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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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Ilafan
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Holy black beer, Batman! Very rich and creamy (as it should be, right?), this perfectly named beer is practically a meal unto itself. I love stouts, porters ... The rich stuff. This beer makes the grade. As alluded to earlier, this beer pours black with long-lasting lattice and head. It has a good deal of chocolate and coffee in its taste, and the rather low alcohol content lets other flavors shine through. I had a glass with a grilled cheese. My arteries were screaming, but my taste buds were slapping high fives!

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Photo of Oboogie
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of gmfessen
3.24/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, Moo Joos is black in the glass with just the faintest crimson red border to it when held to the light. The head is mocha in color, very big and looks like you could bounce a quarter off of it. The nose is rather subdued, bits of burnt chocolate are all that is discernable. The taste has a bit more to it, although the burnt chocolate does take center stage; not as sweet as some oatmeal milk stouts I've had before nor as creamy. Mouthfeel is medium in body and pretty flat for a oatmeal milk stout. Overall, not a bad tasting beer but not impressive either.

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Photo of joefinnigan15
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A- pours black with a half finger dark tan head, which fades quickly. Eh.

S- not much aroma...a little bit of milky sugar, and thats it

T- a little bit of sweetness, some slight roast...interesting combination for a milk stout, but it's good

M- body is much thicker than most milk stouts I've had

O- it's an interesting beer, but it's a little *too* sweet fresh...mellows nicely with a few months on it

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours clear fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some decent spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt, milk, cream, toast, oats, and light coffee. Pretty nice aromas with good strength and balance. I can honestly say this is the first stout I have had that has a true milk aroma component. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, cream, toast, oats, caramel, and light coffee. Slight roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, roasted malt, cream, and oats on the finish for a short bit. Quite dry on the finish. Good balance of flavors, but it is a bit on the bland side of things as far as robustness. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel as expected. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a very slight warming after the finish. Overall this is a good milk stout. A little bland, but has nice balanced flavors; and is certainly enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of bsp77
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Brown-black with nice dark tan head and slight lacing.

Smell: Heavy roast, with milk chocolate, cream, coffee and oats.

Taste: Tastes very much like a creamy mochachino. Despite the sweet, chocolatey core, the finish has enough coffee, sharp roast and English hoppiness to keep it surprisingly balanced.

Feel: Unbelievably smooth. Wow. Carbonation is kept in check and the finish is somewhat dry.

Overall: This is an incredibly smooth, balanced Stout. I really like Brau Brothers new lineup.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of oline73
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours an opaque dark brown bordering on black. There is a small layer of tan head that fades to a very thin ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: A touch of sweetness with some dark chocolate an roasty. Not a very strong smell.

Taste: More assertive than the smell. Creamy roast and dark chocolate are the dominant flavors. There is a coffee note in here as well. The finish is roasty and slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth yet tingly carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: This is a pretty good milk stout. Not quite as smooth as I would have liked, but I enjoyed it just the same.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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