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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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1,801 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,801
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 218
Gots: 235 | FT: 15
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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 djmichaelk
3.23/5  rDev -18.4%

12oz bottle into a snifter.

A - Pours a thick, oily black with ruby highlights. Maybe a finger of head, with just a bit of short-lived lacing and no retention.

S - Milk chocolate, lactose, and roast. Definitely has a sweet aroma, but not in an unpleasant way.

T - Pretty much truth-in-advertising tastes like someone mixed a shot of chocolate milk into a bottle of stout. Long-ish sweet finish, and no alcohol detected.

M - Good, with consistent carbonation. Coats without being oily.

D - One and done for me. While I like the flavors, I was struggling to finish the glass by the end due to the sweetness of the beer.

O - Not bad, but not as good as the heavy hitters in this style.

djmichaelk, Jan 23, 2011
Photo of readbaron
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%

pours a deep black - so dark it absorbs all light. With a hard pour you get a decent mocha head.

Smell is rather disappointing - not much to it. A bit of malt and lactose sweetness.

The taste is where this beer really shines. It is for sure a chocolate milk stout. Rich, creamy, chocolate goodness. Finishes exceptionally smoothly. Nicely balanced malts and sweetness make this one worth seeking out.

Mouthfeel is very good. Viscous and creamy without being sticky.

Very, very drinkable. Wish I had more.

readbaron, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of rka758
3.28/5  rDev -17.2%

12oz bottle poured into tulip.
Trade Extra

A: Pours a deep black with no head.
S: Aromas of cocoa powder and coffee. As well as a bit of sweetness in the nose.
T: A bit of char. Coffee bitterness.
M: Highly carbonated. A syrupy coating.
D: Not my favorite milk stout.

rka758, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of AwYeh
4/5  rDev +1%

Thanks to both Mark (ScreamForMe) and Ankur (arvjunk) for sending me bottles of this one!

A: Pours very dark brown/black; one finger foamy tan head.

S: Chocolate milk (or milk chocolate?) alongside coffee and light roasted malts.

T: Once again, chocolate is the standout- this time a bit more bittersweet. A lighter, chocolate milk flavor is also noticeable on the finish; coffee and roasted malts still present.

M: Medium+ body, smooth and creamy, moderate carbonation.

D: Quite drinkable; more balanced than the other milk (and sweet) stouts that I've tried, which helps the taste be continually enjoyable.

AwYeh, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of vette2006c5r
4.68/5  rDev +18.2%

This beer pours a black color, with a small tan head. The smell is very strongly chocolate. The taste however is much more mellow. There is a nice choclate milk like flavor, but its not overpowering, and then a bit of a bitterness to finish. Nice amount of carbonation, and very easy to drink. Overall a great choclate beer, so far the best one I had.

vette2006c5r, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of Janderson91
4.53/5  rDev +14.4%

Another great beer from Terrapin. Thankful to live in the southeast!

A - Pours pitch black with a one finger light brown head that eventually recedes to a ring around my glass. Leaves some patchy lacing around the sides.

S - Smell is pretty muted unfortunately. But what I can pick up is some sweet chocolate and a hint of roasted malts.

T - This could be the best tasting milk stout I've had. Nice and sweet with a great chocolate milk flavor throughout. Some roasty malts and some coffee notes are also present. Leaves a fantastic chocolate milk taste in the mouth.

M - Medium-bodied with just the right amount of carbonation. Nice.

D - Very drinkable for a stout. No alcohol presence at all for me.

A great beer, I wish the guys at Terrapin would make it year round. As the label says, it's utterly delicious!

Janderson91, Jan 21, 2011
Photo of bradleyp
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%

Thanks to scifan for the hookup

A: Black as dark chocolate, very nice color to it. I'm a huge fan of dark beers, and this one takes the cake.

S: Not much to the aroma, but I could pick up some of the chocolate nib aroma.

T: This is what milk stouts should all taste like. Very sweet, and once I took a big gulp of it, I could taste the chocolate oozing into my throat. Very tasty beer.

M: Very smooth, very creamy, and not very carbonated so it wasn't very rough in my mouth.

