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Moo Joos - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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423 Ratings
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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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Greggy
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - tan head over black body. Lacing is present

S - creamy chocolate lactose and great fruity yeast notes

T - milky lactose chocolate and fruitiness. It's not bold but aligns with the nose. Finish is dry and slightly tart

M- low carbonation and thin body

D- an average milk stout. Definitely worth a shot

Photo of match1112
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a: pours pitch black with no head, just a thin tan ring, and no lacing.

s: smells more like a weak coffee stout than a sweet oatmeal stout.

t: burnt malts, chocolate, coffee some oats and lactic sugar.

m: rather thin and water, expected a thicker, chewier body.

o: disappointed. the pour was rather flat. the taste is more coffee than oatmeal.

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

Appearance: Black, good sized brown head.

Smell: Roasted malt, mocha.

Taste: Coffee flavor, slight mocha sweetness, back to coffee bitterness for the finish.

Mouthfeel: Pretty light feeling, not as full feeling as some other milk stouts I've had.

Picked up a single of this to try since I like sweeter stouts. It didn't quite hit the mark as the sweeter flavors were overshadowed by the roasted coffee flavors. Not too bad though.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of NuclearDolphin
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 12oz Tumbler Pint Glass

Appearance - Pitch Black color with no transparency at all. Very Brown Head (Almost as brown as Surly Darkness) that is about 1 finger in length.

Smell - Dark Chocolate, Cocoa & sweet cream mixed in with a slight coffee scent. There's also some burnt malts in here as well.

Taste - Chocolate and sweet cream flavor with a burnt malt backbone. The coffee flavor is a little more obvious in the flavor than in the smell, but the chocolate and sweet cream are the big flavors here. The burnt malts give the flavor a level of complexity. The chocolate flavor isn't quite as rich as say...Young's Double Chocolate, but the sweet cream added gives it a bit of extra complexity

Mouthfeel - Body is on the thicker side and the carbonation is fairly moderate, but not too intense.

Overall - It's a good Milk Stout beer. Flavor-wise, it isn't simple but neither is it complex and that's fine. Those looking for a good stout beer should check this out! It's my second beer from Brau Brothers and so far, they have a solid track record in my book. Let's hope more offerings are just as good.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of warnerry
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
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 BeerNutz324
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ap- dark brown/black, completely opaque. tan head has OK retention, finishes with just a rim around the glass.

Ar- sweet cream, buttermilk, sugar, semi-sweet chocolate, sweet malts but i whiff a bit of roasty malt too

T- creamy and sweet. oatmeal and sweet cream, that semi-sweet chocolate is back too. The sweet malts hit up front and the roasty malts towards the rear.

M- this is where the beer lacks. feels thin, light carbonation. not thick enough for a stout IMO.

O- good tasting beer, just doesn't seem to pack the flavor that a stout should.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Beerdregs
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Served from a 12 bottle into a surly pint glass. Pours a dark brown almost black with very minimal thin head

S: Great aromas going on here. Like an iced mocha with a some raisin characteristics.

T: For being a lighter bodied beer there is a lot going on here. First you get a sweet coffee flavor which mellows into a deep dark chocolate finish.

M: Minimal carbonation which helps to accentuate the deep flavors. Has sort of an oily texture on the tongue.

O: A great beer! The addition of lactose really helps to add some body into this 5.8% beer. Was disappointed with the lack of head so the appearance took a knock on points but overall a wonderful offering from Brau Brothers!

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of thisladyluck
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. The color is opaque black; no light passed through when I held it to a lamp. Two fingers of buttery, thick, tan head dissipated quickly (which was a surprise) to leave trails along the glass, a thin film, and a ring around the edge.

Smell: Dark, roasted malts make the first impression. Coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel, and black licorice. The aroma is very rich, much like a thick, chocolate pudding, and it has an oatmeal smoothness to keep the roasted bitterness at bay.

Taste: Once again, the roasted malts make the first impression. Coffee is most evident, but its roasted characters are mostly kept in check by sweeter flavors of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and caramel. That said, the roasted characters actually leave a delicious bitterness lingering in deep crevices. It is not as sweet as the smell, but I am cool with that. It still exhibits that lactose and oatmeal balance.

Drinkability: It is a stellar example of oatmeal/milk stout with a nice roasted edge. Very enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Reagan1984
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really thick & creamy head sits atop this deep black brew.

Aroma is thick and filled with soy, a touch of black licorice and some charred malt. Can also detect some sweetness.

Chocolate sauce, a touch of black pepper, soft dark roasted malt. No harshness in the roast. The lactose does provide some distinctive sweetness, luckily without the mucous like flavor/Feel I get at times.

Really velvety mouth feel. Very smooth Fairly thick. Very rounded and soft.

Decent little milk stout. I am happy not to get too much of that sour milk flavor that I get at times.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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Moo Joos from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
86 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.