Moloko | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

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.

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Photo of Sour_Lord
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great Milk/Sweet Stout! Aroma and taste were both slightly chocolaty, but without being overly sweet. This beer has great drink-ability and in my opinion, this is one of the best beers that 3 Floyds has to offer. Also, I love the Clockwork Orange theme!

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Photo of Tucquan
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2016-11-20 in Columbia, PA from a 22oz bomber

A - Opaque dark brown with a 1-finger dark tan head that fades quickly leaving little lace.

S - Chocolate malt shake with a shot of espresso thrown in for good measure. Also some well-roasted grain. Not real strong but appealing.

T - Yum. Rich and delicious with plenty of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and latte flavor. Finishes with a great balance of moderating roasted bitterness to balance the latte and alcohol sweetness. Dries nicely and leaves me wanting another sip.

M - Medium-heavy body and light-medium carbonation. Substantial, smooth and fairly creamy.

O - Good stuff. Reminded me of a Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. draft
Glass: Clear snifter class
From: World of Beers in Naperville, Ill.
Price: $8.00
Purchased: Sept. 16, 2016
Consumed: Sept. 16, 2016
Reviewed as: Milk/Sweet Stout
Misc.: N/A

Had this on my want list on Beer Advocate and was excited to get to try it on my first trip to the area. Decided that I was going to have two of the three big boozy beers at WOB (3 Floyd’s Moloko and Clown Shoes Billionaire), only missing out on Dark Horse’s Plead the 5th. Had high hopes as I’m a big fan of the style.

Poured a pitch black color with 3-to-4 fingers of khaki tan, rocky head. Excellent lacing. Good retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled toffee, roasty malts, caramel, mocha, chocolate milk, vanilla and Mud Slide. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted roasty malts, mocha, white chocolate, Mud Slide, slight smoky fire, toasted toffee, chocolate milk, a touch of cocoa and roasty nuts. (Taste - 4.00)

Full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, roasty finish. (Feel - 4.25)

Just a very nice milk stout. Would have it again and would like to try the barrel-aged version. (Overall - 4.00)

4.06 | 91 | A-

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Photo of FBarber
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured dark black with a thin tan head that disappears rather quickly. Gimme more head on my stouts!

Smell was a nice blend of roasted malts, sweet lactose and a hint of chocolate.

Taste followed that with a nice blend of flavors including roasted malts, milk chocolate, sweet lactose, and a touch of milk.

Feel was smooth and drinkable. Medium carbonation.

Overall a very good milk stout. But in bombers its not something Ill ever pick up again.

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Photo of HopHunter19
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark brown / black beer with a mocha head that dissipates quick and therefore doesn't leave much lacing
S - dark malts, roasty marshmallow, chocolate, vanilla, whole milk
T - same as smell, dark malts, roasty/burnt marshmallow, chocolate, vanilla, whole milk
M - thick, alc covered, aftertaste is roasted malts, dark chocolate
O - it's good, probably wouldn't buy again given all the good stuff there is out there

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black pour, tan head 3/5" that doesn't hold itself too well. Aroma hit some anise notes, milder lactose.

Taste, much better, smooth, no licorice, good flow. Almost oatmeal like with its smoothness. Even though 8%, it doesn't drink like a big ass stout. Chocolate is mild, yet appropriate.

This one was enjoyable for sure, but again, the format keeps it from being a repeat purchase. If it was $10/4 pack, sure, no problem.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into FFF teku
Hard to read the date but it looks like Oct 2015

A- pours a jet black color with a one-finger creamy khaki colored head that retains for a while before settling into a film floating on top

S- malty and roasty up front gives some cocoa aromas, sugary milky sweetness with some flaked oats, traces of coffee and dark fruit

T- roasted malt up front gives a hint of char, followed by a sugary sweetness that is complimented by cocoa powder and traces of dark fruit. The finish gives light coffee, vanilla & more chocolate on the linger

M- medium-thick body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that finishes velvety and smooth, high drinkability

O- solid milk stout with a good balance of chocolate and roasty notes, with a mouthfeel that provides high drinkability

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Photo of jaypaul522
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark, with medium head. Smell is sweetness of the lactose. Taste is mild, sweet, and very pleasant. The alcohol doesn't overpower this taste at all. The feel is medium bodied, and quite nice. Overall a very good milk stout, with the right amount of body..

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Photo of Sabtos
3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Blackish brown with a thin tan head that quickly dies to a ring.

Real roasty toasty almost soy sauce nose.

Taste is toasted sesame, chocolate, nuts, with a creamy mouthfeel.

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Photo of Tilly
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

P: Black brown with a slight tan head and slight lacing.
A: Coffee and semi sweet chocolate and a bit of smoke.
T: So close to the aroma it's scary! Sweet mocha coffee chocolate. Dark malt.
M: Milk, a bit of smoke, light to medium body, well rounded. Well carbonated for a MS.
O: A bit lighter than some of the milk stouts I've experienced lately but still a real good one from 3F.

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Photo of K_schrim
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Drank out of the bottle. I LOVE milk stouts. Rich, dark chocolate aftertaste. Reminds me of a chocolatey rum ball, with a similar bite. Perfect with mint creme Oreos.

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Photo of eifster82
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - Dark, opaque liquid. Good amount of foam head upon pouring into goblet, but does dissipate rather quickly.

S - surprisingly, not much there. Nothing overly complex. Cannot pinpoint.

T - Maltier than expected, but can definitely pick up oats and some sweetness.

F - Smooth. Easy to drink. I can see why this would be released in the summer.

