THREE FLOYDS MOLOKO MILK STOUT REVIEW
WHAT IS A MILK STOUT?
Milk stout, or “sweet stout”, is a variant of stout with a sweeter finish and thicker, creamy mouth-feel, generally from unfermentable milk sugar. Left Hand Milk Stout may be the best known American variant. One of the first milk stouts I recall tasting was from Willoughby Brewing Company at a beer tasting held at the Holden Arboretum. Their version of the beer (which I believe is no longer brewed), with the roasted malty complexity of a stout and a pleasant thickness, was clearly the best beer at that event. Milk stout is a style with wide appeal when made well. With its colorful and abstract label staring at me from the beer fridge for over a week, I am really looking forward to trying Three Floyds Moloko Milk Stout!
Packaging description: 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.
Out of the bottle this gal pours deep space black, forming a strong, foamy tan head with lacing. It takes a deep sniff to get much fragrance. Roasted malts and a hint of sweetness come waft up subtly. The taste takes a big right turn towards huge. Three Floyds Moloko Milk Stout brings major roasted malts, a little kick of hops, and a nice sweet finish. Really loving the addition of oats and lactose as the thick body adds to the pleasantness of the drinking experience.
Summer is not typically stout season, but Moloko will make you more than willing to make an exception for this treat.