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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,258 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,258
Reviews: 594
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 254
Gots: 428 | FT: 19
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Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: thagr81us on 10-29-2010

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Ratings: 2,258 | Reviews: 594
Reviews by czfreeman:
Photo of czfreeman
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful black color, no ruby hints in this brew. Tan head is thick, creamy and really nice to admire.From Yoo-hoo as a kid to Moo-Hoo, ..I like it Bottle from 2011.
Smell is upfront a touch of alcoholic heat, spiced dark dried fruit, coffee, a few swirls later cocoa comes out in a big way.Cream, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, bitter oatmeal. I detect black cherries and plum in there as well.
Taste exceeds aroma.Much more chocolate.Upfront is milk chocolate, Hershey, cream, coffee,followed by a nice bitterness-oats, touch of pepper and then the dark fruit comes into play.Dark malts provide a background for this mix of chocolate, coffee, fruit and spice.
Really nice, Wake and Bake is of course in a league of its own,
I'd really like to try a nitro version of this next to Left Hand Milk Nitro.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BEERchitect
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Photo of MasterSki
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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.

Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Photo of SIRIUS2
4.05/5  rDev +2%
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.

Photo of TTripp725
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
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!

Photo of Jason
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a vintage date.

Massive light brown head, stout black color. Iced hot cocoa, mild coffee, faint brown sugar, malt sweetness, and bread curst in the nose. Smooth, very creamy, roasted grain meets chocolate sweetness, modest hopping, sufficient bitterness, kiss of alcohol, finishes slightly sweet.

More or less what I expect in a Milk Stout is present, other elements ... mainly the chocolate character just add a pleasant flare to it all. Would love to see a version with chili peppers as well. They need to bring this one back.

Photo of merlin48
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pours dark and inky with a small light brown head. Patchy lace decorates the glass.

Aroma is the ow point here, not bad, just not enough of it. Milk chocolate and a hint of walnuts is all I can pick up.

Medium body has a prickly carbonation.

Tastes like Hershey's Kisses. Only a hint of coffee and no discrnable hop presence make for an unbalanced lactose character. A nice touch of nuttiness adds another dimension. Finishes a bit sweet, appropriate for style.

Nicely drinkable as milk stouts go, with a tasty chocolate addition.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with red highlights and a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt with some smoke. The flavor is heavy on the chocolate and roasted malt, but I also get some smoked notes as in the aroma. There is a decent amount of coffee in the flavor as well. Medium to thick mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Single bottle from Knightly Spirits in Orlando.

Poured into a nonic. Even when held to the light, this brew is light-repellant, yielding nothing but a deep chocolate brown hue. Cream coloured head about an inch thick, receding to a thin ring. Lacing flecks here and there.

Nose is sweet milk chocolate, cream, caramel and a hint of roasted malt. Very inviting.

If one were hankering for milk chocolate and beer, but couldn't be bothered alternating between the two, this brew has you covered. Nice milk chocolate, a lingering hint of lactose, caramel and a mild bitterness. Sweet, but tempered with a roasted flavor to the finish
Medium bodied, carbonation is a touch hot.

A sturdy, dependable milk chocolate stout. Neither complex nor boring, this brew has much going for it in its simplicity. Would be a nice dessert brew.

Photo of kingcrowing
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a chalice.

Pours a dark brown with almost no head. Nose is sweet, malty and chocolaty.

Taste is a bit sweet, a bit malty and and creamy. It's got a nice smooth mouthfeel, it's very tasty and drinkable. It's really like a chocolate milk beer.

Photo of ehammond1
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2010)

Acquired via trade
Thanks sendsilk!

(Aged for 1 year)

Black with little carbonation. The head, if you can call it that, is very small and dark brown. This beer leaves the glass nearly clean as can be.

Sweet aromas of roasted malt and sweet chocolate. The chocolate becomes more and more pronounced as the beer warms. Initially, there was a touch of vinegar acidity in the aroma, but that seems to have gone away as the beer completed its warming, and now all I'm left with is a rich, wonderful chocolate milk aroma, appropriately enough. Quite lovely!

Sweet chocolate and roasted malt make up most of the flavor profile, though there is a touch of acidity on the finish which I find slightly unappealing, though not entirely distracting.

Medium mouthfeel with extremely low carbonation.

A decent sweet stout. In my opinion, I messed up and should have had this one as fresh as possible. Oops!

Photo of adamjhepler
3.36/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Taste an looks exactly how you think it would. Chocolate with subtle coffee notes. Filling and the aroma is nice and creamy. No head and sips smooth.

Photo of TKEbeerman
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into my pint glass, this brew pours jet black with a darker tan head that is quick to dissipate, and leaves little lace.

S: This brew has notes of roast and milk chocolate. A tasty smelling nose, but not very big or complex.

T: Milk chocolate and roasted malt. Again, not complex, not big, but flavorful in the chocolate notes, and refreshing.

MF/D: The mouthfeel is smooth and light, which is what I expect from a milk stout. Drinkability is great. The subtle tones of this stout make this a good introductory beers to people who have distasteful views of darker beers.

Overall, I do enjoy this brew. I'll probably buy 1 more 6er before its gone. I'm glad Terrapin will be rotating this.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.72/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours out looking like a darker version of chocolate milk. Brown and a little bit of black. A little thin tan head around the top, about 1/7" in depth.

Aroma was plenty of lactose and cocao powder.

