Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,056 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,056
Reviews: 554
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 237
Gots: 329 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thagr81us on 10-29-2010)
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1/5  rDev -74.8%

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1/5  rDev -74.8%

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1/5  rDev -74.8%

Photo of Bendurgin
1.8/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Bottle thanks to grant. Poured into a tulip. The beer pours dark brown with a roughly to inch head that settles down to a rock foam with sticky lacing. This simply looks damn good.

The aroma has a lot of bitter coffee to it. Seems like it misses the mark a little bit but I'm wondering if I have a bad bottle here. Yep, this is a bad bottle. Damn, I'm just giving up then. Taste like soot. Damn

Overcarbonated. Feel, I'm pouring this. That sucks. I was really excited about this one. Would love to try it for real sometime. This one just progressively got worse and worse for me.

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2/5  rDev -49.6%

Photo of harrymel
2/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Vintage Winter 2010

A: It was odd, I pried the top with vigor and a loud audible pop came. Then, I poured the beer, about halfway through, I realized this was a full glass...of foam. There were four full fingers in my NB globe (since there weren't room for five), then I had to start scooping spoonfuls of beer into the sink. This wasn't a speedy foaming, more like a Duvel, slow and continuous. Then I finally got to pour the remaining four ounces into the glass and had to repeat the same process. Ended up with about eight ounces of the total beer in the glass. The head remained a two solid fingers of mocha foam. Brown and dark. No visible clarity. Lacing is near cobweb.

S: Dark chocolate chips, oats, hints of copper, some roasted malts. A bit earthy smell. As this warms up, and the carb lets up a hair, the chocolate comes through a little better.

T: Quite a bit of copper flavor here. Not too impressed with the flavor on this one - sadly does not resemble the nose at all. Not sure what's off here, gonna assume the early onset of an infection based on the carbonation issue. I can't really pick anything out except maybe some faint tones of coffee grounds and soil. No cocoa.

EDIT: as this warms and I shake the shit out of this beer to kill some carb, the cocoa starts to come through, as well as a sweet, sucralose flavor. Not enough to save this one though.

M: The beer immediately turns to foam in the mouth, and barely returns to liquid in a couple minutes. Not much of a finish here either. Pretty disappointed here.

O: I'm pretty certain there is something off on this one. Too bad, I like this brewery.

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2.25/5  rDev -43.3%

Photo of evanlarkin
2.3/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance:
Black with a tan head which just doesn't seem to stick around. Nothing to be said for lacing, either. Through light, I still can't see through it.

Smell:
Kind of like watery chocolate. Some toasted malts. What's really surprising is that it smells boozy, despite being far lower in alcohol than other stouts that mask the smell fairly well.

Taste:
Semi-sweet and chocolatey, with some toastiness in the background. On the whole pretty nice. Not nearly as much booziness in the taste as the smell.

Mouthfeel:
Watery and thin. Not at all what you'd expect from a beer this dark. It has very little body, and very little carbonation.

Overall:
As far as stouts go, this doesn't impress me. The main application I see for it is as a 'starter stout' due to it's thinner body, which might make it easier for some people to drink. For the stout enthusiast, however, this beer falls short.

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2.36/5  rDev -40.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -37%

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2.5/5  rDev -37%

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2.5/5  rDev -37%

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2.5/5  rDev -37%

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2.5/5  rDev -37%

Photo of cpetrone84
2.64/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Pour is a dark black with a deep caramel head. Nose has a heavy roast that really dominates and doesn't allow much chocolate, the hints I get are bitter and dry chocolate. Taste has much more chocolate, the body gets very thin towards the back with the roast lingering through a short and under carbonated finish. The roast doesn't really come through the flavor (just lingers after the finish). There is some rich milk chocolate but still a fair bit of dry and bitter chocolate. Not very well done.

Photo of biga7346
2.65/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Flat oily chocolate dark hue w/ little brownish head that clears out immediately.