O - A good take on a milk stout. Although if you're use to drinking imperial stouts with coffee, chocolate, oatmeal type of characteristics, this will not deliver. Still, not a bad stout.

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Photo of Nctide
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber. Slightly sweet, fruity aroma, with some pipe tobacco. It has a really pleasant and interesting smell for the style. The flavor follows the aroma closely with a nice balance and a subtle bitterness on the finish. This sounds strange but this beer feels like it has a smoky quality to it. This is an enjoyable stout although I don't see myself paying close to $10 a bottle for this again. It would be great to have this available in 6-packs instead.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber into a snifter.

Produces some oatmeal-colored head that quickly dissipates over a dark brown body that appears black. 4.25

Smoky and bacon notes are immediately apparent. Bakers chocolate. Milky. 4

Smokey, roasted and chocolatey malts. Sweet caramel and chocolate syrup. Milky sweetness closes things out. 4.25

Roasty, smoky, sweet and creamy. Light bitterness on the finish. 4.25

Went in with no expectations, came out highly impressed. Ignorance is bliss.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.23/5  rDev -21.2%
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.


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Photo of Myotus
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 650ml bottle (10Aug15) into a Spiegelau stout glass.
LOOK: Pours with 4 (!!!) fingers worth of brown foam that dissipates into a finger's worth after 2 and a half minutes. Black in color with An orange tint. No rising bubbles can be seen. Lacing is high, thick, and sticks to the glass.
SMELL: Has mild aromas of alcohol, bitter roasted malts, sweet coffee, sweet chocolate, and coffee creamer. This doesn't smell the best. I hope it tastes better.
TASTE: Strong flavors of sweet chocolate, coffee, and coffee creamer. Subtle bitter roasted malts and alcohol flavors enter immidieately after as initial flavors persist in strength.
FEEL: Light-bodied (I hate it!) with hints of carbonation (I love it!). Goes down ridiculously smooth. Finishes with a hint of dryness.
NOTE: As Beer warms, bitter roasted malts and alcohol flavors become more prevalent. A great milk stout and first from 3 Floyds!

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Photo of wdberkley
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

At the risk of sounding like a complete FanBoy - can FFF do anything wrong? I'm not a Milk Stout guy, but this is a great example of what they all should be. Pours dark with a huge head. Big malt & chocolate nose with hints of coffee. Silky smooth mouth feel. Develops some depth (rasins? hops?) around 60+ degrees.

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Photo of larryi86
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thank you bstyle for this one!
22 oz bottle, dated August 2015, poured into a teku

A- Black with a four finger mocha head.

S- Some roasted coffee, caramel malts, bakers chocolate, some lactose, smell creamy and smooth.

T- Sweeter than the nose, milk chocolate, hints of coffee, caramel malts, lactose, very well balanced.

M- Smooth, creamy, medium body.

O- A well done milk stout, very tasty. Meets the high standards I expect out of 3 Floyds. Worth seeking out.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From notes taken on 4-6-10.

An inch and a half of fuzzy popping caramel brown bubbles fade quickly leaving just a skim of froth. The body pours as black and as thick as ink as it comes to rest in my Maudite glass. Nose is very chocolatey and full of roasted malts. This is a considerably attractive nose for the style very bold. With first sip I am impressed with the way this beer is so relevant, rich and well presented. Smooth silky chocolate rolls over the tongue and is quite dynamic. The sweetness to this beer is not cloying but long an complex like good Belgium chocolate. The chocolate feel really electric and dances on the tongue. Mouthfeel is softly sweet and wonderfully palatable. This is a perfectly drinkable both overall and for the style.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark chocolate color. Has a slightly sweet chocolate aroma. Flavor is chocolate, a touch of coffee. And is has a smooth sweet cream feel and taste. A very nice flavorful stout overall.

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Photo of 4thFloyd
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown/black opaque color with a thick brown head. A moderate sweet chocolate malt aroma. Flavor is also sweet chocolate. This beer is very smooth with a great body and mouthfeel. Alcohol perfectly hidden for a moderately big beer. A great milk stout.

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Photo of madelfonatree
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap enjoyed September 2, 2015 in a tulip at Cellarville on Bethel Road.

Look - Thick light tan head. Fine bubbles. Dark brown body. Black almost. Not a lot of lacing. Blotchy at best.

Smell - Hop. Raisin. Bubblegum. Coffee. Chocolate.

Taste - Tootsie roll. Chocolate. Coffee. Vanilla. Char finish.

Feel - Not watery for a milk stout. Fluffy but not too thick. Better as it warms. No bitterness on tongue.

Overall - Good stuff. Next to North High it is my benchmark milk stout. This was my first Floyds and just now rated it.

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Photo of leantom
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another winner by FFF. Here goes:

A: Pitch black. Pours a dark, creamy head that leaves plenty of lacing.

S: Lots of coffee and cream. Burnt malt softened by a nice helping of lactose sugar.

T: Follows the nose. Robust chocolate, coffee followed by cream.

F: Very thick and creamy. Great.

O: Great beer.

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Photo of harrisonpainter
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed this on draft today at the Copper Still in Noblesville. This just might be the Nectar of the Gods. It is ridiculously delicious in every way. That is all.

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Photo of tmryan21
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Black with a small amount of tan head.

Smell: Roasted malt and chocolate. Came through more as the beer warmed.

Taste: Better as it warmed like most stouts. Tasted like roasted chocolate milk. Not overly complex like most FFF stouts. Also, a small amount of hop kick.

Feel: Creamy but slightly thin for a stout. Carbonated perfectly.

Overall: A very enjoyable milk stout. Definitely one to share with friends.

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