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White Chocolate Moo-Hoo Milk Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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White Chocolate Moo-Hoo Milk StoutWhite Chocolate Moo-Hoo Milk Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

405 Ratings
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Ratings: 405
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 113
Gots: 73 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HookemHoos on 11-12-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 405 | Reviews: 45
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Photo of cpetrone84
2.79/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pour is dark brown, opaque, tan bubbly head. Nose has a light roast. Chocolate is fairly strong present with some malt backbone. Bit of an off aroma metallic aroma and a touch green, Taste has a lot of sugar and sweetness up front, Malt and a bit of chocolate mid palate, back has that same off flavor. Carbonation is strong, not much rich malt depth, body is a hint thin and carb is a bit strong.

Photo of mverity
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Proof Bottle Shop.

EVERYONE please let this beer warm up quite a bit before drinking! I accidentally left it in the cooler a bit too long, and I'm glad I left it sitting out for about an hour and a half before really getting into it.

Poured into a small CCB snifter and the color is the deepest opaque brown with some dark chocolatey color around the edges with a twinge of deep red. Decent amount of tan head that lasted about a minute before fading down to just a film across the head and some larger bubbles around the collar. Nice sweet milky aroma with some milk chocolate, vanilla and a very faint touch of bourbon. Taste was very much a blend of dark chocolate and the sweeter white chocolate. Lots of lactose sweetness too. Still that wonderful touch of what I would call bourbon. Did they barrel age this one? Nicely rich and low carbonated. Really glad I snagged this one!

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bottle poured into a taster.

Appearance - Black. Small khaki head. Can't tell much else as it is pretty dark out.

Smell - White chocolate and milk chocolate. Some sweetness, kinda like vanilla.

Taste - Mimics the smell, without the distinct white chocolate flavor. Lots of milk chocolate. Lactose sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium light for a stout. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Drank about 10 ounces of it. The adjuncts are nice, even if it isn't all that exciting.

Photo of Mattyc88
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was lucky enough to find a few of these, as well as the Roll'd WnB - I will start of by saying I was a bit underwhelmed by this one given the hype, but it is still a great beer.

Aroma: This is kind of a no brainer, sweet and delicious chocolate. You can almost get full from just the aroma. Several different types of chocolate, dominant white chocolate nose.

Appearance: Beautiful black in color, you're not seeing through this beer even held up to light. Very thin tan/brown head that appears only to briefly say hello.

Flavor: Up front I immediately notice the lactose and milky flavor to this beer, followed by a tremendous amount of sweet chocolate. The white chocolate is suprisingly light in flavor when compared to the smell. It is still present, but it is not as dominant as the regular chocolate flavor that this thing offers. Very sweet and dessert-like. I can't imagine drinking more than a 12oz glass.

Mouthfeel: Silky and creamy, very smooth. Lightly carbonated, I would have actually preferred a bit more carbonation, but the light carbonation makes the chocolate really stand out and speak for itself.

Overall: I am a bit bias, because I waited 3 hours in line to get a bottle - but it was still a very good beer overall; I just wanted a bit more from it. As previously said, it is VERY sweet, I would like a bit more drink-ability.

Photo of Treyliff
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

review notes from February 2014

A- pours pitch black in color with a small creamy khaki colored head that reduces to a film on top

S- cocoa and chocolate aroma with hints of vanilla, lactose and whipping cream, a hint of coffee

T- the taste is very similar to the regular Moo-Hoo, with noticeable subtle differences between the white chocolate and dark chocolate. The white chocolate seems to add more of a vanilla flavor. Roasted malt and hints of coffee on the close

M- this is where the white chocolate shines, it creates the smoothest, most velvety mouthfeel that I've experienced in a beer, silky smooth

O- a nice variation of an already good beer, not a lot of differences but enough to make it worth trying if you're a fan of Moo Hoo

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: very dark, nearly opaque brown. A slight cola rim when held to light. This guy is dark. A fairly slight mocha head on the pour that recedes to wispy traces.
Smell: semi-sweet cocoa. As it warms a rich vanilla emerges. Not particularly complex but a nice chocolate and vanilla nose.
Taste: much like the nose. A little drier than expected. Very tasty.
Overall: a nice treat. Not particularly mind blowing, but tasty.

