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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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1,663 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1663
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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Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice drinkability, more so than the many other chocolate added beers out there. Sweet-bitter chocolate in a dark chocolate slightly frothy look. Rich chocolate, somewhat roasty aromas. Nicely balanced. Smooth mouthfeel. Reasonable a.b.v., satisfying.Thanks Mikegroove.
Had this again, bottle from late Autumn trip, still very nice milk stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 20:56:30 | More by Sammy
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to SamuelJackson45 for sending me this one!

Pours an opaque black with a 1 inch dark tan head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. Good rings of lace around the glass on the drink down. Smells of dark cocoa powder mixed in milk and roasted dark malts. Taste is of roasted dark malts, dark cocoa powder, cocoa nibs, and lactose. A medium level of carbonation makes for a bubbly but smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good stout with some nice chocolate notes and my first beer from Terrapin. I am glad I got to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 03:36:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
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 womencantsail


3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for another southern tick, Bobby.

A: The pour is dark brown in color, almost black if you really want it to be, featuring a thin off-white/tan head.

S: A mild coffee aroma, lots of roasted malts, and a mild creaminess from the milk sugar. There is actually a touch of acidity to the nose.

T: The flavor is far better. Lots of sweetness and creaminess from the lactose. A nice hearty roasted character and some hints of black cherries.

M: This one is medium in terms of body and carbonation.

D: Didn't have very high expectations from the nose, but the flavor was quite good. Not a bad milk stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2010 21:57:09 | More by womencantsail
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North Carolina

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

Appearance: Pours a licorice color with a modest tan cap that leaves a lively pattern of lace

Smell: Milk chocolate with hints of roast and earthy hop

Taste: Milk chocolate, up front, with the hops adding a nice balance by mid-palate; after the swallow, the milk chocolate leads to a mellow finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A very pleasant milk stout, with a nice finish

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 03:26:50 | More by brentk56
Photo of BEERchitect


4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 04:12:29 | More by BEERchitect
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3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On cask at FireFlies in Alexandria. Poured into a pint glass.

Pours black with a single-finger head and not too much lace after the head recedes, which was quite quickly. A good swirl didn't bring much back. The nose was pretty one-dimensional with some light, sweet chocolate.

The taste brought more chocolate, which started to come out more as the brew warmed up. However, again it was pretty one dimensional. At the same time, the flavor was quite nice for what it was. Nothing over the top. As it warmed, an ever so slight roasted character came. The mouthfeel was simultaneously a bit creamy and fairly light. It worked, especially with the low alcohol. Quite sessionable and drinks pretty well.

Serving type: cask

11-12-2010 02:18:13 | More by Thorpe429
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New York

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a thin tan head that quickly faded away and left delicate lacing on the surface.
S: There are light aromas of semisweet milk chocolate in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and quite rich; it also has some hints of roasted malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink; I could easily have a few of these in one sitting.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 00:32:59 | More by metter98
Photo of ChainGangGuy


4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Standard Six-Pack - $8.99 at Uncle Jacks Spirits in Canton, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours an inky-looking, black body with a tall, churning, dark tan-colored head.

Smell: Roasted barley scent with flourishes of Breakfast Blend coffee, chocolate ganache, caramel, and nuts. Dash of half-and-half. A lone minced prune. There is ample chocolate on the nose, but it seems mainly reserved for the flavor.

Taste: Well roasted malts, with noted black coffee tones and sweet, sugary caramel accents and a splash of wholesome whole milk followed by a big dollop of Smucker's Chocolate Fudge. Undercurrent of dark fruitiness. What bitterness is present seems to be coming primarily from the roasty mix of malts. Smooth, dark chocolate and cream stirred up into coffee finish. As I'm sitting here, in between typing up this quick snippet, chatting TheLibrarianGirl via AIM, and downloading music, the chocolate is really riding out well into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Near-full mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Nicely velvety mouthfeel.

Drinkability: I dug this one, I can definitely see myself springing for a second six-pack. Plenty of chocolate presence though nowhere near as in-your-face as Southern Tier's Choklat. Yeah, it's no Depth Charge, but Moo-Hoo is good in its own right.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2010 21:57:29 | More by ChainGangGuy
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North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2010 20:44:45 | More by oberon
Photo of TMoney2591


3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Thanks to whartontallboy for this bottle!

