RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Cognac Barrel Aged Moloko Stout

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tderoeck (11110) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 20/XII/12 - 750ml bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a - bottle # 330/564 (2012-1382) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, small beige to brown layer of bigger bubbles, stable, non adhesive. Aroma: raisins, dried figs, some caramel, vanilla, bit boozy. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: caramel, dried fruits, some chocolate, hint of mocha, bit sourish, raisins, sweet and sugary (brown sugar). Aftertaste: vanilla, chocolate, alcohol warming the throat, raisins, some toast, little sour.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Name: Moloko
Date: October 28, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: black, fine tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet and roasted aroma, hink of milky sweetness, touch of fruityness
Flavor: big roasted flavor, backing spicy cognac sweetness, hint of coffee
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

kraddel (9553) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2012
epic thanx to bobochamps for the taster ! 330/564 almost black but still brown; scent is all cognac, taste is .. NOW WE4RE TALKING ! light in alcohol ( tastewise, this should logicaly be 10 percent? ) drinkable, typical stoutish taste ( not oversweetened as dark lord is ) cognac, soft carbo, the sweetness in this ones not clearly sugar, this is more complex, balanced, .. than i expected it to be ! a very nice one indeed !

BoBoChamp (5754) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2012
75cl, as Cognac Moloko, Bottle 330/564, no mention of ABV, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, thx alot to rfraga7!, very complex sweet Stout, sweet/roasted and slightly fruity/spicy, not too heavy, very balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew

Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Served in a Three Floyds teku. Nose has a good dose of cognac plus some chocolate and faint roast. Medium body but still quite dry.

Huhzubendah (3776) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2012
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.

TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2012 Sampled at GonzoIllini’s Birthday Party (Western Springs, IL). Happy Birthday, Tony! Pours a rich deep thicker blackish hue, dark and thicker, a frothy brownish head sits atop. Laces ok. Aromas are Cognac, grapes and brandy, wet oak, that telltale smell. Some toast and roast, gentle vanilla, grape and spirit. Some caramel, thinned from the barrel. Initial is medium bodied, pretzels and toasty, some toffee and roast. Gentle cocoa, firm flavors from the Cognac barrel show grape, brandy, gentle dark fruit elements. Mellow spirit, a bit thinned but the beer isn’t hot. Really good flavors, touch of tannic dryness, vanilla and we wood. Backend shows some toastiness, gentle sweetness, vanilla, oak, gentle cognac spirit and heat. Very well integrated, spirit and wine and grape flavors, touches of Brandy and fruit. Really nice. Smaller in body, well integrated cognac barrel that integrates well with a touch of lactose and complexities from a fun barrel and spirit choice here, good flavors,. Nice.

burg326 (5672) - Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2012
750ml bottle with red wax, poured a dark brown, almost black color, aromas of chocolate, roast, coffee, cognac, vanilla, and some sugar. Flavors are a blend of the aromas with the cognac tying everything together and not overpowering. Really great beer, glad i got to share this one with friends.

brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Pours an opaque black color with a very small head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Smells of sweet booze, oak, almost a sour quality to it, some dark fruit presence. A hint of sweet chocolate and coffee. Mostly smells like the cognac barrel. Their special releases have been accused of this, but I like it. Taste shows much more of the moloko element and is extremely complex. Begins with a slightly harsh, yet sweet, milk chocolate, boozy taste. Get the slight sour quality on the front end that I detected in the taste. This sour quality seems to be characteristic of their barrel aged beers that I’ve had recently. Certainly not a bad thing to add to the beer. Then smooths out a little more in the middle with more moloko qualities such as a slight roasted chocolate and coffee flavor, more cognac barrel qualities with the oak and sweet booze. Finishes with some dark fruit qualities, as well as more of the milk chocolate from the moloko, and some sweet cognac, boozy hints too. A high medium to full body with a decent amount of carbonation. Nice mouthfeel with the crispness from the carbonation, but a nice creaminess to smooth it all out. The first cognac aged beer I’ve ever had and this makes me want more beer aged in this. Quite possibly the best special release I’ve had by Three Floyds. Wow, that’s impressive! Three Floyds flexes their beer genius muscles again.

zebra (2451) - Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
just a tad less stunning than Conquistador. a great beer for a special occasion. creamy, sticky, orange, full, leaves, amber, soft, heavy, alcohol, citrus, brown

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