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Moloko - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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1,415 Ratings
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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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Jwale73

Rhode Island

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

Thanks to brewCzar for the opportunity to try this one. 650ml bottle served in a standard pint glass. Poured one shade shy of black with a two inch cocoa-colored head that sizzled and popped as it slowly receded to a one inch cap; no lacing on this one. Big cocoa nose gave impressions of chocolate/coffee milk. Taste consistent with nose, but some acidity comes out as well as a creamy character. Mouthfeel fell between light- and medium-bodied, but background carbonation is a little too aggressive. Nonetheless, this is an enjoyable milk stout. Would have been top notch if the carbonation was cut back a little.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2009 23:44:15 | More by Jwale73
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drgonzo3705

Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Nice black color with a thin tan head that's leaves nice lacing in the glass

S: Smells of dark fruits. Raisins berry also has a real rich molasses smell.

T: Chocolate and berries! A nice rich sweetness in there.

M: Medium bodied lightly carbonated and mildly hoppy.

D: Very good! Nice complexities going on and a well rounded beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2009 03:23:10 | More by drgonzo3705
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seaoflament

California

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

Thanks to RoyMunson for this great extra.

Quite dark and opaque with a thin half inch or so, light brown, head of foam. Very little retention and hardly any decent head formation. Well, it seems like a slightly aggressive swirl does bring back about half an inch of foam but still not very attractive.

Yum, haven't had a milk stout in a long time. Espresso notes on the nose, roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, rich and sugary cream, and also some chocolate covered nuts. After a while the aroma seems drier with cocoa and dark roasted malts than the initial sweet chocolate profile. Some faint fruitiness like raisins and dates.

Sweet chocolate and coffee upfront with a nicely roasted and semi-dry finish. Toast, coffee, chocolate and toffee is pretty much all that there is in this beer. A little more roasted in the following sips. Some grainy flavors begin to develop as well. I'm also getting some fruity esters in the finish. After about half way through my pint glass the beer just seems to fall off, especially mid-palate there is hardly anything holding on in the middle of the tongue. Mostly roasted and dry chocolate flavors on the sides of the tongue, wish there was a little more sweetness upfront. After the second pour from the bottle I begin to detect some alcohol flavor in the end.

Low to medium carbonation. Super easy to drink, didn't realize this was 7% until I was ready to upload my review, but the second half of the bomber does begin to taste a little stronger. Pretty decent and tasty overall.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2009 04:33:06 | More by seaoflament
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KeefD

Minnesota

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

Completely opaque, thick, dark, two finger creamed coffee colored head, and light lacing. Very nice caramel, coffee, vanilla, and chocolate aroma, lightly sweet and roasty. Smells great! Oh boy, taste is very sweet, lots of lactose sugar, roasty coffee flavor follows the sweetness, which is quite nice, along with some chocolate, burnt caramelized sugar, molasses and vanilla notes. This is a very tasty and sweet beer, but the sweetness is a little cloying and there is a bit of sourness in the background. Mouthfeel is thick and viscous, coats the tongue, goes down very smooth with light carbonation. This is a very tasty beer, but again, the sugar is a bit cloying. I'll finish this bomber and will like it, but couldn't see myself drinking any more. Very good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2009 17:52:43 | More by KeefD
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nick76

Florida

3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

The aroma is good except for a touch of cat food. There is also cream, coffee, chocolate, and toasted malt. The appearance is dark brown with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma minus the cat food. The palate is average for the style. Overall it's a nice tasting, quality beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2009 11:34:46 | More by nick76
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cadizkyguy

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've had Young's Double Chocolate Stout (C - ) and Bell's Special Double Cream Stout (A) so I have been both disappointed and delighted with the samples tested. Now, this offering from Three Floyds, a 22 ounce bomber purchased for $9.99 at Delock's Liquors in Munster (just a stone's throw from Three Floyds Brewery) is magical from the start--better than even Bell's offering, if that is possible. I don't know much about this style of beer (more an IPA and Wheat beer fanatic) but I love this one from Three Floyds. American-made makes it even better. Appearance is exceptional, as is smell, taste, mouthful and drinkability. I cannot find fault in anything about this beer.. .. Two hours after the initial pour the beer has warmed up considerably and it's even better. So I suggest to pour and then let it sit two or three hours before drinking. It's scrumptious!!