Photo of ThickNStout
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black waxed 22oz bottle from Barrel and Barley (Woodstock, GA). 9.99. No bottling date but just released last month. Served in a Terrapin snifter.

Pours black with a finger and a half of tan head. The froth lingers before settling to a haze over the top and a thin ring around the edge that leaves a few small specs of lace.

Aromas of cocoa, vanilla, caramel, a little roast malt and a hint of white chocolate. Really nice.

Taste follows the nose- chocolate milk, vanilla, caramel, mild coffee, lactose sweetness and as it warms a very subtle white chocolate comes through. Tasty and very easy to drink.

Smooth, creamy medium body with moderate carbonation. Long lasting finish full of cocoa powder, lactose and mild vanilla.

An improvement on the base but not quite as much white chocolate as I'd hoped. Still quite enjoyable and I'm glad I was able to track down this local rarity.

Photo of Roland
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Terrapin did a great job on this one. It tastes exactly like what I was expecting. If you really want to get the most out if the flavors I suggest you get a bottle of regular moo hoo with it. The creaminess of the white chocolate really comes out in this beer.

Photo of mntlover
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black with a thumb sized head brown head that falls fairly quick ringed bubbles.

Aroma is sweet lactose sweetness and lots of chocolate sweetness added. Some light roasted that's not chocolate and some good vanilla notes.

Taste is lots of sweetness lactose and chocolate notes and good dose of vanilla more so then that's in the nose. Some dry like coco notes in the finish mingle with lots vanilla. This one is pretty dang sweet but just short of cloying. Personally dont believe its better then the regular Moo-Hoo.

Mouthfeel is nice a big medium with lots of sugar floating around, has good feel to it.

Overall its enjoyable enough but not something I would go out of my way to purchase again.

Photo of smokeypeat
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap at Frisco's Tap House in Columbia, MD. Glad to get a chance to find this on tap in the area.

Beer served in a pint glass hits the table with only a dark khaki cap of foam left. Dark brown appearance. Nothing really extraordinary to look at, but nothing out of place either.

Beer was served too cold, and on first smell I really didn't get anything. Had to let the beer warm up a bit, and then the wafts of chocolate could be found. Not really sure what I was expecting but I didn't find this to be drastically different that regular Moo Hoo in the aroma.

Taste showed some differentiation from the regular Moo Hoo. Definitely distinct white chocolate taste, sweeter than normal Moo Hoo. Little bit of vanilla custard present, slight creme brulee type taste.

I've always found Moo Hoo to be a little thinner than I'd like and this is exactly the same. Carbonation could stand to be dialed down a notch too.

Overall, I enjoyed this beer but it wasn't quite the unique experience I was hoping for compared to the regular version. The taste was the high point in this beer and that's not a bad thing. I'm glad I got a chance to try it, but I don't feel a huge need to track this down in bottle form.

Photo of cbutova
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes in my beer book. Almost forgot about them. 2 weeks ago, thanks cousin Sonny.

A- Black, not quite RIS black, pour into two snifters with a two finger, light-tan head. Head retention is decent and it falls down to a small, fizzy ring. A few nice thick webs of lace.

S- Cocoa atop a medium strength Milk Stout base. Roast malts, creamy lactose, toast brown malts and some hints of coffee.

T- Kind of makes me think of a beer somewhere between Choklat and Creme Brulee by Souther Tier and it doesn't scream White chocolate specifically. Medium roasty malt base, coffee grounds, dark brown grains, slight caramel and some lactose sweetness. Rich cocoa, toffee and vanilla but not really white chocolate.

MF- Body is a bit light for the dessert decadence of flavors. Carbonation also a bit high with some roast bitterness in the finish. Creamy texture.

Solid cocoa like the regular version that maintains itself throughout the experience and doesn't fade. A nice milk stout base but the body is just a bit off to me.

Photo of alefish
1.3/5  rDev -66.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours black with very little light coming through. Head dissipates quickly.
Big, sweet chocolate aroma.