D: I had two of these, and I have two more for NFC Championship Sunday. I would probably drink 2 of these every night if I could.

bradleyp, Jan 21, 2011
Photo of jonvan04
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

jonvan04, Jan 21, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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.

TMoney2591, Jan 20, 2011
Photo of obywan59
4/5  rDev +1%

Pitch black in my pint glass. A 2 finger dark tan head that quickly dissipates leaving light lacing.

Aroma of chocolate and coffee. As it warms I get more chocolate milk.

More chocolate milk in the taste with a bit of coffee and roasted malt.

A bit watery, too thin for my taste. Very smooth but has a slight bite of carbonation early on.

Incredibly easy to drink, but don't be deceived, it's a dangerous brew.

obywan59, Jan 19, 2011
Photo of crashdavisinoh
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%

Poured into a pint glass

A-Poured thinner than expected (not a negative)...very dark...no light escapes. Minimial head.

S-Chocolate...chocolate..chocolate...with some coffee aromas

Taste-Chocolate, some malts, coffee

M-Very smooth, not a lot of carbonation

D-VERY drinkable...I could sit back and knock down a few of these. I was pleastantly surprised at just how drinkable this is.

One of the few beers that I can look at the label and say...yep...it is what they say it is. Very highly recommended.

crashdavisinoh, Jan 18, 2011
Photo of RonfromJersey
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%

Total blackness in the body, topped by two very dense fingers of dark tan foam.

Aroma is a highly inviting blend of coffee (with milk) and chocolate.

Taste begins with a quick flash of coffee, and then a delicious roll up of chocolate builds and builds. Great finish.

Rich full mouthfeel, though not oily or slick.

Highly drinkable, this one and a next one.

Tasty and recommended.

RonfromJersey, Jan 17, 2011
Photo of chicagobeerriot
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%

Pours black with just a slight amount of ruby at the edge of the glass when held to the light. Two inches of tan colored head settles slowly with minimal lacing.

Milk chocolate, burnt caramel and coffee on the nose. Very nice variety of smells for a milk stout.

Mouthfeel is medium-full and very smooth for the style.

The taste is complex but well-balanced. Chocolate melds with the lactose to create a great milk chocolate effect that is balanced nicely by a backbone of bitter chocolate and burnt toast flavors. No one flavor overwhelms or extends beyond the proper style profile. One of the best examples I've come across in a while.

chicagobeerriot, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of HeyItsChili
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%

Picked up at GBX alongside a bottle of Wake n Bake.

A - Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours opaque dark brown like the blood stained hull of some viking ship aimlessly pillaging about the dark Nordic seas. Dark khaki head.

S - Sweet chocolate syrup, dry cocoa powder, mild roasted malt and some faint hop bitterness.

T - They really nailed the theme of the beer here, there's a definite lactic quality enveloping the chocolate syrup and cocoa flavors. Very subdued hops and some medium brown malty sugars.

M - Light bodied, smooth.

HeyItsChili, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of rajendra82
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%

The dark brown body was opaque, and the head was small and short lived. The smell was nutty with some chocolate backing. The taste was bittersweet, with a touch of sour. The type of chocolate used was clearly dark and semi-sweet, and it complimented the stout flavors nicely. The was a little too thin for my liking, but this is typical of most Terrapin stouts. The beer was a relaxing before bed drink, that would probably also work well for breakfast.

rajendra82, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of biteme398
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%

From a 12oz bottle to pint glass.

Dark tan frothy head, fades slowly. Body is black to the point of impenetrability. Nose is mostly of roasted malts and some chocolate. A sweetness (that isn't chocolate) is also noted in the smell. Taste is actually a good balance of chocolate and mostly malt. A hint of hops towards the end. The mix is so balanced, in fact, it is hard to pick out the different elements at first, something uncommon in most beers with additional flavoring. Mouthfeel is very creamy and the carbonation is appropriately low. A very good beer overall, probably best for dessert.

biteme398, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of KeefD
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%

Been wanting to try this one for awhile now and got the chance courtesy of n2185. Thanks Jackson!

