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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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1,854 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,854
Reviews: 539
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 229
Gots: 248 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thagr81us on 10-29-2010)
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Photo of kindestcut
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout pours a deep brown with a light brown head. The aroma is very nice, chocolate and caramel with a hint of smoke from roasted malt.

The taste is very sweet, much like any milk stout but with a definite chocolaty character. Not very hoppy at all but there is a lingering bitterness that many milk stouts do not boast. The mouthfeel is good, although the carbonation is quite subdued.

I decree that this beer is tasty.

kindestcut, Mar 13, 2011
Photo of jgreenearrow
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: The beer pours a dark brown, nearly black color. A thin, creamy 1/4' head develops after the pour with some lacing throughout the glass.

S: Malt and chocolate hits you in the nose along with some faint sweet creamy notes.

T: Sweet chocolate hits your tongue in the beginning of the sip. Sweet cream and malty flavors follow in the middle. Some slight bitterness in the finish.

M: As is the case with most milk stouts, this beer is slightly thin with nice creaminess.

D: Overall, this is a good beer. It is on the sweeter side of milk/chocolate stouts that I have had, however the sweetness is not overpowering. It is a well balanced stout that I will surely pick up again.

jgreenearrow, Mar 13, 2011
Photo of Bendurgin
1.8/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Bottle thanks to grant. Poured into a tulip. The beer pours dark brown with a roughly to inch head that settles down to a rock foam with sticky lacing. This simply looks damn good.

The aroma has a lot of bitter coffee to it. Seems like it misses the mark a little bit but I'm wondering if I have a bad bottle here. Yep, this is a bad bottle. Damn, I'm just giving up then. Taste like soot. Damn

Overcarbonated. Feel, I'm pouring this. That sucks. I was really excited about this one. Would love to try it for real sometime. This one just progressively got worse and worse for me.

Bendurgin, Mar 09, 2011
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle split and poured into a Duvel tulip. "Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Co." Seasonal: 2010.

Thanks to Onenote81 for this beer for two reasons: a) sending two of these cow-adorned beers to the Dairy State (screw you Cali) and b) for breaking up a long list of 'thanks to' Beerwolf.

A - Clear on the pour, it's black in the glass with a tall but short-lived tan head. No lace is left on the tulip.

S - Rich molasses draped over pancakes with smooth, bittersweet chocolate and roasted black patent malt. I want this for breakfast! Light coffee notes seal the deal.

T - Tasty roasted black malts with nice undertones of sweet lactose and bittersweet chocolate. A hint of coffee comes through with a bit of molasses but not as much as the nose leads me to believe.

M - Smooth and medium-bodied, Moo-Hoo has a well-balanced roasted, lightly bitter finish balanced by the lactose sweetness. Slightly creamy and nice carbonation leads to a good feel.

D - That's a good sessionable milk stout with awesome qualities and a lower ABV. I could put a few of these tasty brews back!

BeerFMAndy, Mar 09, 2011
Photo of Beejay
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Seasonal 2010

A: It pours a deep brown, but in the glass it is all black nice medium tan head sits on the top like a thick fluffy cloud. The head is thick, and looks like it is going to stay around for a bit.

S: Very chocolate forward. There is a nice smoothness to this, with notes of syrup, roasted grains, bread, tobacco, and perhaps a touch of coffee.

T: Divinely sweet. Succulent chocolate comes in and stays in, with just a touch of roasted grains. This seems very simple, and very well done. There is almost a touch of fruitiness in the finish. Perhaps a touch metallic at the end.

M: Medium body, the level of carbonation is appropriate for the style, and the fineness of the bubbles seems to add a little something extra. There is almost an airy feel to this that I like

D: This seems simple, but brilliant. Not a complex beer you have to write a novel about, but a basic set of flavors that work wonders together, and make for a delicious beer.