. Pretty similar to regular Moohoo.
Tastes similar to the aroma. Basically regular moohoo with a touch of a vanilla like flavor. Sweet with medium carb and body.

So similar to regular Moohoo that I would never be able to tell the difference. I cannot believe that people are rating this highly and trading it for big beer. It seems like all these great reviews are from people below the Mason Dixon line that want to trade a beer that they are not happy with.

THIS IS A VARIANT THAT IS NOT A VARIANT. BUY REGULAR MOO HOO AND CALL IT A DAY. THEY RIPPED THE PUBLIC OFF WITH THIS AT $15 PER BOTTLE.

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Whole foods.

Appearance: pitch black with a nice tan head. Lacing sticks around for a while.

Smell: was hoping for a little more of the sweet goodness of white chocolate, which doesn't come through all that much. Still, nice though.

Taste: chocolate comes through first and foremost. More dark chocolate than white. Nice roasted malt. Dan good taste, just not too live up to the name.

Mouth: a little lighter than what I call full bodied. Mills carbonation.

Overall: a solid stout. I would drink another. Just slightly disappointed that it isn't add much White Chocolate than I hoped.

Photo of csparace
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: medium pour with a large head that subsides quickly. Pitch black once it's in its vessel. Lacing is nonexistent.

Smell: surprisingly I feel like I can smell white chocolate. Definitely a sweet and chocolaty smell. I don't get any coffee or dark notes at all.

Taste: initially I get a big hit of vanilla. Very strong and a little harsh. The middle gets slightly bitter but then the finish really retains the chocolate without much vanilla. The middle has a roasted character with big cocoa notes.

Mouthfeel: sweet but no over the top. Smooth with the exception of the beginning harshness which is kind of acidic.

Overall: I have mixed feelings. I like the smooth yet bold chocolates. However the vanilla is actually a little harsh but I still enjoy it a lot. I might buy a bottle to keep though because I think with age the vanilla will mellow out and this will be outstanding.

Photo of Rifugium
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Opaque black liquid, perhaps some dark brown clarity around the edges when held to the light, topped with a half-finger of mocha head, which retained as a ringlet and left a few ribbons of lacing on the glass. Chocolate aroma, traces of vanilla and caramel malts. Decent balance of bitter roast and sugar sweetness in the taste, white chocolate apparent, but not intense, lactose creaminess, dark roasty malt, with a coffee-like bitterness. Medium body with a fairly smooth mouthfeel. This was good, but honestly I prefer the regular Moo-Hoo. It would be interesting to see if they brew this again and improve on the recipe.

Photo of Danny1217
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with very little light coming through. Head dissipates quickly.
Big, sweet chocolate aroma. Dark malts, and a hint of vanilla. Pretty similar to regular Moohoo.
Tastes similar to the aroma. Basically regular moohoo with a touch of a vanilla like flavor. Sweet with medium carb and body.

So similar to regular Moohoo that I had to make sure the bartender gave me the right one. She gave me a sample of regular Moohoo and only then did I pick up on the subtle vanilla in the flavor. Not too exciting, really.

Photo of 57md
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

With the “white chocolate” moniker, I expected that this might be a “pale” stout, but this offering pours a standard dark brown color with a finger of tan head. The nose certainly has roasted notes present along with a mild essence of chocolate. The flavor is not quite as chocolatey as Moo-Hoo, but the roast profile is slightly bolder than Moo-Hoo. The overall mouthfeel is a bit thin, but the finish is solidly bitter from both the roast and the cocoa.

This is a bit of a mixed bag. I did not get any discernible difference from Moo-Hoo regarding the chocolate flavor. The chocolate did get bolder as the beer warmed, but no distinctly white chocolate notes were present.

That said, I think that this is a border-line top-tier Milk stout and I liked this version slightly better than the standard Moo-Hoo.

Photo of portia99
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz waxed bottle poured into a CBS snifter.

A - The pour approaches black in color in the glass with some light getting through to show off streams of bubbles flowing up from the bottom of the glass. A finger of fine bubbled, foamy dark khacki head lingers briefly, slowly fading to the surface but leaving behind a thick, foamy collar and lacing on the glass.

