
Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -3.4%

oline73, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of drabmuh
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer served in a Three Floyds imperial 12 ounce glass because I am able to. Beer is black with almost no head. Looks good.

Aroma is sweet and chocolaty. Smells good.

Beer is creamy and medium bodied. Sweet on the lead off and almost no bitterness at the end. the mid-palate region is chocolaty and more sweet. I liked it, I would have it again.

drabmuh, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Three Floyds Moloko Milk Stout, 22 oz. bomber.
I know what a milk stout is, but what's a moloko, and who's the one-eyed green guy, and how about the freaky hat he's sporting? Ah, I get it, malt shovel, mash fork, barrels, in the form of a crown. Is he a new form of the Alpha King, created by a love-child of Peter Max and Jack Kirby?

Brewed with a portion of golden naked oats and lactose milk sugar, to give it all those things that I'll pretend I didn't read, so I can come up with them on my own, and act like I made it up out of my golden brains.

Let's open it, already.
Basic blackness, under a gorgeous roasty brown head, the color of cocoa, small, but lasting.

Aroma, sweet chocolate and smooth and creamy. Simple, yet supple, and lush.

Taste: there's the sweetness again, the cream and the chocolate, with silky smooth oatmeal feel rolling easily along right underneath. Great balance, ...I'd say well-rounded but I peeked at that on the label...

Medium-to-full bodied, low to non-existent bitterness, and the sweet factor discerned so early on remains restrained. Roast is balanced, sweet and dry are hand in hand. Deee-licious.

Put this in 12 oz bottles and 6-packs, Floyd Boys, this is your session stout right here.

feloniousmonk, Dec 03, 2010
Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -3.4%

mendvicdog, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Rifugium, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev -3.4%

MarkyMOD, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of beernads
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

beernads, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 7/24/10 notes. Had at the CL cdc release and immediately thought of A Clockwork Orange.

a - Pours a dark brown color with 1 inch of tan head.

s - Smells of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts, hint of vanilla and alcohol.

t - Tastes of vanilla, roasted malts, sweet cocoa, and a hint of mocha and coffee.

m - Medium body and low carbonation, very easy to drink.

d - I thought this was a very enjoyable stout. I thought it smelt really good and was insanely easy to drink. Would like to try again.

mdfb79, Jul 27, 2010
Photo of DrunkinYogi
4/5  rDev -3.4%

DrunkinYogi, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of jwc215
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%

Pours black with a large brown head that slowly settles to a lasting thin head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of rich chocolate, lactose and espresso beans.

The taste is of rich milk chocolate with some sour lactose and a hint of roasted espresso balancing the sweetness. Some alcohol warmth shows in a gentle way in a semi-sweet, long finish.

It is full-bodied. The oat gives a silky smooth texture to it.

A big, rich, wonderful milk stout!

jwc215, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Rochefort10nh, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A fairly solid pour into my 25cl tulip glass yields a two-finger thick, darkly browned, tan colored head that sits on top of a very black colored beer. The darkness is complete as this beer does not pass light even when held up directly to the light. The aroma is dominated by roasted grain character; aromas of French roast coffee beans, well toasted barley husk, blackened whole grain bread, crushed well browned (not quite burnt) crackers and some sweet, burnt caramel notes. Though amply roast focused, the nose keeps from being overly harsh.

This is quite sweet, the lactose really comes through quite strongly; it is a simple sweetness that is a touch too strong for the rest of the beer. Underneath the sweetness is an ample roasted malt character that provides both a touch of burnt acidity as well as a roast-grain bitterness. There is quite a bit of toasted, browned grain character to this beer as well, with notes of browned whole grain crackers and an almost burnt bread crust note. Concentrated, yet smooth, flavors of black coffee are found towards the finish. The body somehow seems lighter than it really is, I think this is a product of the lactose influence somehow as this beer does have some viscosity to it.

Somehow this beer is a bit simplistic. I expect a greater malt complexity in both the flavor and the aroma; in the case of the flavor that lactose seems to drown out a lot of notes that might otherwise be noticeable. Not bad, but a bit bland.

Gueuzedude, Dec 21, 2008
Photo of InspectorBob
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

InspectorBob, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -3.4%

drewone, Jan 21, 2013
Moloko from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 1,711 ratings.