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Barrel Aged Moloko - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Barrel Aged Moloko
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112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 159
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our seasonal milk stout aged in bourbon barrels for one year. Chocolate, coconut, and vanilla liquid awesomeness.

(Beer added by: Sean9689 on 08-06-2009)
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jisom123

Indiana

5/5  rDev +16%

11-28-2011 19:43:35 | More by jisom123
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.05/5  rDev -6%

On-tap at FFF

A - Dark brown with a small mocha head. Has a nice viscosity to it that makes it look slightly syrupy

S - Notes of honey, oak and maraschino cherry waft up from it. There is a slight hint if coffee and roasted malt as well. You get a slight whiff of the bourbon and from the sweeter cherry aspects, I'm curious as to if this was aged in Makers or another wheated bourbon barrel. The barrel aspects are very prevalent and seem to add a lot and are the main feature of the nose.

T - At first, I get an almost mead like honey. There is Maraschino cheery and a slight orange peel that keeps it from being too sweet. The alcohol comes through in the middle to give it a kick and after that there are most bourbon flavors with vanilla, oak, and bananas foster coming through. The finish is very bourbony as well and makes me feel like I just had a sip of a dram.

MF - Lightly carbonated to give it a nice smooth feeling and leaves a slight tingle in the tongue. There is a slight stickiness that sits on the lips and reflects the beers sweeter aspects. The barrel kicks in a slight warming that radiates within your mouth. 4.5

O - This is a completely different beer than regular Moloko as the barrel take over the regular flavors. You get strong influence in the nose, flavor, and mouthfeel. I like this but not as much as Ronaldo.

05-16-2012 03:27:27 | More by jeonseh
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

02-26-2014 16:49:23 | More by JIMTRK16
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weonfire

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

09-22-2013 03:31:37 | More by weonfire
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norinco

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

12-09-2012 01:09:23 | More by norinco
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beertooth

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -10%

2008 Moloko aged in Woodford Reserve barrels.

On tap at the Brewpub served in a small goblet.

A black liquid with dark amber highlights and a thin ring of mocha bubbles sits in front of me.

The nose is a little muted. I'm getting oak and a little cocoa and bourbon.

The first sip gives me a ton of bourbon, oak, semi-sweet cocoa, malted milk balls, and a little coffee

Mouthfeel is very slick.

I enjoy this beer, but I've never been too big on barreled milk stouts. One glass is all I can do right now.

08-09-2009 20:26:42 | More by beertooth
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%

On tap @ the FFF Brewpub on 8/7/09. 12 oz pour served in a snifter.

Pours an absolute dense black, with a 1/2 finger of frothy milk chocolate colored head. Retains with some thickish bunching around the edges of the glass, leaving back some spotty lace and brown oils that coat the sides. The aroma starts with a shot of cola-like bourbon, that then gives way to the beefy sweetness of chocolate and milk. Dark roast adds to the fun, and I'm pleased to find that the spicy hop character of the orginal Moloko, which I like so much, is able to shine through the bourbon as well. Wood, vanilla, and warmth pull up the back of this, adding some nice complexity.

The flavors pretty much mirrors the aroma in the taste, with bourbon controlling the profile but still allowing the huge sweetness of the Milk Stout (milk chocolate, toffee, and roast) to be very much evident. Things end with a satisfying smack of vanilla, spice, and warmth. This was good but just didn't quite pack the bunch of the nose. The mouthfeel is full bodied, with a sharp prickle that matches the cola-like nature of the bourbon presence. There is a definite thicker feel underneath that carries all of that slick sweetness and oaky notes. The ABV is there in this, but I would definitely call it a steady sipper, as the alcohol never really got in the way.

Very nice. I'm a fan of the regular Moloko and the bourbon really messed well with the sweet nature of this. Not quite a barrel-aged monster or anything but this was a pleasant sipper to start off a great visit to the brewpub with.

08-11-2009 17:05:39 | More by Kegatron
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Mojo333

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

11-07-2012 18:01:46 | More by Mojo333
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Jarpo

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-04-2012 07:55:31 | More by Jarpo
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awdturboiv

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7.2%

12-10-2011 13:32:32 | More by awdturboiv
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cgrz

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.2%

01-20-2014 08:58:55 | More by cgrz
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karatebartender

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

05-18-2012 19:46:23 | More by karatebartender
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16%

12-13-2011 07:29:01 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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jegross2

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

02-19-2013 05:13:42 | More by jegross2
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bepps

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

03-16-2013 18:37:15 | More by bepps
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jcnd9803

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16%

11-24-2011 03:24:50 | More by jcnd9803
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MrHirschybar

California

4.2/5  rDev -2.6%

3rd taster at Port's Barrel Blast
2009 Vintage

A - A purple/black color with little lining head - different on angles - chocolate black from the side and purple color from above...

S - Initial strong alcohol with vanilla, light oak, bourbon and a sweet smell - molasses or brown sugar

T - Vanilla, sweet, chocolate, more heat sweet/bourbon like taste as it warms

M - Prickly carbonation, light finish, heat sneaks up in the finish and lingers a little

D - The bourbon came through on the follow/finish with minimal heat that snuck up while the vanilla and oak lingered with an obvious sweetness - brown sugar or molasses - a little too sweet to have a lot of this, though I would think the 9% ABV would catch up to you quick too. A nice dessert thought for sure as it had lots of chocolate and overly sweet notes while the barrel imparted but didn't overwhelm the bourbon -

01-24-2011 04:31:20 | More by MrHirschybar
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lloyd83

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16%

11-15-2011 20:43:46 | More by lloyd83
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rfraga77

Indiana

5/5  rDev +16%

11-16-2011 00:52:44 | More by rfraga77
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JoshVandy

Indiana

5/5  rDev +16%

11-14-2011 12:24:34 | More by JoshVandy
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badboy7113

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

09-26-2013 01:49:16 | More by badboy7113
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LinusBohman

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -13%

05-23-2013 16:00:21 | More by LinusBohman
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.2%

04-29-2013 18:05:36 | More by Zaphog
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ronn

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

03-20-2014 16:35:41 | More by ronn
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straightlambic

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-08-2013 18:09:22 | More by straightlambic
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Barrel Aged Moloko from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.