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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:
#15,821
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
487
pDev:
12.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 487 |  Reviews: 156
Photo of JellyJacket
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of BrewCaveDweller
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of vlodko62
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of DragonzBreath
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This dark creamy stout (oatmeal milk stout...as the label says) is a dark rich pour. It had a small tan head that didn't last long, but nice lacings remained. The smokey dark coffee taste was intense and in my opinion, the oatmeal prevents the bitter aftertaste that usually accompanies these stouts. I would buy it again.

Also, nice label. We love it when breweries take the time and effort to market with am imaginative and informative label.

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Photo of JamesMN
3.05/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: Completely opaque black with a one finger soapy tan head.

Aroma: Exactly what you'd expect for the style. Dark roasted malts, some sweetness, milk chocolate, and a hint of light coffee.

Taste: Given its modest 5.8% ABV, Moo Joos has a decent amount of flavor. Roasted malts with hints of chocolate and bitter coffee. It's a little harsh on the palate because all the flavors seem very separate from each other like there are gaps in the taste. There is also an odd 'dust'-like flavor to it right before the finish (which ruins it for me). Some lingering coffee bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Just above thin in body with moderate carbonation. Average to slightly below average drinkability. Missing some of the smoothness I was expecting given the description.

Final Thoughts: I'm can appreciate a good low ABV stout. However, I have trouble truly enjoying an unbalanced one. It's a valiant effort, and one that some may like, but I just can't say I'm pleased with this one. Would I drink it again? No, but I would try an imperial version.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moo Joos pours a black color with a small head. There is a strong smokey coffee aroma, with small hints of cholate malts mixed in. The taste is smokey and has a strong malty backbone, with strong coffee flavors. Good full flavor, nice dry felling. Overall A very good bold strong milk stout.

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Photo of Eric908
3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Pollock28
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of King_KongDCO93
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of donno005
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of ryancl
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of jlindros
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bunkrock (Reddit) for this one.

Creamy black almost 1 finger head fades at a med pace with decent lacing, pretty much pitch black beer.

Nose has some creamy lactose, light milk choc, but of bakers choc, light oats, rich dark malts with a hint of roast and caramel like malts.

Taste starts with a hint of a tinny metallic acrid char from roasted malts. Then quickly into creamy lactose and milk chocolate, more like chocolate milk, some oats, light roast, light caramel, fairly rich and creamy though. Just a touch of earthy light hops in there with mild bitterness. Finish is drier but mouth coating richness and creamy, light roast and creamy chocolate milk lingering.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied but not really as thick as I thought it would be, decent carb, fairly creamy.

Overall decent, quite creamy and nice lactose and oats, light chocolate, not chalky which is nice, but just a bit of acrid char.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of CHADMC3
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nearly black body beneath the creamy, mocha head which dissolves to leave a sticky dense lacing clinging to the glass.

Aromas of roasted oats and barley float from the glass with milky notes and more toasted malt.

The flavor is also well roasted with oats and barley with a lactic flavor mid palate and a hint of milk chocolate in the finish.

Medium to fuller in body with a slightly chewy finish and medium carbonation.

A nice milk stout both roasted and a touch bittersweet in the finish and just all around tasty.

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Photo of mwilbur
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on-tap into pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark and dense black with 1/2 inch dark tan head. Decent retention. This one is damn dark...well, I'll just say it...like a black hole.
S: Roasted chocolate and caramel malts. Aromas of milk and cream emerge as well. Toasted grains in the background.
T: Wow...simply delicious! Coffee (medium roast), chocolate (dark and slightly bitter), and toasted grains meld together on top of a roasted caramel malt backbone. Layered in is a creamy milk note...like adding a quality half and half to a mocha. Anise comes to the surface with warming.
M: This is the highlight of the beer: extremely smooth from the oatmeal and wonderfully creamy from the lactose. Like drinking silk. Light-medium body. Finishes dry and slightly bitter...getting you ready for the next sip.
D: An extremely drinkable and satisfying brew. My new favorite session beer. Nicely complex, but not overly so. Would pair well with heavier meat fare (e.g. filet mignon) and great conversation.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of 1Nrwyscotch
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle.

It appears almost black with a fingers width of a light brown head. The lacing lingered as I enjoyed my pint.

A light sweet coffee and smoky chocolate aroma.

It tastes like sweet coffee and is very easy drinking. It finishes with some smokiness that lingers for a little while.

It has a medium body with a an almost creamy texture which makes for easy drinking.

A flavorful version of an Oatmeal Milk Stout which I enjoyed.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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