Moloko | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

MolokoMoloko
BA SCORE
91.4%
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4.13 w/ 2,054 ratings
MolokoMoloko
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by tjthresh on 08-23-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,646
Reviews:
533
Ratings:
2,054
Liked:
1,877
Avg:
4.13/5
pDev:
9.93%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
478
Gots:
412
Trade:
29
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

Got a weird smokiness off of this beer. Still a fine, if average, beer, but surprising to find that in a milk stout with no mention of smoked malt or other adjuncts.

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of bgreg3
3.01/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

App - So black no light can penetrate it anywhere on the glass. There is a little foam head on the top of this beer, dark brown. It's gone in a jiffy though, leaving just a trace around the glass.

Smell - Smells like sweet sugar and caramel, followed by roasted coffee and chocolate. Hints of vanilla linger in the back.

Taste - Sweet malts and sugars come first and then get moved almost immediately by coffee taste. Then it seems like some chocolate and hops dominate the finish hints of vanilla. Drink this one in saller sips, otherwise the booziness comes through. 3F's usually hides the alcohol better, a rare miss for me from them.

MF - Pretty medium, nothing good and nothing bad. Oh wait, slight creaminess is good.

Drinkability - Give this one awhile, it's a sipper to me. Not all that drinkable, very wet sticky finish.

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3.12/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Phelps
3.15/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Another brew sent by Cuzco as part of the Blind Beers BIF, this was poured into my Lost Abbey stemware.

Inky black, a starless night. The head is thin, light tan, and fizzy. It's gone within seconds.

Hmm. Soft smoke and a bunch of teriyaki. Big handfuls of anise, a bit of sweet cocoa.

The flavor pretty well mirrors the aroma. Anise and soy are here up front, along with a little dark chocolate and tangy prunes. The swallow brings sweet milk, cocoa and smoke. Lingering notes of smoky meat.

Body is medium-light, with moderate carbonation. Breaks into fizz as it moves about. Just a touch of alcohol heat.

This has been a want for a while. Glad I got the chance to try it without bias.

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3.15/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy photomike. Pours deep coffee brown with a thin tan head. Chocolatey and fruity aroma, maybe cherries and also a certain nuttiness. Flavor is similar with chocolate, light roast, a little acidity, marshmallows, milk. Mouthfeel is a little too milky and weird, body is a little thin for the abv. Messy, incohesive, but not offensive.

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Photo of mntlover
3.2/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to merlin48 for sampling this one with me.

Pours a deep black with a brown head that falls to a ring not much lace.

Aroma is spot on for the style sweet roasted malts, milk chocolate, light coffee notes. Plenty of lactose sweetness in the nose, nice.

Taste is weird first thing I notice is prickly carbonation, not a plus for this style. roasted malts some chocolate and lactose notes. Flavor is good but whole thing for me is ruined by the mouthfeel, every sip I take its just to fizzy for a stout.

Mouthfeel is medium but carbonation is too much for the style and a distraction.

Overall this one is a big disappointment for me considering FFF brews are usually superior.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.2/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber (no date) into a dimpled glass mug. Pours a super dark brown that appears black with a thin layer of head that fizzled immediately to almost nothing. Aroma had a roasteded malt, golden oats, chocolate, lactic sweetness, and a bit of hazelnut. Flavor had a nice roasted malt base, golden oats, milk chocolate, mild coffee, tons of lactic, and light bitterness to it. There was a quite a dose of milkiness, but it seems light on the texture. Mouthfeel is light and silky and the carbonation on the low side. Might had tasted better fresh, perhaps? It had nice flavors and a good example of style, but was too overpowered with that lactose milk sugar for me. I cannot stand beer with too much of that stuff.

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3.21/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured with a two finger thin and bubbly head. It looked quite syrupy going into the pint and displays a tar black color. The smell is of faint milk chocolate, burnt chocolate milk, molasses, dry chocolate powder and marshmallow. The flavor is smooth and certainly not overpowering. Light dry cocoa, sweet roasted marshmallow, light char, some toasted malt and a bit of burnt molasses on the tongue.

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3.21/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Look: Black and totally opaque with a 1/2 inch dark tan head and ok retention with some spotty lacing

Smell: Touch of lactose sweetness some roasted malt and a bit of alcohol

Taste: Your are greeted by a touch of alcohol backed up by some lactose sweetness the back end carries some roasted malt, licorice and chocolate

Mouthfeel: Medium body and mild carbonation and a bit silky

Overall: I honestly am not impressed with this beer. I found the flavor profile a bit muddled and sweet to the point that it was a more distracting than it was good. I am however glad I got the chance to try this beer but I will not seek it out again

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Photo of kojevergas
3.23/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On-draught @ 3 Floyds. Brief notes below given a subpar review environment:

8% ABV. 30 IBU. $5/half pint.

HEAD: 2.5cm wide. Khaki colour. Somewhat creamy and frothy, but not as much as would be ideal. Fairly thick consistency. Leaves light lacing as it recedes, which takes about 6 minutes.

BODY: Opaque solid black. No yeast particles or sediment is visible.

Appears well carbonated. Not unique or special looking, but right on the money for a milk stout.

AROMA: Lactose sugar, dark malts, chocolate malts, Caramel, a hint of roast, cream, dark fruit (raisin), fruitcake. Aptly sweet. Seems good for the style, but doesn't suggest an incredible beer by any means.

Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Dessert-like sweetness. Chocolate cake, chocolate malts, milk sugar, whoppers, dark malts. I don't find any roasted barley, burnt sugars, etc. Balanced and enjoyable. Well built.

Smooth, wet, medium to full-bodied, Unrefreshing, and Overcarbonated.

OVERALL: A nice milk stout. Very drinkable, but not up to par even with widely available classics like Left Hand's Milk Stout.

B-

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Moloko from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91.4% out of 100 with 2,054 ratings
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