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Moloko - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 517
Hads: 1,883
Avg: 4.11
pDev: 19.71%
Wants: 468
Gots: 367 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tjthresh on 08-23-2005

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.
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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Popping the cap releases light coffee, large pitted fruit, prune and dried fruit aromas with a suspicion of bacon. Moloko pours inky black with a thin, tan head. The beer attacks the palate with dark dried fruit (dates and fig), cocoa warped around light coffee beans, grain and grainy spice, and a light sweetness all floating in a big, luscious, creamy texture that is a delight to drink. The flavors are rich, complex, layered and well balanced.

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Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -27%

Got a weird smokiness off of this beer. Still a fine, if average, beer, but surprising to find that in a milk stout with no mention of smoked malt or other adjuncts.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

A: dark black look light tan head not much head to speak of

S: a little smoky some roast

T: Smoky not really that great a little thin semi sweet because it's a milk stout

M: thin it's just ok doesn't blow you away

O: not bad at a milk stout but not worth the huge price tag just go get another milk stout

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a growler

This fine milk stout giving homage to A clockwork Orange pours a thick black with a nice brown
layer of foam that dies down to a thin ring and great lacing. Nose of sweet chocolate, strong
espresso, and deeply roasted goodness. Flavors are up front chocolate and sweet milk sugars
giving rise to a pleasant bitterness with a coffee like aftertaste. Tons of flavor. Smooth
mouthfeel from the addition of oats, this is one to make stout lovers rejoice.
IF you have a chance to have this one on tap I HIGHLY SUGGEST IT.

Cheers, minus the ultra-violence, of course.

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Photo of jwc215
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%

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!

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Photo of WreckedPalate
4/5  rDev -2.7%

I don't even like sweet stouts but this was awesome. Toasty, roasty, creamy and sweet. Just enough hop bite to balance and a tad bit of alcohol heat to add character without discrediting this work of art. I love this stuff, I will be buying more. Perfect camp fire beer.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

650ml bottle dated 8/5/2014. Poured into a Three Floyds' teku glass 9/1/2014.

A- Dark mocha brown body which is nearly black. Comes with a huge, fluffy three finger mocha head that retains for a long, long time; leaving thick smears of lacing that persist in rings as the beer goes down. [4.25]

S- Tons and tons of roast malt character. Charred malt, a bit of smoke, roasted grains, milk chocolate and cocoa. This is unmistakably a big stout. [4.25]

F- Sweet milk chocolate, roasted malts, bitter cocoa, black espresso, and a slight bit of smoke. Lactose sweetness is strong on the backend, sort of like condensed milk; very pleasant in comparison to the chocolate and roast up front. Hence, there is both significant sweet and bitter components to this beer, with a ton of stout character to this. This is more than a solid milk stout, this is probably one of the better beers that Three Floyds puts out on a regular basis. [4.25]

M- Medium bodied, silky smooth and so easy to drink. I would have pegged this at a 5% ABV stout, but apparently it's 8%. Who knew? I'm a fan of the condensed milk sweet finish that cleans my palate off after the assault of roast malt and cocoa bitterness up front. [4.25]

O- This puts the "milk" in milk stout. This is what I've always wanted from all the milk stouts I've tried- a clean combination of sweet and bitter. This one is sweet on the back-end to balance out the bitter roastiness and dark malt presence up front; I look forward to the finish more than anything else. Very good stout that is eminently drinkable. One of Three Floyds' best seasonals. [4.25]

Final score: 4.25

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Bottled in a 22oz. bomber 8/5. Enjoyed out of coffee mug for breakfast on 8/31.

A hard pour results in a foamy head that disappears quickly, leaving a thin, espresso brown film on top with an accompanying ring around the mug.

Not a necessarily strong aroma. Subtle roasted malts/oatmeal, chocolate milk,and a little bit of coffee.

Taste is very true to a milk stout, and much better than the smell would indicate. Chocolate, creamer, sugar, oats, very subtle coffee flavor. Very, very silky smooth. The velvety/creamy texture reminds me very much of a Left Hand Milk Stout. The finish makes you go right back for another taste.

No ABV on bottle, but listed at 8% here. I would swear it to be 4-5. One of my favorite in this style for sure. Just wish it was in 12oz bottles or Lagunitas priced bombers. Paid $12 for this one.

