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Moo Joos - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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424 Ratings
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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 29
Gots: 66 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: jera1350 on 01-05-2011

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Ratings: 424 | Reviews: 142
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Photo of warnerry
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of bsp77
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of pat61
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Moo Joos pours black with a 1” dark tan head. Roast and sweet malt with a touch of grain aromas rise from the glass. A mild sweetness runs throughout with some chocolate that lingers well into the aftertaste. The roast is mild and is moderated by a pinch of caramel. There is a little oatmeal body feel on your tongue but overall the body is little thin.

Photo of tfratzke
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of dogfishandi
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of MattyG85
4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of chinchill
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Brenden
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of mdaschaf
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes:

A: Pours a deep brown, almost black, with a tan head made up of fairly large bubbles. Spotty lacing.

S: A little bit of roasted malt, some cocoa, and a little bit of cream sweetness.

T: Definitely get the lactose/creamy flavor along with some cocoa, milk chocolate, and hints of coffee and vanilla.

M: Medium bodied, extremely creamy, with a slightly dry finish. Good level of carbonation.

O: One of the better milk stouts I have had. The creamy mouthfeel is really nice as well as the lactose coming through well on the flavor profile.

Photo of augustgarage
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Opaque seal brown liquid rests beneath a highly active mass of foam which disappears before I even have a chance to evaluate its color. Minimal lacing; poor retention.

Light roast barley, chicory, and a hint of dusty graininess from the oats. Low caramel aromatics are hinted at as well.

Light lactic tartness melds with a gentle roast malt core. Mid palate I taste berries, cherries, and raisins. A sweet vanilla/white chocolate mixture comes out in the finish which is sweeter than you'd expect from the palate entry though not overly-so. Hints of spice and marshmallow are thrown in for good measure.

Medium-light-bodied, and a touch thin with low carbonation...though it "tastes" creamy per the addition of lactose sugar and oats.

A simple but tasty breakfast beer - a good example of a style well suited to the Mid-West.

Photo of alphagnome
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a nonic glass, this beautiful enough to frame and hang up on the wall. A rich black beer that is impenetrable by light shares the glass with an equally rich inch high head. The head subsides to practically nothing with a bit of lace.

S: A pleasant and welcome mix of roasted coffee and malts and chocolate. Very faint notes of caramel and the occasional whiff of hops.

T: There is a lot going on in every sip of this beer. It begins with a rush of chocolate milk and ends with a complex mix of oatmeal and roasted coffee. Every single sip is an experience that just about anyone should enjoy.

M: This is incredibly creamy, thick bodied beer that has no noticable carbonation.

D: It's about as easy to drink as they come. This will be a beer I reach for once the snow starts to fly and so should you.

Photo of dirtylou
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap, monks house of ale, sioux falls,sd

from notes

appearance: served in a deschutes shaker pint, dark mahogany body, creamy chocolate head

smell: sweet roasted malts, creamy chocolate, touch of espresso

taste: very lovely milk stout - similar to a beer float...decadent creamy milk chocolate, brown sugar, oats, lactic qualities, chocolate pie. consumed after a nice dinner - a perfect dessert beer

mouthfeel: rich and creamy

overall: very nice

Photo of plfahey
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Inky black and totally opaque. Moderate crop of tan foam on top with decent retention, light lacing.

Aroma-Chocolate milk, roasted grain, fresh oatmeal, dark bread crusts. Light coffee, coffee creamer, and very low earthy hop aromatics. Smooth and roasty.

Flavor-Much more roast in the flavor, with coffee flavors and coffee creamer coming from the lactose addition. Light toasted notes and bread crusts also present. Sweetness up front is cut in the finish by a fair amount of roast acidity. Hop bitterness is low and hop flavor is barely perceptible.

Mouthfeel-Full, silky, smooth, and oily body from the lactose and the oats. Carbonation is moderate. This is hellishly smooth.

A solid milk stout, with good aroma and flavor, and impeccable mouthfeel. Probably my favorite Brau Bros. Brew.

Photo of dbossman
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown--nearly black with a thin head and minimal retention; lacing fades rather quickly; delicate bubbles do penetrate the surface quickly and quite nicely

S: A strong and plentiful barrage of oats with roasted coffee coming shortly after; this is sweet, malty, and milky; it smells pretty darn good

T: While the oats and roasted coffee hits you up front, it all fades rather quickly leaving a somewhat unpleasant sour note--almost like slightly sour milk; because the back end isn't all that great, you are inclined to keep drinking quickly--which is okay because really the first 2/3 of this beer drinking experience is quite nice: coffee, oats, cream, slightly charred malts, and a pleasant sweetness that doesn't overwhelm; it's just that weirdness at the end...

F: Too thin for my taste but for a light-medium bodied beer, it does manage to cling to the roof of the mouth fairly okay and is decently creamy

D: This is a nice offering from Brau Bros. I just wish it tasted as good as it smells; I came back to bump up the overall slightly because as this beer went down, it got better...in the end it really is a nice oatmeal milk stout; good work Brau Bros.

Photo of cjacobsen
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

(A) No doubt about it, this sucker pours onyx black. Bold and beautiful. Fine quarter inch tan head that leaves lacing as it recedes.

