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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
very good

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Ratings: 1661
Reviews: 532
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
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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Photo of tripledbrew


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

Poured really dark brown, maybe almost black. Smooth and sweet, a little thin but not to the point of having a weak diluted flavor. Had a noticeable milk chocolate flavor without being over the top. Decent beer that I am glad to have had the chance to try. Its just as good or better than some other milk stouts out there, however I do not plan on drinking this beer again. Not so much the beers fault, I'm just not a big fan of this style.

Serving type: growler

02-19-2012 04:29:08 | More by tripledbrew
Photo of jimixr


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

Picked this up at a local growler station.

A: Thick, dark pour with around a finger of brown head. Pitch black, no light passes through this even held to the light.

S: Smells of dark chocolate with a little alcohol present. A decent aroma, but nothing special.

T: Some mild dark bitter chocolate nibs, semi sweet milk chocolate, roasted malt. Taste very much like chocolate milk that was carbonated.

M: Medium bodied, a little watery. I wish it was a little thicker. Carbonation is about right.

D: I like the beer, but cant help but think it could have been better. The watery body is the thing that bothered me.

Serving type: growler

05-05-2011 03:56:54 | More by jimixr
Photo of jpro

South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler from CBX... poured into a "100 Beer Club" dimpled mug.

A: Black (or pretty close to black) - held to light, there isn't much going on highlight-wise; one finger, brown head fades fast to a few thin caramel swirls on the beer's surface; no lace.

S: Sweet; roasty malts; hints of dark chocolate.

T: Not as roasty as the nose would imply; sweet, though; somewhat chocolatey, although not overpoweringly so... just some nice touches of darker chocolate that help round out the coffee notes and the (very) slightly bitter finish.

M: Nice body... full, silky and a touch chewy; very smooth and not too sticky on the palate; lower carbonation; all of this leads to an increased drinkability...

D: The sweetness helps cut any roasted malt acridity and also eliminates any chance of a dry finish... as a result, its hard to put this one down... A good all-around beer, for sure; although I think that Terrapin could probably get away with calling this Moo-Hoo Milk Stout, as the chocolate is kept pretty well in check.

Serving type: growler

01-03-2011 06:43:06 | More by jpro
Photo of welldigger888

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured a nice opaque black with a nice tan head that laced well.
Nice chocolatey malty brew on the nose.
A little sweet for me, but hey! Really smooth chocolate malty flavors. Good roasty grain bill as well.
Very creamy smooth velvet quality for me. This is where I felt this brew excelled.
Easy drinker too!

Serving type: growler

12-31-2010 02:00:26 | More by welldigger888
Photo of argock


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

Poured from brown glass growler into a clear glass snifter. Growler fill at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA) for $12.

A: Attractive black with cookie brown head that falls to a light beige wisp and leaves a few spots of lace along the glass.

S: Pretty light in aroma with some sweet chocolate and lightly toasted grain without much else. A bit more dark maltiness with some warming.

T: Very sweet chocolate milk through and through with some lactose sweetness countered with mostly sweet but a bit of darker chocolate flavors. The malts play second fiddle to the chocolate presence.

M: Very thin feel with overly active carbonation.

D: Enjoyable enough and a lighter bodied stab at this style, but it just doesn't have a lot depth of flavor, aroma, or feel. Not one of Terrapin's better brews to be sure. Nothing really wrong with it, but it just doesn't have any singular to suggest it.

Serving type: growler

12-23-2010 05:36:54 | More by argock
Photo of alaimoa


2.89/5  rDev -27%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 23:41:35 | More by alaimoa
Photo of TheSixthRing


3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours black with cola brown edging where light can penetrate. Tan, finger width head exhibits sub-par retention and results in a broken layer of surface suds. Fair lacing left on the glass with good stick.

Smell - Strong chocolate character, hitting on milk chocolate and deeper fudge. Tantalizing aroma.

Taste - Flavor doesn't match, unfortunately. Much less complex. Mostly milk chocolate character, with light caramel around the edges. Ghostly vanilla? Finishes much the way it begins, and not much else to it.

Mouthfeel - More light than medium in body with fair, tingly carbonation. A bit watery for the style. Probably the worst aspect of the brew.

Overall - A bit disappointing after such a promising aroma. Doesn't hit on a 2nd level, and the body just kills any redeeming value. Definitely wouldn't buy again, especially considering the lack of Cali distribution.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 02:48:34 | More by TheSixthRing
Photo of hops202

District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a snifter.

Has a very nice look upon first pour. Looks almost thicker than it should for the ABV. Smell is awesome. Like moohoo chocolate milk and sweet cream. Taste is just as delicious, lots of chocolate milk, sweet cream, sugar and yumminess.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 20:34:18 | More by hops202
Photo of bryanbullock

District of Columbia

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I went into this beer with mild expecations as I have never had a milk stout taht I felt worthy of much praise but I must say that this is easily the best milk stout I have had.

