Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout - Terrapin Beer Company
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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.
01-13-2011 07:04:47 | More by Mississipping
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.
01-12-2011 23:00:59 | More by Anchorage42
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.
01-12-2011 16:55:31 | More by DIM
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.
01-12-2011 04:36:40 | More by theghost3
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.
01-12-2011 02:39:24 | More by Chadpaq
4.38/5 rDev +10.6%
A- Pitch black small tan head
S- cant really smell much due to a cold but, chocolate malt and bitter?
T- Wow awesome. very smooth a little bitter hints off coffee off the bad followed by chocolate. almost like chocolate milk
M- smooth, low carbonation.
D- very drinkable, something im looking forward to having more of.
01-10-2011 05:15:01 | More by vanstaal55
3.7/5 rDev -6.6%
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.
01-10-2011 01:59:18 | More by AlexanderSelby
4/5 rDev +1%
thanks to smason for this, i love terrapin
pours jet black with a dark creamy chocolaty head. quick dissipates leaving very light retention.
kinda light on the nose, light bitter chocolate and roasted malt.
light chocolate through out. lots of sweetness from start to finish. a slight deep roasted malt character. hints of coffee.
very light and easy. mild carbonation and a sweet wet body, if that makes any sense. goes down stupid easy.
painfully easy to drink. i would love more.
01-10-2011 01:30:12 | More by hooliganlife
4.05/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
01-10-2011 01:25:10 | More by mdfb79
4.85/5 rDev +22.5%
Sweet roasted malt and chocolate in the nose hint at the delights you'll be tasting. The big body is leggy on a stout glass, leaving seeping oily trails behind it. The tasted is an uncommon compliment of chocolate, dark malts, and unfermented sugars.
01-10-2011 01:22:09 | More by gdoublerb
3.98/5 rDev +0.5%
Black as coffee. Half finger head with good lacing.
Malty chocolate and coffee aromas dominate the smell.
I like this beer. Chocolate flavors are sweet and perfectly balanced with the coffee and roasted malt flavors.
Delicious and smooth, low carbonation, mild bitter coffee and chocolate aftertaste.
Definitely would drink again. Great for a dessert beer or a sipper on a cold winter day.
01-09-2011 15:21:14 | More by AlCaponeJunior
4.1/5 rDev +3.5%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick texture There was an inch of tan-colored, foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. OK lacing.
S: A very robust smell of chocolate, malt, and some milk.
T: Tasted of milk chocolate, a mild maltiness, and a warm, toasty quality. A nicely pleasing flavor.
M: A good amount of carbonation with a predictably slick finish. Medium-bodied. More thick and viscous than most Milk/Sweet Stouts.
D: Overall, a well done, drinkable beer.
01-09-2011 13:06:30 | More by avalon07
4/5 rDev +1%
What!!! Another thanx to Alleykatking...when we starting this band foolio
A:Pours a dark color with a tan head, moderate lacing lingers around
S:Nice aroma of some roasted malts but more than less big whiffs of milk chocolate
are coming thru more than anything
T:Same action as the nose, little roastiness up front with a nice kick of chocolate
coming thru on the backend and lingering around
M:Mouth seemed pretty good on this, not too heavy or light at the same time. Milk chocolate taste lingers around
D:Beer was really good for the style focusing more on the chocolate milky side than
anything else. Easy drink and worth having again
01-09-2011 05:08:39 | More by SuperNova777
4.25/5 rDev +7.3%
12oz bottle poured into a chalice.
Pours a dark brown with almost no head. Nose is sweet, malty and chocolaty.
Taste is a bit sweet, a bit malty and and creamy. It's got a nice smooth mouthfeel, it's very tasty and drinkable. It's really like a chocolate milk beer.
01-09-2011 05:05:44 | More by kingcrowing
4.13/5 rDev +4.3%
Two fingers loose and agitated super-dark brown foam, almost all larger bubbles with minimal retention, lacing slightly weak as well, not much stickiness. Jet black and as shiny as polished onyx. Softly expansive nose of chocolate pudding, carob and cocoa and unvarnished milk, notch down you get coffee ice cream, butterscotch and apricot, yellow apple fruit with a spritz of orange, mild wet flower petals, some fizzy mineral water, the lack of a distinct hops presence makes it sort of a one trick pony. Medium-bodied, very fluid and slick, glides over the tongue and down the chute with ease. Milk chocolate, lactose, vanilla bean, caramel, all not overly sweet and close to devoid of roast or toast. Oats, licorice, then something like rosemary in place of hoppy herbaceousness. Carbonation keeps moving, no let up even if little effect. The mineral water just metallic enough to scrub up the finish a bit. Very agreeable sipper.
01-09-2011 03:44:20 | More by farrago
3.58/5 rDev -9.6%
Got this in a recent trade. Thanks Jon. 2010 vintage - 12oz bottle...
A: Super dark with a deep dark chocolate colored small head that fades quickly to a bubbly lace atop the brew. Good.
S: I get creamy chocolate upfront with some quick vanilla in the middle and faint woody raisin on the backend. Good.
T: Watery sweet chocolate upfront with some graham cracker taste in the middle. Some faint roastiness on the backend. Decent.
M: Thin body with not much carbonation. A dry finish. Eh.
D: This one goes down so easy because it's very watery. Good.
All in all, this brew is ok, not much else. Don't bother hunting this one unless you like watery sweet stouts. Glad I got to try it though.
01-09-2011 02:13:49 | More by steve8robin
3.8/5 rDev -4%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.
Appearance: Pours a deep dark black with about two fingers of fluffy khaki head.
Smell: Chocolate, roasted malt and the odd aroma from the lactose, which honestly knocks the nose down a level for me.
