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Moo Joos - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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Ratings: 423
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 29
Gots: 65 | 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: 423 | Reviews: 142
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Photo of zeledonia
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Been meaning to try this for a while, finally getting around to drinking it. Enjoyed 5 Feb 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours very dark brown, essentially black. A hint of light through the edges, but this beer looks thick. Medium brownish tan head, one finger, okay retention and a bit of lacing.

The smell is really interesting. I've never had an oatmeal milk stout before, but this smells like what I'd expect from one. A pleasant full milky-oaty sweetness. It's a blend that works really well together. I don't get much of the stout, just a bit of roast in the background.

Taste is a little bland, IMO. That same oaty milky sweetness, but it's muted. And again, I don't know where the malts went, as they just don't present much flavor here. A mildly bitter back end rolls through. I want more flavor out of it.

Mouthfeel is quite nice. Silky, slick, and full, all in one big mouth-filling combo. Carbonation is right where it should be - medium-low.

An interesting combo, and a pleasant, easy-drinking stout. My main complaint is that I want more flavor. For a beer with this much involved, the taste should have more potency or more variety or both.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of yamar68
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a - looks like a fresh pint of black coffee, near zero clarity, thin latte cap

s - fresh cream, oily coffee beans, sweet honey, more coffee, really a pleasant aroma I think

t/m - milk and oatmeal as promised, aftertaste like a dark roast with half and half, the oats take a back seat to the lingering latte flavors - mouthfeel could stand to get beefed up a bit

o - overall, this is a solid offering from a brewery that is really hit or miss for me, I'd recommend this to any stout fan

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of budgood1
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours out an opaque brown colour with the slightest of ruby hues. ruby stained dark tan head appears with vigor and reduces to some fine lace. chocolate covered cherry aroma with accents of malted milk balls and chocolate ice cream. very nice! the flavour profile hits first with some dark roasted malts, quickly followed by a milk chocolate/chocolate milk combination. the slightly sour/lactic aspect has it's day making the ripe red fruit nuances seemingly taste like liquid chocolate covered candies. pretty yummy stuff. this liquid delicacy has a medium body with a pretty tame mouthfeel...if the sour flavour can be described as a feel, then this has it, in a good way. very drinkable...a real treat.

overall...oatmeal stout meets milk stout works for me. recommended.

*disclaimer* 4-5 years ago i ripped this brewery for serious issues when it came to bottling/packaging after buying a bunch of bad/infected/horrible beers. i've been reluctant to purchase anything from Brau Bros. since then but moo joos has restored my confidence in the libations from Lucan. two in a row now from them that i enjoyed.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of gatornation
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap 12 oz pour

A- pours a black color with some brown highlights in the head and body with good lacing

S- roasted malts with milk chocolate and coffee

T- was a light coffee and cream taste with light roasted malts some milk chocolate

M- was sweet with chocolate and coffee, light on the palte

O- an easy drinker with a sweet choc/coffee taste

Photo of stealth
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this on-tap @ the Railhouse in Lake City, MN.

Real dark, with a strong roasted chocolate aroma. Subtle chocolate on the palate, with your typical roastiness expected in a stout. Coffee in the end/finish that I really enjoy. Creamy. I'll be checking out more brews from Brau Bros for sure. This hooked me.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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

I'm a malt guy. So this beer works for me.

Roasty, creamy, slick oily (in a good way) mouth feel. Slight sweet edge and a surprising finish of hops. The chocolate is held in the back but apparent. Pretty simple and straight forward for a stout - which I love.

I'm always a fan of beers that state what they're doing and just do it - and this one does. Oatmeal milk stouts should be creamy, slightly sweet and have that great oat smoothness and mouthfeed - and this does it.

The brau bros are really coming up in Minnesota brewing. I'm becoming more enamored with them ever day.

Photo of HosP
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got a 12oz bottle from Shadesofgray. Poured into New Belgium snifter.

A- Pours black with some light around the edges. Very little head, what is there is a dark khaki color. No retention or lacing.

S- Sweet milk chocolate smell. Roasted malts in the background. Nothing over the top, just a good aroma.

T- Sweet up front. Chocolate at the beginning. Coffee is nice addition at the end. Roasted flavors add a nice touch. A little grainy with the roasted flavors. Ends sweet.

M- Medium body, almost full. Low carbonation. A little chewy.

O- Very solid beer. Like oatmeal stouts and milk stouts and this was a good combination of the two. Doesn't try to get cute with the flavors, but very good all the way around. Could drink this all winter. Thanks Ryan for the beer!

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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Moo Joos from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
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