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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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very good

46 Reviews
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Reviews: 46
Hads: 407
Avg: 3.87
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 117
Gots: 71 | 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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Reviews: 46 | Hads: 407
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to dabaloons for sharing this at his tasting.

2013 vintage.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, white chocolate, and lactose aromas. Taste is much the same with roast, cocoa, and lactose flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a white chocolate presence that is really only noticeable in the aroma for me.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

im not sure we gave this one ever chance to succeed. at only 6%, and somewhere between two and three years old, maybe it never stood a chance. the bottle gushed like almost none i have ever seen, spewing thick dark sticky beer all over my kitchen. perhaps we shouldnt have given a few minutes in the freezer to chill, but i suspect a deeper issue. thats left after the chaos is a chunky looking mocha head resting on top of a thinner nearly black beer. i wanted the nose to blow me away and it didnt. it seems faded and dissolved, like the best aspects are well over the hill. there is a hint of oxidation too, but its not really a problem for me. the specialness of this is lost a little bit, and thats too bad, its a beer i looked forward to trying since it came out, and this experience should have been better, but thats the nature of saving beer, it doesnt always work out. oddly it doesnt taste way different from the base moo hoo, which i like a lot, the milk stout itself is obviously a good one, its just the white chocolate treatment is pretty faded. the lighter body and lower abv make what remains a sweet beer quite approachable. maybe they will put this out and we can give it another shot. still, grateful for the opportunity to try a beer this unique, at least in its conception.

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Photo of brentk56
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: The pitch black liquid is capped by a frothy tan head that leaves a few shards

Smell: Loads of vanilla sugar aromatics bring out the white chocolate elements

Taste: Very sugary, up front, with the vanilla and milk chocolate flavors building underneath; after the swallow, the flavor profile gets even sweeter and the finish is a sugar bomb

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I used to love white chocolate when I was a kid but now one bite is enough - and that's the way I feel about this beer; awfully tough to finish the glass with all of the vanilla and sweetness; a fun concept, though, so my rating is bumped up a bit

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Photo of Slatetank
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I appreciate Tim for gifting me with this, enjoyed chilled in a mug shared with warriorhbt and carlos.

The color is black with opaque clarity and thin tan cap with very fine bead and thick lace pattern. The smell is very chocolately -moderately nutty with cocoa and slight creamy vanilla scents with caramel malty aroma and mild toast. The feel is excellent it starts smooth and creamy with medium-light body and mild sweetness with a subtle moderate carbonation level and dry finish.

The taste is very good with creamy smooth malt flavor with a nice amount of cocoa in the taste from the cacao nibs and there is a hint of vanilla with caramel malt adding a sweet flavor with dark toast flavor in the body of the sweet stout. Overall this is pretty easy to drink and it fits the style well. i like the variation on the original and would certainly drink this again, Thanks brother cheers tenderbranson69

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Photo of Rifugium
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff.

The beer is dark brown with an inch of dense, beige head. Big chocolate and chocolate milk aroma. Not getting a ton of white chocolate, per se, as in The Bruery White Chocolate. Smooth and creamy. Mild roast character and low alcohol feel. Really easy to drink and tasty. Not as sweet as I feared, with high drinkability. Good stuff.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of Axnjxn
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottle into a snifter.

pours a pitch black with a big beige head. smell is massively vanilla..holy shit. taste is so so smooth with vanilla and chocolate, my god. medium bodied with low carbonation. so fuckiing smooth.

overall very good. the body is a tad lighter than i would like, but still..recommended.

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Photo of rudzud
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip. Bottle was a big time gusher. Lost almost half of the bottle.

A - After the gusher a nice dark brown nearly black pour with a very very dark chocolate three finger head that leaves no side lacing and a thin dark brown blanket.

S - Big cocoa nibs, sweet malts, dont get that cocoa butter white chocolate aroma though.

T - Taste is pretty much regular moohoo. There is some super, super faint white chocolate on the aftertaste, but it is incredibly fleeting. Mostly just the usual cocoa nibs and malts.

M - Mouthfeel is on the thinner side and slightly above carbonation.

O - Overall I did not think this was that much of an improvement on the base beer. It was not really transformed like cinnamon roll. Quite disappointed here.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.22/5  rDev +9%
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.

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Photo of cpetrone84
2.79/5  rDev -27.9%
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.

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Photo of dar482
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of maximum12
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to AtlCarl for this bottle, as he sends me a constant stream of southeastern goodness to the great white north. 22 oz. black-waxed bottle split with my wife.

