Cognac Barrel Aged Moloko | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cfrances33 on 09-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
110
Reviews:
17
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
9.35%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is not a 2015 review. This review is from found notes from tasting this beer shortly after it was released.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to AndresR for sharing this one.

Bottle # 79/564.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, cognac, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and cognac flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a slightly better cognac presence in the aroma in my opinion.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very excited to try this. A huge thank you to David for sending me this unexpectedly.

The beer is near black with a thick beige head. The aroma offers roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, oak, cognac. The milk presence is overshadowed to a certain degree, but not necessarily in a negative way. Rather than being lactic or having a promiment milk stout presence, the beer is beautifully balanced. Cognac is present throughout both the aroma and flavor, and just sits beautifully atop the base beer. I thoroughly enjoyed this. Another outstanding stout from the dudes at FFF.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle # 219 of 564.

Appearance - Black. Small khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Super strong cognac. Fruity and boozy. Kinda smells like a brandy, which makes sense.

Taste - Chocolate behind a hefty fruity character. Oak. Vanilla. Sweet brandy flavor. I get none of the lactose.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, not too boozy. Strong barrel though.

Overall - I'm glad I can't taste the lactose. Really intense barrel.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of MasterSki
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Frank (lurchingbeast). Thanks dude! Served in a Hill Farmstead tulip.

A - Finger-plus of tan foam settles to a thick collar, a few wisps, and specks of lacing. Very dark brown body with lighter tinges at the edges of the glass.

S - This smells more like apple brandy than cognac, as there's a pervasive green apple aroma. The base beer also appears to have been largely obliterated, with only mild hints of chocolate and caramel in the periphery. I don't think I could tell that this was Moloko if I tried it blind.

T - The taste is significantly better, with a nice balance of sweet milk stout and vinous cognac flavors. There's a bit of spirit alcohol flavor to this and a hint of the previously mentioned green apple, but chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and cognac are the main culprits and they work in surprising harmony.

M - Smooth, medium body that's quite cream mid-palate before yielding to a dry and tannic finish. Lower carbonation, and minimal alcohol warmth, even with the fairly intense boozy cognac flavors.

D - Pretty good, but I think I prefer the bourbon and port Moloko's to this one. The green apple aroma is a bit strange, although I think only a few of use picked up the flavor, but the flavor is excellent. It'd be hard to tackle a whole bottle without a bunch of friends, but I'd happily have a few ounces if I can across this again.

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3.66/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of aasher
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Rillo at the Charlotte Tasting 2012. Thanks Rillo!

Cognac Kilometer looks like the regular, thick and viscous dark chocolate brown with a one finger dark beige head. The nose definitely has plenty of Cognac character. It is vinous and has plenty of grape character yet still has plenty of the roasted malt and chocolate that I love in the regular Moloko. There are traces of Cognac all over this beer. As always Moloko does well in a barrel. The Cognac is different but I do prefer the Bourbon barrel version. Good beer though.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Geist, served in a Three Floyds Teku glass. Beer is black with a wispy tan head of small and large bubbles, some lacing, moderate retention. Looks good.

Aroma is cognac, which is good if you love cognac. Very sweet aroma.

Beer is pretty sweet, nice body, the liquor up front adds a nice dimension to the beer that fades in the late palate and leaves an almost blank flavor on the palate. The finish is a little dull but it is a superior beer by a lot. I'd have it again.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%

750ml bottle sealed with pressure cap and red wax.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: black bodied beer with 2 full fingers of medium brown head. Still a nice looking beer for its age.

Smell: very cognac forward and a fair sweet smelling beer. Some bittersweet chocolate and meaty smoke too. Hints of oxidation are present.

Taste: Just like the nose. Lots of rich cognac which is pretty pleasant. Hints of chocolate and light meaty smoke. Hints of ashy and light roast. Some cardboard is starting to come through, but with the great cognac presence found in this beer the oxidation is very forgivable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation. This is really mellow and drinkable. Not boozey at all.

Overall: This was a pretty decent Cognac barrel aged milk stout by Floyd's. It has also held up really well, but drink them now if you still have a bottle.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 1.12.13.
Bottle 193/564

A - Pours a very dark brown with a 3/4 inch fizzy brown head that fades slowly.

S - Strong booze, dark fruit, red-wine, cognac for sure.

T - Nice chocolate and stout, then some cognac and booze sweep in, very nice.

D - Low to medium carbonation with a heavier body.

O - The smell is boozy , but the taste is more balanced. A stout with a cognac influence.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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