Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a moderate brown head. Aroma is coffee like and chocolatey. Flavor is almost winey with a strong chocolate with very little carbonation. Very oily mouth feel. Very good.
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a deep black with a moderate brown head. Aroma is slightly sweet with chocolate and toasted malts. Flavor is nicely sweet, but not overpowering, with a toasty finish. Palate is much lighter than I expected. More of a drinking beer than a sipping beer, which is very nice, but quite different from what I expected.
AskForJenny (1027) - Ontario, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.65l - Nose is heavenly, chocolate and roasted coffee flavors. Tiny thin head over black, black liquid. Palate was like flat cola, a little sweet and flavorful. Nice
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Solid aroma of chocolate. Great balance from FFF, a not a lot of hops. Great creamy, smooth flavor, lots of good chocolate and coffee flavor. I hope I can get this all year around, enjoyable stout.
17thfloor (2434) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thicker black with a nice creamy frothy tan/gray head. Great aroma of cocoa powder, butter, a little roast and a nice amount of hops. First taste is very milky and buttery, oatmeal? Wow that’s awesome... so flavorful and drinkable. A great stout that doesn’t allow the roast, coffee or dark chocolate flavors to completely dominate... imagine that. The sweet creamy milkiness is forefront and the roast and chocolate play assisting roles, fantastic balance from FFF. Perfect body, creamy and full, yet not heavy with just the right amount of light sizzling carbonation. soooooo buttery!
hombrepalo (1882) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber! Dark stout blackish brown with thin brown foamy head. Smell was good, a bit on the sweet side. Taste is average with a bit of a hoppy ending and a heavy and dry mouthfeel. Expected a better flavor from FFF, this was not over the top for a stout.
railcat1 (689) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a favorite of mine and i was glad to see it back in 22oz bottles,I had on tap at brewpub and this was a very sweet and smooth stout almost like guinness but with a lot more of a kick to it very good and silky.CHEERS!
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
ultra black and non existant head. aroma is of subtle sweetness immediately tempered with wonderful bitterness. a nice mouthfeel is expected from any kind of porter or stout, but this is the defintion of silk. it meets every curvature and crevice of your mouth and tounge and the bitterness lingers after its gone. definatley not a dry end, but a plesant one. this is a great style for FFF because its one that really benefits from the overhopping they are known for. like their black sun, you find the best examples of balance in FFF beers when they tamper with the roasted malts. the lactose pushes this over the edge, beating out in my mind alot of their other similar offerings.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 22oz bottle. The last time I had this was the first day the FFF brewpub opened and I recalled liking it a lot. I just missed this on cask at the maproom so I thought I’d pay the ridiculous amount of $8 for a milk stout. I came home and had the place to myself a bit and thought it’d been a while since I’ve seen "A Clockwork Orange" and this was the geekiest time as ever. So I opened this bottled labeled "Moloko Milk Stout" with probably my favorite FFF label to get me sharp and ready for the old ultra-violence. This poured rather heavy, black with tan head that didn’t last long yet eventually formed again nicely. I thought it was a bit strange that no one at the Kovoko milk bar was drinking anything this dark but maybe this was a new brand or something, it smelled of lactose, chocolate, roast, and vanilla. tasted like sweet chocolate, lactose, mild roast, caramel, with a semi-sweet finish. a pretty heavy body with silky mouth feel. even though i felt a triple IPA would have worked a bit better with the film but hell i can’t complain this was Moloko milk (stout)! 3.6.
8/29/09, a full pour at the brewpub listed at 8%abv. this was very slick and sweet, cloyingly slick and sweet. really not very good at all unless you like slick and sweet. 3.2.
jstraw (1939) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2012 Draft at Jerry’s. Black with good, foamy brown head / Rich, sweet nose of roast coffee, chocolate, molasses, & licorice / Medium body, acidic with lots of bitterness, inky and sweet, with lots of bitterness on the finish / Flavors of dark roast coffee and bittersweet chocolate, with notes of prune and caramel / A solid stout with a sweet and inky character.