Moo Joos
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #824
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
86
Ranked #26,816
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 12.3%
Reviews:
165
Ratings:
513
From:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
 
Minnesota, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  31
Gots
  93
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: Oatmeal Milk Stout.
Reviews: 165 | Ratings: 513 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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dkoehler42 from New York

3.21/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

3 Brau Brothers created an entertaining name for an okay beer. Moo Joos is an oatmeal milk stout. It pours a dark brown, traditional to the type, with a brownish head. The aroma reminds me of lactose, maybe it's the milk aspect, along with some sweetness. The taste has a similar sweetness and a pleasant mouthfeel except for the bitter aftertaste.

It's not great, it's not awful. I like the bottle name more than the contents.

Apr 11, 2021
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hbeimers from Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Overall a decent stout. It's got plenty of bitterness and a bit of chocolatey notes. I like the complexity due to the mix of oatmeal and milk. Pretty comparable to a guinness draught.

Dec 24, 2020
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defunksta from North Dakota

3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a dark black color with a medium-sized, and medium colored, smooth tan head. SRM of 24. (4.00)

Aroma: Strong aromas of strong, smooth, but mostly rich semi-sweet and dark chocolate. Some brown sugar and Tootsie Roll. Sort of like a Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory. (4.25)

Flavor: Flavor follows the nose, but more tame. Mostly cocoa, milk, and air. Then some tobacco, Tootsie Roll, and licorice. Some roasty bitterness. (3.50)

Feel: Smooth, rich, and balanced. Creamy carbonation. Thick and smooth, but not too heavy. (4.25)

Overall: This is a good drinking stout. Not sure I detect the oatmeal other than the smooth body. There's nice flavors and body and overall a pretty good stout. Not overly bitter. A smooth chocolate, milk stout. (Final Rating: 3.89)

Jan 19, 2020
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snaotheus from Washington

3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2019-12-23
12oz bottle served in a WABL sample nonic. Gift from a friend. If dated, I don't see it.

Pours black with light brown edges and a small head, not much carbonation. Smell is chocolate, yeast, and something fruity that makes me think of cherry syrup.

Taste is watery, maybe a little of that cherry flavor, chocolate is light. Mostly, light flavored.

Mouthfeel is thin. Overall...it's not bad, it's just light in body and in flavor.

Dec 24, 2019
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque brown with a nice lasting foamy tan head and excellent lacing.

The aromas are excellent. Cocoa, carob, oats, lactose, malted milk, and toasted malt.

The brew is a shade sweet, even for the style, but still tasty. Strong malty cocoa notes with oatey goodness and just a touch of astringency.

The brew has nice body, but could use just a bit more carbonation to balance things out.

Overall, a tasty drinkable milk stout.

Aug 17, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From undated notes.

Midnight black color.

Small khaki head; minimal lacing. Wondrous nose; milk, chocolate and coffee. Smells delicious!

Medium thick mouthfeel.

After hiding out in the nose, the oats assert themselves up front. Milk chocolate aftertaste. Barely perceptible hops float in the mix. Dark fruits reveal themselves as the drink warms.

Damn tasty; better than most oatmeal or milk stouts. Complex.

May 19, 2019
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ScruffySouthpaw from New York

3.32/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Served in a snifter glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Thin dark rbwon body coming off extra bubbly with a full carbonation.

Smell: definitely has a nearly quick chocolate milk scent. Comes off a touch sweet on the nostrils.

Taste: too much malt for any stout with, bitter hops and feels a little sour. Has sweet notes but very mellow.

Mouth: Sticky body with light chocolate feel. More like a black lager with full body.

Overall: Okay beer, thank God I didn't pay for it. Looks good but major tweaking and I can think of much better milk/sweet stouts which give this one a run for it's money. Salud!

Feb 06, 2019
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. No bottling date information found.
Deep brown colored body, with some mahogany highlights when presented to light. One finger mocha colored head, which stays around as thick, bubbly cap. Leaves behind some spots of lacing.
Aroma is dark roasted malts and oats. No coffee and no chocolate.
Taste is dark roasted malts, but includes some chocolate and coffee flavors. Presents a little bitter and sour edge towards the end of the taste profile, but this levels out and the after taste is rather smooth and filled with dark chocolate.
Somewhat thin for mouth feel. Toward a dry finish.
This is a straightforward milk stout with the oats contributing some aroma and body texture.

Oct 06, 2018
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with no light passing along the edge. Lasting, but small head. Minor lace considering--some small spots and streaks.

Dry, dark chocolate smell. No coffee to the nose.

The taste is dark chocolate with no essence of coffee. Lots of black patent malt providing the bitterness. Highly carbonated with a neutral body. The finish is dry with a bitter chocolate flavor.

Nov 26, 2017
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YoungMtn52 from New York

3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours very dark brown with almost no aroma and a head that clears away quickly....tastes more like coffee than anything else....is interesting at first with slight bitter finish. OK but not sure I'd drink too many of these in the future.

Oct 26, 2017
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DrMullet from Florida

3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark oily black with moderate lacing.
Smell is mostly coffee with a hint of cocoa.
Taste is sweet roasted malt. Coffee flavor that turns into
semi sweet chocolate.

Oct 01, 2017
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jakecattleco from California

4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Was a bit surprised by this one in a random mix 6er while visiting family in MSP. For my predisposed expectations it was exactly what is expect from an oatmeal milk stout. Thick khaki head had outstanding retention. Wasn't overly sweet on the nose, just right amount of sweetness on the taste. Had hoped the oatmeal would've added a bit more body, but it was on the thinner side like a traditional milk stout. I'd definitely grab again, but maybe not a full 6er.

