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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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

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1,661 Ratings
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Ratings: 1661
Reviews: 532
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%

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Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: thagr81us on 10-29-2010)
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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not the most pleasant beer for everyone but hit my sweet tooth and I really enjoyed it. Poured a blackish body with one finger brown head that died slow with minimal lace. Mostly chocolate in the aroma, but there is some bready and roasted malts aroma as well. Smooth, fuller bodied and chewey, the roasted/coffee notes are in the background for balance and this is mostly a sweet, chocolatey beer. Finish is balanced (not overly sweet) and there are touchs of booziness as well.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2013 15:32:33 | More by clayrock81
Photo of Darkmagus82


4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a deep-deep brown colored brew with a one finger tan colored head. The head fades over about a two minute time period to leave a moderated level of lace.

Smell – The smell is big of sweet and dark. Lots of milk chocolate, lactose sugar, cream and vanilla permeate the smell. Mixed with these aromas, is a roasted malt, some smoke and a light coffee smell. Overall quit delicious.

Taste – The taste is very much as would be expected from the nose. It begins with a good dose of milk chocolate and caramel sweetness. Flavors of vanilla are mixed with these tastes and as the taste advances further more lactose and milk/cream flavors start coming to the tongue, creating an even more chocolate milk like taste. Toward the end a light roasted coffee and char/smoke flavor come to the tongue bittering the brew ever so slightly. While slightly bittered, the taste is still overall on the sweeter and richer side with the flavor combination at the end, leaving a nice milk chocolate flavor with the lighted amount of bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body is a bit on the creamier and thicker side with a carbonation level that was rather normal. The average carbonation level kept it quite drinkable while the creamier body suited very nicely the chocolate and lactose flavors, brining a very creamy and soothing smooth flavor to the tongue.

Overall – This is a fantastic and tasty brew. It is chocolaty, creamy, and “milky” making it a nice chocolate milk kind of brew. While chocolate milk like, it is not sickening sweet and maintains a good drinkability and flavorful character. This is a very nice after dinner, dessert style brew.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2013 00:59:11 | More by Darkmagus82
Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Cork City Pub in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some light hints of visible carbonation and just a touch of dark amber highlights. The beer has a half finger tall dark tan head that slowly reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of semi-sweet chocolate.

T: Light flavors of roasted malts underneath a moderate to strong flavor of milk chocolate and some lactose sweetness - there are some hints of chocolate milk as well.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with just shy of moderate amounts of carbonation. Silky.

O: Very enjoyable but not overly rich chocolate flavors make this beer quite easy to drink - it really does remind me of the beer version of chocolate milk. Definitely worth grabbing when you see this one around, I have had it numerous times but this is the first time I had gotten to reviewing it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2013 02:05:39 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of r2p2d3

4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I ordered this beer at the 5 spot (Atlanta, Little 5 points) because it looked like the most interesting thing they had on tap. I was pleasantly surprised at how good this beer tasted. To me, reminded me of drinking a glass of chocolate milk. Was extremely smooth. I enjoyed every sip. Highly recommend you try this beer if you are a chocolate lover.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2013 20:44:50 | More by r2p2d3
Photo of philerman


4.93/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Outstanding to find this on tap at Whole Foods in Devon. Pours very dark brown with just a little head. Smell is very sweet. This is the first beer that I've ever had that made me nostalgic for something in my childhood reminding me of the cafeteria's chocolate milk with just a little bit of carbonation added on (my parents used to pour a little bit of soda into plain milk to get me do drink it). No bitterness at all like some other chocolate stouts.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2013 21:16:31 | More by philerman
Photo of MDDMD


3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark brown color with a light tan head and good lacing

S-chocolate, roasted malt, hints of coffee

T-sweet chocolate, roasted malt, light coffee, hints of vanilla, slight bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and slightly creamy

O-nice chocolate flavor and smooth, but lacks a little depth of typical stout flavor

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2013 00:24:19 | More by MDDMD
Photo of kempshark


3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice chocolately stout...I love chocolate stouts, and this is a very easy drinking, smooth example of this to me. I like a lot of the heavier examples, but this is something light enough to drink a couple of on a weekly basis. Not too heavy, not real high alcohol, very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2012 22:03:18 | More by kempshark
Photo of M_C_Hampton