Taste: Sweet chocolate, roasted malt and some sweet cream.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and creamy.
Drinkability: I had higher expectations for this beer, but other than the nose it is enjoyable. I have the remainder of a six pack that I will enjoy drinking.
01-09-2011 01:41:10 | More by Axic10
4/5 rDev +1%
Pours a deep black no real light getting thru, with a milk chocolate head thumb sized falls to ring with some decent lace.
Aroma is light roasted malts, rich chocolate notes lots of sweetness. Also hints of dark fruit or liquorice maybe.
Taste is right on style sweet creamy lots chocolate notes riding on a lightly roasted malt back. finish is lingering chocolate roast some light liquorice notes and some light hops.
Mouthfeel is big medium with nice level of carbonation, smooth and easy drinking.
Drinkability is good an enjoyable sweet stout.
01-09-2011 01:40:09 | More by mntlover
3.9/5 rDev -1.5%
Bottle pours dark and inky with a small light brown head. Patchy lace decorates the glass.
Aroma is the ow point here, not bad, just not enough of it. Milk chocolate and a hint of walnuts is all I can pick up.
Medium body has a prickly carbonation.
Tastes like Hershey's Kisses. Only a hint of coffee and no discrnable hop presence make for an unbalanced lactose character. A nice touch of nuttiness adds another dimension. Finishes a bit sweet, appropriate for style.
Nicely drinkable as milk stouts go, with a tasty chocolate addition.
01-08-2011 23:59:10 | More by merlin48
3.75/5 rDev -5.3%
A - Pours a dark black,with a thin lace that disappeared almost immediately
S - Smoke, chocolate, burnt wood. Yep, I said burnt wood.
T - More chocolate, alcohol overtones, possibly some licorice/plum and vanilla mixed in as well. The smoke is apparent. Becomes more syrupy as it warms, and the tastes blend together better.
M- Mouthfeel is overly sharp at the beginning, hitting the roof of the mouth. Should have let it warm some before drinking it... I would say maybe leaving it for 20 minutes after taking it out of the fridge....And further down the line, it is smoother, though some carbo remains, sits thicker and more syrup like.
D - This is not a beer that you would drink more than one in a sitting, in my opinion, but it does work well for the style. Not outstanding, but solid.
01-08-2011 23:57:27 | More by Apellonious
4/5 rDev +1%
A: pours out black with a tan head that fell quickly
S: smells sweet. smells of chocolate, roasted malts, toffee
T: you can taste some chocoloate and sweetness from the lactose. hints of plum.
M: medium body with a nice bit of carbonation.
D: very drinkable.
01-08-2011 02:03:07 | More by ottovon
4.1/5 rDev +3.5%
12oz bottle from Al's of Hampden, and another one thanks to Crack1Open, a generous BA who I met in NYC.
More importantly though: THIS WAS MY 1200TH TICK OF THE YEAR 2010 WITH MINUTES TO GO HELL YES!!! I made it! Unfortunately, this rush to get my ticks in + getting iced at 2:30am made the first day of the New Year a tough one. First think I did when I woke up was ralph.
Dark brown in color with a small but lasting tan head.
Big milk chocolate aroma with a little toast and not much else, but it's damn good.
Huge milk chocolate flavor too, simple but very tasty. Like suckin' down some Hershey squirts. A little roastiness as well.
Great smooth mouthfeel with medium-full body and soft carbonation.
Solid stuff, great for a milestone tick.
01-07-2011 23:55:34 | More by nickd717
4.18/5 rDev +5.6%
Dang, what a beauty. Somewhere between darkest brown and flat black, with a toasted tan head of foam that hangs in there a long while.
Alluring aroma already makes me wonder if I haven't met my favorite Terrapin beer here. An excellent mingling of chocolate bar, charred grain, mineral, coffee, milk and cocoa nibs.
All that the aroma promises it delivers on the tongue, with more of a smoky twist to all the chocolaty goodness. There's a nice bitterness in the back and finish that is likely hops, but makes you think of bittersweet baking chocolate. Together with a nice milky sweetness and an earthy char that tempers the sweetness, this beer goes down super-smooth thanks to the incredibly airy, silky body. Light but hardly watery, it really is like a mixture of chocolate soda and chocolate milk, but adult-ified with alcohol.
My favorite Terrapin? I don't know, I'll have to check older reviews to jog the memory banks. But definitely very, very enjoyable. The name seems to be a take on Yoo-Hoo, the chocolate drink, but hey, I'd rather drink Terrapin's version any old time. And their labels continue to amuse, this one is as fantastic as the beer itself.
01-07-2011 23:12:45 | More by Metalmonk
3.95/5 rDev -0.3%
This is a great beer. I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The bee was black with a great dark tan head that was kinda thin. The beer had a nice chocolate smell so thick it smelled like tomato soup to my girlfriend. There was a nice thick chocolate roasted hit after the swallow. Sweet chewy mouthfeel and great lacing. I will buy again.
01-07-2011 22:19:18 | More by Minkybut
3.8/5 rDev -4%
12 oz. bottle at 45 degrees into a pint glass.
A: It pours a completely opaque black color with a half-finger of very dark brown head that becomes rocky.
S: 95% chocolate and 5% medium-roast coffee.
T: Taste is also one-dimensional with chocolate throughout - mostly dark chocolate - with some sweet dark fruitiness at the back end as the beer warms.
M: The body is a bit light and surprisingly not sticky.
D: This is definitely tasty but drinkability becomes in issue with greater volume because of the sweetness, and the lack of complexity becomes somewhat annoying.
01-07-2011 15:15:14 | More by bucklemyshoe
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