Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout - Terrapin Beer Company
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3.4/5 rDev -14.1%
Picked up a single of this little random treasure at my local deli/take-out beer store. Have to admit now, the label totally got me. Let's see how it is.
Appearance: Very dark, coffee like, inky. Tan/dark white head that is about an inch and a half thick.
Smell: Roasted barley scent with a nice tone of malts that are bitter and sweet at the same time. Little bit of chocolate mixed in also. Also a bit of cream that goes over well.
Taste: Has a nice taste of roasted malts and sweet chocolate and almost a vanilla flavor. Very hearty as a brew, but also is nice sweet. The creaminess to this brew is very apparent and good. Hops are mild and really helps to balance out everything.
Mouthfeel: Medium to above medium body. Carbonation is also medium and goes down quite well.
Overall: This brew was actually quite enjoyable. At first I saw this was a chocolate flavored milk stout, I was really intrigued. As this beer went down, I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Something that works well in the summer and I would totally recommend to a friend or fellow beer drinker.
06-24-2012 01:18:11 | More by DMXLOX22
3.08/5 rDev -22.2%
Consumed March 7th, 2012.
Beer pours a thick, dark brown. Virtually black with deep mahogany highlights. What head there is presents as a thin tan ring around the edges. Minimal sheeting.
Aroma is slightly sour. Malted milk balls.
Flavor: light. Dark malts up front, though not as bold as a standard stout. Roasted, not burnt. A little sour and lactic on the finish. Low to moderate bitterness. Fairly tame and not terribly interesting for a whole bottle.
Mouthfeel is slightly smooth and a little thick. Decent carbonation.
Don't think I'll be having this one again.
06-15-2012 00:47:16 | More by charlzm
3.93/5 rDev -0.8%
8.99 for 4pack. poured into pint glass.
a- pours a black coffee color, with a little head that quickly dissipates into a thin ring.
s- hints of vanilla, chocolate and warm milk
t- sweet, roasted malts. lots of vanilla comes out as it warms
m- i think a little under-carbonated. it's not as rich as I'd want, but it is smooth.
o- it's a good beer, but I don't know if it's something I'd seek out.
06-11-2012 00:28:31 | More by dejrrma
3.78/5 rDev -4.5%
Thanks are due to EgadBananas for providing this bottle. Poured into a pint glass. Pours black with a tall, creamy dark brown head. The head dissipates quickly, leaving a wispy cap atop the beer. There are aromas of dark roasted barley malt and chocolate. It smells roasty and sweet. Overall, the aromas are basic, but pleasing. Sweet and dark chocolate hit the mouth, adding some sweetness to the roast dark barley malt. The flavors are well balanced. The body is light to medium with light carbonation. It is creamy and smooth. The drinkability is high. Overall, this is a very good beer. It is an easy drinking beer that works as an after dinner drink or paired with dessert.
06-09-2012 00:24:33 | More by acevenom
3.15/5 rDev -20.5%
This would be a good Terrapin beer to do year round. Yeah, it's probably "best" in winter but the sweetness, drinkability, and low alcohol level makes it a good year round choice. Picked up a four pack and got the bottles to fridge temperature. I wanted to let my first pour warm up since I like my stouts between room and fridge temperature but I decided to pour anyway.
Their was some pretty good lacing and the foam had a nice brownish tint to it. And yes, "the foam kept getting thicker". Solid carbonation for a stout. The color is near jet black and I am starting to get excited.
The smell contains loads of belgium/dark chocolate mixed with Hersey's syrup. Not that it's a bad thing, but you can smell the sweetness. There is a little burnt malt in there that gives it the roast smell. Even though I don't smell alcohol it seems like is more than 6%.
The taste is not as sweet as the smell but still sweet. The surprise is how well the burnt malt and the chocolate go together. They nailed this part of the beer. The alcohol level of 6% is fitting but I'd rather it been at 7% (hey, it is a winter seasonal). There is not that much depth due to the sweetness that balances all other favors but the taste still lingers well into the palate. I like it but overall the taste is about one frog's leg away from my style.
The mouth feel is really great. Not many 6% beers create this amount of body. It is creamy, like a good milk stout should be. Nobody will be disappointed in this part of the beer.
Overall, I enjoyed this beer. $9.99 for a 4 pack is reasonable. I enjoy the body and mouth feel the most but I can say one thing; even though the beer lingers and creates a great creamy feel it tends to stay one dimensional due to the sweetness.
06-08-2012 00:47:26 | More by SittingOnAMtnTop
4.25/5 rDev +7.3%
I'm a fan of milk stouts- they're not something I have all the time, but occasionally I like their creamy gentleness and warming sweetness as a nightcap. I really like Terrapin's version- I'd go so far as to say it's pretty much the only fairly recently added rotating beer from them that I do like. Pours black with a thin tan head that fades to a swirl. Nice cocoa notes in the nose with just the barest hint of vanilla and warming spice. There is a bit of nuttiness along with the creaminess in the taste, and very nice fine cocoa flavors with a long chocolate finish and milky, silky smoothness with a hint of nutty cocoa bib bitterness in the background. Really nice- perhaps it could be a tad thicker in the mouthfeel, but overall a fine beer.
06-04-2012 02:46:14 | More by Georgiabeer
4.33/5 rDev +9.3%
Dark brown with a finger-thick foamy tan head that quickly subsides to a thin layer of bubbles. Heavy chocolate nose with caramelized sugar and roasted malts in the background. Taste also leans heavily on the chocolate and roasted quality, though not as sweet as the smell would seem to indicate, or as sweet as some other milk stouts. Mouthfeel is medium thin, with some lively carbonation that adds a little minerality. Aftertaste is ever so slightly bitter.
Overall, this is a very good stout, that straddles the line between a dry stout and a sweet one, with the accent on the chocolate character and less on the coffee.
06-02-2012 17:20:49 | More by JohnQVD
Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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