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2009 05:27:48 | More by cadizkyguy
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PerzentRizen

Mississippi

4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This was my first milk stout and let me say I will be back to get more when I'm in Indiana this summer. Holy crap that stuff is amazing!

Poured into a Duvel glass this beer is like liquid chocolate milk from word one. The velvety pour cascades as the head forms (tan) and the body is the color of about 60% Cocao.

The aroma is amazingly like milk chocolate. There is a sweetness in the nose and smells that remind me of fresh whole chocolate milk. There might be a bit of coffee on the back end but the chocolate is all you can say with definity.

The taste is sweet but balanced with a velvety smooth finish that brings the flavors of cocao, coffee, and vanila together in one amazing flavor. The taste is long and big.

I now know what perfect stout mouthfeel is like. This is like drinking chocolate velvet. This has the smoothness of Dove chocolate. Amazingly rich.

Is it possible that this beer is 7 percent? There is no way! There is absolutely no alcohol in the nose or the taste. The flavors are what are prevelant here. Absolutely amazing. Best thing I've had from FFF. Next on the list - Dark Lord!

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2009 23:31:11 | More by PerzentRizen
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

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

3Floyds Moloko Plus pours up with an abundant carbonation that creates a volcanic eruption of mocha colored head that pillows above the nearly opaque-jet black body. The heavily roasted aroma is rich with caramel, toasted malt and chocolate undertones with hints of espresso, malted milk balls, vanilla which add to the overall complexity. Hint of alcoholoic warmth. The bold flavor starts off with some lovely toastiness which quickly gives way to a heavily roasted, but surprisingly smooth chocolate maltiness with some underlying bitterness. The cocoa sweetness balances the slightly burnt, bittersweet, warming finish. This full bodied double cream/export-style stout is deliciously drinkable with its rich, creamy & chewy body, but it's a bit over-carbonated which is distracting. Here's to Floyds version of Droog's Milk!

CHEERS! Beertracker

*Taster's Note: Special thanks to ThomasHardy for sharing this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2009 06:48:39 | More by Beertracker
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srandycarter

California

3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Almost opaque dark brew, not much head, thin ring and thin sudsy lacing.

S - Milked chocolate, charred malt.

T - Milk chocoate, some sweet malt and an effervescent acidity that sours slightly at the end.

M - Medium body, low carb.

D - Don't care for the acid sour. Pretty good other than that.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2009 05:10:38 | More by srandycarter
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djeucalyptus

Oregon

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

pours as I'd expect a milk stout to - rich near-black oily brown with a dark mocha head of one finger with some nice foamy qualities but poor retention and almost non-existent lacing.

Aroma, while slightly subdued, is classic milk stout. Roasty, caramely, toasty, and creamy. molasses, burnt cane sugar, and tons of lactose sugar. a bit of espresso, a bit of cream, and just a hint of earth.

Taste is delicious as expected - a great milk stout. tons of caramel, cream, burnt sugars and roasted malt. a bit of coffee and a bit of milk chocolate. There's a bit of hopping in the finish, unfortunately it comes across as citrusy, almost lemony. not sure it's jiving too well with the strong sweetness.

Mouthfeel is fairly solid, with a nice smoothness and ample yet unassuming carbonation. creamy, full, and pleasant. Not astounding, but pretty solidly drinkable.

A pretty solid, even if somewhat uninspired, interpretation of a milk stout. The lactose sugars definitely dominate, which I don't mind. As with most milk stouts, I'm not really wanting more than a bomber, but it's definitely enjoyable, easy drinking, and inoffensive on the whole. Worth seeking out if milk stouts are up your alley.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2009 07:43:26 | More by djeucalyptus
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Wasatch

Utah

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

Thanks goes out to BrewerB for this one.

