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Moloko | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States | website

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

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526
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1,974
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
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Photo of vfgccp
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Thick, solid black body. Almost no highlights. Dark khaki merle head with low retention and lace.

S - Soy umami, malted milk balls, caramel, milk chocolate, toast.

T - Hot chocolate froth, cream, oatmeal, condensed milk, earthy umami.

M - Creamy and thick body, but surprisingly light on the palate. Nice carbonation.

O - A great example of a milk stout; one of the best I've had.

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Photo of wvsabbath
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Dark black with a 2 inch foamy, thick creamy head, tons of lacing.

Smell - Roasty malts, chocolate, lactose, some smoke along with molasses, brown sugar and even some honey.

Taste - Starts out with chocolate notes, along with some coffee, and roasted malts. Lactose adds that standard sweet sugary note. Honey and some molasses along with a nice amount of smokiness. Some minor amounts of dark fruits comes out at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Chocolate, malts and sugars coat the tongue. Palate gets really more of the same, along with some fruits at the finish. After taste is sweet along with chocolate and coffee notes.

Overall - Really nice, balanced and not sickening sweet like most milk stouts. Has a really nice addition of smokey malts that sets it apart from the others. Nice easy drinker, glad ive got to try.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This pours a coffee black in color with a velvety consistency and a cocoa-creamy head.

There’s a roasty note under the lactic-tartness, with a full milk-chocolate character. I get an amped up lactic tartness atop a milk chocolaty sweetness. This is an intense and sweet milk stout, one for sipping and sharing.

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Photo of dar482
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a black body with a large brown head.

The aroma has dark coffee and chocolate cake and roastiness along with a lactose sweetness.

The flavor follows with milk chocolate sweetness along with roasty malt. There's a bit of a pine on the end that shows the hops.

The highlight is this creamy mouthfeel that the beer has.

A well made milk stout and the best I've had so far.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black with showy dark tan head. Looks as good as all 3F beers do.

Smells like dark roast coffee, toffee and dark chocolate. Mild smoke as it warms.

Mmm...sweet milk chocolate stout. Less balanced and sweeter than it smells. A dessert beer. Caramel and milk chocolate with a roasty coating like a beer M&M. After all the sweetness I like the subtle bitter coffee grind fade.

Possibly the best compliment one can give a 3F beer is that it tastes like a 3F beer. They're that good.

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

A gift from a friend.

Poured this into a tulip. Got a black body with dark brown large head. Good lacing as well.

Nose is chocolate, booze and malted milk.

Taste is a smooth creamy chocolate with not much bitterness. Plenty of sweetness with a little syrup. Really smooth for a strong stout.

MOuth feel has some bubbles and smoothness. I can feel the cocoa granules.

This is a great tasting easy drinking stout.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown to black with a small cappucino colored head. Smells like chocolate milk with a bit of roast. Slightly prickly carbonation with a smooth finish. Creamy milk chocolate, a bit of coffee, roasted grain with a slight bite. Very nice and not too sweet. Light bodied for the style and pretty easy drinking stout, though the carbonation almost makes it feel like a soda.

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Photo of Fcolle2
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark solid black with a half finger tan head that retains nicely.

There are some nice aroma coming off of this. Roasted toffee like malt is forward along with a deep creamy malt sweetness to back it up.

Taste is awesome. Rich milk chocolate like malt is foreword. There is a mild sweetness that compliments the nice roasted malt that comes in on the back end nicely. There is also a very faint sweet dark fruit tart flavor and rich smooth oat flavor that adds great complexity.

Mouthfeel is really thick but it's cut with some moderate small bubble carbonation gives it a velvety smooth feel.

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Photo of JohnG190
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to smchenry75 for the trade. Pours inky black with thin, tan head that dissipates quickly. Not much lacing to speak of. Strong coffee notes on the nose; unexpected, but not unpleasant. Cocoa and malt notes follow. Much like the aroma, coffee is the first flavor to hit the palate followed by bittersweet chocolate and brown sugar. There's a faint bitterness throughout the taste, not overwhelming but enough to notice. The flavors evolve as the beer warms, quite complex. Very velvety and smooth, with a full body and light carbonation. Overall, although I'm not a fan of the style, I found this to be a well crafted milk stout. FFF continues to impress!