Pour is dark & rather frothy. Nose veers drunkenly from sniff-to-sniff: now lovely white chocolate, now rather tinny, fake, Dollar Store chocolate. As it warms the former takes over, thankfully. Very mild roast is the only thing the chocolate hasn't obliterated.

White Chocolate Moo-Hoo is like alcoholic grade-school cafeteria chocolate milk. Srsly. Chocolate hits the palate with a baggy thunk of bitter chocolate, as there is little or no apparent sweetness. Choco leans into plenty of lactose & vanilla bean from the white chocolate. Beer? Alcohol? As visible as Russia from Alaska. Texture is fantastic, thick & dribbly. I'm taking two ounce slugs every time I pick up the glass. I can feel the whiteheads in my face starting to form ranks already.

I like chocolate, so I'm not complaining, but it would have been nice to have a bit of beer in my beer. Still, whatever. A very good chocolate "beer" without the beer in it? Sign me up.

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Photo of cbutova
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of Resuin
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a snifter. 2013 version per the label. Served at cellar temperature.

Appearance: Pours a near pitch-black and leaves big, not thick, tan head of a couple fingers that lingers for a while before steadily fading to a layer atop the beer.

Smell: Chocolate malts, hint of roasty coffee, hint of vanilla. Sweet cocoa and malts are the main flavor. Pleasant and a bit subdued.

Taste: Chocolate malts, that mild roasty coffee again, a nice hint of sweet vanilla. Not very sweet at all, but there is that vanilla in the finish that is nice. Very well balanced and drinkable.

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a medium, creamy body. Finishes really smooth. Very drinkable.

Overall: I definitely enjoyed this brew. Very drinkable with nice, well balanced flavor. It is still more dark chocolate than white chocolate to me, but there is a nice mild sweet vanilla component to it that I really enjoy.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle into a tulip. From notes.

A: Pours a black color, almost pitch black, even. The head is a one finger tan shade, Retention is pretty poor and there isn't much lacing left behind. Still, there is some aesthetic charm to be found here.

S: Compared to regular Moo-Hoo, it brings more chocolate and vanilla, and the vanilla notes especially make it somewhat reminiscent of...white chocolate. Whodathunkit? The base brings some additional roast and cream notes. It's pretty much as advertised: Moo-Hoo with stronger vanilla (oops, I mean white chocolate ;)) notes.

T: At first, it's quite vanilla-y...more than the base provided, for starters. Otherwise? Read my review for regular Moo-Hoo, because this is pretty much the same. It's chocolaty, slightly roasty, creamy, and delicious. It lives up to the "White Chocolate" billing, too, but only just.

M: Light in body but sweet. The finish lasts incredibly long, too. Carbonation isn't much of a factor, either - still, this one is easy to drink.

O: There was no doubt this was going to be a good beer - it absolutely is, and it's superior to the base version, too - the only problem was justifying its premium ($11/bomber!) over regular Moo-Hoo ($10/4 pack). In that regard, this is a failure. While it's still well worth trying, its more or less pure trade bait.

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Photo of homebrew311
2.59/5  rDev -33.1%
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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Photo of thecheapies
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours pretty much black. Head is a little disappointing. Doesn't look as creamy as I know it's gonna taste. Lacing is nil.

Smells like Moo-Hoo with a super kick of vanilla. I get that it's white chocolate, as there is a waxiness and a cloying sweetness. Usual suspects of milk chocolate, mild roast, and a hint of lacto. Acidity is much subdued from the vanilla aroma bomb.

Tastes like Moo-Hoo, again, with some good lacto showing now and a heap of vanilla bean extract. The combination of the two gives it a custardy French Vanilla ice cream flavor with that familiar soft milk chocolate note. Roast is still mild to moderate. Great drinkability. On the sweet side, for sure.

Simple wet body for a milk stout. Light, compared to the Cinnamon Roll'd W-n-B that I'm having. Fit for 6%.

A good milk stout, for sure. Overhyped, maybe.

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Photo of Danny1217
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
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

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Photo of portia99
4/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of 57md
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of rangerred
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours pitch black with a think half finger light tan head. Barely any head retention and just a few splotches of lacing.

Aroma is strong vanilla with some undertones of dark chocolate and toasted caramel. There is almost a maple syrup quality about it.

Tons of vanilla on the taste with a hint of white chocolate but it is not as strong as I was hoping. More caramel intertwined along with a touch of maple. Very soft and silky mouthfeel but unfortunately, it is very watery. The flavors also seem to fade away much to fast leaving just a light lingering sweetness.

Overall, a good beer and an improvement over the standard moo-hoo but not the home run I was hoping for. It all just seems a little weak and I was really hoping for more white chocolate!

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Photo of mntlover
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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White Chocolate Moo-Hoo Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.