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Moloko - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 516
Hads: 1,880
Avg: 4.11
pDev: 19.71%
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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 screamking
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into wine glass.

Pours black with a very thin mocha head that disappears quickly. The aroma is mainly milk chocolate and espresso. Some slight dark fruit notes around the edge. The taste is very balanced with heaping helpings of dark chocolate and espresso much like the aroma. Add to that a nice hint of smokey goodness and very soft fig note. Very drinkable but at the same time thick. Very sticky on the palate. ABV is completely hidden. Ive never dug to deep into the milk stout world but I have to say from the milk stouts I've had this one is among the best.

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Photo of roger617
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap poured into snifter.

A: 3.75 Pours a very dark brown color with 1 finger of khaki colored head that reduces fairly quick and leaves small amounts of lacing.
S: 4.25 Sweet and roasty.
T: 4.0 I get the sweetness first, followed by the roast flavor. Leaves a lingering roasty adter taste.
M: 3.25 This is carbed a little too high for my liking of this style. When I think of milk stouts I think of smooth, low carb, and letting the flavor profile pull forward. The carb on this is too high to really enjoy what makes this beer.
O: 3.75 Milk Stout is my 2nd favorite style behind IPAs, and this one is very good. I don't find it outstanding, but I would definitely have it again.

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Photo of BB1313
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours black with a huge mocha head that sticks around and leaves great retention and lacing. Awesome looking beer. The aromas are full of chocolate malts with hints of cream. There are some roasted malts in the mix as well. The flavors are very bold and robust. Tons of milk chocolate. There's a nice roastiness to this one. There are also expresso notes. It has a subtle sweetness, but it also has a solid bitterness. There is some milk/lactose notes that aren't overwhelming, but play well with everything else. Mouthfeel is awesome. It's pretty thick, fluffy, and creamy. It's not as thick as it gets, but it's definitely thick enough. The carbonation is moderate, but clearly there. There's no alcohol notes and it's extremely easy and fun to drink.

This is an awesome stout. It's not overly flashy or super unique, but it's just extremely well crafted. There's not much to complain about. They nailed this one. Highly recommended.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Assuming this is on the fresh side, since my local beer store just got these back in stock. An easy way to tell would be if Three Floyds would put bottled on date on their products. Shame on them for not doing so. Anyway, I remember loving this beer last year, so I'm excited to finally have it again!

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours an opaque oily black colored body with about two and a half fingers of luscious creamy dark chocolate mocha colored froth for a head. Looks pretty epic.

S - Aroma is of dark creamy milk chocolate, dark coffee bean roast, lactose, cream, and a kiss of vanilla.

T - Taste follows the nose: smooth silky milk chocolate, lactose, sugar, dark roasted coffee beans, and a hint of vanilla. Nothing too crazy or adventurous, but hits it's mark. Becomes even silkier and creamier as it begins to warm.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy with lots of dark roast / coffee bean bitterness lingering on the palate. Excellent carbonation.

Overall, this has got to be one of my favorite beers from Three Floyds. Well built, highly flavorful, and a well masked 8.00% abv. I would drink this stuff all year if I could. Now my only pipe dream is the hopes of getting my hands on one of the barrel aged versions.

Three Floyds Moloko Milk Stout ---4.5/5

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Photo of MCain04
3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber is 1-yr old and poured into a Half Acre snifter.

Black walnut body is topped by a light cream-colored head which dissipates quickly with minimal lacing.

Smell is weak but smells of subtle coffee, lactose sugar, bitter hops, vanilla, roasted malt character.

Tastes heavily of sweet lactose, with vanilla and some chocolate. Some roast character but subdued, hop taste and bitterness is subdued as well. Sweet through and through.

Mouthfeel is high on carbonation even after a year. Medium bodied with a smooth feel and minimally dry finish.

Overall it's definitely a milk stout, no mistaking the style. Probably too sweet for my everyday consumption but I can see why it makes a good base beer. Give it a shot if you're able.

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Photo of BrotherDylan
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Adult milk chocolate. Thick, creamy, and sweet with a roasty lingering aftertaste that demands another sip of sweetness. Its black as night and is so dense you cant see through the beer. A night cap? S'mores and A Moloko? I think so... Touché Three Floyds, well done.

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Photo of schwemjw
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Slick black with a tan head. Standard issue stout.

