Brau Brothers Moo Joos: 5.8% abv
Yes, here at KCM we bring you the kind of things that you've never heard of, and perhaps for good reason. Today, we are showing you an oatmeal milk stout, made by Brau Brothers. In researching this beer, we saw comments saying "thought it was 8%", and we were intrigued to try this "Moo Joos". On the nose, we found this stout to be chocolatey, malty, and creamy, screaming things like vanilla, roasted almonds, and oak.
Over time, the nose on this beer will open up, revealing more, such as milk, anise, italian bread, and mixed berries. It does have a slightly alcoholish smell to it. The nose is encouraging and delightful. The taste on the other hand, just isn't. It is a nice taste, but not full bodied or complex.
On the front, one will find a slightly watery taste with almonds, malt, caramel, coffee, and an oddly out of place lemon tang to it. This lemon becomes more prevalent as you drink further, and does not mix as well with the stout character as we would have liked. The finish is medium in length, with oatmeal, salted peanuts, coffee, chocolate, and creamy and milky. It's not horribly complex, and it's not what you'd expect. Overall, we were disappointed in the lack of complexity and body. No, I don't think this beer is 8% abv, and I don't know how you could.