Frankly, I can't tell if this beer's trying to evoke some happiness (woo-hoo) or sadness (boo-hoo). I knew I should've learned Bovine... Until then, though, I guess I'll just drink it in ignorance. It pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises coffee, cocoa powder, light char, and a heaping helping of roasted malts. The taste initially focuses on that same char and some strong coffee; then it moves into a strangely strong bitterness that sorta finds itself winged by an almost berry-like flavor (it could have just been my tongue adjusting to the pain); then, finally, some smooth, sweet milk chocolate and roasted malts come in, sweeping my embattled 'buds off their feet (if they have feet...). Subsequent sips show a marked decrease in that sharp bitterness, but it never truly drops away, hurting the overall taste all the way. The body is a heavy-leaning medium (he's gaining weight, but few would really use the word "fat" to describe him), with a light carbonation and a fairly smooth feel. Overall, the unbalanced flavors are highly detrimental here: As much as I want to continue to drink it, there's more of a "I need to finish this horrid movie just to see what happens" kind of atmosphere in my brain. A bit of a downer, for sure.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2011 08:00:03 | More by TMoney2591
Photo of MasterSki


3.8/5  rDev -4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 18:42:44 | More by MasterSki
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Rhode Island

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

Acquired from HogWildLiquor, courtesy of BA Secret Santa 2010 so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a short beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains milk chocolate, roasted malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a rich creamy flavor of milk chocolate the remains prevelant the entire time you drink the beer. Then a hearty but not too heavy roasted malt character comes in. The hops presence is very mild which is normal for this kind of beer but is enough to bring the type of balance needed. The after-taste is quite chocolaty.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is a very good poundable stout worth drinking for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 03:34:27 | More by TheManiacalOne
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4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up in NC

Pours mahogany with a pinky of mocha head. Minimal head retention & lacing

S: Chocolate, cocoa powder

T: Follows the nose, nice cocoa powder with a touch of lactose twang & faint bits of roastyness up front. Milk choclate sweetness as this warms, plus mocha notes & dryness. Finishes with cocoa, chococlate & even a bit of caramel

MF: Medium bodied with slight carbonation, nice creamyness

What a great milk stout! I could drink this all the time, but will settle for getting it the next time I'm down south. This is sooo much than the so-called chocolate beer Boulevard puts out

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 03:59:24 | More by russpowell
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4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Neat label. Bottle shared by Thorpe, thanks Mike.

Beer is black with a nice thick head of tan bubbles without much retention. Some lacing left behind.

Aroma is roasty and sweet with hints of chocolate.

This tastes like chocolate milk. It's kind of amazing, straight up chocolate throughout. Some minimal sweetness up front opens the mid-palate to a lot of chocolate and finishes with some mild (surprisingly mild) chocolate. Medium in body and very drinkable. Yum!

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 21:36:28 | More by drabmuh
Photo of Mora2000


4/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 20:06:43 | More by Mora2000
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4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to cwguy5 for another Terrapin beer.

Pours a darker colored large almost 2 finger but very fizzy and quick fading head, over a jet black beer.

Nose has plenty of lactose, a nice creamy aroma with some milk chocolate, a bit of hot cocoa, slight toasty malt, light roast and coffee, bit of caramel, and a crisp dry stout aroma.

Taste is smooth and creamy, plenty of lactose again, some creamy milk chocolate, a bit of hot cocoa, slightly rich, a bit of an oatmeal feel, also some caramel, light toasty malts, hints of roast and coffee, very slight bitterness with some sweetness, and slight almost peppermint like flavor. Finishes with a long creamy milk chocolate, light bitterness, and bit of lingering mouth feel, but dry.

Mouth is medium to slightly heavier bodied with lots of creaminess and slight oatmeal feel, light but decent carbonation.