Beejay, Mar 08, 2011
Photo of THECPJ
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes:
Thanks to Jsanford for sending this my way.

appearance: dark brown black with a 1 finger tan head

smell: roasted malts, chocolate

Taste: creamy chocolate milk

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, smooth,

Drinkability: a very nice and creamy milk stout that goes down smooth.


the CPJ

THECPJ, Mar 07, 2011
Photo of AgentMunky
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a St Bernardus goblet. Reviewed January 2011.

A: Incredibly dark; black and opaque. Even a high pour doesn't net enough head to cover the entire surface.

S: Vanilla beans, jasmine, and...well...chocolate milk. Lots of it.

T: Incredibly delicious. I have had less than great experiences with Terrapin in the past and, truth be told, was initially biased against Moo-Hoo, but it's just plain GOOD. Sweet, creamy, with traces of milk chocolate. Slight bitterness and/or hops on the endtaste that lasts only briefly. Terrapin has succeeded in making a chocolate milk stout -- it could be mistaken for nothing else.

M: Smooth, so sMOOth. But kind of weak.

D: Really tasty, but nothing something I'd normally drink. Still, well-made and scrumptious. recommended.

AgentMunky, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of sendsilk
4.85/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bought locally in Tampa. 12 ox. bottle paid $2.

A- Really dark. Not much light getting through this.

S- Very nice, caramel and Malts with a nice chocolate/vanilla scent.

T- Wow, really wonderful. Nice and smooth, no bite. Perfectly carbonated. Well done!

M- Could be a little thicker for a milk stout but the taste more than makes up for it.

D- I could drink several more of these. I'll be there tomorrow to buy a 6 pack which will save me a buck because they are $10.99 for a sixer.

It's a 2010 Release so they are gone soon. Hopefully to return someday soon.


sendsilk, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of mavbrew
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep brown color with a slight tan head that quickly dissipates to a ring with slight lacing.

S: Very rich smell with roasted malts, dark fruits, semi-sweet chocolates (which are the most prominent) and some vanilla.

T: The taste is much like the smell, major chocolate up front that lingers throughout. The roasted malts come through in the middle with hints of vanilla following. Finishes with some more of the sweet chocolate.

M: Medium bodied with low carbonation. Very milk chocolaty feel throughout.

D: Unlike some of the other beers with "chocolate" on the label, this one actually delivers. Very chocolaty as expected and it's a nice well balanced beer overall. I believe if I were to rate the "chocolate" beers, this would be second to Rogue's Chocolate Stout.

mavbrew, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of portia99
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle received as a great extra in my latest trade with jpmclaug. Thanks again Jason! Poured into a Brooklyn snifter.

A - Pours a thick and practically opaque black color, which upon closer inspection reveals itself to be more of a very dark brown. This is especially noticeable in the highlights when held up to an outside window. A low, somewhat fizzy head of cappuccino colored foam falls quickly and leaves behind only a trace of a tan collar and no lacing.

S - Immediately out of the bottle, chocolate is evident - in the glass is no different. Milk chocolate up front with a somewhat alcoholic, boozy smell - almost like a chocolate liqueur or extract. I also get a good sized presence of licorice that actually seems to fight the chocolate a bit.

T - A bit of sweetness and astringency that surrounds the core flavors. Creamy, milk chocolate is front and center. Lots of roasted malts, some coffee, some vanilla bean, a bit of alcohol too (I still get an extract'y like booziness to this). Overall quite good.

M - Despite a somewhat thick appearance during the pour from the bottle this actually has a fairly thin body to it. A low/medium carbonation give a healthy tingle. The description of this made me think this would be absolutely silky smooth, but this really isn't the case. I think a bit more body would help this out.

D - I could have a few of these pretty easily. Not as smooth as I'd expected or would like, but what the light body loses in feel it makes up for in quaffability. Another winner from Terrapin.

portia99, Mar 02, 2011
Photo of UMNbeerhunter
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this from a trade from miamiachael2, thanks Mike.

Poured into a Cigar City snifter on 5/14/11.

Pours super dark almost black with tons of frothy mocha brown head that takes time to dissipate.

Smells of toasty malt, chocolate, and coffee. Some milky cream smell on the back. I was expecting more but its still better then many.

