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Moloko - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,415
Reviews: 482
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 422
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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Photo of schmoopsbeer


4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to arvjunk for this fine brew.

Color: Very Dark... almost jet black. Pours with a nice two finger tan head and the beer has a medium level of carbonation. Some lacing left behind.

Nose: Milk Chocolate and cream hit the nasal passages first followed by hints of mellow coffee and vanilla flavors. Caramel brings up the rear.

Palate: Light bodied stout with lost of sweet and creamy flavors. The milk chocolate hits the palate first directly followed by some fresh vanilla and coffee tones.

Finish: Smooth and clean. Sweetness and mild roastiness are evident on the way down. Everything works together to make an excellent drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 00:46:12 | More by schmoopsbeer
Photo of jefferz5000


4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to one of my trading partners for this bottle. Sat in my fridge for a while, but I am finally making the opportunity to crack into it.

Pours a deep brown, almost black hue that isn't quite opaque. a small fizzy tan head fades away rather quickly to pretty much nothing. A bit still looking once gone.

The aroma is pretty nice, bolder than I was expecting actually. Sweet, lots of chocolate, creamy, some roasty coffee, vanilla and perhaps toffee. Slight anise or something like it.

Taste is quite flavorful! At the very first touch to the tongue, there's a bit of lactic twang. Not as if it's spoiled though. I've had a spoiled milks stout before *cough Portsmouth cough* and that was undrinkable. This is actually nice. Once you move Moloko around in your mouth, the twang disappears and the bold chocolaty flavors shine. Very creamy and smooth. A lot like the nose. Pretty rich! One of the tastier milk stouts I've ever had.

Mouthfeel is pretty good, a tad thin, but not bad. Moderately carbonated, thankfully not too fizzy.

Overall, this is one of the better milk stouts I've had. Definitely a lot of flavor going on here. I'd happily accept another bottle of this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 02:49:53 | More by jefferz5000
Photo of Kkottonmouthkngz


2.85/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A slow tall pour gives a nice pillowy mocha colored head, but left unattended for a mere 30 seconds im left with a fairly uneventful almost watery looking brew in my glass. The initial appearance is ebough to chalk up a few points though.
Fairly mediocre amount of excitement on the nose, with a bit of milk chocolate and lactose. Again, not bad, just not very exciting.
A few sips into this im really just not feeling it very much. Although i know milk stouts are generally on the lighter side body wise compared to their big brothers, this one just seems too light, its kind of boring. The only thing that gives it much life is the bit of bitterness left on the tongue after each sip. Watery is the adjective that comes to mind when thinking about the overall body and mouthfeel. Compared to some other great milk stouts, im a rather let down by this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 18:09:59 | More by Kkottonmouthkngz
Photo of Chriscrundwell12


3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a Surly Darkness snifter.

A- One finger tan mocha head that disapates quickly, nice sticky lacing, very dark, nice carbonation.
S- Nice smooth coffee aroma, slightly sweet, hints of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, hints of dark fruit.
T- Very smooth, coffee taste is very mellow, roasted malts, slightly bitter, hints of chocolate, caramel, taste the sweetness as it warms up.
M- Medium-full mouthfeel, sticky, coats the palate
O- Solid Brew, nice coffee aromas and taste, easy drinkability, another great beer form Three Floyds.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2011 21:25:46 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with two fingers of creamy brown head. Look sfanatastic.

Smell is primarily chocolate up front, with some very faint hops. Overall, smell is relatively subtle, but what is there is very nice.

Taste starts with wonderful creamy chocolate, some roasted malts, and a nice subtle hop bitterness on the finish for balance.

Medium, creamy mouthfeel. Not too heavy. Finishes very clean.