Pours a dark brown color but totally black in the glass with a small tan head and no lacing. Aroma is chocolaty and creamy with a touch of roast, but mostly sweet. Taste is a good mix of chocolate and light roast, and a touch of lactose. There's actually a slight sourish twang on the finish that's hard to describe, but I'd probably attribute it to the lactose. This starts to fade as it warms up, becomes creamy, with more chocolate, some surprisingly noticeable but loight citrus hops on the finish, but a tad light on the body. Carbonation is low and this thing is smooth as hell. A good, drinkable milk stout and definitely delicious.

KeefD, Jan 15, 2011
Photo of titosupertramp
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%

Could have swore I reviewed this one already, but here goes..

A: Mostly black, but when you raise it to the light you can see that it's dark brown around the edges. Tan colored head that recedes quickly.

S: The smell is pretty subtle..certainly not in your face. Bitter, dark chocolate is what you first notice. As it warms, there's more of a roasty smell. Faint, but nice.

T: Again, dark, bitter chocolate is what I noticed first. Sweet, milk chocolate follows. Getting a coffee type flavor at the end when it warms. Delicious and rich.

M: Decent. It's a little thinner that I expected it to be. Slick and coating leaving the aftertaste for while.

D: Very high. The alcohol is nowhere to be found in this, granted it's only 6%ABV. The thinish quality actually adds to the drinkability.

Good beer. Looking forward to next year's release.

titosupertramp, Jan 15, 2011
Photo of billab914
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Mad Fox shaped glass. It poured pretty close to black in color, with a thin, tan and frothy head to it. The head retreated to the edges of the glass relatively quickly, where it remained.

The aroma has a very nice chocolaty flavor to it. It has some dark and bitter chocolate as well as a sweeter, milk chocolaty flavor. I get a bit of a roasty, coffee like flavor to it as well.

The taste starts out with more of the darker chocolate coming through. As you get closer to the finish more of the sweeter, milk chocolaty flavor takes over and gives it more of a chocolate milk like flavor. A little bit of that roasty, coffee like flavor is in the taste as well and gives it some balance.

The mouthfeel is a little on the thicker side with carbonation being a bit below average. The lower carbonation worked pretty well for it. Drinkability is good, I really enjoyed the flavors it had. It had some great chocolaty flavors to it but didn't become too sweet. It also felt relatively light for so much flavor. Definitely a beer I could have a few of. A very welcome addition to Terrapin's line up and one I'll probably be buying annually.

billab914, Jan 14, 2011
Photo of tchenery
3.8/5  rDev -4%

This beer is jet black in color. It looks like oil pouring out in the glass. There is a slight, very slight off-white head rimming the edge of the glass.

It smells chocolatey, roasty, and thick. It smells like a chocolate malt milkshake.

Very smooth, almost slick just like a milk stout should be. It has that extra sweetness from the lactose which gives a creamy taste when mixed with the roasted chocolate malts. There is a hint of bitterness on the very end, but it acts more as a palate cleansing bitterness than anything else.

Mouthfeel is very oily with a lingering aftertaste that coats everything. It would be awesome if this beer had a huge frothy head and some more carbonation.

Totally drinkable, especially for a sweet stout. If you like stout, you'll like Moo Hoo.

tchenery, Jan 13, 2011
Photo of Mississipping
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%

A: Close to black, but very dark brown with a small tan head that had good retention. Gradually dissipates into a thin ring with almost no lacing.

S: This really smells like chocolate milk ... sweet milk chocolate with a fresh milk scent, along with a bit of roasted malt. There's not much else going on here, but for this one, less is more. Really nice aroma.

T: Taste follows the smell but with just a bit more going on. Sweet milk chocolate right up front with just a touch of hoppiness. Follows is subtle roasted malt, coffee, and bittersweet chocolate. The taste is slightly better than the smell, but both are just what I expected.

M/D: Typically, I look for body and creaminess in a stout, however, the lighter body and moderate carbonation of Moo-Hoo seems appropriate and really doesn't disappoint. Given the pleasant simplicity of the taste, the light mouthfeel yields higher drinkability and an overall enjoyable beer. This was really pretty good and the next time I'm within Terrapin's distribution, I'll grab another six-pack.

