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Cognac Barrel Aged Moloko - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 103
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 84
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cfrances33 on 09-06-2012)
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750ml bottle sealed with pressure cap and red wax.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: black bodied beer with 2 full fingers of medium brown head. Still a nice looking beer for its age.

Smell: very cognac forward and a fair sweet smelling beer. Some bittersweet chocolate and meaty smoke too. Hints of oxidation are present.

Taste: Just like the nose. Lots of rich cognac which is pretty pleasant. Hints of chocolate and light meaty smoke. Hints of ashy and light roast. Some cardboard is starting to come through, but with the great cognac presence found in this beer the oxidation is very forgivable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation. This is really mellow and drinkable. Not boozey at all.

Overall: This was a pretty decent Cognac barrel aged milk stout by Floyd's. It has also held up really well, but drink them now if you still have a bottle.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle drank side by side with Cognac Imperial Sweet Stout from CCB in a head to head smackdown. Big thanks to Kyle for a beer that eluded me for quite some time.

Dark though certainly lighter in color than the ISS. Some brown highlights along the edges and some whisps along the surface. While not as menacing looking as its counterpart, it looks more appealing in the glass to my eye.

Much more roast on the nose with a hint of rubber glove or solvent that's strangely not unappealing. Barrel lays a light blanket atop.

As in the nose, the taste displays a good deal of roast and medium bodied coffee. It's lighter and more crisp overall and the Cognac barrel adds as very pleasant element to a base beer which I don't enjoy all that much.

The Cognac Moloko is a bit more accessible and less fatiguing on the palate than the ISS and while I don't think it displays nearly as much complexity as the ISS either, I found myself reaching for it more frequently. I'm not sure that makes it a better or worse beer, but it's certainly an improvement on the base and a great experience to have drank these beers side by side.

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4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle #334/564 blind side by side with Cognac sweet stout from CCB

A: Pitch black with an amazingly beautiful khaki head.

S: Roasty, milk chocolate, hint of caramel and then my new friend Cognac

T: Very Moloko(could tell blind) the good part is like the base beer. A very good sweet stout and adding the Cognac is brilliant! Very good beer but I wish it had a little more sweetness to it honestly, but the barrel was very good, not over powering at all.

M: Coating as expected but doesnt linger like I thought it might. No alcohol burn at all.

O: I really enjoyed this beer and would not shy away form trying it again if given the chance! But trading for it is tough!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle # 219 of 564.

Appearance - Black. Small khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Super strong cognac. Fruity and boozy. Kinda smells like a brandy, which makes sense.

Taste - Chocolate behind a hefty fruity character. Oak. Vanilla. Sweet brandy flavor. I get none of the lactose.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, not too boozy. Strong barrel though.

Overall - I'm glad I can't taste the lactose. Really intense barrel.

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Cognac Barrel Aged Moloko from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.