Moo Joos | Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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470 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
Minnesota, United States
braubrothersbrewing.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jera1350 on 01-05-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
470
Reviews:
152
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
89
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 470 |  Reviews: 152
Photo of dcotom
4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
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 -12.2%
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 +10.2%
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 Keananmichael5
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ribby
3.32/5  rDev -13.5%
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 DOCRW
2.72/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of McClinton
4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of xdtfx
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bbtkd
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
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 StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lupigrant
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
3.36/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JakeMN
4.71/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jakea
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3/5  rDev -21.9%
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 mabalacat
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
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 Josholson666
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
4.81/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OmahaKF
3.34/5  rDev -13%
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 nuebs
3.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.8/5  rDev -1%
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 bcm75
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dragon14Breath
1.91/5  rDev -50.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.25

I liked it 2 yrs ago just had it again and I was disappointed ....blahh

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Moo Joos from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
3.84 out of 5 based on 470 ratings.
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