Moo Joos - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
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Reviews by GeezLynn:
4.2/5 rDev +10.5%
A: Dark brown with a frothy tan head that recedes into a thin collar.
S: Rich milk chocolate, light espresso and caramel.
T: Chocolate and roasted malts and slight lactose sweetness. Doesn’t have that milky lactose flavor I loved in Surly Four, but have yet to find another beer that does. There’s also a bit of dark fruityness (plum?), light oats, and finishes with a full, roasty bitterness.
M: Body is somewhat light, but very smooth and carbonation is appropriately low.
Really nice coffee and chocolate flavors and the cask yeast seems to add a little extra character. Bold, but still a very drinkable stout – the kind you need to have 2 or 3 of. Really good stuff.
04-15-2011 03:51:42 | More by GeezLynn
More User Reviews:
3.7/5 rDev -2.6%
A - Pours black with one finger of creamy tan head. Head has decent retention and leaves patchy lacing.
S - Chocolate and roasted malts, with some sweet cream.
T - Similar to smell with quite a bit of creaminess up front. Finishes dry and earthy, with lingering roasted malts.
M -- Medium mouthfeel that is pretty creamy initially, and dry on the finish.
O - A pretty good milk stout. The oatmeal elements are nice. I'd the this again.
12-01-2011 19:02:18 | More by warnerry
4.2/5 rDev +10.5%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Brown-black with nice dark tan head and slight lacing.
Smell: Heavy roast, with milk chocolate, cream, coffee and oats.
Taste: Tastes very much like a creamy mochachino. Despite the sweet, chocolatey core, the finish has enough coffee, sharp roast and English hoppiness to keep it surprisingly balanced.
Feel: Unbelievably smooth. Wow. Carbonation is kept in check and the finish is somewhat dry.
Overall: This is an incredibly smooth, balanced Stout. I really like Brau Brothers new lineup.
06-27-2012 00:42:18 | More by bsp77
4.1/5 rDev +7.9%
Pours pitch black. Seriously. I held it up to light and could not see through it. Brownish tan head. not much lacing on the glass. Smells of roasted coffee, chocolate and molasses. Taste is bitter chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Nice creamy mouthfeel with little carbonation and silky smooth on the palate. I enjoyed this Milk Stout through and through.
11-03-2011 03:07:45 | More by tfratzke
3.93/5 rDev +3.4%
big thanks to mizzouguy for sending this as part of the noob bif round 6.
12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into an SA perfect pint glass. no freshness info.
pours out nearly opaque black, reveals just a slight dark brown on the edges. a dark tan/ mocha colored head that quickly receeded to a ring and a few patchy spots of foam. a bit of lace off of a swirl that is quick to fall back into the beer.
very metallic aroma intially, this subsides a lot after the head dies down, but is still noticable in the background. lots of heavily roasted grains, some roasted coffee, heavily toasted/ burnt grain, and a hint of creamy oats and milky lactose. also a hint of fruit esters.
smooth, somewhat creamy, roasted malt, a bit of heavily toasted grain, dry bakers chocolate. a nice even bitterness throughout the taste and into the finish. kind of a subtle milky, creamy, oatiness takes this from a standard porter to a pretty decent milk stout. some slight fruit ester creep in towards the finish.
medium bodied, a little too much carbonation for the style for my liking. also maybe a bit too dry in the finish. left me longing for just a bit more body. a little chalky feel.
overall, maybe not a whole lot really stands out in this beer, but they seem to have gotten everything right for a very easy drinking, tasty stout. well made.
11-12-2011 20:47:44 | More by dogfishandi
4.45/5 rDev +17.1%
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
Appearance: Dark black with only a little brown color shining through the bottom. Lots of rising bubbles and a good five fingers of tan head with good retention and lots of sticky lacing.
Smell: Rich aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, milk, and coffee. Also some good hints of oats, vanilla, nuts, sugar, and anise. Very rich and sweet smelling.
Taste: Like the smell, sweet and roasty dark malts with lots of dark chocolate, coffee, and milk. Also some strong hints of oatmeal, nuts, vanilla, sugar, yeast, and anise. Also a fruity flavor that comes from British cask yeast according to the label. Very complex, rich, and sweet.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy and smooth.
Overall: A very good stout that is rich and complex but not heavy.
10-08-2011 06:38:51 | More by MattyG85
3/5 rDev -21.1%
Dark brown, plenty of light gets through around the edges, very small head on it, less than 1/8". Aroma, what the, where are the stout like qualities? Coffee, chocolate, 2 row, roasting,. . . .hello?
Taste, very bland, gritty lactose like character as if it didn't dissolve. Really reminded me of an even blander oatmeal stout with some creamer added to it, to give it that weird textured sweetness I'm pulling down. Middle of the road in almost every way, doesn't make me like or dislike it really (I guess dislike since I had my expectations up). Overall the bland and thinness of the experience were probably the greatest letdowns.
If it was any thinner, I'd think people were cutting this with like, water and nonfat milk.
05-08-2012 03:29:52 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.94/5 rDev +3.7%
12 oz bottle, unbdated, poured into a SA lager glass.
A: pour is clear and very dark brown but looks pitch black in the glass. A gentle pour is needed to keep the tall mocha head from going over the top. Glass is thoroughly coated upon tilting, with some lacing clinging the glass afterwards.
Smell: Sweet and rich with a suggestion of cinnamon, a clear note of chocolate, oat bread, a touch of dark fruit, and a hint of granola. Very slighty, and pleasantly, boozy.
Taste: not quite as good or complex as the aroma, but still quite good.
Sweet up front but balanced by the finish. Hints of coffee, dark fruits and chocolate in the aftertaste.
M - Full bodied; very smooth; ABV seems hight than 6%.
O: very nice cross-over (milk + oatmeal) stout with a super aroma.
09-06-2013 01:27:49 | More by chinchill
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
Small to maybe medium sized light brown head slowly settles down above a seemingly clear black beer.
Light aroma of rich roasted grain malts hinting at German chocolate frosting with light chocolate aspects and light roasted nuts.
Rich creamy well roasted grain malts taste that borders on dark bakers chocolates.
A dry aftertaste with very little and light malts tastes remaining with this full bodied beer.
I liked the taste that wasn't quite dark chocolates but you seemed to take another drink to try find more of those dark chocolate tastes.
09-29-2013 19:18:18 | More by LXIXME
3.94/5 rDev +3.7%
This stout is very, very dark brown with a tan head that's one finger tall to start. Taking a little time, it drops to a foam, leaving mostly patching mingled with spotting as it slides down the glass.
The smell offers a pleasant mix of roast, lactic sweetness, coffee, and a gentle char.
The taste offers much the same, but with the addition of dark fruits throughout mingling with the roast. There's a milky, creamy sweetness all the way. Bitterness is very light, though it's clear this beer's getting some support from a light hops presence that lets it be what it is.
It's a bit frothy, maybe even spritzy, that's off. Even though the full body is achieved, it leans very, very close to medium. Carbonation is just too high for a stout, particularly an oatmeal stout, and it isn't as smooth as it should be because of it.
09-27-2013 15:29:39 | More by Brenden
Moo Joos from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
86 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.