3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: red black with no head and no lacing, no bubbles, clear
S: sweet chocolate, slight roasted malt, not much else
T: taste is exactly like chocolate milk mixed with carbonated water, slight malt hiding somewhere in there
M: surprisingly thin, maybe too much bubbles
O: kind of one dimensional but tastes as expected, sweet chocolate milk beer

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2012 01:58:32 | More by M_C_Hampton
Photo of brianwakeforestnc

4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chalice cup at Draft in Raleigh, NC.
A: Dark and opaque, black and unable to see light through it, as it should be for a milk stout. Very little carbonation and almost no lacing.
S: Dark chocolaty goodness, almost candy like in it's aroma. Very little or no hop profile. Mostly malt and chocolate.
T: All chocolate, with a slight bitterness that fades into sweetness. Satisfying if you have a sweet tooth, what you would expect from a chocolate stout that has a name that sounds like Yoo-Hoo.
M: Velvety and smooth, full bodied and viscous. Excellent.
O: Sweet dessert like beer that fulfills expectations that the name creates. Went surprisingly well with the hangover tots that we ordered. The rich fullness likely goes well with many fatty foods. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2012 15:33:03 | More by brianwakeforestnc
Photo of FATC1TY


4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler fill!!

A: Dark, but not black, an aggressive pour will give a decent head that doesn't stick around long. Looks good enough with a hard pour with a mocha/khaki head, really good looking!

S: Chocolate... Chocolate, and... Chocolate. Roasty malts in there, maybe a hint of vanilla laden coffee in there, but mostly just a great chocolate smell to it. I REALLY like the smell here. REALLY, REALLY good smelling beer.

T: Chocolate upfront, in the middle and in the ass end. The roasted flavors really come out. Sweet at the start and finishes rather dry, bitter sweet chocolate flavor to it.

M: Medium body, mild carbonation to it. It feels okay but quickly thins and gets dry. Not awesome, but nothing really off about it at all. Easy drinker, thats for sure.

O: Good beer. I local to it, so there's plenty to go around. Usually end up killing around 4-5 of the 4 packs during the seasonal release of it, as well as a few growler fills. Great milk stout and it's easy to drink. Nothing off the wall, but safe bet if you want a really good milk stout!

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2012 00:42:59 | More by FATC1TY
Photo of Merkur


4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer pours a very dark black with about a half fingers worth of brown head.

Beer smells of sweet milk chocolate. A slight hint of roasted malts as well.

Beer taste very similar to chocolate milk. Very sweet chocolate taste with hints of vanilla as well. Very unique and delicious taste.

Mouthfeel is appropriately thick and very milky. Very pleasant.

Overall a very unique and great tasting stout.

Serving type: on-tap

03-03-2012 23:32:29 | More by Merkur
Photo of wedge

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ Woody's

Black with a little, creamy off-white head that sticks around for awhile. Very mellow, pleasant, and all around drinkable on draught. Real chocolate aroma with a mild sweetness. Lots of cocoa and milk chocolate in the mouth...sweet, yet dry and not cloying at all. Medium bodied and creamy smooth with rather low carbonation. Might have to come back on Valentine's Day or give it another try in bottle format.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2012 16:01:14 | More by wedge
Photo of kylehay2004


3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed while at the brewery in Athens, ga. Very thin head, no lacing really. Very dark with no light getting through. Head is tan. Very nutty and though this may sound strange I am reminded of A1 steak sauce a little with this one. Flavor is also nutty with typical sweet vanilla and cream taste. Roasted malts in the background. Just te right amount of sweetness for a milk stout. Light to medium carbonation. Slightly thick in body. Sort if an average milk stout with a unique aroma.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2011 22:48:35 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of Rifugium


3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Poured pitch black with a small tan cap; little to no lacing. Roasted malts and chocolate in the nose, and not much else to speak of. Taste was of roasty malts, chocolate, and a touch of coffee for bitterness. Barely any hops to speak of, as would be imagined. Finishes smooth. Not quite full bodied. Nice and drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2011 20:31:20 | More by Rifugium
Photo of SIRIUS2

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2011 00:41:29 | More by SIRIUS2
Photo of Mosley1212


4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the brewery. Served in a pint glass.

