Moo Joos
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #694
Ranked #21,833
3.82 | pDev: 12.3%
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
Minnesota, United States
Very Good
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Notes: Oatmeal Milk Stout.
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Reviews: 161 | Ratings: 502
Photo of Mindcrime1000
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.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
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.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
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!

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
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.

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Photo of smcolw
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.

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Photo of YoungMtn52
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 interesting at first with slight bitter finish. OK but not sure I'd drink too many of these in the future.

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Photo of DrMullet
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.

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Photo of jakecattleco
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.

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Photo of dcotom
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.

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Photo of basaywhat
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.

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Photo of Tone
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.

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Photo of ribby
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.

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Photo of bbtkd
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

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Photo of rodbeermunch
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.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
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.

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Photo of OmahaKF
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.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
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.

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Photo of Carb-Overlord
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.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
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.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
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.


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Photo of Kurmaraja
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.

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Photo of rab53
2.99/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Rather thin and flat. Aroma was a touch acidic (like coffee, not sour). I think the beer really suffered from mouth feel , especially for something touting itself as an oatmeal stout.

Another factor for the lower rating was probably the mental comparison to a solid barrel-aged stout earlier that evening. Not fair, but just accentuated the weaknesses.

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Photo of pat61
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Moo Joos pours black with a 1” dark tan head. Roast and sweet malt with a touch of grain aromas rise from the glass. A mild sweetness runs throughout with some chocolate that lingers well into the aftertaste. The roast is mild and is moderated by a pinch of caramel. There is a little oatmeal body feel on your tongue but overall the body is little thin.

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Photo of larryi86
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Stillyman11 for this
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Black with a two finger tan head.

S- Burnt coffee, cocoa, some lactose.

T- More roster coffee than burnt coffee, lactose, fairly sweet, bitter sweet chocolate.

M- Smooth, fairly creamy, medium body.

O- A nice milk stout that I would really enjoy with breakfast. Not really a beer I would seek out again, but I wouldn't pass up given this. I would like to try this if there was a coffee version of this brew.

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Photo of MNAle
2.64/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

First bottle to a tulip glass. Even though the pour was moderately aggressive, no head at all, just a tan ring. No visible carbonation. Second bottle to a pilsener glass, very aggressive pour, to better cause a head and view any carbonation. 2nd time, a 1 inch tan head, bubbly, dissipates relatively quickly with lacing. Carbonation is virtually nonexistant; an occasional bubble is visible rising up, and I have to hold it to the light to see that. After a few minutes, no visible carbonation at all. Dark brown to black color. Very nice roasted aroma. Taste follows the aroma, dominated by roasted malts, transitioning to sweetness and a touch of bitterness. Aftertaste is sweet and only slightly bitter. Body is a bit thin and flat. Very flat. Overall, this is a very blah beer. Not very good at all. It is not drain-pour bad, but there is nothing special at all in this beer and the lack of mouth feel makes it really a struggle to try to enjoy. Given the reviews, I expected a lot more. I gave this beer 2 full bottles before writing this review. While the 2nd made perhaps a slightly better impression than the first, this does rank as the worst stout/porter I've had to date, admittedly not a huge sample population, but I definitely won't be buying this one again.

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Moo Joos from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 502 ratings