Dark pour, with only a minimum white lacing around the upper rim.

Smell is in your face chocolate and sweetness

Taste is a little less chocolate than the smell indicates but great almost dessert quality taste.

extremely smooth all the way too, easy drinking, great tasting bad ass milk stout.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 20:22:17 | More by bryanbullock
Photo of Bosoxfan20


3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A- pours a dark brown near black, with some light showing through. 1 finger dark tan head that doesn't hang around long.

S- Dark chocolate, roasted malts, and a touch of lactose. Not nearly as big on the nose as I expected. Pretty weak chocolate aroma to b honest.

T- Sweet, milky cocoa initially, then abundant amount of roasted and charred malts. Maybe too much of the adjunct ingredients gives this one more of an artificial flavor to me.

M- Mid body, a little thin for my taste. Very low carbonation.

O- Meh...there are a number of others of the style that I would try before this one. Pretty average in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 03:15:06 | More by Bosoxfan20
Photo of StaveHooks


3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a Prairie teku
2012 Vintage
Cheers to Yoshi Optimator for this one.

A - Pours a very dark brown with a small khaki head that forms a thin collar.

S - Brown bread, rye, lightly roasted grain, Whoppers candy, muted aromas of dark chocolate cake.

T - Follows the nose with grainy brown bread, faint chocolate, minor hints of coffee, some oxidation, some roasty bitterness on the semi-dry finish.

M - Medium weight, creamy carbonation, semi-dry finish.

Good flavors but everything seems muted due to its age. Oxidation is very noticeable and doesn't add any good qualities to the beer. Drink this one fresh.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 01:25:54 | More by StaveHooks
Photo of Alextricity


4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Well, this is about what I had expected. In short, this is a very solid milk stout. In a bit longer way, it's a very easy drinking brew with a moderate thickness with a velvety feel. The flavor is pretty heavy on the chocolate, but there's also a roasty/coffee/almost ash flavor on the end that keeps this from being overly sweet. The aroma gives off a good amount of sweetness, but it's not as sweet on the tongue. One of the better milk stouts I've had.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 22:22:07 | More by Alextricity
Photo of PicoPapa


4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to BubalooBrewMaster for this one.

12oz bottle. Pours a dark brownish black with over an inch of thick brown head. Minimal lacing. The aroma is a big whiff of chocolate with some earth and light roasted malts. The taste is all chocolate milk upfront. Some earth and roasted malts but this one is dominated by the chocolate. A bit more of an alcohol presence than I expected. Finishes with more chocolate milk flavor. Tons of carbonation. Overall, this is a great chocolaty Milk Stout as advertised.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 18:00:44 | More by PicoPapa
Photo of HopBomb515

New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Black, thick tan head, spotty lacing that doesn't stick.

S - Honestly, all I get I chocolate. Just big chocolate aroma with some sweetness that gets in the nose.

T - This was the best part, but a bit of a letdown. It's has likeness to a chocolate soda to me. Chocolate, some soda like sweetness, with an earthy hop presence at the end. Not overly complex but what it does is chocolate, and it does that well.

M - Surprisingly high level of carbonation comes off sharp and takes away from any creaminess I expect from the style.

O - This was a letdown for me. One dimensional and forgettable with elements that seemed misplaced for a milk stout. Not bad, but for something sold in a 4 pack for the price I'll take a 6 pack of left hand milk stout when in the mood next time.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 02:27:36 | More by HopBomb515
Photo of jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer is jet black with a large tan head. Head fades steadily, good lacing.

Nose contains roasted malt, lactose and chocolate. Smells a bit like Nestle Quik.

Taste is consistent with the nose. Chocolate, lactose and roasted malt. Tastes creamy. Sweet, though there is a bit of bitterness from the chocolate.

Full bodied, very highly carbonated. Irritating.

Overall, pretty good. Certainly on the sweet side, not something I could drink much of, but pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 01:12:30 | More by jrenihan
Photo of RayVen

New York

5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Looks great from the dark brown bottle. I love love love chocolate! Not bitter. Creamy feel in the mouth but not overwhelming creaminess. Goes down easy even after it warms up and is no longer ice cold. No nasty, stale after taste that lingers on and on and on. In the moment beer. Smell? Smells heavenly! They should make a Moo Hoo spray!

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 01:43:17 | More by RayVen
Photo of JDJ


4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer was everything the label promised. Delicious chocolate milk scent, one finger thick frothy head, and semi sweet milk chocolatey flavor. Not a whole lot going on aside from the chocolate milk flavors, maybe a little bit of malt in the background, but it's a pretty straightforward beer. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel, chocolate milk flavor with mild undertones of roasted malt, and superb drinkability. Pretty delicious if you ask me.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 06:17:41 | More by JDJ
Photo of JulioH


3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like the whole concept of chocolate milk stout. I love chocolate milk and this stout is a replacement for a yoo-hoo.

