Bourbon Barrel Aged Moloko | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged MolokoBourbon Barrel Aged Moloko
BEER INFO

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

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our seasonal Milk Stout aged in bourbon barrels for one year. Chocolate, coconut, and vanilla liquid awesomeness.

Added by Sean9689 on 08-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
219
Reviews:
38
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
19.13%
 
 
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185
Gots:
27
For Trade:
5
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4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jrallen34 for braving the element that was the FFF brewpub and snagging some of this on DLD. Served in a SAVOR snifter.

Pours a very dark brown with a thin tan head. The nose starts the show off right with some nice really barrel character--light bourbon plus some mild oak and vanilla coming through in the background. Really nice start. Good moderate malt presence and a nice creaminess come through as well. The flavor is nice with good notes of bourbon and the always-pleasurable Moloko base beer. Nice balance between the two components of this one. Mouthfeel is luscious and creamy. Nice finish with just a touch of booze. Very well done.

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2.5/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Smells of green apples and a touch of nail polish. Body is thin, prickly. No bourbon notes, no lactose creaminess. Infected.

2014 bottle.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ the FFF Brewpub on 8/7/09. 12 oz pour served in a snifter.

Pours an absolute dense black, with a 1/2 finger of frothy milk chocolate colored head. Retains with some thickish bunching around the edges of the glass, leaving back some spotty lace and brown oils that coat the sides. The aroma starts with a shot of cola-like bourbon, that then gives way to the beefy sweetness of chocolate and milk. Dark roast adds to the fun, and I'm pleased to find that the spicy hop character of the orginal Moloko, which I like so much, is able to shine through the bourbon as well. Wood, vanilla, and warmth pull up the back of this, adding some nice complexity.

The flavors pretty much mirrors the aroma in the taste, with bourbon controlling the profile but still allowing the huge sweetness of the Milk Stout (milk chocolate, toffee, and roast) to be very much evident. Things end with a satisfying smack of vanilla, spice, and warmth. This was good but just didn't quite pack the bunch of the nose. The mouthfeel is full bodied, with a sharp prickle that matches the cola-like nature of the bourbon presence. There is a definite thicker feel underneath that carries all of that slick sweetness and oaky notes. The ABV is there in this, but I would definitely call it a steady sipper, as the alcohol never really got in the way.

Very nice. I'm a fan of the regular Moloko and the bourbon really messed well with the sweet nature of this. Not quite a barrel-aged monster or anything but this was a pleasant sipper to start off a great visit to the brewpub with.

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From 04/30/11 notes. Had on tap at Dark Lord Day; was very excited to see it.

a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with an inch of tan head and low to moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, cream, roasted malts, and light caramel.

t - Tastes of bourbon, oak, light vanilla, and light chocolate. Very good, but a bit of heat, moreso than the BA Dark Lord and BA Behemoth.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation.

o - Overall another great barrel aged beer from FFF. Different, but on par, with the normal version. Would love to have it again sometime.

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On-tap at Three Floyds. Served in a tulip.

A - A half-finger of tan foam settles to a thin ring of bubbles. Black body that reveals some dark brown coloration at the fringes.

S - Bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, toasted coconut. Doesn't smell like the the base beer all that much, as the lactose character doesn't come out very much. I'm curious what sort of barrels were used, as this doesn't have that distinct Woodford aroma I get from many Three Floyds barrel-aged offerings. As it warms up there is a lot of dry oakiness that emerges.

T - Chocolate, vanilla, light bourbon in the finish, more smoke and oak than I expected from the aroma and less malt sweetness. Mild warming alcohol, but nothing unexpected for the listed ABV.

M - Lower carbonation, medium creamy body, and a lightly tannic finish.

D - Not my favorite Three Floyds barrel-aged offering, but still quite enjoyable and easy to drink. I prefer the various Conquistadors to this Moloko variant, but I prefer this to Ronaldo.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Moloko from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.13 out of 5 based on 219 ratings.
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