Moo Joos - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
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4.74/5 rDev +24.7%
I am pretty new to craft beers but have tried several coffee stouts and oatmeal stouts. I like this one a lot!
Great taste and goes down smoothly. I usually have some OLD 56 nearby as I don't like to drink too many beers with a high ABV in one sitting. They go well together.
I guess this isn't a very professional review, but I highly recommend this beer and this brewery.
05-06-2014 03:51:04 | More by krowman2652
4.72/5 rDev +24.2%
Saw this a few days ago for only $7.99/sixer and decided to give it a shot considering this one of my favorite styles of beer and it's locally made. I did have reservations though since I've been less than impressed with most offerings from this brewery. That being said.... Pours a dark brown color, almost completely black in the glass, and despite a hard pour it produced little head, with no lacing. This was the only part of this beer that was less than amazing! Full, luxurious aroma of chocolate, cream, light coffee, and sweetness with no alcohol coming through. Smells heavenly, and the chocolate and lactose really dominate the aroma, which I really love. Taste is a home run! Creamy milk chocolate up front, a touch of graham cracker, a hint of espresso, and just enough enough charred malts to make this interesting. It's sweet but not cloyingly so, just a perfect amount of balance between the sweetness/toffee/chocolate and the roast that really make this stand out. There is a slight twang from the lactose in the middle, but is then washed away by a semi-dry chocolaty finish. I have to say that this is EXACTLY what I look for in a milk stout. Nothing stands out too much away from the rest, everything is perfectly balanced, and it's incredibly drinkable. Mouthfeel is creamy and silky smooth, probably from the toasted and rolled oats used in the mash. Carbonation is a bit low, but that only serves to reinforce the slick mouthfeel. Damn, this beer is WINNING! I can hardly believe this has come out of Brau Borthers, a very much underwhelming brewery for me, and I imagine this is a sign of good things to come from this brewer. If this truly is a new year round beer, I can see myself buying at least a couple sixers a month. Great, great stuff here.
04-17-2011 17:19:44 | More by KeefD
4.65/5 rDev +22.4%
Poured into a snifter. 3.0 A: Black color. Just about one finger of light brown head that fell quickly and left no lacing. 5.0 S: Wonderful interplay of lactose and chocolate. Actually, there’s a good hit of coffee in there as well, so this is much like a mocha latte. Light roastiness and plenty of oats. This is incredibly intense, but also incredibly appealing. Excellent! 4.5 T: Taste is a lot like the nose. Lactose, chocolate, and coffee flavors do the trick again. Oats, a light roastiness, and grainy malts add complexity. Really nice again. 4.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and insanely smooth. 5.0 D: The taste could have easily been a five. This is a damn tasty brew and shockingly close to Cowbell in terms of flavor profile and quality. I think I need to get ahold of several more of these. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-05-2011 04:41:10
08-16-2011 21:00:23 | More by DaCheesehead
4.63/5 rDev +21.8%
Poured into a snifter.
3.0 A: Black color. Just about one finger of light brown head that fell quickly and left no lacing.
5.0 S: Wonderful interplay of lactose and chocolate. Actually, there's a good hit of coffee in there as well, so this is much like a mocha latte. Light roastiness and plenty of oats. This is incredibly intense, but also incredibly appealing. Excellent!
4.5 T: Taste is a lot like the nose. Lactose, chocolate, and coffee flavors do the trick again. Oats, a light roastiness, and grainy malts add complexity. Really nice again.
4.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and insanely smooth.
5.0 D: The taste could have easily been a five. This is a damn tasty brew and shockingly close to Cowbell in terms of flavor profile and quality. I think I need to get ahold of several more of these.
05-05-2011 04:41:10 | More by DavoleBomb
4.6/5 rDev +21.1%
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.
05-12-2011 01:38:22 | More by ddahlen
4.47/5 rDev +17.6%
Poured a very deep dark brown, really could not be any darker without turning black. Huge off white head with lots of good lace down the glass till the very end.
Smell was very strong, rich creamy milk chocolate, with lots of hidden spices and other subtle aromas. A hint of hops possible on the back. Wow, very first impression was of a chocolate ice cream flaot, very much a dessert beer in taste, wow. A bit thin on the feel though, would have throught it would have been a bit more robust. Nice carbonation made it feel frothy when going down. As it warmed, hints of root beer and hops started to present themselves and round out the taste profile very nicely.
Overall a very nice dark session beer. A little light compared to its big brothers in the field, but a fine brew none the less.
06-13-2011 00:10:59 | More by mikesgroove
4.47/5 rDev +17.6%
This beer pours a very dark brown near black color. The head is a half an inch in height, and recedes into sticky tan lacing. The aroma is quite strong. Graham cracker, cream, roasted malt, and milk chocolate. Very nice. The taste is full of roasted malt with a hing of chocolate, and some very faint vanilla. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a silky texture. Overall, this is a really good beer. I really like the way it straddles between two styles. One sip makes me think it is more of an oatmeal stout than a milk stout while the next sip makes me think the opposite. I can see this beer becoming one of my go to stouts.
03-27-2011 22:00:45 | More by KarlHungus
4.47/5 rDev +17.6%
Semi-viscous black color with a thinner tan head that moves to a ring around the glass. Very little lacing though.
Awesome creamy lactose and chocolate smell. Very chocolate milkshake like.
Very chocolatey with a light dark roasted malt presence. Nice milk sugar sweetness with cappuccino notes. A little fruitiness from the yeast in the finish. Very, very flavorful and satisfying.
Very smooth and slick feeling. The combination of oatmeal and lactose turn this into a thing of beauty.
Extremely drinkable. A few of these would go down with ease. This has to be one of the better sweet stouts I have had in a long while. Great job Brau Bros., this one is an absolute winner and I look forward to having more.
02-26-2011 23:22:37 | More by jera1350
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
4.45/5 rDev +17.1%
Appearance: A really thick and greasy pour into the glass, it has the look of tar about it. A great opaque chocolate body, there are very subtle beige highlights in there. The mocha colored head builds to about a finger width. It looks good, but it isn’t great.
Smell: The dominant smell is the burnt sugariness that is common to milk stouts. It’s reminiscent of charcoal, caramel, and roasted coffee. The oats are also very easy to spot. It adds a great complimentary flavor to the roasted caramel malt. It’s very bold and malty.
Taste: Just as with the nose, the caramel roasted sweetness is the first thing noticed on the sip. It then slowly reveals the coffee roast flavor and oats. The oatmeal and roasted qualities carry through to the finish.
Not anything distinguishable from the hops, although there is a slight bitterness that is in the finish. Mostly though, there is just the fantastic roasted malt profile complimented by the oatmeal. Surprisingly good.
Mouth feel: All smooth all the time. It would be a very chewy drink as well, if not for the viscosity. It’s really slick on the tongue. It suits the oatmeal and sugary malt profile perfectly.
Overall: This is the brew that made me a believer in Brau Bros. Even if I only find one more offering from them that is built as well as this beer, it will have been worth it. This is a beer that should be tried by anyone and everyone. Enjoy!
08-14-2011 16:50:18 | More by Pintofbrown
Moo Joos from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
86 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.