Barrel Aged Moloko - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.25/5 rDev -1.4%
Thanks to jrallen34 for braving the element that was the FFF brewpub and snagging some of this on DLD. Served in a SAVOR snifter.
Pours a very dark brown with a thin tan head. The nose starts the show off right with some nice really barrel character--light bourbon plus some mild oak and vanilla coming through in the background. Really nice start. Good moderate malt presence and a nice creaminess come through as well. The flavor is nice with good notes of bourbon and the always-pleasurable Moloko base beer. Nice balance between the two components of this one. Mouthfeel is luscious and creamy. Nice finish with just a touch of booze. Very well done.
05-11-2011 10:46:43 | More by Thorpe429
4.15/5 rDev -3.7%
On-tap at Three Floyds. Served in a tulip.
A - A half-finger of tan foam settles to a thin ring of bubbles. Black body that reveals some dark brown coloration at the fringes.
S - Bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, toasted coconut. Doesn't smell like the the base beer all that much, as the lactose character doesn't come out very much. I'm curious what sort of barrels were used, as this doesn't have that distinct Woodford aroma I get from many Three Floyds barrel-aged offerings. As it warms up there is a lot of dry oakiness that emerges.
T - Chocolate, vanilla, light bourbon in the finish, more smoke and oak than I expected from the aroma and less malt sweetness. Mild warming alcohol, but nothing unexpected for the listed ABV.
M - Lower carbonation, medium creamy body, and a lightly tannic finish.
D - Not my favorite Three Floyds barrel-aged offering, but still quite enjoyable and easy to drink. I prefer the various Conquistadors to this Moloko variant, but I prefer this to Ronaldo.
09-27-2011 00:46:27 | More by MasterSki
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
4.2/5 rDev -2.6%
From 04/30/11 notes. Had on tap at Dark Lord Day; was very excited to see it.
a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with an inch of tan head and low to moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, cream, roasted malts, and light caramel.
t - Tastes of bourbon, oak, light vanilla, and light chocolate. Very good, but a bit of heat, moreso than the BA Dark Lord and BA Behemoth.
m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation.
o - Overall another great barrel aged beer from FFF. Different, but on par, with the normal version. Would love to have it again sometime.
05-09-2011 00:15:43 | More by mdfb79
4.47/5 rDev +3.7%
2009 vintage on tap at the 2011 Pizza Port Barrel Blast.
A: Black with a small beige cap. Crimson tinge near the edges.
S: Brown sugar with evident lactose and a strong bourbon profile. Chocolate is milk and dark. Great aroma. Decadent.
T: Smooth. Brown sugar and lactose accompany prominent bourbon and a low booze heat. Milk and dark chocolate.
M: Full body, upper low carbonation. Mouthfeel is smooth and sticky.
Overall: Combination of the Sweet Stout and the bourbon is great.
01-16-2011 21:36:09 | More by HopHead84
4.33/5 rDev +0.5%
Thanks to jrallen34 for grabbing this from the brewpub at DLD when I was so focused on DL I failed to see it.
A - Very dark brown beer with a small tan head on it that faded to a bit of a ring.
S - Sweet and rich smelling beer. Chocolate is not overpowered by the bourbon, rather there is some oak and barrel notes mixed in with it that are great. Milk and lactose is evident, but also just adds to the chocolate. This is a milk stout in every sense, and the bourbon only seems to add without giving it an edge.
T - Taste very much like the nose. A great bourbon and milk chocolate meld with vanilla, oak, lactose, and all the things you would want in a good milk stout. Very sweet, no real heat on it.
M - Smooth, rich, full bodied, lower carbonation.
O - Really great beer, particularly for the style which is something I generally don't care for. Would love to drink this again, perfect dessert beer.
05-06-2011 20:47:45 | More by AgentZero
4.33/5 rDev +0.5%
On tap at barrel blast
A: poured a dark brown in color with maroonish brown highlights that had a thin frothy head but left plenty of lacing sticking to the glass.
