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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk StoutTerrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout

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578 Reviews
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Reviews: 578
Hads: 2,287
Avg: 3.93
pDev: 21.63%
Wants: 262
Gots: 450 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: thagr81us on 10-29-2010

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Reviews by Chadpaq:
Photo of Chadpaq
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single of this from Lighthouse Beer & Wine in Wilmington. For those of you reading this and in the area, they will be receiving HopSlam on Friday. Just FYI. Yes, it's extremely random to post this knowledge on a review of Moo Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout, but it's extremely valuable information that I feel should be hidden from common message boards. So, if you see this announcement and it affects you, consider yourself lucky.

Now...to the beer. Pours dark with hardly any filtration, a characteristic that I'm beginning to discover is commonplace with a good stout. The head is the color of cocoa powder and it recedes extremely quickly. That's fine by me. I'm ready to get in to this thing.

Cocoa, dark chocolate, slight tinges of nutmeg, and faint whiffs of alcohol embody the nose of this beer. The combination is altogether pleasing. The beer smells very simple, but a beer such as this thrives in its simplicity: Few ingredients working well together results in a brew that will presumably please the tastebuds to no end. That remains to be seen...

...But not for long. I take a big swig of this stuff to start things off, bigger than I'm accustomed to taking, and I'm floored by the chocolateyness swimming around every nook and cranny of my mouth. Initially, I'm reminded of Duck Rabbit's Milk Stout, but I soon realize that there's little comparison. This is the beer that Duck Rabbit wishes it were, and I think the difference-maker is the incorporation of the cocoa nibs. They provide a chocolatey element that's really unparalleled by any other milk stout.

This beer has an extremely creamy texture, similar to its namesake, chocolate milk. Man, if only this stuff had been available to us in grade school. If each time I cracked my carton in the lunch room and was rewarded with this stuff, I wouldn't have cut nearly as much class...

Heavy, but not as heavy as most. This beer's somewhat dessert-y, but it's quite drinkable. I could enjoy a few of these in one sitting and hardly break a sweat. Plus, I'm getting a heavy dose of calcium...right?

Solid. But it's almost time to abandon my newfound love of stouts for my hops addiction...but until HopSlam comes, I'm satisfied biding my time with this chocolatey goodness.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mjdrn
2.43/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Watery with a week mouth feel

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

With chocolate, coffee, and heavy cream at the forefront, this beer leads a flavorful charge but with medium-full flavors and textures for an even and smooth drinkability.

The beer pours a dark brown hue with perhaps a modest haze that's difficult to assess because of the darkness. Formitalbe head formation leads to sturdy retention and clinging lace- all reinforcing the beer's character and quality.

Aromas of cocoa, molasass, walnuts, and cream all mix in a somewhat grainy scent. With no esters, phenolics, or off aromas, the beer is simple and pure with the classic Milk Stout profile.

Flavors of caramel/molasass start the sweeter start with a mix of heavy cream, coffee, cocoa, and nuttiness to follow. Perhaps with a the balance of the beer tilting toward the chocolaty portions, the milk chocolate flavors take a slight lead in the taste. Low on hops, the beer's hop profile offers balance and maybe a mild earthy taste without interference with the silky, chocolate taste.

Creamy and full up front, the beer releases its carbonation slowly and evently toward a cocoa powder and grainy-sweet finish that never really dries, but provides a lingering chocolate and nutty linger.

A very nice Milk Stout that pushes the chocolate malts without over-doing it. With a dash of experiment and a dose of Terrapin identity, the beer holds firm to the parameters of Milk Stouts.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Chris (spycow) for sharing this brew. Served in a Russian River tulip glass.

A - Pours with a finger of tan foam that settles to a thin ring and some patchy film, but minimal lace. Dark brown body that is lighter at the fringes.

S - Smell is very strange. Tar, alcohol, and dark chocolate, and very little lactose character at all.

T - Taste is more in line with my expectations. Straight-up lactose sugar, milk chocolate, and some faint roast and coffee as well. Very sweet, but on point for the style.

M - Smooth, Nestle Quik texture. Lower carbonation that is style-appropriate. Pretty enjoyable.