Drink is great, smooth and creamy but rich at the same time, bit of a dry finish, slight bitterness and slight lingering mouth feel.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2011 04:13:34 | More by jlindros
Photo of Knapp85


3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew poured out as a deep brown color with a brown colored head on top. The smell of this beer reminded me of chocolate milk honestly, very sweet smelling on the nose with some lactose and chocolate all over this one. The taste of the beer is also sweet with plenty of milky chocolate flavors here. This is super smooth and creamy feeling, really interesting stuff here. Overall I felt like it was almost too much but yet I did enjoy it. I'd like to have it again to see what I think a second time around.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 06:32:12 | More by Knapp85
Photo of jwc215


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

Pours black with a fizzy brown head that collapses in a short while. Not much lacing sticks.

The smell is of chocolate/cocoa nibs with some lactose.

The taste is of sweet dark chocolate with a mild sour touch in the finish. Late alcohol warmth shows.

Pretty smooth. Finishes somewhat abruptly.

A heavy stout with plenty of cocoa. Pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 18:28:44 | More by jwc215
Photo of WVbeergeek


4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 03:31:51 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

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

Appearance: pours a black color with a short wispy milk chocolate colored head.

Smell: loads of milk chocolate and some fruit sweetness comes through to the nose.

Taste: nice malty base. Loads of chocolates, some vanilla, prunes, and a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel : medium bodied beer. Smooth from start to finish with a bit of a velvety finish too. Aftertaste is big on chocolate and vanilla.

Overall: an easy drinking milk stout that goes down rather quickly. Reminds you of a chocolate milk from my youth but this is the adult version.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 20:36:30 | More by Gavage
Photo of tempest


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

Had a bottle after dinner for dessert. This is one of the better milk stouts I've had, though I might like to see what it's like with the chocolate but no lactose. The nibs provide a great earthy cocoa flavor, but it fades behind the sweet and smooth chocolate malts. I was surprised that this was actually a better beer as it approached cellar temperature, but that's where you want to keep it.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 01:03:43 | More by tempest
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New York

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

Thanks to BigSexy410 for this one. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a black color with one inch of tan head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, and light coffee.

t - Tastes of roasted, chocolate, vanilla, and light coffee.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth and creamy body.

d - I thought this was a really good milk stout. This beer was exactly what I thought it would be when I heard about it and heard the name. Very enjoyable and easy to drink, would like to have again.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 01:25:10 | More by mdfb79
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3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Acquired at a local bottle shop last week. Expectations are high; I loved Wake N Bake. Seasonal 2012. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with green standard pressure cap served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

Served cold, straight from the fridge, and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 2.5 finger tan colour head. Lovely cream. Good thickness. Good (~4-5 minute) retention. Body colour is a dark solid black; not quite a jet black. No yeast particles are visible; opaque (both nontransparent and non-translucent). No bubble show. Light even lacing as the head recedes. Head is fluffy and soft. Appealing across the board. Good for the style, if expected. Can't wait to drink it.

Sm: Cocoa, light coffee, chocolate malt, oats, brown sugar, dark malts, unrefined sugar, and some subtle backgrounded roast. A lovely aroma. Fantastic for the style. Brown sugar is dominant. Not getting any lactose from the aroma. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. Very inviting. Moderate in strength. Some cream. Great overall.

T: Mmm. Lovely milk chocolate/hot cocoa complements a brilliantly executed dark & chocolate malt body with brown and unrefined sugars present throughout. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Not getting any lactose. Some subtle buried roast caters to my own personal tastes quite nicely. Cream. Cocoa notes are fantastic, with definite cocoa powder character alongside the deep evocative cocoa nibs. Fantastic build for the style and excellent balance. Really having this one. Complex yet subtle. Good depth of flavour. Very impressive. Not at all too sweet. Any hop presence is minimal.

Mf: Creamy, smooth, and wet. Good carbonation. Good thickness. Lightly coarse to coax out the flavours; I think this trait emerges from the unrefined sugars. Good presence on the palate. Light and easy to drink. Not harsh or sharp. I'd stop short of calling it refreshing, but it's damn well executed.

Dr: Extremely drinkable. It's just a damn good example of the style. Terrapin's slowly winning me over after a couple initial misses. Maybe they just do stouts well and that's it? I'd definitely have this one again. Seems like a great winter seasonal. I'd buy this by the 6 pack, for sure. Quite impressed by it. I'd recommend it to friends. Would love to try it on-draught. Probably ages decently; I wouldn't recommend more than a year or two.


Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 04:14:50 | More by kojevergas
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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
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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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