Overall, very creamy clean and smooth, with no apparent alcohol making drinkability very high.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 19:52:29 | More by warnerry
Photo of Davidpgibbons


4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a sampler, last bottle on the shelf at west lakview
This is a great beer esp for 7.50 a duece!
A- pours a midnight black thickness with a super sweet caramel head which dissapears almost immediatly. Leaves a heavy cream lacing wrapping around the glass
S- smells as sweet as it tastes with huge chocolate notes and caramel and possibly some molasses? Huge caramel smell!
T- taste is going everywhere! Starts with a nice caramel chocolate, fading into a brown sugar and molasses ending with a creamy milky aftertaste. Im sure the bourbon edition is just about perfect bc i feel this stout could use a little more kick, bourbon and a 11 abv would give it what its missing.
Overall a amazing milk stout, super sweet and super sessionable. I would pick another bomber up of this if i see it again and for 7.50 you cant go wrong.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 04:53:41 | More by Davidpgibbons
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4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured from the bomber into my Duvel tulip. Pours a deep, dark brown, nearly black. The head was a dark brown, but it dissipated the way I expect cola foam to, making nearly the same noise.

S - Very sweet for a stout. Not much coffee, but there's plenty of chocolate smell in there. There's a hint of something else in there, though. Maybe licorice?

T - Goodness, this is a sweet stout. Milk chocolate is the first thing that I notice. No hops to speak of, just a nearly sugary sweetness. Delicious milk chocolate finish.

M - Based on the pour, I expected this to be a very carbonated beer, something I don't typically expect from stouts. However, in the mouth it has a very familiar feel. The taste lingers on my tongue well after the swallow, which is quite nice.

Overall, this beer is certainly a sipper. Otherwise, the sticky sweetness to it could overwhelm. I like this beer a lot though, and it makes me wish FFF was distributed where I am!

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 20:25:58 | More by gdrydenc
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District of Columbia

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared with my dad after dinner about a month ago in CT.

A: Nice look: Solid black color with nice fluffy khaki head. No light getting through this beer.

S: Beautiful creamy milk chocolate round smell with a little roast. Seems to have a homemade candy smell to it, very nice. Some licorice pops through as well, a very inviting aroma.

T: The taste doesn't quite live up to the aroma, but it's quite nice, nonetheless: Definite molasses malt character and a fudgy chestnut flavor as well. Dairy creamer seems to pop out in the middle of the taste, surrounded by a gum drop/licorice bite up front and a dry clean semi bitter finish.

M: Would love more body here and a little over dry, but still smooth and well carbonated for the style.

O: A nice beer for sure, but 3F has beers that are much better than this one, though honestly I would be happy drinking anything they've got.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 01:49:44 | More by Dreadnaught33
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S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle thanks to bauermj
Poured a near still minus a quick rush of mocha bubbles that faded to nothing
Smelled of sweet malt light coffee, smells very sweet.
Taste follows the nose but with a sweet coffee almost hazelnut flavour delicious.
Mouthfeel is medium to thin just falls slightly short of where I prefer it.
Over all I could drink this all day and wish I could, relocation to the windy city wouldn't suck ...

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 22:28:26 | More by sliverX
Photo of claspada

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Aromas are initially java and lesser amounts of cream. Smells like a nice chocolate macchiato from a high end coffee house. I wish I could say more because the aroma is amazing but that pretty much sums it up.
The tastes are less java and more milk chocolate initially; starts quite delicious indeed. But as this warms, this brew adds some new interesting flavor notes of vanilla and cocoa cola. It is pleasant but slowly becomes less pallatable; tastes similar to stale French Vanilla coffee that's been sitting around all day. It's not distasteful but it ruins the great initial taste.
The mouthfeel is definitely the best part of this beer; full and creamy like a cup of coffee if you used full old fashion creamer; a lot of creamer. Overall this was a good offering from FFF, I wish the bomber finished as well as it started.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 02:22:24 | More by claspada
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into an Imperial pint glass. Label is brightly colored and cartoonish like so many others from Three Floyds and depicts a green man wearing a crown with a chalice, a grain stirring implement, and a barrel. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours with 1 finger of dark brown head. This settles to a thin, almost complete cap of foam with no lacing, just a ring around the glass. The beer itself is an extremely dark brown and opaque except for around the edges.

Smell: Strong roastiness with undertones of bitter coffee and chocolate. Distinct lactose sweetness.