S: Roast and espresso; overwhelmingly so. Sour milk and a little milk chocolate round this out.

T: Roast, coffee, caramel and big sweet malted milk balls. A creamy end that has a bitter cocoa finish. A nnice balance of roast, sweet and bitter. Nutty and creamy.

M: Fat and heavier medium bodied. highly drinkable.

O: Very nicely balanced. A great sipper and one of my favorite dessert beers. Not too sweet but some great malted milk ball flavors. Sip and enjoy! /92

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Photo of SerialHiker
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown to black, brown on the edges…dark and dense…head is a light mocha with tiny bubbles thinning quickly…only a dusting really remains when beer is idle…(3/5)

Smell: Lots going on here…roasted malts, roasted coffee bitterness, alcohol heat and a mild milk chocolate hit my nose first...there’s a muted fig fruit sweetness that I pick up as well…it’s more earthy than a sweet, chocolaty dessert, but that’s not to say it doesn’t have a little of that candy quality…it almost has a root beer aroma as well, I must be picking up some caramel…(4/5)

Taste: Yum! Roasted malts, roasted coffee (though not overly bitter), lactose, chocolate up front…very tasty…it’s creamy without being milky…it’s not really a complex flavor, this brew relies more on the roasted malt character than any milk, coffee or chocolate flavoring…there is definitely a dark fruit sweetness that comes in late in the sip and rounds out the overall flavor…even though this beer is almost a year old, I’m still getting that robust coffee bitterness finish (yum!)…it’s rich, smooth and sweet…superb! (4.25/5)

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body…it’s also a bit light on the carbonation as well…it does fluff up a little, bringing all those roasted, chocolate flavors to the palate, but definitely dies down quicker than I would like…roasted malts, lactose and a bit of chocolate lingers in the after taste…one sip lasts for a couple minutes…(3.75/5)

Overall: This is a yummy brew…I bought it a few months back and even then it was a few months old… I wasn’t sure what to expect pulling this out of the closet, but what I got was very good (no surprise, it is a three floyds)…it’s an easy drinking stout that is a bit light for the class, but brings tremendous flavor that makes up for any mouthfeel flaws…I’ve heard this was one of 3 Floyds more popular seasonals and it’s understandable why…if you see this one floating around your local beer store, it’s definitely worth picking up…stashing a second in the closet for a later date, is also recommended…(4/5)

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Photo of themind
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good milk stout, yes!...great, I dont think so. This is a well crafted beer but I have had better in the World of milk stouts. Crisp carbonation and a light ABV burn create a decent mouthfeel. The aroma is chocolate roasted malt that leaves a good aftertaste. All in all FFF makes excellent beer but this is not the top of the food chain. Dont get me wrong, this beer is good but in a land filled with Abyss, BCBS and others this is an above average beer at best.

Bottom Line: Good milk stout.

Edit: After sitting a while to breath it did get better.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours with a thick, two fingered toffee colored head and settles down leaving a blanket of thick cream across the top.

S - Dark roasted chocolate, cream, and some coffee beans.

T - Dark roasted chocolate, slightly charred coffee, cream, roasted caramel, and light char. The cream gives a nice sweet side but the roasted malt balances things out very nicely. Finishes with a dark roasted chocolate and cream coating in the mouth.

M - Creamy, heavy medium body, silky carbonation on the tongue, and sticky.

O - I usually haven't enjoyed milk stouts in the past because the ones I've had were too sweet. FFF's strikes a really nice balance to offset the sweetness.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.56/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Deep rich brown. Almost black until held to direct light. Head is a darkish khaki. Drops to a small creamy cap and collar. No lacing to speak of.

Smell: Deeply roasted. Some cocoa. Lactose sugar in abundance, but nicely countered by the bitter roasted character. Some hints of char and old coffee. Slightly burnt with some.caramel sweetness. Milk chocolate sweetness. Some backing oats.

Taste: Nice balance of lactose sweetness. Milky chocolate with some bitter cocoa. Hints of old coffee. Deeply roasted. Some char and smoke. Slightly burnt. Sweet cocoa powder. Nice balance between the milky sweetness and bitter cocoa.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a medium body. Moderate carbonation. Clean finish. Some creaminess.

Overall: Decent but not truly memorable.

