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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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3.5
Brigadier (3680) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2015
On tap in Minneapolis (MN)
The dubious selection at the hotel bar at least offered this novel sounding oatmeal stout. The results were not nearly as bad as I thought they might be. While I would probably not pick up more it does merit at least a couple of ounces if you run across a bottle and want a respectable Minnesota tick.

Aroma / Appearance - A rich black base supports waves of beige head. Cool oatmeal cookies on a ledge blend with smoke in a dry sweetness.

Flavor / Palate - Cooling oatmeal refreshes the tongue. Ash, cold campfire residue, and then a malty finish brings to mind the shadows of Founders Breakfast Stout. It does not belong in the same class as the best of breed but as a local offering this could make a solid daily drinker for colder months.

4
drpimento (3634) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Pretty much just a straight -forward milk stout. Clean afttertartaste, great body.

3.5
beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a moderate, somewhat foamy tan head. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt along with a bit of chocolate. The flavor is roasted malt with chocolate followed by a decent does of ash. A bit dry and ashy at the finish. Not all that sweet. Not as smooth as I would expect in an oatmeal milk stout either and a bit lacking in body.

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.

3.3
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a small head that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma is nice, chocolate milk, light roasted coffee, anise, and a light fruitiness. Taste is a tad bland but not bad. Chocolate, coffee, anise, and cream, but all are muted. Medium to thick body, very creamy, slight chalky too. Ok sweet stout.

3.6
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Pours to a black body with a thin tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate revel bars. It has that sweetened condensed milk chocolate brownies, oats, and barley. The flavor has a dry charcoal roast. Super dry for a sweet stout. Black patent malts, licorice, and chocolate. Almost something like a prune. The palate is medium bodied and dry.

3.6
PotjeBier (3346) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
12 oz bottle from De Bierkoning @ home. Black color. Light brown head, with a 1 bubble layer retention. Aroma’s: lactose sweetish, roasted malts, mocha, chocolate, nice! Retronasal more roast, a bit less sweet. Flavor is moderate sweet, roasted, oat. A bit low carbonation, and a nice creamy mouthfeel. A bit thin bodied. Finish is hard roasted, ashy, somewhat dry and roasted bitter. Pretty nice!

3.9
madvike (3260) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle - Pours black with a foamy tan head. Nose is milky dark malt, a touch of coffee, milk chocolate--and because it’s in the description, I do get some anise/fennel notes. Definitely has that oatmeal stout smoothness. Taste is the same. It’s sweet, but it’s tempered by the oatmeal milkiness. Subtle ashy roast in the finish, with dark malt all the way through. Pretty thin bodied, but velvety smooth and fluffy. Very nice beer.

3.7
jb (3253) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2017
Super solid. Nice classic looks with thin sparse lace. Nose is standard but rich. A bit decadent. Gritty rich chocolate.

3.5
Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Pours a thick black color with a touch of mocha foam. On the nose its sweet chocolate, oreo cookie and roasted malts. On the palate its very close to the nose with a full body smooth richness thats quite nice. Nice bit of lactic on the mid to late palate cleans up the finish nicely.


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