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Moo Joos | Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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BA SCORE
3.8/5
Very Good
487 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
Ranking:
#15,865
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
487
pDev:
12.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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30
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Photo of StoutHunter
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Brau Brothers Moo Joos a couple weeks ago for $1.89 at The Lager Mill. Brau Brothers just showed up in my area and since I've never had any beers from them I thought i would give them a try and I decided to start with their Milk Stout, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks ok, it's kind of bland looking, but it has some nice information on it. It poured a very dark brown color that bordered on being black with two fingers worth of slightly darker tan head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and left some nice spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty good looking beer and it looks true to style, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness followed by some dark roasted malt aromas with some coffee and chocolate coming through in the background. Up next comes a sweet and creamy lactose like aroma followed by a light amount of fruity yeast This beer had a pretty good aroma that was very true to style, I liked it.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by some nice dark roasted malts with some chocolate flavors sticking out the most . Up next comes some sweet and creamy lactose like flavors followed by a light bit of fruity yeast. On the finish there's a lighter amount of bitterness followed by a roasted malt and chocolate like aftertaste. This was a pretty good tasting beer, I liked it and I thought it was very true to style.

M- Smooth, creamy, a little dry, on the thick side of being medium bodied with a low amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was very nice, true to style, and it worked very well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and a pretty good and true example of the style, it had everything that I look for in this style and I would put it just about on the same level as Left Hands Milk Stout. This beer had good drinkability, it was smooth, creamy, and the flavors did a good job at holding my attention, I think I could drink a few of these without getting bored with it. What I liked the most about this beer was how true to style it was, this pretty much the definition of a Milk Stout. What I like the least about this beer was nothing, there isn't anything that I would change. I would for sure buy this again and keep some around in the fridge and I would like to try it on Nitro. I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes the style. All in all I was happy with this beer and I thought it had no weak points. This made for a good first impression for the Brau Brother's and I'll have to be on the look out for more of their beers, good job guys.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Small to maybe medium sized light brown head slowly settles down above a seemingly clear black beer.

Light aroma of rich roasted grain malts hinting at German chocolate frosting with light chocolate aspects and light roasted nuts.

Rich creamy well roasted grain malts taste that borders on dark bakers chocolates.

A dry aftertaste with very little and light malts tastes remaining with this full bodied beer.

I liked the taste that wasn't quite dark chocolates but you seemed to take another drink to try find more of those dark chocolate tastes.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This stout is very, very dark brown with a tan head that's one finger tall to start. Taking a little time, it drops to a foam, leaving mostly patching mingled with spotting as it slides down the glass.
The smell offers a pleasant mix of roast, lactic sweetness, coffee, and a gentle char.
The taste offers much the same, but with the addition of dark fruits throughout mingling with the roast. There's a milky, creamy sweetness all the way. Bitterness is very light, though it's clear this beer's getting some support from a light hops presence that lets it be what it is.
It's a bit frothy, maybe even spritzy, that's off. Even though the full body is achieved, it leans very, very close to medium. Carbonation is just too high for a stout, particularly an oatmeal stout, and it isn't as smooth as it should be because of it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, unbdated, poured into a SA lager glass.
A: pour is clear and very dark brown but looks pitch black in the glass. A gentle pour is needed to keep the tall mocha head from going over the top. Glass is thoroughly coated upon tilting, with some lacing clinging the glass afterwards.

Smell: Sweet and rich with a suggestion of cinnamon, a clear note of chocolate, oat bread, a touch of dark fruit, and a hint of granola. Very slighty, and pleasantly, boozy.

Taste: not quite as good or complex as the aroma, but still quite good.
Sweet up front but balanced by the finish. Hints of coffee, dark fruits and chocolate in the aftertaste.

M - Full bodied; very smooth; ABV seems hight than 6%.

O: very nice cross-over (milk + oatmeal) stout with a super aroma.

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Moo Joos from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 487 ratings
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