S: the bourbon character definitely stood out but lots of lacto milky chocolate character with vanilla roasty notes and booze for sure.
T: the bourbon flavor blended quite nice with the lacto milky chocolate notes but had great roasty character. It had vanilla accents and booze that was not over done.
M: the brew was medium to full in body with a low amount of carbonation which had a milky, sweet, bourbon, roasty, and creamy finish.
D: really enjoyed the base brew and the barrel aged was off the hook really glad to see this one at the festival. It was drinking better than I thought considering the ABV.
01-18-2011 19:24:25 | More by Gobzilla
4.08/5 rDev -5.3%
On-tap in the brewpub on DLD 2011.
A: Fully black with a nice cap of tan foam that settles into a solid ring. Ver nice indeed.
S: Very soft, very smooth. Bourbon and chocolate. Nothing else. Cool.
T: Vanilla and bourbon up front, followed by some more vanilla and oak. Pretty simple but tasty.
M: Smooth, medium body that just dissolves into soft carbonation. Luscious.
O: Very good beer, but perhaps a little one-dimensional with the barrel notes. After trying Vanilla Bean DL, this one seemed a little weak. But I guess anything would...
05-25-2011 15:32:49 | More by woosterbill
4.47/5 rDev +3.7%
On tap at FFF on 8/7/09.
A - Oily black body with a slim burnt mocha head that fully receded and deposited a bit of spotty lace around the snifter. Dark, opaque and menacing.
S - Exceptionally well-balanced nose with bourbon notes, vanilla sweetness, some roasted malt character and a subtle waft of alcohol.
T - Wonderfully blended concoction of tangy bourbon, sweet vanilla, chocolate and dark roasted malts with a hint of oak in the backend. A touch of earthy hops in the finish provides some bitterness and adds depth to the flavor profile.
M - Medium to full-bodied with an oily, viscous texture and moderate carbonation. A tad bristly on the tongue but not overly so. Finishes with mild sourness and alcohol warmth on the palate with some residual sweetness.
D - FFF does it again with an amazingly flavorful and highly drinkable brew. The alcohol remained quite restrained for a bourbon barrel-aged stout. I am really glad to have been able to sample this excellent stout.
09-01-2009 19:47:05 | More by ffejherb
4.28/5 rDev -0.7%
On-tap @ FFF.
A - Pours black with a small tan head. Not much lacing left behind at all. A small ring of head hangs onto the glass.
S - Bourbon, dark fruit, cream, slightly sweet chocolate
T - Creamy, slightly sweet, dark fruits. A really nice blend of creamy and fruity sweetness. The bourbon is a nice touch but in no way overpowers the rest of flavors at all.
M - Medium bodied and really full in flavor. Really covers the palate well.
D. very easy to drink for the barrel aging and style.
08-06-2009 01:29:09 | More by Sean9689
4.25/5 rDev -1.4%
2008 Moloko Milk Stout aged in barrels and poured into a snifter for my pleasure at the Three Floyds brewpub.
Molten dark chocolate, opaque and not quite black. Atop sits a head about half a finger thick, fuzzy and the color of cardboard. It fizzles at a moderate pace to a medium ring.
Dark and sweet nose. Heavy vanilla, port, grape jelly, cinnamon, hints of arise and cocoa powder. Lightly tangy.
I'm assuming this was aged in simple bourbon barrels, but there's a fruitiness in the flavor that leans more toward port than the Kentucky-based spirit. I get vanilla, oak, hints of toffee, cocoa powder and grape-laden port wine. Lighter notes of cinnamon, molasses and dark chocolate also emerge and are replaced with lingering notes of light roast coffee.
Supremely soft, velvety body. Very lightly carbonated and populated with tiny, active bubbles. Hints of alcohol in the nose. Smooth as it moves around, smooth going down.
Incredibly well-integrated flavors. There’s definitely more fruitiness than milk-stoutiness here, but the beer is crazy drinkable. I could put irresponsible amounts of this away.
05-02-2011 22:21:33 | More by Phelps
Barrel Aged Moloko from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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