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Photo of snaotheus
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into two pint glasses. Bought it at the brewery today. 30513E0011802 is the bottle code (printed on the bottom in dark lettering).

Pours opaque black with a huge brown head. Off the pour, the head behaves like nitro, although it's far too coarse. Head dissipates fairly quickly and leaves big clumps along the side of the glass. It's hard to see due to the opacity of the beer, but there appears to be a small amount of very fine carbonation. Pours extremely thick, almost syrupy. Smell is malt-roasty and chocolatey, yeasty.

Taste is black licorice, cherry, coffee, chocolate. Sweet with a roasty bitter. It's very good, but I just had this earlier today on tap at the brewery, and I think it was significantly better. Maybe this just needs to open up a little.

Mouthfeel is nice and thick. Overall, this is a very good beer.

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Photo of screamking
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into wine glass.

Pours black with a very thin mocha head that disappears quickly. The aroma is mainly milk chocolate and espresso. Some slight dark fruit notes around the edge. The taste is very balanced with heaping helpings of dark chocolate and espresso much like the aroma. Add to that a nice hint of smokey goodness and very soft fig note. Very drinkable but at the same time thick. Very sticky on the palate. ABV is completely hidden. Ive never dug to deep into the milk stout world but I have to say from the milk stouts I've had this one is among the best.

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Photo of roger617
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap poured into snifter.

A: 3.75 Pours a very dark brown color with 1 finger of khaki colored head that reduces fairly quick and leaves small amounts of lacing.
S: 4.25 Sweet and roasty.
T: 4.0 I get the sweetness first, followed by the roast flavor. Leaves a lingering roasty adter taste.
M: 3.25 This is carbed a little too high for my liking of this style. When I think of milk stouts I think of smooth, low carb, and letting the flavor profile pull forward. The carb on this is too high to really enjoy what makes this beer.
O: 3.75 Milk Stout is my 2nd favorite style behind IPAs, and this one is very good. I don't find it outstanding, but I would definitely have it again.

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Photo of BB1313
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours black with a huge mocha head that sticks around and leaves great retention and lacing. Awesome looking beer. The aromas are full of chocolate malts with hints of cream. There are some roasted malts in the mix as well. The flavors are very bold and robust. Tons of milk chocolate. There's a nice roastiness to this one. There are also expresso notes. It has a subtle sweetness, but it also has a solid bitterness. There is some milk/lactose notes that aren't overwhelming, but play well with everything else. Mouthfeel is awesome. It's pretty thick, fluffy, and creamy. It's not as thick as it gets, but it's definitely thick enough. The carbonation is moderate, but clearly there. There's no alcohol notes and it's extremely easy and fun to drink.

This is an awesome stout. It's not overly flashy or super unique, but it's just extremely well crafted. There's not much to complain about. They nailed this one. Highly recommended.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Assuming this is on the fresh side, since my local beer store just got these back in stock. An easy way to tell would be if Three Floyds would put bottled on date on their products. Shame on them for not doing so. Anyway, I remember loving this beer last year, so I'm excited to finally have it again!

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours an opaque oily black colored body with about two and a half fingers of luscious creamy dark chocolate mocha colored froth for a head. Looks pretty epic.

S - Aroma is of dark creamy milk chocolate, dark coffee bean roast, lactose, cream, and a kiss of vanilla.

T - Taste follows the nose: smooth silky milk chocolate, lactose, sugar, dark roasted coffee beans, and a hint of vanilla. Nothing too crazy or adventurous, but hits it's mark. Becomes even silkier and creamier as it begins to warm.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy with lots of dark roast / coffee bean bitterness lingering on the palate. Excellent carbonation.