22oz. Bomber

Pours a thick black color, some carbonation, small fizzy tan head, which dissapates quickly, and leaves some sticky lacing. The nose is big and malty, lots of chocolate/toffee. The taste is a malt bomb, sweet, lots of chocolate/toffe, with some coffee tones. Medium body, very chewy. Drinkable, this is an outstanding brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2009 01:04:10 | More by Wasatch
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle obtained via SS08 from kirok1999. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" dark brown head above the opaque dark brown/black brew. Head holds on well, with good lasting lace. Aroma is roasty rich dark grains. Taste is sweet dark malts upfront, some lactic sugar in the middle, and closes with an aftertaste that combines it all. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth, and drinkability is good as well.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2009 18:40:28 | More by ppoitras
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sweetbrew82

California

3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle into a snifter/ no freshness date

P: Pours syrupy black from the bottle, and is completely opaque in the glass. Absolutely no head on the first pour, but got a dark brown, 2 fingered crown that was thick & frothy upon swirling and emptying of the bottle. Decent retention, but left hardly any lace.

A: Chocolate, lactose, molasses, coffee, roasted barley, and a little licorice.

T: Like someone poured chocolate milk into a stout. I get roasted malt, burnt sugar, and chocolate from the start. Also, some bitter coffee, molasses, and a touch of anise join the party a little later. Almost tastes like a powdery lactose-laden chocolate milk on the finish and aftertaste, with the lactose being a bit too much for me. There is also a very sneaky citrusy hop buried deep in the mix.

M & D: Upon first sip, I was taken back by how thin & watery it was, which disappointed me. But, the warmer it became, the thicker it got. The bottom half of the glass was much better, but I still wish it was fuller, and more creamy. Maybe that would've creating a cloying effect though, as it is pretty damn sweet. Anyway, as it is it's medium-bodied, fairly slick & smooth. Drinkabililty is good, but it's just too sweet to drink more than one.

Notes: This is a solid sweet/milk stout that offers some good flavors with a nice chocolatey aftertaste, though the big lactose presence becomes a bit too much after awhile. Mouthfeel was kind of a letdown, but overall it's a very sweet, rather simple yet solid brew that's good as a dessert beer. Good looking out for your brother, Joe!

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2009 03:54:42 | More by sweetbrew82
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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tonight felt like the night for this beer. Poured a jet black with a tan head that dissapeared quickly. The smell is mostly coffee and chocolate, very nice! The taste is just what I want I a Milk Stout! Chocolaty, a nice roasty taste, just great. This is just what i wanted. Thin in your mouth but still coats your tongue and leaves you wanting more!

My new Favorite Milk Stout.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2009 03:28:48 | More by madtowndmb1
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Dubbercody

Washington

3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brownish/black poured from a 22oz bottle. The nose brings out a sweet, nice smell with coffee/espresso and some roast. A nice burnt sugar flavor with some vanilla, almost a creme bruelle flavor. Pretty tasty beer. Enjoyed at the stouts tasting, second beer of the event...and quite a hit. Thanks Nelson.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2009 02:18:52 | More by Dubbercody
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adamhdv

Indiana

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

Pours a dark brown, motor oil like blackish color. One and a half finger, dark tan, head with slight lacing around the glass.

Smells great, roasted malt and coffee. Resembles a slight milk chocolaty aroma.

Taste is sweet, smooth and creamy. Chocolate and malty, coffee near the beginning that fades as you swallow.

Mouthful is medium bodied. Expected and about average with carbonation...has a slight creaminess.

Pretty drinkable at 7% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2009 17:20:56 | More by adamhdv
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beermanbrian

Pennsylvania

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

Nice looking black beer with a thin tan head. Just the faintest red tinge around the edges. Not much in the lace category. Smell of bakers chocolate and coffee notes. A little more punch than I would expect in a milk stout. Taste matches the smell with tons of milk chocolate note. I never thought I would say this about a Three Floyds brew but this one is a little thin on the mouth. This is a good beer that never gets over the hump to great. This has to be the least favorite of all the Three Floyds beers I've had. Again, it's not bad, just dosn't live up to the high standard they've established.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2009 00:56:29 | More by beermanbrian
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sonicdescent

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first beer from the much vaunted Three Floyds!