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Photo of SerialTicker
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$10.99 bottle found and swooped up at Jenifer Street Market in Madison, Wisconsin.

Appearance: Pitch black with a finger of fine brown bubbles. Nice lacing. Looks very good in the glass. (4.25/5)

Smell: True to the style. Yep, smells pretty much like chocolate milk and quality roasted coffee. Nothing out of the ordinary, but absolutely outstanding for the style. (4.25/5)

Taste/feel: 8%? Yeah right. I don't get that anywhere. The feel is ridiculous. It has a slight prickliness initially that reminds me of a porter, but then there's a super awesome milk stout silkiness the rest of the way. Insanely tasty stuff. Great blend of chocolate and coffee with a pretty much perfect balance of chocolate and coffee notes. Aftertaste is pretty light, surprisingly, and begs for you to take a second sip. Then a third. Then a fourth... before you know it, the stuff's gone. (4.25/5, 4.5/5)

So this is probably my favorite milk stout. If not (according to my rating), it's close to it. This beer isn't a "sipper" by definition, but you're gonna want to enjoy each and every sip of this beer.

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Photo of barczar
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Smoky and tar-like in aroma, with a touch of chocolate. Citrus underlies a lightly roasted malt and chocolate base in flavor, with a hint of lactose sweetness.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber into tulip glass

A- Dark pour letting in very little light. Carmel brown head - 1 finger settling into just a ring as it is enjoyed.

S - Sweetness and roasted malt

T- Sweet milk stout. Nice balance of the malts and milk sugars.

M- Nice and smooth. Very fine carbination that works to push that sweetness into the roof of your mouth.

O - This is a very enjoyable milk stout for its drinkability. Not always the easiest to find (like all 3 Floyds) but I pick up 1 or 2 whenever I see them.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- solid black with a 1.5 finger light brown head that never wants to leave. Soapy lacing and a still murky look as it settles in the glass. Exactly how this style should look.

S- Roasted oats, bark, and soft notes of chocolate. More lifeless than I expect out of a milk stout.

T- I big step up from the nose. A healthy does of roasted malts, caramelized sugars, and milk chocolate. Incredibly smooth.

M- The copious amounts of oats and lactose make for a creamy, chewy feel. Coats oh so nicely.

O- Other than my disappointment in the nose, this bad boy was done right. Drinks really well for the style, straight forward flavor profile, and smooth as can be.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The Moloko Stout is another extremely solid offering from 3F! The beer poured an opaque black with thin ecru head that is not leaving much of a lace. The scent carries roast and hints of chocolate and espresso. The taste is much like the scent....roasty with touches of milk chocolate and coffee. The mouthfeel is full in body and very creamy...LUV IT! Overall this is one heck of a solid stout. VERY NICE!!!

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Photo of BWED
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a tumbler.

A- Black with a well retained brown head. Good lacing, as well.

S- Chocolate, some roasted malt, and sweetened milk. Very sweet in aroma.

T- Very sweet, chocolate milk-like. No bitterness at all.

M- Very thick, creamy, smooth. A nice sweet finish.

O- Really sweet and creamy. Easy to drink. One of the sweetest milk stouts I've had.

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Photo of wildcatboy
4.7/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22oz bomber poured into a tulip.
Pours dark coffee color.
You can smell the chocolate and lactos. There is a touch of coffee.
Tasty creamy chocolate milk. A creamy mouth feel. Really good Milk stout. No over pronunciation of the lactos. Smooth, creamy easy drink.

This was so good I don't know if I'd want to share. I love sharing good beers but this is one I don't want to tell anyone I have so I can enjoy the entire bottle. Mmmm.... Good work 3 f's.

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Photo of adam42381
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a coffee black with a huge and creamy 3 finger dark tan head which slowly dissipates into a 1/4 finger layer on top of the beer. Excellent lacing.

Smell: Classic milk stout nose featuring lactose sugar, roasted malt and semisweet chocolate. The nose is a little weaker than I would have liked.

Taste: Medium roasted malt and milk chocolate up front followed by a touch of coffee and molasses in the middle before ending with dark chocolate and a hint of bitter hops. Aftertaste is semisweet chocolate with a touch of lactose sugar.

Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full-bodied with a nice amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: High drinkability. No need to consider sharing a bomber unless you're feeling generous.