Overall, this has got to be one of my favorite beers from Three Floyds. Well built, highly flavorful, and a well masked 8.00% abv. I would drink this stuff all year if I could. Now my only pipe dream is the hopes of getting my hands on one of the barrel aged versions.

Three Floyds Moloko Milk Stout ---4.5/5

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Photo of MCain04
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber is 1-yr old and poured into a Half Acre snifter.

Black walnut body is topped by a light cream-colored head which dissipates quickly with minimal lacing.

Smell is weak but smells of subtle coffee, lactose sugar, bitter hops, vanilla, roasted malt character.

Tastes heavily of sweet lactose, with vanilla and some chocolate. Some roast character but subdued, hop taste and bitterness is subdued as well. Sweet through and through.

Mouthfeel is high on carbonation even after a year. Medium bodied with a smooth feel and minimally dry finish.

Overall it's definitely a milk stout, no mistaking the style. Probably too sweet for my everyday consumption but I can see why it makes a good base beer. Give it a shot if you're able.

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

Adult milk chocolate. Thick, creamy, and sweet with a roasty lingering aftertaste that demands another sip of sweetness. Its black as night and is so dense you cant see through the beer. A night cap? S'mores and A Moloko? I think so... Touché Three Floyds, well done.

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Photo of schwemjw
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Slick black with a tan head. Standard issue stout.

S: Roast and espresso; overwhelmingly so. Sour milk and a little milk chocolate round this out.

T: Roast, coffee, caramel and big sweet malted milk balls. A creamy end that has a bitter cocoa finish. A nnice balance of roast, sweet and bitter. Nutty and creamy.

M: Fat and heavier medium bodied. highly drinkable.

O: Very nicely balanced. A great sipper and one of my favorite dessert beers. Not too sweet but some great malted milk ball flavors. Sip and enjoy! /92

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Photo of SerialHiker
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown to black, brown on the edges…dark and dense…head is a light mocha with tiny bubbles thinning quickly…only a dusting really remains when beer is idle…(3/5)

Smell: Lots going on here…roasted malts, roasted coffee bitterness, alcohol heat and a mild milk chocolate hit my nose first...there’s a muted fig fruit sweetness that I pick up as well…it’s more earthy than a sweet, chocolaty dessert, but that’s not to say it doesn’t have a little of that candy quality…it almost has a root beer aroma as well, I must be picking up some caramel…(4/5)

Taste: Yum! Roasted malts, roasted coffee (though not overly bitter), lactose, chocolate up front…very tasty…it’s creamy without being milky…it’s not really a complex flavor, this brew relies more on the roasted malt character than any milk, coffee or chocolate flavoring…there is definitely a dark fruit sweetness that comes in late in the sip and rounds out the overall flavor…even though this beer is almost a year old, I’m still getting that robust coffee bitterness finish (yum!)…it’s rich, smooth and sweet…superb! (4.25/5)

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body…it’s also a bit light on the carbonation as well…it does fluff up a little, bringing all those roasted, chocolate flavors to the palate, but definitely dies down quicker than I would like…roasted malts, lactose and a bit of chocolate lingers in the after taste…one sip lasts for a couple minutes…(3.75/5)

Overall: This is a yummy brew…I bought it a few months back and even then it was a few months old… I wasn’t sure what to expect pulling this out of the closet, but what I got was very good (no surprise, it is a three floyds)…it’s an easy drinking stout that is a bit light for the class, but brings tremendous flavor that makes up for any mouthfeel flaws…I’ve heard this was one of 3 Floyds more popular seasonals and it’s understandable why…if you see this one floating around your local beer store, it’s definitely worth picking up…stashing a second in the closet for a later date, is also recommended…(4/5)

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Photo of themind
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good milk stout, yes!...great, I dont think so. This is a well crafted beer but I have had better in the World of milk stouts. Crisp carbonation and a light ABV burn create a decent mouthfeel. The aroma is chocolate roasted malt that leaves a good aftertaste. All in all FFF makes excellent beer but this is not the top of the food chain. Dont get me wrong, this beer is good but in a land filled with Abyss, BCBS and others this is an above average beer at best.