The beer is definitively a stout, although a very mild one. It is not bitter, but it leads you to a bitter-less climax. As I drink this stout, my brain is expecting some type of bitterness to hit, but that never happens, hence the chocolate milk name. That said, I didn't taste the chocolate either.

It is not a heady beer, I think this one is the best introduction to stouts, possible as how not to make them, but also as a stout that is not heavy, bitter, and shocking.

One thing is for sure, something needs to be done with the aroma. It is practically non-existent.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 00:37:26 | More by JulioH
Photo of ryan1788a5


3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Guinness pint.

A: Black pour with garnet hues and good clarity. Creamy khaki colored head drops quickly and leaves only a few small spots and wisps of lacing.

S: Thin woody roast, hint of cola, rich cocoa nib aroma, vague hint of dark stone fruits, sugary lactose.

T: Cola and a faint woody and nutty roast are quickly covered by an indulgent chocolate blanket. Flash of cherry. Sugary. More woody roast pokes through now and again. Roast, chocolate, and cola on the finish.

M: Lighter medium body. Thin creaminess, a bit watery. Lightly prickling carbonation.

O: It feels rather pedestrian, just a step or two above mediocrity. An easily approachable beer, but there isn't much that makes me want to come back to it.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 03:18:51 | More by ryan1788a5
Photo of BierJager89


4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours dark, black with a brown head.

S: Lots of sweet milk chocolate in the nose, with a little fruity hop presence, and not much else.

T: Hop presence comes out first, with citrus peel and pine, followed by a big dose of milk chocolate leading into a roasty coffee/dark chocolate finish that becomes dry, but not unpleasantly dry.

M: Full bodied, creamy but not quite smooth.

O: Delicious. It's not as good as wake n bake, but if you can find it, I definitely recommend picking one up.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 22:57:40 | More by BierJager89
Photo of puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. 2013 batch. It was a gift. Sampled on January 31, 2014. My last new beer for the month I suppose.

This pours a very dark brown to just about black. Small tan head that fades.

The aroma is explosive with melted milk chocolate with any malt or hop character coming up far in the background.

The body is medium to bold. Very creamy like melted chocolate.

That chocolate flavor is overwhelming.l I thin it is supposed to be, which is why I rated this rather high. Like drinking a chocolate milk with a mildly bitter finale. I could have this many times - but won't since it was gift from a friend.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 02:25:38 | More by puboflyons
Photo of tillmac62

South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours used motor oil black with a normal amount of head and lacing. Lacing lasts a normal amount of time. Moderate nose of sweet and dark chocolate over a faint roast. Slightly less than medium bodied with normal carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. The taste is a bit subdued, but of chocolate over a very light roast and sweetness. A smooth, yet clean, finish that hints of roast. This would be a good starter stout, but falls short of excellence - more body and flavor are needed.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 20:53:12 | More by tillmac62
Photo of cbutova


4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Have always had my eyes on this when in Terrapin distro areas but never got around to it. Cousin reminded me of it when in Tampa, thanks Sonny!

A- Poured from the 12oz bottle into a snifter with a black body, not quite as thick as an RIS but still midnight black. Semi-aggressive pour allows a nice creamy thick mocha tan head to form to about one finger. Good head retention and lace starts as a ring at the top and some nice webs result below.

S- A nice roast forward milk stout with a clear chocolate addition above that. It does not feel artificial but reminds me of a good milk chocolate bar. Mostly malty with roast barley, caramel and some toasted hints.

T- Mostly follows what the nose brings but some yeast influence comes out. The yeast brings just a bit of a fruity and fresh baked bread feel but this is far beyond the dominant malts. Roast chocolate malts, milk chocolate, lactose sweetness, toasted nuttiness and slight caramel are in the forefront.

MF- Medium thickness overall with just a bit of creaminess to it. Carbonation is at a lower to medium level and makes it all feel just a bit to watery somehow. Roast bitterness lingers in the finish.

One of the better chocolate forward, lower-ABV stouts I can think of. A lot of vanilla and cocoa beers take on an artificial feel or the flavor just doesn't blend in, this one has a nice balance. The body is just a tiny bit thinner than I would like but the flavor is better than good.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 03:55:26 | More by cbutova
Photo of cpetrone84


2.64/5  rDev -33.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 23:55:07 | More by cpetrone84
Photo of dar482

New York

3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a black with a fluffy brown head.

The aroma has milk chocolate, cocoa powder, roasted malt.

The flavor follows with chocolate milk, cocoa powder, a bit of roasted coffee. Almost a chocolate milk “soda.” A slight roasty bitterness on the finish. A medium plus amount of carbonation. Mouthfeel is light plus.

A very smooth milk stout. A bit light on flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 03:20:04 | More by dar482
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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,661 ratings.