Taste delivered plenty of chocolate, lactose and cocao. Sweetness was nice, not over the top or overplayed. Very smooth, no bitterness, hops. Easy to drink. Carbonation is light in the mouthfeel, the viscosity isn't all that thick. Its creamy. Far from complex, this one is pretty straightforward for what it is. I would drink it again. One of those good change of pace things if you're drinking all kinds of different beers in a sitting.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great dark appearance, it really didn't let any light through it. Dark black with mild ruby highlights, dark mocha tan head forming thick with fine speckled lacing down the sides of my glass. Aroma has milk chocolate/roasted malts/dark coffee accents creamy mild fruit notes. Overall flavor had a malted milk ball feel to it with lactose involvement, a great milk stout called Moo Hoo from one of my all time favorite Southern breweries. Mouthfeel is creamy slighltly acidic notes. Creamy mouthfeel and carbonation levels once opening it, you want drain it and a couple bottles. It's like Wake and Bake light in texture and alcohol but not flavor.

Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cask at Thinking Man's Tavern in Atlanta.

Pours one shade from black with a half-finger tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of smooth roasted malts with large amounts of lactose aromas. Also present are moderate amounts of dark chocolate that intensify as the beer warms.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Lightly roasted malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by solid amounts of dark chocolate flavors. The roasted influence fades midway through the sip as the lactose sweetens things. A faint nutty flavor comes into play before quickly fading out into a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I thought this beer benefitted slightly from cask conditioning as the chocolate and milk portions of the moniker were able to shine more. Worth a shot in any form.

Photo of ianjsullivan
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ST: 12oz poured into a pint glass.

A: Black with blood red tints at the bottom of the glass. Not a large head, spotty, brown ring around the glass with an island in the middle.

S: Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, Guinness latte.

T: Sweet milk chocolate, yahoo, roasted malt, slight woody smoke, with a bit of bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium, smooth, creamy.

O: Smooth and tasty, sweet with enough of a bitter finish to not be cloying, Moo-Hoo reminds me of yahoo with a more bitter kick. A desert beer, it would handle blue cheese (Stilton) well.

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this beer looks and smells great, but is just not smooth enough for me. great beer with lots of flavors, but with a little more mouthfeel this one would be amazing. still a good beer and glad I got to try

Photo of lanamj
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2011 vintage poured into a tulip.

A- nice coffee black with a two finger chocolate head. The head faded quickly and held nicely to the edge of the glass.

S- The smells of chocolate, milk, roasted malts, faint coffee and vanilla are found throughout. Smells like good chocolate milk. Although the smell is pleasant I wish there was more.... kinda faint.

T- Chocolate, milk and roasted malts. I get sweet milk chocolate at first and bitter coco at the finish. The sweet vanilla and milk flavors make for a nice blend of bitter and sweet.

M- Smooth but thin. Carbonation is pleasant. For a 6%two stout I don't expect much and there isent.

O- A nice stout for the style. Would love to see an imperial version. There's just not enough to make this one of the best but still a good beer to have.

Photo of lnashsig
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to JackTheBear for this bottle from our recent trade!

Poured into my Dfh snifter, pours a milky black color, very little head or lacing. Smell- milky chocolate, musky, the hint of cinnamon? Taste- milky, creamy chocolate, a reminder of dr pepper, smooth chocolate on the end. Mouthfeel- nice carbonation, my only knock on this beer is that I wish it was a little thicker. Drinkability- definitely the most drinkable cream stout I have ever had- a style I actually don't usually like.

I love the creativity that Terrapin exudes with this playful beer. Awesome, would seek out again and again.

Photo of nickthegun12
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

midnight dark....with little to no head retention nor lacing...

smells of roasted malt....and def. smells like a smoke beer....i get a little chocolate in the nose...but the roasted smell is overpowering...

taste is sweet on the front end...and an overall smooth taste....with a little bitterness on the back end...

very nice feel....creamy and smooth perfect for the style....velvet like smoothness...

drinkability is not bad...although it is a stout and it weighs you down...

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter from a 12 ounce bottle.

Bubbly on the pour, it produces a frothy, dark khaki head a half finger thick that quickly dissipates. The body is jet black with traces of carbonation. 4

The nose is big with dark chocolate and then lactose creaminess emerges. Sweetness becomes more perceivable and caramel-like. There's a hint of vanilla and also slight booze. 4

Still pronounced chocolate, vanilla, and subtle sweetness like sweet milk or caramel. Grassy and earthy hop flavors are noticeable. 3.75

Lighter in body than I expected and with more carbonation, but it drinks smoothly enough as it warms. Enough bitterness appears at the finish to remind you they're there. 3.5

Good milk stout. Satisfies.

Photo of rivalrome
4.46/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased the last 6-pack from a local beer shop in Orlando. Poured into a nonic pint glass at around 52ºF. Poured a dark black/brown with a finger mocha head. Lacing resembles chocolate milk and appears extremely frothy.

At first smell, it wasn't the most appealing that I've smelt. You can smell hints of espresso, chocolate, and something else I can't quite put my finger on.

Very smokey! At first taste it was almost like a burnt chocolate with caramel. The espresso and creaminess sticks around after you swallow the beer. It's viscosity isn't the thickest beer I've tried, but far from the thinnest.

I could drink these badboys all night long (if they weren't full of so much sugar), this is by far one of the best stouts that I've ever had. It's not too pungent, and it's not too filling. Terrapin did this beer right, I'm going to have to find more of these and hang on to them!

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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,258 ratings.