Moo Joos | Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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3.8/5
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488 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:
#16,257
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
488
pDev:
12.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 488 |  Reviews: 156
Photo of DukeX13
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz, no date
Beer Scene open mouth snifter

A: Wholly carbonation! Big hiss and fully snifter full of fluffy medium tan colored head. Fizzy, marshmallow appearance. Pours a really deep brown color. Not completely thick and black.

S: Definitely getting that lactose sugar sweetness on the nose even through the head. Milk chocolate. Never used it before but anise is there. Minimal roast and/or coffee.

T: First thing I notice, prickly carbonation. Getting some light roast coffee. Some milk chocolate. Sweet lactose sugar. I thought I would get more smoothness from the oats. Finish is quite dry.

M: Medium bodied. Thin actually.

O: B- it's ok.

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Photo of SalukiAlum
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of rob99er
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of steveimthatguy
4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of JJWIGHT
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pitch black, finger of mocha head, dissipated to a few random islands, some random lacing
S - big chocolate and coffee notes with some grain and burnt qualities, very rich
T - huge smoky roasty flavour, followed by some light syrup, brown sugar oatmeal, finishes with coffee and cocoa, all rich flavours
M - heavy and lowish carbonation, a bit of a cocoa chalky feel, musty, finishes full
O - this is a stout through and through, the smoky woody flavour appeals to me but maybe not for everyone

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Photo of MacDonaldT84
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of jcparish88
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of andrenaline
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours pitch black with a dark ruby red hue on the edges, thumb of mocha head with decent retention and no real lacing.

S - Sweet cocoa and milk chocolate notes and espresso notes that linger.

T - The cocoa and milk chocolate notes dominate, the lactose adds a sweetness that counters the bitter coffee notes making for a balanced ale. The chocolate and espresso notes linger on the palette alongside a hint leafy greens.

M - A thinner bodied ale that goes down smooth and finishes sticky and wet.

O - A tasty milk stout that offers up a solid balance between sweetness and bitterness. Well worth a try and a delicious treat indeed.

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Photo of NilocRellim
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of TCMike
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Produced 1.5 finger tan, dense head. The beer color is an ultra dark brown. Not translucent. Some lacing.
The aroma of oatmeal, coffee, and dark chocolate.
The taste is similar, but with a slight sweetness. Heavy mouth-feel, and low carbonation.
I really liked this one, and it goes down good.

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Photo of JCaweinstein
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a dark tan head which recedes quickly. There is a small amount of carbonation from what I can tell.
Very strong aromas grab my attention. I smell sweet chocolate and coffee, there is also a hint of fruit which I cannot place.
It's sweet and fruity and I can also taste the chocolate and coffee.
The mouthfeel is the best part of this beer. It is silky smooth, much more so than any other beer that I have ever had. Again, I did not notice a lot of carbonation but it doesn't feel flat at all.
This is a quality beer. It's interesting to me because it smells strongly of chocolate and coffe but tastes more fruity. The feel is superb and I'd love to have this again.

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Photo of ChopsMeister
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of jsprain1
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Deep dark brown, nearing black. Head is one and a half fingers of tan head. Good retention and lacing.
S- Roasted malt, sweetness (really just generic sweetness), and a bit of espresso.
T- Decently big stout flavors. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Quickly, the sweet part of the milk stout character takes over. Sweet, lingering finish.
M- Sweet body sits on the tongue nicely, quite smooth. Just ever so slightly on the full side of medium.
O- A good milk stout. Defeinitely worth trying.

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

Pours black with about one finger of khaki head that retreats after not too long. Nice lacing down the glass. Typical roasted malts come through on the smell, coffee and a smoky note are most prominent. Definite sweetness to the aroma with some dark fruit presence. Taste has a bitter twang up front quickly extinguished by a dark fruit sweetness faintly reminiscent of cola. Bitterness flashes again on the finish and lingers in the aftertaste with a smoky and faint chocolate note. Mouthfeel is pleasant, medium body for a stout with light carbonation and the classic mount coating oatmeal slickness.

For my first venture into the milk stout style this was enjoyable. The sweetness was restrained just enough to find balance, any more would approach cloyingly sweet. Overall a good beer and the third I've enjoyed from these folks.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
String of numbers printed towards bottom of bottle. No other info. (5.8% ABV)

A - An aggressive pour glugs into the pint with force, filling it with a pitch black beer that rests, viscous-looking, after some short-lived cascading. The tall mocha head drops slowly, caking the pint in dense Swiss cheese-like lacing.

S - Undertones of lactose sweetness and oats do their best to soften the hard, astringent aroma of Moo Joos. Gritty, biting roasted bitterness attacks the senses with force, passively suggesting coffee and chocolate as the full bodied aroma finishes with hints of dark fruit. It's got a basement-type of smell stemming from old, old wood and dirt, though.

T - Upon the first sip I find myself cautious to say it's less aggressive than the aroma and a little sweeter, and my caution pays off. Within moments, this beer turns harshly bitter, biting with astringent roast that could rival any Russian imperial stout. Sweet lactose and soft oats continue their perilous quest to soften and smooth the roasted malt bill, but there's pleasure found within the complex undertones of chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. It doesn't seem to venture far enough into the dirty wood basement thing the aroma does though.

M - Moo Joos is gritty and full bodied; almost cloyingly aggressive with it's heavily roasted, astringent bitterness. The oats provide a slick, smooth texture while lactose sweetens the flavor and feel for a roundness that's nice; if it wasn't there, I'd almost call it undrinkable. While full, the beer never becomes syrupy or throat-coating which is also an attribute which keeps this on the somewhat enjoyable side.

O - I pegged Moo Joos to be a good breakfast beer, but even as a heavily roasted black coffee lover, I find this beer, at the risk of beating a dead horse, over the top on astringent roasted bitterness. There are some really nice things going on in this beer; the undertones of coffee, chocolate, dark fruit esters, and even the oats and lactose but, these things are all overshadowed too greatly to elevate the beer to something really enjoyable. I'd knock the roasted malt back a bit and get some more caramel notes in there, personally.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Ilafan
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
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 -7.9%

Photo of gmfessen
3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
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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Moo Joos from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 488 ratings
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