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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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1,810 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,810
Reviews: 536
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 223
Gots: 236 | FT: 15
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 biglite351
3.18/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - no red, bark as night. Tall creamy brown head.

S - strong malts and chocolate. Mild roast or smoke in the mix.

T - milk and dark chocolates. Bitterness in the after taste and not just from the dark chocolate.

M - medium coating with a tingle on the sides of the tongue.

D - one or maybe two.

biglite351, Feb 02, 2011
Photo of Viggo
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, thanks to grub for sharing.

Pours an opaque dark brownish black, very faint orange in the edges, thin light brown head forms and quickly settles to a very thin ring around the glass, lots of little lace spots stick all over the glass.

Smell is interesting, a bit sweet and sour, some lactic milk going on, chocolate milk, a bit bittersweet, some caramel, very fruity, a bit of berry and some raisin, interesting aroma.

Taste is similar, lactic sourness, nice chocolate milk, some sweetness going through the middle, big caramel hit, a touch of corn syrup, same fruity sweetness, bit berry and raisin, smooth finish, touch of alcohol in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, pretty slick going down with medium carbonation. Pretty neat, does have a solid chocolate milk character, just a bit too fruity and sweet for me. Thanks Russ!

Viggo, Feb 02, 2011
Photo of metter98
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.

metter98, Feb 02, 2011
Photo of bboelens
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tuliped pint glass.

A-Deep dark brown, almost fully opaque when held to the light with a big fluffy khaki head that looks very similar to a Guinness without the ruby highlights.

S-A weaker nose than I would have anticipated, coffee, and faint chocolate are the main staples in the smell of this one.

T-Ahh that's better, an explosion of chocolate malt, with a coffee and dark fruit undertone, the alcohol is almost completely hidden and there is a very faint hoppy after-note.

M-Thick and velvety, slight carbonation and decent body.

D-Very drinkable, easily slammed three of them before I even realized it, would definitely try again.

bboelens, Jan 29, 2011
Photo of msubulldog25
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 12 oz. bottle ~ Seasonal : 2010 on the label. Poured to a pint glass. Thanks to Metalmonk/Jeff fer sendin'...

Another terrific Terrapin label, this one the ubiquitous tortoise donning a droopy cow costume (complete with udders and clutching a sheaf of wheat, a rural farm setting in the background. 'Malt beverage brewed with natural flavors' mean, in this case, cocoa nibs and shells from Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Company. 'It's Utterly Delicious' ~ Ha! (but shouldn't that be 'Udder'-ly?

A: Plenty dark, impenetrable but not quite 'black' - around the edges some rust/sienna highlights show. Not much for a head, maybe a half-finger of light khaki that fades rather quickly to a slim ring and splash of film. Lace in small flecks.

S: Pleasant aroma, sweet and chocolate-y. A few hints of smoke/peat, which I didn't expect. Strength is alright, but the aroma requires one to really stick a nose deep in the glass, only opening up in the latest stages of warming.

T: Definitely, milk chocolate plays the biggest role here; the result isn't, however, overtly sweet. Bitterness manifests in powdery/earthy cocoa and a tart/sour lactose glowers in the corner.

M: Luscious, creamy feel. Perhaps a little thin, but that's kinda nit-picking; mild carbonation, moderate sticky cling.

D: Could hardly get more drinkable than this; sweetness (not overbearing) and dusty dryness, alcohol level that isn't too big, smooth body. Disappeared quickly, w-a-a-a-a-a-y-y-y too quickly. If you're one for chocolate-y, dessert-y beers you'll really enjoy this one. I did.

msubulldog25, Jan 29, 2011
Photo of kranker23
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours black with a 2 finger coffee colored head.

S - Not much here. Coffee with a little milk chocolate but this beer is not aroma driven.

T - First thing that hits me is the noticeable lack of bitterness. The chocolate comes through on the back end and is really the dominating character. Some sour notes left on the tongue.

M - Light mouth feel. On mouthfeel alone, this could be a lager. Super smooth.

D - Easy sessionable stout. 12 oz. of this is way to easy to drink. This is a beer that is definitely better than the sum of its parts. Despite the lack of aroma, I will definitely be looking out for this again. If it is a night were BCBS or KBS is going to be too intense, this might be the beer.

kranker23, Jan 28, 2011
Photo of chilly460
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a solid black with a mocha head, somewhat as expected. Head didn't stick around, marginal lacing.

S - Pure chocolate milk here, no surprises, but well executed. Not much in the way of roasted malts.

T - Again, smooth chocolate, no bitter roasted flavor or hops to speak of. Just clean chocolate without being too sweet. Really nice.

M - Found this one to be thick with lower carbonation.

D - Just an easy to drink beer, the chocolate flavor without being overly sweet makes this a nice beer to have anytime.

chilly460, Jan 28, 2011
Photo of wyattshotmaker
4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a stemmed glass, more or less black with a tan head. overall looks solid.

nose is rich with cacao nibs, chocolate, a bit of dark cherry, coffee.

taste is pretty solid. nice roasted character rounded out by a mild sweetness. coffee, dark chocolate, burnt toast, very slight dark fruit flavor. not overly sweet, just enough to balance out the roasted character.

medium bodied, pretty drinkable. probably one of the best milk stouts i've had.

wyattshotmaker, Jan 24, 2011
Photo of DrDemento456
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Solid stout color. Deep dark black hues with at least an inch of mocha colored head. Spot on!

S - Getting mostly coffee, a bit of sugar, and a mild milk chocolate. Smells good.

T - Well I knew with 6% it was going to be drinkable but it went down so smooth I swore I was enjoying a coffee flavored milk shake! Light roasted coffee nodes with a lactose sweetness and an overall smooth creamy milk chocolate finish.

M - Very smooth on this one. At the warmest maybe medium to medium light.

D - Well I would have to go back to D's for another couple bottle hook up but really desert like beer that can only be enjoyed one a sitting. Still I could see having this multiple times without being bored of it or even turn it down. Great milk stout!

DrDemento456, Jan 24, 2011
Photo of djmichaelk
3.23/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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%
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.

TMoney2591, Jan 20, 2011
Photo of obywan59
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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
Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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