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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
2011/2012 draft only Moloko based.
An incredibly sexy and talented beer. This prodigy ale is our Moloko milk stout aged in a Portuguese port barrel for one year with tart and sweet cherries. Do yourself a favor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. There is a nice balance of tart cherries, stout, and barrel. Mild port notes from the wood as well as lots of fruit. A strong cherry skin flavor as well as some file fruit notes. The base stout is still there. Some oak and vanilla in the background. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Served on draft at Argus in Madison, WI at the GTMW pre-party. Pours a dark brown color with no head. Aroma of chocolate, cherries, lactose and leafy hops. The taste is tart fruits, cherries, roasted malts, chocolate and nutty notes. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10216) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Sampled from the tap at FOBAB 2012. Pours a very dark brown with a dark brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a decent amount of tart dark cherries with sweet grains underlying and dark plums from the port. Flavor has got notes of port and dark cherries up front that mellow to allow a sweet dark malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Draft on tap at Argus’ FFF Event (Madison, WI). Pours a nice blackish hue, brownish edges, near opaque, small frothy offwhite head sits atop. Light lacing. Aromas are a rich red wine presence, a touch of cherry tannin, faint tartness on the nose. A slight smidge of roast, toast, and sweet toffee, cocoa, and vanilla. Initial is medium bodied, offering a tart and red wine tannin filled front. Dry and fruity, red grapes and plums, with some roast, dry barrel tannins, a touch of vanilla, the cherries red fruit this thing up. Dry red wine really picks up the front and middle dominance. Some tailing roast, cocoa, and caramel. A touch of sweet cream, lactose, and toffee. More cocoa, biscuits. The red wine and cherries really rue the day, some good dryness, red wine tannins and oak, touch of vanilla. Roast, rich red wine. Really nice stout with a heavy red wine presence, oak, and cherries. Quality. Not as good as De Muerte, but a great spin on a beer proving it’s worth as a barrel ager. Nice barrel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Black color with tan foam. Red wine, wet wood, tart cherry, dark roast aromas. medium bodied. Tart cherry, spicy red wine, dark fruit, dark roast flavors--sour stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (6383) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2012
FOBAB 2012. This poured a medium to dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was of soft milk chocolate, lots of tart cherries, and light wine notes. Flavor was oak and wine, light roast, and smooth chocolate, with very bright tart/funky cherries there too. Intersting stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
On tap at GTMW. Dark brown/blackish pour with an off-white head. Aroma of cherries, wine tannins, lots of fruity sweetness. Some apparent tartness, mild chocolate and roast. Flavor is dry, strong rush of cherry, oak, and wine notes. Mild roast, some chocolate and apparent lactic acid. Holds itself together pretty well for having so much going on. Thinking about this as a stout it does extremely well for itself. Lots of wine towards the finish. I enjoyed this. Moloko is now undoubtably 3F’s best beer for barrel aging. All of its treatments have been good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3917) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2013
p dk brown tan head n soured, red wine fl red wine caramel raisib, vanilla vinager, pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2011
On tap at GTMW (2011)

While everyone else was queuing up for one of the Dark Lord tappings I was able to make my way straight to the Three Floyd’s booth to get some of the last remnants of this. A great sweet stout I could see myself having no problems polishing off a full pint. In addition to the base Moloko the additional cherries give it an edge like Dr Pepper with a sour tang. The port barrel increases the flavor more. I’m not sure if I like it better than the original but this treatment did no harm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Draft at Fobab 10. Pours a deep black with brown head. The nose is fruity and sweet. Strong notes of cherries and a sherry/madeira nose. Rich chocolate in support. On tasting, moderately tart and fruity. Cherries are quite dominate but are supported by the wine barrel here, which lends some raisin notes. Finishes with a roasty chocolate dryness. Really good stuff.

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