Bottom Line: Good milk stout.

Edit: After sitting a while to breath it did get better.

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

A - Pours with a thick, two fingered toffee colored head and settles down leaving a blanket of thick cream across the top.

S - Dark roasted chocolate, cream, and some coffee beans.

T - Dark roasted chocolate, slightly charred coffee, cream, roasted caramel, and light char. The cream gives a nice sweet side but the roasted malt balances things out very nicely. Finishes with a dark roasted chocolate and cream coating in the mouth.

M - Creamy, heavy medium body, silky carbonation on the tongue, and sticky.

O - I usually haven't enjoyed milk stouts in the past because the ones I've had were too sweet. FFF's strikes a really nice balance to offset the sweetness.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.56/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Deep rich brown. Almost black until held to direct light. Head is a darkish khaki. Drops to a small creamy cap and collar. No lacing to speak of.

Smell: Deeply roasted. Some cocoa. Lactose sugar in abundance, but nicely countered by the bitter roasted character. Some hints of char and old coffee. Slightly burnt with some.caramel sweetness. Milk chocolate sweetness. Some backing oats.

Taste: Nice balance of lactose sweetness. Milky chocolate with some bitter cocoa. Hints of old coffee. Deeply roasted. Some char and smoke. Slightly burnt. Sweet cocoa powder. Nice balance between the milky sweetness and bitter cocoa.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a medium body. Moderate carbonation. Clean finish. Some creaminess.

Overall: Decent but not truly memorable.

Solidly balanced, but missing something novel. Doesn't really live up to the Three Floyds pedigree. A solid benchmark.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 4/6/13

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Appearance: Deep brown, light brown head - good size, fades to a nice cap, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

Smell: Chocolate and lactose, as advertised - milk chocolate and some dark chocolate - roasty malts, and some sweet coffee - lactose sugar

Taste: Follows the smell, with lactose and chocolate - nicely roasted malts, adds a nice edge - dry, lightly burnt chocolate malts - lightly burnt, roasty notes go well with the lactose sugar - a little milky, creamy - on the sweet side, which I suppose is the point, and lightly oxidized

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, lightly sticky lactose aftertaste

Overall: Too tasty to inspire ultraviolence

This is a solid, solid milk stout. It's a little too sweet, but I realize that is intentional. I don't think I could drink a whole bomber of this, but I would be happy to split another bomber in the future.

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Photo of brewtus
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown/black with a two finger tan head. Smell is milk chocolate, some vanilla, marshmallow, smokey. Taste follows the nose, milk chocolate, sweet milk, again some smokeyness. This style usually ends up tasting cheap but this is very good. The texture is silky smooth and its not too sweet. Definitely worth picking up, very drinkable and very enjoyable. Not too complex, just good.

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Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- pours black, but not quite no light in escapable abyss sort of deal, bit of a ruby hue to the bottom of it hinting at the smaller size of the brew

S- Lots of sweetness followed by some nice roasted malts, a touch of cafe au lait here

T- Sweetness dominates, not much roast. mostly just sweet, a bit one dimensional for me

M- very creamy, delicious, easily best part about this beer

D- the over the top sweetness was a bit of a let down, but a good beer nonetheless

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Photo of sbxx
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Almost pitch black. Dark and thick, almost pours like motor oil. 2 fingers of dark caramel-colored head that hung around for a bit.

Smell - Chocolatey malt. Nothing overpowering.

Taste - Lightly sweet, hints of smoke and dark chocolate. Piney hop presence in the distant background.

Mouthfeel - Nowhere near as heavy as it looks. Thick, yet finishes light and wet. Slight stickiness on the lips afterwards. Smokey aftertaste.

Overall - Solid brew. This is an older bottle and it still tasted good (August release, and it's now February). I will definitely be trying it fresh later this summer. 8% ABV? You'd never know it. Goes down very smooth. Better be careful with this one.

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Moloko from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.
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