A--Pours a dark brown/black that is nearly opaque. A little light was coming through, but not much. Also, there was a rich chocolate-milk looking head that formed and then dissipated in a fairly quick period.

S--Heavily smells of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, and milk. If you have ever smelled a Yoo Hoo, that's what I instantly thought of when I smelt this brew.

T--Wow! Up front you are hit with the prototypical stout taste (malt, coffee, chocolate), but then a wave of salted caramel and rich vanilla bean comes through. I've had this both from bottle and on tap, and the on tap is better by a lot. Rich, creamy, and delightful taste.

M--Creamy. There is not much carbonation, but the beer feels light and crisp in the mouth.

O--This is one of the best milk stouts I have ever tried. My girlfriend is the stout person, not me, but Moo Hoo will be my exception. Glad this is a seasonal so i don't abuse it. Can't wait til the next release!

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2011 12:24:04 | More by Mosley1212
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

a loal favorite again i have had on tap, bottle, and growler. reviewed from notes on tap at barleys.

A very, very nice pour here. Pitch dark, with a really nice three inches of head on the top of the glass, which all settled down very nicely with some of the best side glass lace I have seen in a very long time, very rich and full and just very nice looking.

The aroma was decent. Rich roasted malts, hints of sweetness rolled in throughout the profile here with a very nice overall presentation to it. Some notes of chocolate as it warms up as well. The flavor was more of the same. Rich roasted malts, hints of chocolate and a light bitter dryness to it, but it lacked the punch of a really good tout, not much complexity here at all. The feel was nice, full bodied with good carbonation kept it alive, and light enough to be thrown down fairly easily, in fact, rather nicel.

Overall a very solid little stout, though I have to admit I would have liked a little more depth to it, it was still very nice.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2011 17:35:52 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of jonvan04


3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a jet black, with a very thin tan head. Their wasn't much going on with the aroma, a faint roastiness without much else going on. The taste had an appropriate amount of sweetness, with a creamy finish that totally coated your tongue as it went down. It was medium bodied for its style which made it relatively drinkable. I didn't get as much of the chocolate as I was expecting, but this was overall still a solid beer and a good milk stout.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2011 01:06:52 | More by jonvan04
Photo of AlexanderSelby

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This is no joke. It is the Yoo-Hoo of beers. Mouthfeel is that of chocolate milk: creamy, with low, low carbonation. Flavor is that of chocolate milk: rich and milky, the 6% abv is well hidden in this thick wave of choc/vanilla/coffee ice cream. Smell is of chocolate milk: chocolaty, but also a slight roasted coffee from black and chocolate malts. The only non-chocolate milk thing about this beer is the color: it is jet black; however, the head is a creamy brown which is, surprise surprise, the color of choco milk.

This is an experience to have. Impressive innovation, but personally, I would rather just have a milkshake.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2011 01:59:18 | More by AlexanderSelby
Photo of JMforman


4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Just had this at Mellow Mushroom in Chattanooga, TN for the $3 draft pint night. It wasn't on the menu yet, but the waitress suggested it. Good suggestion.

A- Jet black with a dark tan head. The head didn't stick around long, but it gave way to some decent lacing.

S- There wasn't much here unfortunately. Some roasted malt, chocolate, and espresso. It was all in the taste.

T- Rich chocolate and espresso with an bit of berry-fruit and caramel on the front end and slightly bitter espresso and burnt malt on the tail.There might've been some marshmallow in there too. Remarkable agreeable. Probably one of my favorites of the style.

M- Medium to full and very creamy

D- Goodness yes. It could easily be used to convert people to stouts (I wonder why there would be need for such a conversion).

You can't go wrong with Terrapin. I haven't had one that I didn't like! If you like this beer, check out their 2010 Wake-n-Bake coffee oatmeal imperial stout.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2011 04:59:10 | More by JMforman
Photo of Slatetank


4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this in a snifter at Shady McGrady's Downtown.

