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Moloko - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,583
Reviews: 489
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 432
Gots: 285 | 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 Dreadnaught33
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Dreadnaught33, Apr 11, 2011
Photo of sliverX
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
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 ...

sliverX, Apr 10, 2011
Photo of claspada
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

claspada, Mar 26, 2011
Photo of beveritt
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

beveritt, Mar 26, 2011
Photo of FreshmanPour77
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
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!

FreshmanPour77, Mar 25, 2011
Photo of afksports
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

afksports, Mar 22, 2011
Photo of donteatpoop
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

donteatpoop, Mar 10, 2011
Photo of BeerLover99
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
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.


BeerLover99, Mar 09, 2011
Photo of pmccallum86
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

pmccallum86, Mar 07, 2011
Photo of mavbrew
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

mavbrew, Mar 04, 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 Beerenauslese
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Beerenauslese, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of billyshears
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

billyshears, Feb 23, 2011
Photo of dragonWhale
4.47/5  rDev +8%
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..

dragonWhale, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of CuriousMonk
3.18/5  rDev -23.2%
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.

CuriousMonk, Feb 16, 2011
Photo of Jeffo
3.4/5  rDev -17.9%
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!

Jeffo, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of Auracom
4.43/5  rDev +7%
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.

Auracom, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of great7dividers
4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

great7dividers, Feb 12, 2011
Photo of TheKingofWichita
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black brown color with a thick brownish tan head and a ton of lacing. Smells of chocolate, coffee, and tons of malts. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, and a lot of malt that is rounded out with a little hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium with a little carbonation. Drinkability is okay.

TheKingofWichita, Feb 07, 2011
Photo of SamuelJackson45
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours and Dark Coffee look with a Tan head.

S- Smell of sweet cream and chocolate notes.

T- Taste of sweet cream and chocolate notes and coffee and sugars.

M- Sweet Creamy feel to the pallet with chocolate and coffee notes

D- Very good beer. Worth the wait for getting this.


SamuelJackson45, Jan 27, 2011
Photo of TexIndy
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass. No dating info but this is an August release according to the website and is the 2010 version. It was pitch black in color. It had a thin cocoa head that settled into a very thin collar. Almost no lacing and none sticking.

The aroma was very good and featured roasted malt, milk chocolate, slight coffee and lactose. Enjoyed sniffing this one over and over. The flavor was outstanding. Great mix of sweet (but not too sweet) chocolate and lactose with slight bitter and sour from the coffee. Dangerously drinkable at 8% ABV. Mouthfeel was full and creamy with good carb levels. Great aftertaste.

Overall, an excellent beer that I highly recommend. One of the best in the style for me. Can't wait to try again next year closer to the release date and on-tap after I move to Indy. Not avail here in TX so shipped back from Indy. Rotation - if avail near me this would be in the regular rotation while in season. [R;Y]

TexIndy, Jan 26, 2011
Photo of southsider
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into my Sam Smith stout glass.

A-Poured absolutely opaque black with a rich and tight two finger cocoa head.

S-Like kahlua,chocolaty and alcoholic, with bitterness in the background.

T- Holy shit this is good! Creamy smooth but alcoholic rich dark semi sweet chocolate opening balanced by bitter background. Finishes roasty,chocolaty and alcoholic. Outstanding!

M-Moderately full but creamy,silky and smooth. Wow.

D-Drinks scary easy for 8.0 ABV. By far the most impressive milk stout I've had. Sweet but not cloying,balanced but never overtaken by the hops,great body but doesn't go overboard. A chocolate lovers delight. Why did I wait this long to try you? Arghhh!

southsider, Jan 15, 2011
Photo of Arenbeer
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle thanks to KStrickler who sent me this in the Secret Santa BIF! Poured into a tulip glass slowly

A- Pours solid black with a thin brown head on top that doesn't stick around other than a nice rim around the glass. Not much lacing on this one just a couple spots.

S- Really nice roasted dark malts with a sweet background from the oats and milk sugars. Slight coffee and sweet bitter chocolate notes in there.

T- Pretty straight forward. Nice strong roasted malts and coffee with a sweet background of chocolate and oats.

M- Full bodied with moderate carbonation and a nice wetter finish surprisingly.


Arenbeer, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of oakbluff
3.28/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber- appearance dark cola, thin chocolate milk head. Nose- black licorice, vanilla, stale coffee, bakers chocolate. Taste- very sweet- milk chocolate, brownies, light roast. More one dimensional then the nose let on. Body is not that heavy and has robust carbonation. Not picking up much booze heat, fairly easy drinking although the flavour profile does get tiring.

oakbluff, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of SolomonGrundy
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lamenting the death of our computer...I'll have to figure out what happened tomorrow.

Thanks to awesome trader Brian44556 for this...

Pours an inky black...a beautiful, full head forms upon pouring this night-like brew, keeping a short head o...f foam persistently and leaves nice, sticky lacing. Aromas are thinner than expected. Some raosty, chocolate malt and a nice, sweet overtone are all I'm really getting. Maybe something like hot chocolate way in the background. Flavor is silky smooth, and the mild carbonation just gives you enough to offset the heady sweetness. You can really feel the roundness of the malt used, as well as a nice texture from the lactose. Some fun, semisweet chocolate flavors mixed with a sweet latte, this moves into a longer, more malty middle and then kind of thins out through the finish. The sweetness is excellent on this - not over or under done. Really excellent, but not super-inspiring. It actually amkes me wish I could taste it side by side with the Mackeson from 15 years ago...

What I like most: The unique and well-balanced flavor profile, particularly the nuanced sweetness.

What I like least: The thin finish and aroma profile.

Verdict: Very good, but just short of elite. Makes me pine for Mackeson XXXX.

SolomonGrundy, Jan 08, 2011
Moloko from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 1,583 ratings.