D - Too sweet to drink a lot of this one. Glad they put this one in 12oz bottles as it'd be hard to kill a bomber with anything less than a few friends without getting diabetes. Weird smell is also unpleasant, but if you hold your nose this is a pretty solid brew.

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Photo of raiderandbeerfan
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hey check it out, a darker version of chocolate milk that is actually beer! A little bit o black and some brown, like my ex gf at a gang bang on the colony. Tiny tan head around the top, around 1/8".

Aroma was all about that cocoa powder and lacto. Not sour lacto, but sugar milk lacto.

More of all dat choco, lacto and cocao on the taste drop. Sweetness was complimentary, not beetus level. Smoov, not bitter. Light carbonation helps w dat. Makes it all easy to drink up in this mug. Creamy, not complex, but hey, neither is chocolate milk. Would bang again. Good for a bottle share lineup as this will be a change of pace from almost anything.

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Photo of oberon
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Mellow Mushroom in Greensboro.Poured into a standard pint glass a pretty much opaque black with a thinner deep mocha colored head atop.Roasty aromas with coffee,and bitter chocolate playing a large role,I gotta say this was quite boozy on the palate for the abv.,quite a sweet alcohol zip in the finish.Roasted nicely along with a nice creamy texture to the feel,the alcohol sweetness and bitter chocolate round out the palate.A pretty solid sweet stout although again ,its a bit boozy in my opinion.

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Photo of aszatk01
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of DanGeo
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours black, black and more black - only a thin sliver of dark-ass brown can be seen on the very top of the brew when held to the light. Otherwise - a black hole. Light-ish tan head piles up quickly, lasts for a while, and looks creamy as hell. Aroma on this beer is a little light at first, hard to get anything useful out of it, but picks up about 5 to 10 minutes in. Sweet chocolates up front; milky, creamy, and sugary. Lots of sweetness in the form of roasted malts and barley as well. Delicate, soft, and sweet - not much bitterness or harshness, if any, to be detected (at least on the aroma). Once this baby warms up a little bit, the nose becomes even more powerful, yet remains mellow and easy-going. Definitely a nice treat.

The taste is blueprinted by a map of roasted barley; high on the roast, full of sweetness, almost sugary, but far from cloying. No real char or ashiness from the malts, perfect for this style. Dense, milky chocolates - I'd like to say "bittersweet" chocolates, but they're really not bitter at all, just sweet and a little toasty. Takes like a coffee with cream and sugar, but substitute cocoa and roasted barley for the coffee. Surprisingly enough, I'm not getting any real coffee flavor from this. I think in almost any stout, you can probably convince yourself there are "coffee" flavors in there, but really, there are none jumping out here, so I won't even go there. Oats, grains, and sweetness abound. Creamy, silky and borderline thick on the palate, ending with a mild nuttiness and a delicate sweetness with an ever-so-slight bitter twinge from the roasted malt.

Very good milk stout. Sweet without being too sweet, easily drinkable and enjoyable all the way through. I've been pretty impressed with the Terrapin beers I've had so far... I must seek out more.

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Photo of OhioBobcat
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Zakk
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of tbryan5
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of ricksrealm
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of SIRIUS2
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of those brews that really takes you by surprise.

Served from a tap in a pint glass, this arrives to the table very dark brown to black, not letting light through the glass. There was a nice bit of head on the glass when it was brought to the table but it dissipated pretty quickly.

Smells are a bit chocolatey, somewhat roasty, but mostly on the malt side.

Flavor is sweet, much as you would expect from a milk stout. What is different is on that back end, the finish that goes right on into the after-taste. It's a sort of 'chocolate milk' sort of flavor that is enhanced by the sweetness and smooth mouthfeel of the brew. It's kinda crazy, but it really makes you want to take another pull.

Overall, this is a really enjoyable brew. It isn't something I can sit down and drink all night, but whenever I do have it, it goes down smooth, quick, and easy.

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Photo of briang01
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Mattox86
4.52/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ripocceschi
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of supa0525
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of StephSwander
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of jonny1138
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of MaybeSoMaybeNot
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DWolf
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of TTripp725
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not much to say other than it was a very good beer that I would purchase again!

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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