Mississipping, Jan 13, 2011
Photo of Anchorage42
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%

A- Dark Black with a mocha colored head, almost one finger that receded quickly. 4.0 because the head didn't last as long as I would've liked it to. It was a beautiful glass when it was there.

S- Very mild chocolate, roasty notes upon pour. Very soft smell doesn't get in your face, but hints at the sweetness. 3.5 because I was hoping for a more potent aroma after every inhale. It smells great, just not as strong as I would've hoped for

T- Absolutely delicious. Malty with the perfect amount of chocolate sweetness and a hint of coffee through the finish. Great aftertaste.

M- Not overly full, very smooth, very low carbonation/astringency. Slick.

D- Amazingly drinkable. For a stout, it's very easy going down and doesn't make me feel overly full or bloated (as a beer). This would be a great introduction to stouts for new stout drinkers, in my opinion. Coping from a hop-head, this is a wonderful alternative when I'm feeling like something else. Too bad this is seasonal only.

Anchorage42, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of DIM
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

a: This was a very dark brown and poured with a smallish tan head.

s: Sweet lactose and hints of chocolate fudge.

t: Wow, there is a lot more going on here than the smell would suggest. In fact, this is pretty much exactly what I hope it would be. There are plenty of milk stouts out there, and there are plenty of chocolate stouts around. Why is this the first chocolate milk stout I've come across? This is a no-brainer great idea. This starts off pleasantly sweet with flavors of chocolate cake batter and sweet milkiness. The finish adds a drier roasty cocoa.

m: Good body for a smaller stout with gentle, creamy carbonation.

d: Thanks to titosupertramp for the chance to try this. Does anyone else make a chocolate milk stout? I need to try more of these.

DIM, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of theghost3
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%

Pours a deep, dark opaque brown. There's a slight cafe au lait head that dissipates into a ring of foam that sticks around. Moderate lacing.

The smell is domintated by chocolate malt. The taste is milk chocolate, reminds me of chocolate milk with a hint of coffee and spice. The flavors do not seem artificial like some chocolate stouts. The mouthfeel is thick, low carbonation.

This is a very drinkable milk stout. It is filling, but the 6 percent ABV makes it easy to drink a couple of these in a session.

theghost3, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of Chadpaq
4/5  rDev +1%

Picked up a single of this from Lighthouse Beer & Wine in Wilmington. For those of you reading this and in the area, they will be receiving HopSlam on Friday. Just FYI. Yes, it's extremely random to post this knowledge on a review of Moo Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout, but it's extremely valuable information that I feel should be hidden from common message boards. So, if you see this announcement and it affects you, consider yourself lucky.

Now...to the beer. Pours dark with hardly any filtration, a characteristic that I'm beginning to discover is commonplace with a good stout. The head is the color of cocoa powder and it recedes extremely quickly. That's fine by me. I'm ready to get in to this thing.

Cocoa, dark chocolate, slight tinges of nutmeg, and faint whiffs of alcohol embody the nose of this beer. The combination is altogether pleasing. The beer smells very simple, but a beer such as this thrives in its simplicity: Few ingredients working well together results in a brew that will presumably please the tastebuds to no end. That remains to be seen...

...But not for long. I take a big swig of this stuff to start things off, bigger than I'm accustomed to taking, and I'm floored by the chocolateyness swimming around every nook and cranny of my mouth. Initially, I'm reminded of Duck Rabbit's Milk Stout, but I soon realize that there's little comparison. This is the beer that Duck Rabbit wishes it were, and I think the difference-maker is the incorporation of the cocoa nibs. They provide a chocolatey element that's really unparalleled by any other milk stout.

This beer has an extremely creamy texture, similar to its namesake, chocolate milk. Man, if only this stuff had been available to us in grade school. If each time I cracked my carton in the lunch room and was rewarded with this stuff, I wouldn't have cut nearly as much class...

Heavy, but not as heavy as most. This beer's somewhat dessert-y, but it's quite drinkable. I could enjoy a few of these in one sitting and hardly break a sweat. Plus, I'm getting a heavy dose of calcium...right?

Solid. But it's almost time to abandon my newfound love of stouts for my hops addiction...but until HopSlam comes, I'm satisfied biding my time with this chocolatey goodness.

Chadpaq, Jan 12, 2011
Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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