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Moo Joos - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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BA SCORE
86
very good

356 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 356
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 27
Gots: 41 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jera1350 on 01-05-2011)
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rjl910953

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-14-2012 17:32:16 | More by rjl910953
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A- pours black with a half finger dark tan head, which fades quickly. Eh.

S- not much aroma...a little bit of milky sugar, and thats it

T- a little bit of sweetness, some slight roast...interesting combination for a milk stout, but it's good

M- body is much thicker than most milk stouts I've had

O- it's an interesting beer, but it's a little *too* sweet fresh...mellows nicely with a few months on it

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 02:53:36 | More by bigfnjoe
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-13-2012 03:21:14 | More by MN_Beerticker
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Pillowburn

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-09-2012 03:11:59 | More by Pillowburn
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours clear fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some decent spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt, milk, cream, toast, oats, and light coffee. Pretty nice aromas with good strength and balance. I can honestly say this is the first stout I have had that has a true milk aroma component. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, cream, toast, oats, caramel, and light coffee. Slight roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, roasted malt, cream, and oats on the finish for a short bit. Quite dry on the finish. Good balance of flavors, but it is a bit on the bland side of things as far as robustness. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel as expected. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a very slight warming after the finish. Overall this is a good milk stout. A little bland, but has nice balanced flavors; and is certainly enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 01:35:10 | More by superspak
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3Hops

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-28-2012 23:22:04 | More by 3Hops
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 00:42:18 | More by bsp77
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nramaker

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.1%

06-23-2012 16:09:59 | More by nramaker
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oline73

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours an opaque dark brown bordering on black. There is a small layer of tan head that fades to a very thin ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: A touch of sweetness with some dark chocolate an roasty. Not a very strong smell.

Taste: More assertive than the smell. Creamy roast and dark chocolate are the dominant flavors. There is a coffee note in here as well. The finish is roasty and slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth yet tingly carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: This is a pretty good milk stout. Not quite as smooth as I would have liked, but I enjoyed it just the same.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 00:53:52 | More by oline73
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-19-2012 02:10:28 | More by Hopstout
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TimRasmussen

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +31.6%

06-06-2012 15:09:08 | More by TimRasmussen
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augustgarage

California

3.8/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 17:16:47 | More by augustgarage
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Kam

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-23-2012 01:28:14 | More by Kam
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light tan head. Color is dark brown nearing black.

Aroma: Espresso and cocoa with chocolate mixed in. Some vanilla and roast. Creamy lactose flavors.

Taste: Mimics the nose, but it is a little sweater and has more of a vanilla and caramel flavor. Nice coffee and a light roast flavor. Pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends with a little coffee bitterness.

Overall, a decent milk stout. Very enjoyable and a solid offering. I'd drink more.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 02:09:51 | More by mothman
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Disease

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-17-2012 06:50:56 | More by Disease
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lurpy1

Minnesota

2.63/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On tap at Pat's Tap. The script with Brau is that everything is good with the beer until it hits the mouth. Then the trouble begins. Let's see how it goes this time. The Brothers should have a leg up - it's a style I love.

Pretty dark pour, not a lot of head. Good lacing though. Smell is more coffee than advertised. Roasts. Bittering. Not as many sweet smells as a fella might expect from a Milk Stout. Then again, a fella might not know what the F he is talking about. Still, an enjoyable smelling beer. So far so good...

...And right on cue, Moo Joos goes into the mouth and off a cliff. Bitter, malts, roast, and that damned, can't-escape-from-it dirty water Brau taste. Again with the dirty water? Are you kidding me?

Moving on to mouthfeel. You know, dirt doesn't just taste bad, it feels terrible in the mouth. Aggravating gritty feel. And this comes light years away from the thick, coagulating feel of a Milk Stout.

And with that, I throw my hands up in the air in dismay. I would love for another Minnesota brewery to step up and make like Surly and THB and be great, and I would love for it to be Brau. But they're not. Frankly I'm baffled by the ratings for this beer. In my book, if you can't get milk stout right, you can't really be redeemed. I can't tell you how many times I've seen a Brau beer and said "maybe this is the one they turn it around with". No more. This time,I mean it.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2012 21:41:02 | More by lurpy1
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-16-2012 02:14:38 | More by cbcrunch
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dlello2

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-11-2012 00:36:30 | More by dlello2
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 03:29:52 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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dmadsen

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-01-2012 02:36:11 | More by dmadsen
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jcjerabek

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-30-2012 01:59:33 | More by jcjerabek
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Balvenie

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-29-2012 15:41:08 | More by Balvenie
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crobinso

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-28-2012 21:16:35 | More by crobinso
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KnightRider

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-16-2012 01:49:11 | More by KnightRider
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argock

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date. Received from my brother Greg -- nice one!

A: Black with beige 1/2-to-1-finger head that falls away quickly and leaves a rare spot or two of lace.

S: The aroma is that of a much bigger beer with strokes of coffee, fudge and a light dash of licorice. Powerful and very appetizing.

T: The flavor succeeds even more with big milk chocolate fudge and coffee flavors with licorice bite in the finish. There is a touch of milk sweetness, but the bigger roast flavors really carry this brew.

M: Feels a lot bigger as well. I didn't know the ABV and would have though this was an 8.5% ABV beer. Medium-to-full bodied with low carbonation which leaves it creamy without feeling syrupy.

O: One of the most surprising beers I have had in a long time -- the components come together optimally to provide a huge flavor and aroma experience in a relatively low ABV package. Moos Joos proves that you don't need high gravity to have big aroma and flavor. Great job Brau Brothers.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 02:33:50 | More by argock
Moo Joos from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
86 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.