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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Moo Joos combines the full body of a Milk Stout with the silky smoothness of an Oatmeal Stout. Lactose sugar in the boil contributes a full and creamy mouthfeel while toasted and flaked oats in the mash round out the beer with an oily texture. A deep malt bill builds layers of roasty notes with hints of chocolate, coffee and anise. A traditional British Cask Yeast is then pitched, which leaves us with a fruity, malty ale.

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3.9
cards04 (2793) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 12, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2012 Really good sweet stout. Pours dark with a bit of tan head. Smells like coffee, tobacco, vanilla, milk chocolate, and banana. Smooth and slick palate. Very milky and creamy with nice chocolate and coffee flavours coming through. Roasted malts. Sour cherry finish. Delicious!

3.9
WRobarge (4) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2012 does not count
Nice aroma out of the bottle, good taste with little to no after taste. Dark on color. Flavors are subtle.

3.7
oobawa (1400) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Tasty, with a massive roasted java front that screams fresh coffee. That no beans were used in the recipe never fails to impress me; the magic of malt is a wonderful thing. Sweetens as it warms, developing underlying notes of chocolate and dried fruit. Finishes dry, with a prolonged coffee fade. Moo Joos makes a nice pint, a bit of a middle ground between a sweet and a dry oatmeal stout.

3.7
superspak (5590) - Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2012
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.

3.8
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Pours a rich black with a smal tan head. Aroma is rich and sweet with notes of chocolate, malt, and caramel. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, cream, caramel, and notes of cloves and anise. Rich, smooth body with little carbonation. Very good.

3.6
Ratman197 (14830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting creamy brown head. Aromas of roastiness, bitter chocolate, vanilla, carmel and light coffee. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, coffee and bitter chocolate with a smooth lingering roasty finish.

3.4
northropfrye (3593) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 13, 2012
Dark brown with brown head. Nice sweet chocolate coffee aroma. Tastes of coffee and a bit of dark chocolate, but with some sweetness. Pretty good.

4.5
Jndubbs (120) - Austin, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Smooth, super dark pour with no head. Sweet, nutty chocolate taste with zero bitter aftertaste. One of my favorite stouts.

3.9
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Pours dark black..aroma of expresso and alcohol..yum!... Taste is creamy milky chocolate smooth coffe with very smooth finish...awesome stout

2.8
bwa5879 (942) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2012
Pretty average stout. Tried it on recommendation of employee at specialty liquor store and glad I only purchased one. Good pour, good nose but average, watery taste that was not very carbonated.


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