N - Nice roasty toasty chocolate malts, dark roasted coffee beans, a little sherry to brandy-like sweetness in there; boozy.

T - The roasty breadiness is nowhere in the texture of this beer, it's more like clean chocolate malts in the finish, but what is bothersome is the cloying sweetness, it's a little much. I probably don't like sweet stouts so I guess I should not review them, lol. Cloying table sugar, powdered sugar or even powdered Hersheys cocoa dominates throughout this beer and it's just off-putting really. The sugariness reminds me of baklavah or other pastries.

D - I would probably never drink this again.

Photo of yeahnatenelson
2.65/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance -- Pours a deep, dark brown, nearly black in the glass. A massive tuft of spongy tan head. Weird.

Smell -- Roast malt, Yoo-hoo, a hint of dark fruit, and faint woodsmoke. Initially there was a plastic note somewhere.

Taste -- Black malt, dark chocolate, woodsmoke. Lots of roast, to the point of tasting burnt and slightly ashy. Additionally, there is a plastic flavor that is very distracting, though this mellowed as it warmed.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-light in body with MASSIVE carbonation. Not good.

Overall -- Aside from the chocolate flavor, which is actally pretty good, this tastes like a first homebrew endeavor into a chocolate stout. Burnt, acrid malts and chocolate sweetness doesn't quite jive. The plastic/acetone note was what put this over the edge. Won't be trying again.

Photo of nataku00
2.75/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottle of 2010 release poured into a tulip. Beer pours a dark brown, bordering on black, with three plus fingers of mocha colored frothy and bubbly head despite a very gentle pour. Head retention is insane on this beer, sticking around forever and clings heartily to the inside of the glass. A ton of carbonation streaming off from the bottom of the glass helps maintain the head, but it just seems like excessive carbonation for a stout...

A lactic acid tang dominates the nose, some roasted malt, chocolate.

The lactic acid tang is still there at the front of the tongue, but it's not as strong as the nose, as more roasted malt and milk chocolate show up to try to mask some of the acidity. Like other Terrapin beers, there's this metallic aftertaste to the beer that's really off putting.

Light to medium body but with a very aggressive and sharp carbonation that really stings the tongue. A forgettable beer, unfortunately.

Photo of Rhettroactive
2.75/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 2/11/11
*From notes

A: Rich leathery brown to black, with a nice 1.25 finger head. Minimal lacing remains throughout my tasting.

S: Hints of LBV ruby port and (strangely) feta cheese over gyro meat. As you'd expect it's an awkward pairing, though slight hints of baking chocolate do make an appearance as it warms.

T: It's like an MTV Mash-Up album in beer form. 1% milk over nutra-sweet chocolate. I don't detect any hop oil, though there is a slight trace of toasty malt. In the end it simply doesn't sit well, as the processed sweetner aftertaste doesn't do it for me.

M: The weight is there, but it's overcarbonated. A sweet stout like this should feel creamy, silky and smooth. Instead, it felt like taking two Alka-Seltzers and calling you in the morning.

O: I can't say I was thrilled with this offering from Terrapin. I had been looking forward to this brew for some time, and found myself disspointed in almost every category. I really hope they go back and put some TLC into this one, as the bones are there.

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2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of brewmasterrr
2.8/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Was very excited to try this beer and was slightly disappointed. This stout is a milk stout, but also a chocolate milk stout. nice dark color, but the smell tells the truth. it is extremely chocolatey! If you like chocolat youll love this. Dont be scared of the name stout, its not very stout.

Photo of alaimoa
2.89/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Overall subpar after what seems to be a lot of hype and a cool name. Pours black with some brownish fizz that isn't anything special. Sweet mocha almost fake smell of overly sugary drink mix. Taste is very one dimensional sweet sugars with a hint of chocolate but no real roastiness and tastes like overly fake version of a chocolate milk. Feel is a bit think with lackluster carb. This was a 2013 bottle so maybe it's better fresh.

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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,056 ratings.