Solidly balanced, but missing something novel. Doesn't really live up to the Three Floyds pedigree. A solid benchmark.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 4/6/13

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Appearance: Deep brown, light brown head - good size, fades to a nice cap, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

Smell: Chocolate and lactose, as advertised - milk chocolate and some dark chocolate - roasty malts, and some sweet coffee - lactose sugar

Taste: Follows the smell, with lactose and chocolate - nicely roasted malts, adds a nice edge - dry, lightly burnt chocolate malts - lightly burnt, roasty notes go well with the lactose sugar - a little milky, creamy - on the sweet side, which I suppose is the point, and lightly oxidized

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, lightly sticky lactose aftertaste

Overall: Too tasty to inspire ultraviolence

This is a solid, solid milk stout. It's a little too sweet, but I realize that is intentional. I don't think I could drink a whole bomber of this, but I would be happy to split another bomber in the future.

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Photo of brewtus
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown/black with a two finger tan head. Smell is milk chocolate, some vanilla, marshmallow, smokey. Taste follows the nose, milk chocolate, sweet milk, again some smokeyness. This style usually ends up tasting cheap but this is very good. The texture is silky smooth and its not too sweet. Definitely worth picking up, very drinkable and very enjoyable. Not too complex, just good.

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Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- pours black, but not quite no light in escapable abyss sort of deal, bit of a ruby hue to the bottom of it hinting at the smaller size of the brew

S- Lots of sweetness followed by some nice roasted malts, a touch of cafe au lait here

T- Sweetness dominates, not much roast. mostly just sweet, a bit one dimensional for me

M- very creamy, delicious, easily best part about this beer

D- the over the top sweetness was a bit of a let down, but a good beer nonetheless

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Photo of sbxx
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Almost pitch black. Dark and thick, almost pours like motor oil. 2 fingers of dark caramel-colored head that hung around for a bit.

Smell - Chocolatey malt. Nothing overpowering.

Taste - Lightly sweet, hints of smoke and dark chocolate. Piney hop presence in the distant background.

Mouthfeel - Nowhere near as heavy as it looks. Thick, yet finishes light and wet. Slight stickiness on the lips afterwards. Smokey aftertaste.

Overall - Solid brew. This is an older bottle and it still tasted good (August release, and it's now February). I will definitely be trying it fresh later this summer. 8% ABV? You'd never know it. Goes down very smooth. Better be careful with this one.

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Photo of joeseppy
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Super dark brown pour.

Nose picking up on lactic sweetness, roasted malt and pipe tobacco.

Roasted malt base, mild coffee, milk chocolate, and light bitterness.

Velvety smooth-creamy. Tastes great chilled or up to room temp..

I had several of these and really love it. I felt this to be so creamy, I experimented and made a beer float with vanilla ice cream-pretty darn tasty as more of the bitterness came through. If you like Left Hand Milk Stout (and I do), I find this to be a notch better as Moloko reveals more chocolate.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a nice 2 finger dense dark khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, dark bread, roasted malt, oats, cream, and light coffee; slight alcohol noticed as it warms. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roasted flavors. Taste of milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, toast, oats, coffee, cream, dark bread, earth, and light herbal spiciness. Lingering notes of milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toast, toffee, oats, coffee, cream, dark bread, and light herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice flavor balance and complexity; great roasted and sweet flavor balance; and zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial milk stout. Great balance and complexity of roasted and sweet flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of falloutsnow
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Binny's, Glen Ellyn, IL
Date: None on bottle, purchased 10/05/2012
Glass: Tulip

Moloko is a very expressive, sweet, milk stout that has ample roated malt and associated chocolate flavors. The sweetness adds a depth of character akin to fine desserts, and the faint coffee influence performs similar feats. Excellent for fall and winter drinking, I enjoyed the beer on this cold and icy winter day. At $7.50 for 22oz of Three Floyds' beer, I consider this their most reasonable offerings. One to try if seen.

Pours a 2cm tall head of tan to burnt tan foam, composed of small bubbles, with above average retention, lasting about two minutes. The head eventually fades to a thin cap atop the body, thicker and with some large bubbles remaining around the sides. The lacing the head leaves is very good, adorning the sides of the glass with waves and columns of sticky foam; could be greater in size, but quite adequate. The beer's body is dark brown to black, opaque, with light making no changes. Carbonation is visible streaming along the sides of the glass, despite the beer's opacity.

Aroma is of roasted malt, milk chocolate, a chocolate milkshake-like sweetness, and faint coffee-with-cream. The very expressive, yet mild, sweetness, roasted malt, and chocolate are very pleasant.