S - Fruity, almost berry-ish up front, black coffee, milk chocolate, smooth vanilla/white chocolate sweetness. Quite chocolatey overall...more milk than white in the aroma - rather dessert-like.

T - Tons of chocolatey flavors - cocoa powder, semi-sweet chocolate, milk chocolate all mixed together. Perhaps even a faint trace of mint in there too. White chocolate...I'm not so sure. There is a smoothness and light sweetness that I can probably attribute to the white chocolate, but if it wasn't on the label I'm not sure I would pick it out. Roasty malt - coffee-ish coming in behind the big chocolate presence.

M - Medium/full body with a foamy and tingly carbonation that is at a medium intensity. Frothy and foamy and vaguely reminiscent of a milk shake - although the flavors of the beer probably trick the mind a little bit in this direction.

O - Overall, a good stout that is well made, smooth and silky in feel and flavor. Rich with chocolate - quite a dessert beer. Expected to be "wowed" by this beer, but wasn't...still I find this to be a solid and very drinkable stout. Feels right with me sitting on the couch on this snowy night.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 12.17.13

A - Pours a very dark brown with a smaller dark tan head that fades slowly.

S -Sweet chocolate, subtle, coffee.

T - Creamy white chocolate, a very faint coffee in the finish.

D - Silky smooth medium body with medium carbonation.

O - White chocolate and a touch of coffee, very decadent and nice.

Photo of Hopswagger
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

P: Pours a pitch black body with a dark espresso head that fades rather quick.

S: This really opens up with sweet white chocolate, cocoa nibs and vanilla. Roasted malts, burnt hair and dairy creamer.

T/M: Wow! This tastes just like sweet chocolate milk with both milk and white chocolate. Vanilla and nuttiness with timid woody hop presence. Body is on the weak side with spicy carbonation. Finishes semi dry and leaves the mouth clammy. Vanilla tobacco cones through at the end.

O: This is exactly what I expected and at first I thought it was going to be cloyingly sweet but it settled down once it warmed up.

Photo of cvm4
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a dark brown with a khaki one finger head.

S - So much white chocolate, vanilla and cocoa powder. Such nose treat!

T - It pretty much follows the nose in step. Big notes of vanilla, white chocolate and cocoa powder.

M - Light bodied, low carbonation. Has a wet finish and oh so smooth.

O - Not overly sweet as I thought it'd be. It's very good and delivers for a milk stout.

Photo of dar482
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a pitch black color.

The flavor has hints of white chocolate, but mostly milk chocolate, cocoa. There’s some vanilla. A smooth drinking beer. A decently thicker mouthfeel and fuller flavor compared to the decent base beer.

Overall, a well made brew, but not doing too much to what is only a good base beer.

Photo of Powderhornphil
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours big and black. Much bigger looking than one might think for 6%.

Aroma is chocolate and white chocolate sweetness. The white chocolate and lactose sweetness really stand out here as something unique.

Tastes is a lot like the nose. However the white chocolate is lesser on the palate than the nose but still present as a vanilla lactose creamy sweetness.

Creamy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

I think this beers is bigger than expected in a number of ways. Also a step above regular moo hoo. A fuller, richer more nuanced version of the original.

Photo of tjcapture
4.54/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap during a Terrapin Reserve Brunch celebrating their 13th Anniversary. Perhaps this beer is aging well, other than being sweet, this beer was amazing.

Photo of homebrew311
2.59/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Wax hacked and beer poured into tulip glass. I fear there is something wrong as 4 inches of fizzy head quickly builds up in the glass. The previous reviews mention moderate carbonation, this is fizzy like soda. The nose smells a bit off. I'm picking up notes of plastic, cocoa, and caramel.
The plastic unpleasantly dominates the aroma and the chocolate is buried. The flavor is a little more along the lines of what I expected in this beer, notes of cacao nibs, caramel, cream, and vanilla. These flavors are intermingled with sharp carbonation and a bit of the plastic character I picked up on the nose. The body is thin. Overall, I fear that I got a bad bottle. My experience certainly isn't consistent with other reviews so I'm not going to go declare an infection on the forums, but there is definitely issue with the bottle that I am drinking.

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White Chocolate Moo-Hoo Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.