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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 83
Gots: 18 | 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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to AndresR for sharing this one.

Bottle # 79/564.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, cognac, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and cognac flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a slightly better cognac presence in the aroma in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 16:27:36 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-17-2013 23:26:35 | More by Thorpe429
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-11-2013 22:51:03 | More by spycow
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Frank (lurchingbeast). Thanks dude! Served in a Hill Farmstead tulip.

A - Finger-plus of tan foam settles to a thick collar, a few wisps, and specks of lacing. Very dark brown body with lighter tinges at the edges of the glass.

S - This smells more like apple brandy than cognac, as there's a pervasive green apple aroma. The base beer also appears to have been largely obliterated, with only mild hints of chocolate and caramel in the periphery. I don't think I could tell that this was Moloko if I tried it blind.

T - The taste is significantly better, with a nice balance of sweet milk stout and vinous cognac flavors. There's a bit of spirit alcohol flavor to this and a hint of the previously mentioned green apple, but chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and cognac are the main culprits and they work in surprising harmony.

M - Smooth, medium body that's quite cream mid-palate before yielding to a dry and tannic finish. Lower carbonation, and minimal alcohol warmth, even with the fairly intense boozy cognac flavors.

D - Pretty good, but I think I prefer the bourbon and port Moloko's to this one. The green apple aroma is a bit strange, although I think only a few of use picked up the flavor, but the flavor is excellent. It'd be hard to tackle a whole bottle without a bunch of friends, but I'd happily have a few ounces if I can across this again.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 00:52:35 | More by MasterSki
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Geist, served in a Three Floyds Teku glass. Beer is black with a wispy tan head of small and large bubbles, some lacing, moderate retention. Looks good.

Aroma is cognac, which is good if you love cognac. Very sweet aroma.

Beer is pretty sweet, nice body, the liquor up front adds a nice dimension to the beer that fades in the late palate and leaves an almost blank flavor on the palate. The finish is a little dull but it is a superior beer by a lot. I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 18:16:39 | More by drabmuh
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-18-2013 11:45:45 | More by beernads
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very excited to try this. A huge thank you to David for sending me this unexpectedly.

The beer is near black with a thick beige head. The aroma offers roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, oak, cognac. The milk presence is overshadowed to a certain degree, but not necessarily in a negative way. Rather than being lactic or having a promiment milk stout presence, the beer is beautifully balanced. Cognac is present throughout both the aroma and flavor, and just sits beautifully atop the base beer. I thoroughly enjoyed this. Another outstanding stout from the dudes at FFF.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 19:33:56 | More by Huhzubendah
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drewone

California

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

10-27-2013 06:14:58 | More by drewone
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-21-2013 01:36:38 | More by Gonzoillini
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-13-2013 20:18:45 | More by Zaphog
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 1.12.13.
Bottle 193/564

A - Pours a very dark brown with a 3/4 inch fizzy brown head that fades slowly.

S - Strong booze, dark fruit, red-wine, cognac for sure.

T - Nice chocolate and stout, then some cognac and booze sweep in, very nice.

D - Low to medium carbonation with a heavier body.

O - The smell is boozy , but the taste is more balanced. A stout with a cognac influence.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 07:07:45 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.95/5  rDev -5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 04:11:13 | More by Alieniloquium
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to cmrillo for sharing this one during the One Year Anniversary of My Wreck Tasting! Bottle #524 of 564! Served from bottle into a Crooked Stave ‘Crooked Line’ tulip. Poured pitch black with a half finger tan head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, apple, sweet alcohol, wood, fruit, and spice. The flavor was of sweet malt, wood, sweet alcohol, fruit, spice, and apple. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. The barrel definitely added a very nice level of complexity to this one. However, it did cover up a lot of the base brew if I am honest. This hurt its score slightly if I’m honest, but this was still a solid brew. Definitely worth your time if you get the chance to try it.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 11:56:19 | More by thagr81us
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chippo33

Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-14-2013 05:54:18 | More by chippo33
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Gobzilla

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-02-2013 20:01:11 | More by Gobzilla
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aasher

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Rillo at the Charlotte Tasting 2012. Thanks Rillo!

Cognac Kilometer looks like the regular, thick and viscous dark chocolate brown with a one finger dark beige head. The nose definitely has plenty of Cognac character. It is vinous and has plenty of grape character yet still has plenty of the roasted malt and chocolate that I love in the regular Moloko. There are traces of Cognac all over this beer. As always Moloko does well in a barrel. The Cognac is different but I do prefer the Bourbon barrel version. Good beer though.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 01:14:48 | More by aasher
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Sean9689

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-16-2013 13:27:28 | More by Sean9689
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-27-2013 02:47:16 | More by DarthKostrizer
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-19-2013 13:21:51 | More by ncaudle
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-26-2012 22:48:59 | More by DonFrap
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-10-2012 06:48:16 | More by hilgart1
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-15-2013 00:47:12 | More by jegross2
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-14-2013 15:57:24 | More by beergorrilla
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Bottle #230/564. Thanks Mike (Mbrown44) for bringing this one! Split 4 ways, poured into HF stemmed glass. Tried back to back with regular Moloko.

A- Pours jet black with a thin slightly bubbly mocha brown head that fades fairly fast. Consistently rising carbonation bubbles, definitely less then the regular Moloko.

S- Strong presence of cognac that almost gives it a fairly boozey smell, some dark chocolate hiding underneath the cognac, the cognac makes it very aromatic. The cognac gives it a nice smell that is a little bit too dominant and gives it a foreboding presence that it's going to be a booze bomb other then that though it's a very nice smelling beer.

T- Cognac very prevalent but not as strong as in the smell which is definitely a good thing. Dark fruits and some light chocolate hide underneath the cognac sweetness. Nicely balanced.

M- Smooth, lightly creamy, packs a tiny bit of heat but nothing off putting. Definitely a sipper.

O- This was a nice beer that really made the cognac presence known and tasted completely different then regular Moloko. In my opinion it was a tiny bit overpowering (especially in the aroma) but not bad at all. The lactose sugars from the regular Moloko had completely faded away and were replaced by a nice presence of dark fruits. I would definitely drink this again if given the chance and I would recommend trying it out especially if you like cognac.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 00:58:59 | More by jaasen64
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-11-2013 14:42:22 | More by trxxpaxxs
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Cognac Barrel Aged Moloko from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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