3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #172
Ranked #4,880
4.13 | pDev: 9.93%
Apr 01, 2021
Aug 23, 2005
Notes: 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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4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by unclekeith from Alaska

248 / 250 BA Beers of Fame

2017 bottle - poured into a tulip, lovely 2-fingered khaki head fading quickly to a small collar, Jet black. Huge roast on the nose, no trace of hops, no overly bitter, easy to drink. Creamy mouth feel. Some minimal vinous alcohol. Really well executed.

Apr 01, 2021
3.75 by Argento from Rhode Island on Mar 20, 2021
4.25 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Jan 25, 2021
5 by doctorgary from New York on Sep 22, 2020
3.9 by brandoneast from Texas on Sep 16, 2020
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3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by csheridan from Illinois

In a pint pub glass. Pours almost black, with a slight tan head that fades quickly, slight lacing. Smell is a tiny bit of chocolate and some malt, but oddly not strong at all. Taste is smooth and sweet, mild chocolate and roasted malt, maybe a touch of vanilla. For an 8%, doesn't have an alcohol burn at all, feels very smooth, dry finish that fades quickly.

May 01, 2020
4 by rare_bird from Michigan on Mar 14, 2020
4 by fossage78 from Massachusetts on Feb 24, 2020
4.24 by SWChi from Illinois on Feb 19, 2020
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4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by beersampler6 from Michigan

Very nice milk stout tried on tap at 3 Floyds. Pours nice black opaque color with a little film of off-white head and just a little spotty lingering lacing. Smells of some milk chocolate, medium roast coffee, toasted nuttiness, caramel, vanilla, malt and toast. Taste follows the nose, not quite as sweet as I was expecting but well balanced and very easy to drink. Higher ABV was extremely well hidden. Smooth mild mouthfeel and good carbonation. A nice offering.

Jan 09, 2020
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4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

L: Pitch black with a short lived tan head. No lacing.

S: Muted smells of cocoa nibs, sweetness, and roasted malts.

T: Low bitterness, and otherwise an amplified take on the aroma.

F: Full-bodied and oaty smooth.

O: A good and not overly sweet milk stout.

Jan 03, 2020
4.18 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska on Dec 15, 2019
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3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by trek7000 from Illinois

Really thin for a milk stout, especially with an 8.0% ABV. Smell is what I expected. Tastes like a typical stout but with a weird, fruity, bitter finish. It's like some magical Willy Wonka beer that starts at watery milk stout but somehow turns into an IPA in your mouth. Which would probably be a good thing if I liked IPAs...

Dec 14, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by damndirtyape from Ohio

12oz bottle served in a tulip stout glass. No date on bottle but since I just picked it up recently in the new release section of the local beer store (Belmont Party Supply), I'm going to assume a 2019 bottling.

Appearance: Pitch black with a dark tan head. Persistent thin head/ring with some fine strands of lacing.

Smell: A little bit of roasted malt with a metallic note. A bit unusual.

Taste: Roasted malt blending with a distinct lactose sweetness that has hints of vanilla as well. Maybe even a bit of marshmallow as well. The finish has some aspects of plum and a lingering bitterness for balance. Maybe some cherry at the finish as well. Very tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: Nicely thick and creamy. Just right carbonation. Surprisingly dry finish.

Overall / Drinkability: While not much aroma, this beer is really something else in taste and mouthfeel. Rich and sweet - nicely drinkable by itself after dinner as a dessert, but I wish I had some cake to pair this with. Quite delightful and something I will have to pick up again.

Nov 24, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by barnzy78 from Illinois

12oz bottle. Thanks to Ken for giving me a bottle to try! Somehow, I have only drank this beer once - at a beer tasting at Ken's in 2009 or 2010. Thick pitch black pour with a foamy light brown head. Roasty aroma with oats, dark chocolate, and lactose. Rich blend of flavors: dark chocolate, oats, roasted barley, char/ash, sweet lactose, and mild earthy hops. Full creamy & smooth body, pleasant carbonation, balanced finish with char lingering. Just as good as I remember - the only thing I wasn't crazy over was the amount of char flavor; it made it oddly bitter as it lingered on the palate.

Nov 24, 2019
4.25 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania on Nov 11, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled 8/27/19, so 2 months old.

Classic look, black body with a coffee with a dash of cream head. This persists in some form throughout leaving some nice lacing.

Roasty, some apple core, and a faint soy aroma. Uh-oh.

Thankfully, the soy doesn't come through on the taste. It's slightly sweet. There is a roasted malt presence, but it's not overdone. A little smoky. Nice warmth from the abv. Good balance, and a nice tasting milk stout.

Mouth manages to be both full, and toward the end, a little watery. Finish is a warm, faintly sweet roast.

Overall, aside from the faint soy on the nose, this was a pretty enjoyable beer. Happy to have another 5 in the fridge.