(S) Rich roasted dark malts and coffee great the nose. Biscuit and some dark fruits follow and are finished by the dry oats. Some cocoa lingers throughout the aroma.

(T) The oatmeal really pairs well with the roasted malts and creates a wonderful foundation to this beer. Cocoa and coffee make up the bulk of the flavor but gives way to a slightly bitter hop character. Some sweetly, toasted bread and a hint of leather interject themselves into the taste.

(M) Kind of chewy but really smooth. Mellow. Slight bitterness but really full body. Ends only slightly dry.

(O) Never expected to try this beer but I'm glad I got the chance. I'm curious as to how this would be on nitro. It's a solid oatmeal stout and really has great flavor. It's bold and heavy but it doesn't set as a meal. Quite good.

Photo of OddNotion
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Russian River Belgian Glass.

Appearance: Minimal light brown head, dark black body with brown around the edges.

Smell: WOW, mazing! Roasty, dark chocolate, very coffee forward, sweetness.

Taste: Very good, nice and roasty. Not too bitter, sweet just as advertised. Nice coffee flavors.

Mouthfeel: A little high on the carbonation but good smoothness, medium thickness.

Overall: Very good beer, I would certainly want to have this again. Probabaly no more than one at a time but certainly enjoyable.

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pitch black, finger of mocha head, dissipated to a few random islands, some random lacing
S - big chocolate and coffee notes with some grain and burnt qualities, very rich
T - huge smoky roasty flavour, followed by some light syrup, brown sugar oatmeal, finishes with coffee and cocoa, all rich flavours
M - heavy and lowish carbonation, a bit of a cocoa chalky feel, musty, finishes full
O - this is a stout through and through, the smoky woody flavour appeals to me but maybe not for everyone

Photo of bashiba
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep dark and opaque brown with a light inch of tan head, quickly becoming a light tan ring. No lacing to speak of.

The smell is dominated by dark fruit and coffee with hints of burnt black malt and smoke.

The flavor is very sweet and creamy in a very classic milk stout way. Nice hints of light smokey flavors along with coffee and some dark fruits. A bit of light astingency but not so much to detract from the beer to noticeably.

The mouthfeel is light and creamy, even a bit sticky.

A pretty solid Milk Stout overall and nicely drinkable.

Photo of output01x
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. capped bottle (No Date) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1 1/2-finger tan-colored head that slowly recedes after a few minutes to a thick dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a dark brown nearing black with no traces of color when held to light. Some light lacing can be seen clinging to the glass throughout consumption.

Chocolate. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and earthy, peppery cacao. There is almost no aroma from the roasty malt or hops. This beer smells like a hotel room after Milton Hershey and Willy Wonka spent the night together.

Dark chocolate starts each sip with notes of milk chocolate, roasted malt, and just a touch of bittering hops. As the beer is swallowed, the cacao flavor really comes out. Just like the nose, it is quite earthy and very peppery. As the flavors settle, a milk chocolate aftertaste becomes prevelant in the back of the throat.

Medium to full bodied with good carbonation, this beer really helps the drinker experience all of the flavors it has to offer. The body is nice and thick without being syrupy or sticky. The carbonation is a bit prickly but certainly does not detract from the flavors. Just like most milk stouts this beer has a very smooth and creamy mouthfeel that makes it a treat to drink.

Photo of morimech
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark black color with one finger of head that slowly settled to a thin cap. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma of milk chocolate, oatmeal, coffee, and roasted malt. A very good combination.

Flavor of milk chocolate and coffee. Slightly roasted flavor that balances the sweetness.

I expected a fuller body from the flake oat addition. Texture is creamy with a soft carbonation.

A good, balanced stout that has a lower ABV. Possible to drink a few of these in a sitting.

Photo of ddahlen
4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass with about 1 cm of head and a deep black color. The nose on this brew is great with notes of dried fruit, chocolate and aromatics that only oats can bring to the table. The taste is has some nice smooth chocolate with some creamy sweetness. The mouthfeel is almost velvety, very very smooth, but somewhat light. Overall, I honestly can't find anything that I really don't like about this brew. It's incredibly drinkable. Awesome stuff.

Photo of Honisbygonis
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After just taste testing a Deschutes Black Butte Porter, poured a MJ to keep the MoJo going:

Appetizer (Color/Aroma/Carb): molasses black (even poured slower than most out of bottle); almost no carbonation, and just a scent.

Entree: cold, wet, and inviting (compared to Deschutes, subtle initial bite and aftertaste); you can't go wrong (believe my first OMS = oatmeal milk stout that I can remember--and I mean remember by type name - of having tried). Until I've compared several others, this one a nice (if not super nice) stand-by.

Ch33rs!!!

Photo of Bung
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. Close to black with a thin layer of tan head.

Aroma, roast malt, milk chocolate, some caramel.

Taste, again roast malt, chocolate and definetely some lactose. Just a little tartness, cherry maybe. Roast becomes a bit acrid, coffee and cocoa.

Just a tad over carbed and a little thiner, probably still medium body, not bad. Drinks easy though quite dry. To me it was just a hair off from being upper tier.

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Moo Joos from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
86 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.