Taste of coffee and cream. Burnt malt taste on the backside of the drink.

Mouthfeel is way to light for this beer. To much carbonation. Very little resin but does leave a coffee taste in the end. Again it wasn't what I expected. This should be a heavier mouthfeel with less carbonation and a better aftertaste.

Overall this one lays flat for me. I really wanted to like this beer but it had some significant flaws as written above. It was good to try but I will not be looking for this one in the future.

UMNbeerhunter, Feb 28, 2011
Photo of n2185
3.28/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours black with a finger of light tan head that recedes into a thin layer with some decent lacing.

S: Some dark roasted malts up front followed by lots of sweet chocolate aromas. There is a dryness to the aroma, making it smell more like cocoa powder than pure chocolate.

T: Some roasted malt up front followed by a surprisingly strong smokey flavor. There is some sweet chocolate in there as well, but it's weaker than expected. The finish is lightly bitter.

M: Medium-light body and carbonation, this beer has a watery characteristic to its body that isn't particularly enjoyable.

D: Overall, not a bad beer, but not particularly good either. I will say that I've had it on tap and it is FAR superior on tap--probably in the A- or A region. The chocolate is much stronger in the draft version, making it taste much more like its namesake. The bottle version just seems to lack that.

n2185, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
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.

mikesgroove, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of shrek806
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into tulip glasses

Pours a dark black in color with 1/2 head and little to no lacing

Smells right away chocolate comes out and smacks you in the mouth. a much lighter hint of coffee and i was the only one that smaelled a belgian yeast (i was wrong)

Tastes- delicious. this is a milk stout. I can taste the milkiness. It tastes like nestle quick chocolate milk.

Mouthful. this one is so smooth having all the characters of a delicious milk shake

Drinkability-Yes Yes Yes i really enjoyed this one as a dessert beer. I would definitely drink it again


shrek806, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of radioscooter
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

why do brewers match up bitter elements with sweet elements and then call them sweet?

Ever picked up a 7 hour old sweetened coffee, that's cold? That's this beer.

If you're going to make a sweet beer, freaking MAKE one. Don't piss on my head and tell me it's rain.

OR - just say "It's a malty bitter" Or "It's a semi-sweet blah blah blah" But do NOT call something a "Moo Hoo" and act like it's diabetic, sickenly sweet and then give me day-old milky coffee.

Pros: taste - chocolates, caramels yadda yadda.

Cons: hoppy, coffee bitterness. Why? WHY?

radioscooter, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of wethorseblanket
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received as an extra. Sorry, but I don't remember who to thank.

Pours solid black with a thin tan head which fades to the edges of the glass leaving patchy lace. Nose is mixture of dark, roasted malts and cocoa been. The roasted qualities are enhanced as it warms. Taste is sweet, dark chocolate, roasted grains, with a slight coffee presence. The chocolate notes increase as this warms also. Mouthfeel is creamy sweet. Although not overly dense or thick, it does have a slight heft to it. Finishes dry and somewhat bitter. Overall, appreciate the effort.

wethorseblanket, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of Vdubb86
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass

Thanks to GraniteSkunk for this random want.

This beer pours a really black body with a taupe head. The aromatics are a malty sweetness backed by chocolate and a bit of char. The flavors are a pretty distinct dichotomy. On the one side there is the distinct lactose sweetness that I would expect, on the other hand there is a roasted dark chocolate with a hint of coffee in the background. There is no middle ground to mix both of these flavors together. It's a weird flavor that for some reason really doesn't work for me. The mouthfeel is pretty good, but doesn't work well with the roasted flavors because it's a little thin for those robust flavors, though on the contrary it works well with the sweetness. This is an enjoyable beer, and an interesting take on the style.

Vdubb86, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of julian
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: thick, dark pour with very minimal head, even with an aggressive pour. pitch black with no clarity.

S: Smells of bitter dark chocolate. It's not an intense aroma, but is the dominant one.