Pours a coffee black with a thin tan head that turns into a crown with spotting.

Smells absolutely fantastic. Chocolate, oats, sweet malt, cream.

Tastes milky (not just a clever name), light chocolate malt, light sweetness in the finish.

Mouth is med/thick with low/med carbonation. Good.

Easily my favorite of this style so far. Wish I could get FFF in this area as they live up to the hype.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2009 03:09:19 | More by sonicdescent
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Bung

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz. Nice black pour with a small amount of cream colored head. Strong aromas of coffee, bakers chocolate. Good roasted flavors of the same, along with roasted malts. Pleasant, somewhat creamy mouthfeel, but could be more full bodied. Finishes with a faint lingering sweetness, but clean. If their intention was to create a drinkable summer stout, I'd say they accomplished that. I think this is a pretty good sweet stout, but not as good as the Bells or Rogue offerings. I think 3F might be given a bit too much credit in it's other brews based on the reputation of the Dark Lord. The 2 I've had of their's(neither Dark Lord) have been a bit of a let down based on the hype for the brewer.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2009 02:01:02 | More by Bung
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blackie

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: into my tyranena pint, black in color with a half-inch mocha head, retains only a ring around the glass

s: deep roasted barley dominates with a backing aroma of liquid dark chocolates, earthy hops, robust and simple

m: low-medium carbonation, full body, smooth

t: rich mix of tannic roasts and dark chocolates with a tastefully employed, smooth lactose flavor, nice variations in flavor from sip to finish, moderate bitterness

d: no issues with the bomber

a "good" milk stout, though nothing really sets it apart from the pack

courtesy of sir lou, the dirty

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2009 01:35:00 | More by blackie
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BeerTruth

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received this from two of the best in the business, tpd975 and joe1510, thanks guys!

22 oz. bomber poured into a nonic.

Pours a midnight black with a half finger tan colored head that quickly falls to just about nothing, and this after an aggressive pour. Not much in terms of lacing etiher. Smell consists of milky chocolate, caramel, and Whoppers. Some coffee and smoke in the nose as well, but the aroma is really about the sweet malts. Taste begins with sweet vanilla, chocolate, and toasted almonds. Midway the roasted flavors emerge with a touch of cream. Aftertaste has a good dose of coffee and sugar with some earthy hops in there as well. Full body with a thick and creamy feel, covers the mouth very well. Soft and subtle carbonation that fits well with the style. Definitely one of the better Sweet Stouts that I've had and it improves nicely with some warmth. Thanks again to Joe and Greg for this 3F brew!

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2009 00:31:54 | More by BeerTruth
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tmoneyba

Ohio

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

Bottle shared by alexsdad06.

Poured clear dark brown color with medium brown frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing.

Medium to heavy roasted chocolate malt, woody and tobacco aroma.

Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation.

Medium to heavy roasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration to long duration.

My expectations where met with a very good stout that is one of the top rated active bottled beers for style.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2009 02:50:12 | More by tmoneyba
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orcasteve

North Carolina

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

recived this from secret santa 08, poured into my duvel tulip glass, poured a rich black that at its thinest point as a glass is tiped back has a hint of red to it, a great 3 finger tan head rose to the top and stayed for a few seconds befor becoming a light lacing around the rim. the smell is a sweet coffie smell with no hop to speek of, the taste is coffiee, bitter choclate, molassas and a hint of hop at the after taste, the mouthfeal is creamy like cream ale only better as this is black, this is a great beer, i would love to try one of these in the middle of summer as an alturnative to lawnmower beers

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2009 15:46:43 | More by orcasteve
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ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into my Duvel tulip glass a dark brown color with about an inch of ecru colored head. Smells of sweet milk chocolate, roasted grains, and coffee. Tastes of milk and dark chocolate, mocha coffee, caramel, and vanilla. Slightly thin body with medium carbonation. A very tasty version of a milk stout. Certainly worth a try if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2009 03:34:57 | More by ClockworkOrange
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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
Moloko from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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