The beer is black as an 8ball with thick creamy light fallow head. The lace clings very well and clarity is opaque, The beading is fine. The smell is very hershey bar with a mild semi-sweet cocoa combined with gentle roasted aroma and subtle sweet scent accenting the malt. The feel is highly carbonated and medium bodied with subtle roasted middle and very mild alcohol with slight chocholate roasted tinge with semi-sweet finish. The texture is balanced both with slight creaminess from the effervescence and slight dry tannic quality of cocoa but generally nutty and sweet finishing.

The flavor is very good with lots of malt toastiness and slight caramel notes with light bean-like sweet/earthy compliments and a gentle flavor of cocoa, like a yoohoo it is creamy and slightly sweet but not really buttery or thick it just has a slight milk chocolate character to blend with the stout base. I enjoyed this more than I expected to. I think the Terrapin brewers achieved exactly what the name implies - a milk stout with cocoa flavor like a beer yoo-hoo. I recommend this to those who like cocoa in their stouts without a lot of bitterness.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2010 17:46:41 | More by Slatetank
Photo of orangesol


3.28/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap into a snifter at Shady's downtown.

A - Pours dark as night with a small one finger tan head, dissipating to a light tan film, leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Hard to describe...I think it was a little too cold when they first poured it and I really couldn't pick anything up. Once it warmed up a bit it really didn't improve much. Faint hints of coffee, booze, and some sweetness. Very under-welming to say the least.

T - Fairly sweet up front from the lactose with some mildly roasted dark malt and a touch of coffee in the middle helping to balance some of the sweetness. Finish is pretty sweet with some lingering roast. Having had wake-n-bake a few days ago this is quite the letdown. Not one of my favorites but still not terrible.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Creamy feel with a touch of lingering roast. Nothing too special tho.

D - Not very high. This one was ok, but I just don't think I could drink more than one of these. One was even pushing it.

Serving type: on-tap

12-26-2010 22:42:31 | More by orangesol
Photo of GehenHerzog

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pour is fairly black with about a quarter inch head..

S- Mainly roasted malt and chocolate..not much else present

T- Strong milk chocolate flavor up front with a little bit of coffee on the back end. About what expected with this beer

M- Extremely smooth (almost too smooth) and slightly creamy. Felt like I was drinking, ironically, chocolate milk. A little thinner than I expected

D- very drinkable and could get myself into trouble drinking a few of these

Another great beer from Terrapin. I won't be going out of my way to get it but I will be drinking more of it and I would definiely recommend it.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2010 02:35:42 | More by GehenHerzog
Photo of nickfl


4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured with one finger of medium brown foam on top of an opaque, dark brown to black body. The head dissipates slowly and leaves moderate lace.

S - An intense aroma of bittersweet chocolate with notes of nutty coffee, caramel, and light smoke. Just a hint of fruity alcohol in the background.

T - Light, sweet caramel malt up front with semi dark chocolate and a decidedly creamy note. The roast character comes out a bit more in the middle with some sweet, coffee and cream flavors and a hint of floral hops. More caramel and cream in the finish with a roast complexity that only really develops in the aftertaste with notes of smoke, dark chocolate, and coffee.

M - Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - This is a really excellent interpretation of what a "milk-chocolate" stout should be. The chocolate is undeniably present, though not quite as strong as it was in the earlier side project Dos Cocoas, and the creamy, lightly sweet character of the milk stout is on par with that of the best examples of the style. A really nice beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2010 00:02:10 | More by nickfl
Photo of commish374


4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed from a tulip glass on tap at Isaac Newton's in Newtown, PA. Was a great finish to a small holiday get-together. Topped off an evening of mostly IPA's.

A - Dark brown, nearly black, with a thin tan head - less than a finger. Not much lacing on the glass.

S - Nice mix of milk and dark chocolate mixed with roasted coffee.

T - sweet, followed by mild bitterness. The coffee was more on the nose than in the mouth. Same for the dark chocolate. Most of the taste is milk chocolate and the malt. To be great, this needs a little more complexity in the finish.

M - Easy, lovely, creamy. Was served a little colder than I would have expected.

D - Definitely a dessert stout. At 6% ABV it's not too dangerous, but there is too much sweetness to enjoy more than one or two. That said, one is very enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2010 14:40:07 | More by commish374
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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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