Taste: Chocolate sweetness upfront followed by a distinct and long lasting creamy sweetness. Finishes with a tangy bite and lingering chocolate and slight alcohol sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is decent.

Drinkability: Nice flavor overall, but a tad too sweet without and accompanying bitterness to balance it out. No matter, as I can't get Three Floyds in Ohio right now anyway.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 01:26:45 | More by beveritt
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4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 2-25-11
Reviewed cold from a bottle to a glass

A - Poured one finger of foam, can see some carbonation present. Pretty dark brew with a tan/brownish colored head. Ok lacing ring

S - Malty, coffee, chocolate notes. Not much hop aroma

T /M - Medium bodied, coffee flavor's, chocolate and some smoke flavor come through. Pretty smooth tasting brew

D - Very drinkable milk stout. Well blended brew that went down very easy. Easy to drink a bomber by myself but enjoyed sharing it with my brew buddies. Would get this brew again, another good brew from Three Floyds. I recommend it!

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2011 19:19:25 | More by FreshmanPour77
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New York

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep dark black waves come out of the bottle yielding tan head. Hehe. Hehehe. Hehehehe. >-].


It's deep, it's clingy. It's nothing like a one night stand. Beautiful burnt malts - almost carbonic - assault the nose on the smell. It tastes like bitey and bitter coffee, with the sweet aroma and taste of a milk stout that accompanies it to soften the blow. There's several chocolate notes poking out too. Yum.

A watery finish makes this a nice drinker, but the medium body and the richness that builds it ensure that it's still a dessert beer.

Quality all over. Even with that weird green guy on the label. Three Floyds Moloko. Run to it.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 02:44:06 | More by afksports
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3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours midnight brown, blocking all light. Nice tan head forms and then quickly leaves.

The smell is faint, coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt aromas but you reallly have to sniff for them.

The taste is thanfully more pronounced, the coffe and chocolate hinted at in the nose is confirmed and substantiated on the tongue. Very nice blent of bitter and sweet, the roasted malt character compliments the mocha flavors and also serve to accentuate the dark fruit notes.

Goes down quite smooth.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 05:38:53 | More by donteatpoop
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4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: onyx body, trace head, with excellent lacing in pint.

S: roasted nuts, malt, chocolate, whiff of coffee

T: roasted nuts and malt up front, firm bitter chocolate, with mild coffee and hint of bitter finish.

M: med body, smooth body, low carbonation.

D: Yummy milk stout! Worth seeking out.
Another 3 FFF gem. Bet it's amazing paired with dessert.


Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 18:30:57 | More by BeerLover99
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4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark as midnight jet black with a super thick bubbly brown mocha colored head. Can't get any better.

Smell is chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Very nice.

Roasty chocolate malts up front with some of the smooth creaminess you'd expect from a milk stout. No alcohol detectable at all.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with medium carbonation.

Great drinkability, another excellent beer from Three Floyds.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 03:04:20 | More by pmccallum86
Photo of mavbrew


3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep dark brown with a creamy, tan colored head that leaves some nice lacing down the side of the glass.

S: The roasted malts come through the nose quite strong, followed by the semi-sweet chocolate. There are hints of coffee as well.

T: The taste is quite nice, has a sweetness to it, but is balanced nicely by the roasted malts. Chocolate is prevalent, not too much though as it is overshadowed by roasted malts that linger through the dry finish.

M: Medium bodied with average carbonation. Has a smokey/roasted feel throughout.

D: Highly drinkable, not a trace of the 8% ABV. This is a nicely balanced beer, starts out a bit sweet and is met with the roasted feel immediately. This is my first FFF, impressed so far, very nice Milk Stout.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 01:09:18 | More by mavbrew
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4.13/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 00:05:34 | More by drabmuh
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4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Body is black. As the tan head firms up, it becomes thick and bubbly like a pancake, then dissipates to a ring. Some lace clouds, but they are very motile and don't stick.

Smells of dark fruit, chocolate, wet hay.

Tastes very much like chocolate milk, somewhat bittersweet, with some dark raisins and cherries, then more dark chocolate. There is a little burn in the finish, where the fruit acid and malt char come together. Overall, it provides quite a nice taste sensation.