T: Some mild dark bitter chocolate nibs, semi sweet milk chocolate, roasted malt. Tastes like a watered down sweet chocolate milk with carbonation.

M: carbonation seems about right for the style, medium bodied (could be thicker).

D: to be honest, I was expecting more from this beer. It's a little lacking in flavor.

julian, Feb 23, 2011
Photo of robwestcott
3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

thanks to cwguy5 for this one.

poured cold and black from the bottle to a surly darkness 10oz goblet with a super thin, short lasting dark mocha head.

great big aroma of creamy milk chocolate with hints of dark espresso roast in the wayback.

not as big and in your face flavor as i expected from the nose. the chocolate is there with an initial sweet followed immediately by a hint of lactose sour.

thin, light bodied for the style, medium carbonation, hints of sour.

drinkable - yeah, sure - but this one's not really for me i'm afraid.

* will be setting aside a bottle to blend 50/50 with wake n' bake.

robwestcott, Feb 23, 2011
Photo of dhd1491
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark, almost completely opaque. Thin brown/tan head is a bit disappointing appearance-wise. Good malty, sweet aroma, if a bit subdued. Taste is really the winner here. Malty, sweet and a bit citrusy at first. Coffee and smoke linger. There's a lot going on. Mouthfeel is light, but a tad oily. Drinkability is good. Lots of taste, but no overpowering qualities.

dhd1491, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of ejyoung
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into my Bruery tulip

Pours a jet black with a mocha colored head. Surprising amount of sediment in the glass which was unexpected. Smell is smoky/roasted malt with a bit of chocolate. The taste is decent - milk chocolate at the start, roasted malt at the end with a touch of coffee. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel and it is pretty easy to drink. I'm not sure I could drink more than one or two though.

ejyoung, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of brstls4drmrs
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - The pour is a nice black color with a thin tan head.

S - Scents of chocolate with roasted coffee malts.

T - Taste is full of chocolate with a hint of milk on the aftertaste. A nice chocolate malty milk ball flavor.

M - Good creamy feel with some carbonation and a small bitter taste. A little thin for a stout in my opinion.

D - A good solid milk stout sensation for sure.

brstls4drmrs, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of mikereaser
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Reinaert tulip on 2/18/2011
12 oz bottle

A - Pours a deep roasted brown almost black with inches of tan foam that quickly faded to a ring of bubbles

S - Faint aroma of roasted coffee and a little bit of chocolate

T - a bit of a roastiness that goes along with the chocolate, not too bitter at all. The flavor is there but not very strong. As this warms the chocolate flavor comes out more and I'm starting to enjoy it more.

M/D - Light bodied, almost watered down with slight carbonation. Its very easy to drink but the flavor and body isn't there, or alot thinner than I expected. Not bad but not one i'll search out again.


mikereaser, Feb 19, 2011
Photo of xnicknj
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into snifter glass - thanks to thecarster1 for the extra

Pours a dark, near midnight color with a browned head resembling a crisped marshmallow. Retains with a layer of film, and patches of lacing dotted on the glass.

Nice touch of thick roasted malt and milky chocolate in the nose, alongside a small dose of bitterness and faint anise.

Milky chocolate sweetness with light molasses. Notes of chocolate syrup and faint licorice. Roasted malts with touches of char and dark chocolate bitterness. Hoppy bitterness towards the end with some caramel sweetness.

Medium body, a little thin feeling on the tongue, decent carbonation. Overall a bit sweet for my liking but not bad at all considering I'm not the biggest milk stout fan.

xnicknj, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of garbercury
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for the generous extra from JackTheBear! Poured into a snifter...

A--Nice opaque color from pour. Not a ton of head or lacing, but nice.

S--Bland, not a lot on the nose, faint chocolate and malts.

T--Decent flavor, hints of chocolate come through in this brew...

M--Good feel, smooth and silky.

D--This is a nice drinker. Nothing to go crazy over, but certainly a good beer to try. I think my constant big beer drinking has impacted me a bit to be honest.

garbercury, Feb 18, 2011
Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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