Overall: A very good milk stout overall. Give it a try if you get the chance.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Thick, solid black body. Almost no highlights. Dark khaki merle head with low retention and lace.

S - Soy umami, malted milk balls, caramel, milk chocolate, toast.

T - Hot chocolate froth, cream, oatmeal, condensed milk, earthy umami.

M - Creamy and thick body, but surprisingly light on the palate. Nice carbonation.

O - A great example of a milk stout; one of the best I've had.

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Photo of wvsabbath
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Dark black with a 2 inch foamy, thick creamy head, tons of lacing.

Smell - Roasty malts, chocolate, lactose, some smoke along with molasses, brown sugar and even some honey.

Taste - Starts out with chocolate notes, along with some coffee, and roasted malts. Lactose adds that standard sweet sugary note. Honey and some molasses along with a nice amount of smokiness. Some minor amounts of dark fruits comes out at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Chocolate, malts and sugars coat the tongue. Palate gets really more of the same, along with some fruits at the finish. After taste is sweet along with chocolate and coffee notes.

Overall - Really nice, balanced and not sickening sweet like most milk stouts. Has a really nice addition of smokey malts that sets it apart from the others. Nice easy drinker, glad ive got to try.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.69/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This pours a coffee black in color with a velvety consistency and a cocoa-creamy head.

There’s a roasty note under the lactic-tartness, with a full milk-chocolate character. I get an amped up lactic tartness atop a milk chocolaty sweetness. This is an intense and sweet milk stout, one for sipping and sharing.

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Photo of dar482
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a black body with a large brown head.

The aroma has dark coffee and chocolate cake and roastiness along with a lactose sweetness.

The flavor follows with milk chocolate sweetness along with roasty malt. There's a bit of a pine on the end that shows the hops.

The highlight is this creamy mouthfeel that the beer has.

A well made milk stout and the best I've had so far.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black with showy dark tan head. Looks as good as all 3F beers do.

Smells like dark roast coffee, toffee and dark chocolate. Mild smoke as it warms.

Mmm...sweet milk chocolate stout. Less balanced and sweeter than it smells. A dessert beer. Caramel and milk chocolate with a roasty coating like a beer M&M. After all the sweetness I like the subtle bitter coffee grind fade.

Possibly the best compliment one can give a 3F beer is that it tastes like a 3F beer. They're that good.

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Photo of daledeee
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A gift from a friend.

Poured this into a tulip. Got a black body with dark brown large head. Good lacing as well.

Nose is chocolate, booze and malted milk.

Taste is a smooth creamy chocolate with not much bitterness. Plenty of sweetness with a little syrup. Really smooth for a strong stout.

MOuth feel has some bubbles and smoothness. I can feel the cocoa granules.

This is a great tasting easy drinking stout.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown to black with a small cappucino colored head. Smells like chocolate milk with a bit of roast. Slightly prickly carbonation with a smooth finish. Creamy milk chocolate, a bit of coffee, roasted grain with a slight bite. Very nice and not too sweet. Light bodied for the style and pretty easy drinking stout, though the carbonation almost makes it feel like a soda.

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Photo of Fcolle2
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark solid black with a half finger tan head that retains nicely.

There are some nice aroma coming off of this. Roasted toffee like malt is forward along with a deep creamy malt sweetness to back it up.

Taste is awesome. Rich milk chocolate like malt is foreword. There is a mild sweetness that compliments the nice roasted malt that comes in on the back end nicely. There is also a very faint sweet dark fruit tart flavor and rich smooth oat flavor that adds great complexity.

Mouthfeel is really thick but it's cut with some moderate small bubble carbonation gives it a velvety smooth feel.

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Photo of JohnG190
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to smchenry75 for the trade. Pours inky black with thin, tan head that dissipates quickly. Not much lacing to speak of. Strong coffee notes on the nose; unexpected, but not unpleasant. Cocoa and malt notes follow. Much like the aroma, coffee is the first flavor to hit the palate followed by bittersweet chocolate and brown sugar. There's a faint bitterness throughout the taste, not overwhelming but enough to notice. The flavors evolve as the beer warms, quite complex. Very velvety and smooth, with a full body and light carbonation. Overall, although I'm not a fan of the style, I found this to be a well crafted milk stout. FFF continues to impress!

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Moloko from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.