Medium in body, carbonation is fine and produces a slightly creamy mouthfeel.

This is a nice milk stout and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 01:37:53 | More by Beerenauslese
Photo of billyshears


4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark dark brown/black body; dark tan head with slight retention; some lacing.
S+T: Roast and dark chocolate with a bit of lactose sweetness; a bit of dark fruit flavors as well. The milk sweetness is pretty spectacular and finishes with a great coffee-ish roast.
M: Medium smooth mouthfeel with noticeable carbonation, but doesn't hurt it.
D: A sipper, but certainly wish I had more.

This is certainly the best milk stout I've had (I enjoyed this more than Four). Great lactose character; well balanced between sweet and roasty. And Clockwork Orange inspired label+name is always plus.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2011 03:49:10 | More by billyshears
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New York

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

In a bottle long threatened to be drank but saved for a fortuitous occurrence. Black with a tan hue held to the light, primmed with milk chocolate aroma and little else. There's a bit of alcohol in the flavor, sort of resembles a more delicious Mudslide. Chocolatey, slightly boozy, milky, delicious. Another hit by the good folks of Indy..

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 07:52:38 | More by dragonWhale
Photo of CuriousMonk


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
Photo of Jeffo


3.4/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this at part of the big FFF hookup with thomashardy. I know this trade didn't go as quickly as hoped, so thanks for your patience mate, and thanks for the awesome trade.

From a bomber into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: A black pour makes a one finger, medium-thin, fizzy, noisy, light brown head that quickly vanishes. Poor retention and overly noisy. Black body and some carbonation decorates the wisp at the top. Head quickly fades to a ring and splotchy wisp. By the end, however, it looks totally flat and leaves no lacing down the glass. Decent body, but the head is lousy.

SMELL: Roasted malt, some oats are very apparent, and touches of milk chocolate. Some lactose milk sugar and vanilla, or perhaps sweet cream, are in there as well. Medium strength nose and quite nice.

TASTE: Roasted malts, oats again, and a good dose of milk chocolate and cream. A touch of dark fruits, like dates and prunes, and perhaps a bit of port in there as well. Aftertaste is mild and relatively short lived with some milk chocolate, port, and a touch of lactose sugar. Oats linger nicely.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Not overly creamy or smooth, but fine. Goes down fine and finishes slightly sticky on the palate.

OVERALL: A slightly above average milk stout, and doesn't hold a candle to Surly FOUR, for example. That said, I enjoyed the brew and would gladly have it gain, mostly because I love the imperial milk stout style. The look was the only thing that wasn't up to par, but we don't drink the look, do we? Good beer, and I was really glad to finally try this one. Thanks again thomashardy for the awesome trade!

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 14:46:34 | More by Jeffo
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4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. bottle on February 12th, 2011 in a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Decided to crack this one as an early Valentine's Day gift to share with my girlfriend. I miss it already.

A - Very dark brown, small head that diminishes quickly into a great-looking tan/light brown lacing.

S - Coffee (more espresso, really), lactose, roasted notes, and spices (cinnamon, brown sugar).

T - Pretty much the same as the smell for me. Coffee notes are more relaxed and the malts blend into a great creamy character.

M - Excellent carbonation with a nice crispness. Medium body, maybe a tad too thin but any more weight to it might be too much.

D - Where Moloko shines really. Zero alcohol presence. Neither overbearing nor too subdued, the latter of which is my common gripe with other milk/cream stouts that I've tried. This is by far the best example of the style that I've experienced. Great brew from FFF.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 23:42:47 | More by Auracom
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4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Moloko milk stout pours a rich ebony, topped with a light chocolate brown head. It is extremely inviting in both appearance and aroma. The smell of the roasty malts is suprisingly delicate, but easy to discern. The flavor is smooth, roasty and refreshing. And the finish is incredibly dry, especially for the amount of mid-palate flavor that lingers strong through each sip. This beer is delicious and easy drinking. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2011 21:11:24 | More by great7dividers
Moloko from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 1,415 ratings.