Nov 01, 2019
4.22 by ju53o8nyg9 from Colorado on Oct 20, 2019
4.14 by Hoptometrist from Ohio on Oct 20, 2019
3.63 by bigbutter from Virginia on Oct 12, 2019
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4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by sjdevel from Utah

LOOK - dark dark / black - started with a 2 finger head that was a dark khaki color - head retention was not the best
SMELL - some coffee and chocolate - some burnt wood and heavily toasted bread - slight caramel and herbal hops
TASTE - wow - a huge blast of charred wood and burnt toast - some hop bitterness I believe - some chocolate and brown sugar come in next - sweetens up a bit to offset the bitter charred grains just before rushing back to campfire and heavily toasted marshmallows (I actually get a dark roasted / burnt marshmallow flavor in there!!) Very complex - not as much sweetness as I thought for a milk stout but just enough to not be too heavy on the bitter black malt side
FEEL - nice and thick! - very much a full bodied beer - slippery/oily - could have used a bit more carbonation as it tended to trail off after 5-6 minutes
OVERALL - this is a great beer from 3F - I live in Colorado and this year they brought out some of their beers for GABF week and I grabbed as many as I could - I may go back and see if any more of these are lingering out there - very flavorful and complex - very happy

Oct 05, 2019
3.79 by deereless from Colorado on Oct 05, 2019
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4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jkblr from Indiana

12oz bottled 8/27/19 (one month ago) poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp, no ABV listed on bottle. The beer pours dense black with no light penetration and abundant mocha colored head. The head recedes slowly to a cap and leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is mild with coffee, roasted malt and lactose. The taste is semisweet caramel, chocolate and coffee all mixed up with a fairly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is full bodied with just less than medium carbonation and a semi dry finish. No trace of the 8% ABV listed on the website. Nothing cloying or overly sweet. Overall, very good. A nice, flavorful take on the style.

Sep 30, 2019
4.11 by Z_Anderson_0406 from Minnesota on Sep 23, 2019
4.17 by uncleotis from Illinois on Jun 14, 2019
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3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Bottled 8/5/14; drank 8/10/14 @ the Yarchives.

Brown/black liquid.

Dark tan head; thick, frothy lace.

Oats, milk chocolate, rich cream & roasted coffee nose.

Thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Cream, milk chocolate & oats in the flavor; a sweet, nearly cloying finish.

Good, but perhaps a couple months might reduce the sweetness for the better.

May 19, 2019
4.08 by Griffith from Connecticut on Mar 21, 2019
3.86 by hwy395 from California on Feb 21, 2019
4.19 by StanleysCup from Maryland on Feb 18, 2019
3.99 by ADKbeerguy from New York on Jan 19, 2019
4.18 by Unclevince from West Virginia on Jan 19, 2019
4.35 by CDBeerDisappear from Ohio on Jan 03, 2019
3.81 by smithj4 from New York on Dec 25, 2018
3.63 by GarrettBoots from Georgia on Nov 25, 2018
3.85 by gspirit from Indiana on Oct 21, 2018
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3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by Roguer from Connecticut

Big, two finger dark brown head atop an inviting black brew. Head retention is excellent.

Roasty nose: burnt toast, black coffee, bitter chocolate. Milk and cream; a hint of vanilla. Toffee and a bit of molasses.

Slightly sharper on the palate. Bitter and roasty, especially on the back half, with tons of roasted barley leading to a slightly ashy, charred representation of toast, caramel, and coffee. A bit of sour, red grape up front.

Smooth and creamy mouthfeel; medium bodied, pretty much right on for an 8% ABV brew.

Oct 14, 2018
4.25 by mrcraft from California on Oct 04, 2018
4.68 by Ajburke10 from New Hampshire on Sep 25, 2018
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2.97/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by BergBeer from Hawaii

Look: Opaque black with some cola highlights. The head is espresso creama colored.
Smell: Rich dark chocolate, burnt toast edges, cold brewed coffee, milk chocolate sweetness, a vaporous alcohol, a hint of cream, dried figs, and a mild bitterness.
Taste: Dark chocolate and cherry Dr Pepper on the attack. The attack has this strange aqueous quality that reinforces the Dr Pepper flavor. This aqueous note open the gate for a clean body of milk chocolate, over creamed cold brewed coffee, and cherry notes. The finish holds all the roast with a mildly bitter burnt toast note, a light alcohol, and some hoppy pine bitterness.
Feel: Medium bodied with that strange watery middle. Mild bitterness. Medium sweetness. Medium alcohol. Prickly carbonation. The finish is off dry and sticky.

Overall: A milk stout I really didn’t enjoy. That watery soda body really threw me off. I would like some more body to this. Also, more balance to the sweetness and the roast would help too. Not a fan of this one.

Sep 10, 2018
3.75 by thedifferencemaker from Ohio on Sep 09, 2018
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