Jul 25, 2017
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dcotom from Iowa

4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a standard pint glass. Deep, blackish black in color with chestnut highlights. An aggressive pour yielded three fingers of light tan head that receded rather quickly, leaving no lacing. Aromas and flavors of dark roasted malt, burnt coffee, cocoa, and dark fruit. The mouthfeel is silky smooth, with some lactose sweetness and fruity tartness on the palate and tons of roasty bitterness on the finish. Very well executed, and a pleasant surprise.

May 11, 2017
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basaywhat from Illinois

3.37/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with decent tan head. Nose is chocolate and coffee. A little watery in the mouthfeel. A little too bitter for a milk stout.

Mar 17, 2017
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Tone from Missouri

4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, dark brown color. 1/6 inch head of an off-tan color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong sweet malt, strong chocolate, oatmeal, hint of roasted malt, slight alcohol, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of a Milk / Sweet Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. There is also a roasted bitterness. Tastes of strong sweet malt, strong chocolate, oatmeal, hint of roasted malt, slight wood, hint of liquor, slight alcohol, and a hint of yeast. Overall, weak appearance, but good aroma, body, blend, complexity, and feel.

Jan 19, 2017
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ribby from Michigan

3.32/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color is reasonably dark, and the head, while not ultra creamy, is acceptable. The taste, however, is not. There is just enough burnt malt bitterness to make the taste unpleasant, and insufficient hop or sweet malt to balance. Good try, but needs to be fixed.

Dec 07, 2016
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bbtkd from South Dakota

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brau Brothers Moo Joos, nice oatmeal milk stout, good coffee taste, some chocolate, with slight coffee bitterness, overall excellent, going on my favorites list

May 01, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark brown, lighter to the edge, almost no head. Aroma was like they switched beers on me, no roast, no coffee, no lactose.

Taste finally hit some lactose notes, very minimal. Sweetness is kinda weird for me, less like sugar/lactose, more like coffee sweetener packet. Mouthfeel could use more 2 row. Delving into brown ale territory.

No off flavors, this was meh.

Feb 29, 2016
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BeerWithMike from Nebraska

4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled this past Saturday on 12/19/15. Had this a couple times in the past but never did a review on it so here it goes. Comes in a 12-ounce bottle and bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere" pint glass.

Brew pours very close to a pitch-black in color with a thin beige head. Decent amount of lacing is seen when sipped, which was a surprise since the head was small. Lots going on with the aroma as there are dark roasted malts, hint of coffee and brown sugar. More going on with the taste as there is some vanilla and caramel in the mix also. Good balance of the flavors with nothing over powering anything else. Finishes slightly dry with the coffee and milk sugar near the end. Overall, a very tasty brew. Lighter side of medium-bodied with perfect carbonation.

Dec 21, 2015
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OmahaKF from Nebraska

3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Rating is for S'mores Moo Joos (32 oz crowler from N St. Drive In) - will revise and replace rating the next time I have regular Moo Joos.

Smell is graham cracker extract, chocolate milk, hazelnut, and marshmallow cream. Taste is chocolate, graham cracker, lactose, with a nutty finish. Smells much better than it tastes, but a really easy drinking dessert beer.

Nov 10, 2015
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BigDaddyWarbuxx from Iowa

3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Considering that this is both an oatmeal and milk stout, I expected something as smooth as it gets. Instead, there's a strong coffee aftertaste that lingers a bit too much and hurts it as a whole. Fine, but not amazing.

Oct 15, 2015
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Carb-Overlord from Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Meh... this is an okay Oatmeal stout. I was surprised how little body feel this beer had. The color and smell were fantastic. The feel of this beer reminded me of the thinness that comes from brewing with extracts versus whole grains (couldn't imagine this being extract brewed). Anyway, the flavor was a solid sweet oatmeal with a little bitter aftertaste. Again, I was a little a taken back as this bottle says oatmeal milk stout and I was expecting something sweeter and thicker. I would definitely recommend trying the beer, but in my opinion, it was underwhelming.

Aug 18, 2015
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mrn1ceguy from Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a very run of the mill. It has a good nose and a decent upfront taste, but the after taste leaves me lacking and the finish leaves a bad taste in your mouth. You could do worse, but not something I would seek out again.

Jul 31, 2015
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another bottle from the head of the industrial electrical group from Nebraska---THANKS RANDY!

Enjoyed from a 12 oz bottle in a JAFB snifter. Pours a dark black with brown highlights, a quickly dissipating head that leaves a thick ring and light layer of foam with spotty lacing. Nose of dark sweet chocolate, light coffee, deeply roasted malts, and sweet sugars. Flavors follow the nose with dark sweet bakers chocolate to the front and sides, sweet milk sugars to the sides and back, and a light bitter coffee flavor presenting itself on the aftertaste. Finish is a tad watery with little carbonation to the mouth feel finishing a touch dry and moderately roasty. Other than that a solid offering and a first for me from this brewery. Nice.

Cheers

May 01, 2015
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Kurmaraja from California

2.95/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

There's an acrid, sour taste to this that is unappealing. The flavor isn't unpleasant, but not robust ... some cofee, some chocolate, almost sour chocolate milk. The mouthfeel is watery. I can drink it and it's not unpleasant ... but there are far better beers out there that are easily available.

Feb 19, 2015
Moo Joos from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 513 ratings