A dangerous beer: rich, sweet, and chocolatey, almost candy-like, this can be very quickly enjoyed, and there is very little way to tell this is 8%. Front of palate picks up sweet cream with hints of milk chocolate. Mid-palate finds a rich assortment of coffee-with-cream sweetness, roasted malt, and milk chocolate. Back of palate picks up bitter chocolate, astringency from roasted malt, lingering chocolate milkshake sweetness, and a pleasing touch of hop bitterness. Aftertaste is of roasted malt, astringency, and possible hop bitterness.

Beer is medium-bodied, with carbonation of medium intensity. The result is a beer that is fizzy for a half-second, quickly foaming upon the palate and becoming smooth and creamy. Closes semi-dry, with substantial stickiness lingering across the palate.

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Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2012 bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a dark brown/black with very little head. Some mahogany head on the edges of the glass is about it.

S: Sweet, smokey and coco coming through. Really surprised by the smoke aroma.

T: Sweet smooth milk chocolate, roasted malt that is heavy on the taste. Sweet smokey coco cream.

M: Thick, medium bodied with very little carbonation. Sweet finish, but not sticky/coating which I expected.

O: Pretty solid sweet stout. Really surprised by the smokeyness with this one, could almost be a smoke beer. I was expecting a southern teir type beer, and it doesn't do that. It's not the thick excellent imperial stout of ST, instead you get a smokey sweet thinner stout. Good for what it is.

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Photo of MDDMD
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark brown black color with a nice tan head and some lacing

S-chocolate, roasted malt, hint of sweetness and coffee

T-roasted malt, cocoa, sweet cream, hint of coffee

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-really delicious beer worth savoring, could drink this on a regular basis

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from zrab11 (thanks man!). The lazer printed numbers on the bottle don't correspond with any human date I can imagine but this was released 08/12. Served in a Founders snifter.

Pours near black with mohogany edges and a quarter finger tan head that fades quickly, leaving small patches of lace.

Smooth sweet smells of cocoa, roasty malts and sweet cream.

Taste follows the nose- milk chocolate, roasted malts, lactose sugars, sweet cream, light prunes and burnt sugar. A nice blend that smoothly covers the alcohol.

Silky rich medium full creamy feel with moderate carbonation. Creamy, milky aftertaste.

This is one damn fine milk stout. Packed with smooth cream, sugar and roast, Moloko is pretty much spot-on for the style. If you're a fan of milk stouts this is dedinately worth a try.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a nice dark brown/black pour with a finger of tan head. smells of chocolate, subtle roasted scent, coffee, vanilla, pecans. nice roasted grains give you a coffee/tobacco flavor up front, followed by a subtle grassy hop kick, good amount of chocolate flavor as a backdrop.. this is a great imperial milk stout. you don't feel the booze at all, but it drinks pretty heavy for a medium body beer.. mild carbonation, creamy and silky.

a great milk stout, lots of dark roasted flavors perfectly balanced by sweet chocolate notes.

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Photo of ruckus232
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 Ounce bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Dark brown with a large amount of tan head that stuck around for a long time.

Smell: Sweet chocolate or fruit smell.

Taste: Very good malty sweetness with a little bit of a roasted flavor that is not as noticeable in the scent.

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Photo of williamjbauer
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber serve in a weizen glass pours black with a little light on edges, with a one finger khaki head with average retention and average fluffy lacing. Smells of sweet milk cream, roasted malts, chocolate. So sweet and so smooth, milk chocolate, sweet malts, some roasted nature, bakers chocolate and a bit of slightly sour milk finish, no bitterness. The mouthfeel is silky smooth, medium body, my esophagus enjoyed that massage, no alcohol detected. Love it, I've enjoyed all the milk stouts I've tried so far and this one is a big standout for me along with Left Hand's milk stout.

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Photo of brewdude1982
4.79/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a bomber poured into a snifter.

A: 4.0 deep dark with a dark head and decent lacing
S: 5.0 this is what a stout should smell like, nice and chocolately and then dark malt
T: 5.0 very chocolately upfront and then followed by deliciously smooth roasted malts and a very slight hop finish
MF: 4.5 great carbonation, with a sexy, thick body
O: 4.5 great beer and I wish I could give it a 4.75 for overall. This is one of my favorite milk stouts.

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Moloko from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.