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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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1,846 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,846
Reviews: 539
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 227
Gots: 246 | FT: 16
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thagr81us on 10-29-2010)
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Photo of mcann2pu
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle/2010 seasonal.
Appearance: Pours into pint glass a rich dark black color and doesn't let any light through. A thin ring of reddish tan head composed of minute bubbles lines the glass.

Smell: I don't decect much in way of smell here, some caramel-like chocolate sweetness is about all I can detect.

Taste: fairly mild beer, nice sweet chocolate flavor a little bit of malt, the chocolate is more apparent in the after taste,

Mouthfeel: nice creamy mouthfeel, one of the strong parts of this brew.

Drinkability: very drinkable due to the mouthfeel, overall a good brew, I would have preferred more chocolate taste.

mcann2pu, Feb 11, 2011
Photo of mikeyv35
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Date: 01/28/2011
Type: 12oz. Bottle
Vintage: 2010
Glassware: Lucifer Snifter

Pours a dark brown mahoghany in color w/ a 1 finger cream head that left medium lacing. The nose was of milk chocolate and alot of vinous notes. Taste was all milk chocolate and vine w/ only a very mild hop bite on the finish. Very smooth. Mouthfeel was thin to medium bodied and the flavors linger. Would have liked this to be a little more lush. I drank this w/ ease and it is dangerously sessionable.

Overall, Terrapin accomplished their mission and this beer is exactly what it is intended to be, a milk/sweet stout that tastes like chocolate milk in a beer form, and is extremely drinkable. Pretty good stuff!

mikeyv35, Feb 11, 2011
Photo of brew3crew
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-dark black with amber edges.
mocca head.
S-very sweet smelling. Hints of chocolate and cofee
T-a lot like it smells. Very sweet. Light coffee. Smooth
M-medium bodied and smooth no aftertaste really
D-high drinkability. Like this brew a lot...

brew3crew, Feb 11, 2011
Photo of Urbancaver
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown... Vry dark. Not much head. Not super thick but well carbonated and not very see through. Smells like chocolate milk... And tastes the same. A very nice chocolate milk but not really a beer. Thick good mouthfeel and very drinkable but very odd for a beer

Urbancaver, Feb 11, 2011
Photo of Spider889
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to owen49 for this extra!

Live review.

Pours a thick ropey black. Very dense, no light is showing through at all. I get a 1/4 finger of sandy head made up of round bubbles that stack upon each other like sushi roe. Mild traces of mountainous lace is left behind.

Mmmm, this smells delicious. Initially I get a large dose of roasty malt and deep charcoal notes. Then the more subtle chocolate wafts in and adds depth and intrigue to the aroma of this brew. Deeper inhaling reveals an earthy hop presence. Cold the beer smelled of Hershey chocolate syrup, warm the chocolate looses some sweetness in exchange for more of a cocoa powder profile.

The taste is full of coffee notes and lots of char and ash. There is some chocolate there, but the char and the bitterness (not positive if it's all malt or also hop-induced) get in the way. The bottle's description led me to believe that this would be insanely sweet, but I find little to no notable sweetness at all. But wait, finally my beer has warmed enough to allow the more subtle flavors to come forth, and a lactic acidity begins push forth a little sweetness.

The mouthfeel is a little odd. The carbonation is prickly and the finish is very bitter. It lacks some of the smoothness associated with many milk stouts. The beer grows sticky and very dry, bordering on gritty over time. The carbonation could be toned down a little, but with some swirling it calms down some.

I think I prefer Left Hand Milk Stout, but this is certainly a solid offering. I really wish I could easily get my hands on some other Terrapin beer.

Spider889, Feb 09, 2011
Photo of lnashsig
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to JackTheBear for this bottle from our recent trade!

Poured into my Dfh snifter, pours a milky black color, very little head or lacing. Smell- milky chocolate, musky, the hint of cinnamon? Taste- milky, creamy chocolate, a reminder of dr pepper, smooth chocolate on the end. Mouthfeel- nice carbonation, my only knock on this beer is that I wish it was a little thicker. Drinkability- definitely the most drinkable cream stout I have ever had- a style I actually don't usually like.

I love the creativity that Terrapin exudes with this playful beer. Awesome, would seek out again and again.

lnashsig, Feb 08, 2011
Photo of BarrytheBear
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle thanks to Alex.

Poured into a snifter: Black with a rich tan head that sits like a shell and a steady streams of tiny bubbles rumbling up the sides. A ridiculous curtain of mocha is created while gently moving the beer around the glass.

Lactose strong on the nose and is coupled with creamy coffee and milk chocolate. Very rich but not the cloyingly sweetness that other milk stouts can venture into.

Carbonated milk shake seems appropriate. There's also a light hop presence and a slight bitterness along the back to balance it out.

Carbonation could be dialed down slightly, but the mouthfeel is soft and velvety. I don't much like milk stouts, but when I do, I drink Woo Hoo.

BarrytheBear, Feb 07, 2011
Photo of mattsdenney
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I thougt this wasn't available any longer but stumbled across a sixer at J&J's in Nashville.

A: Pours heavy and smooth with little head. Dark brown, almost black.

S: Overwhelming smell of sweet chocolate, malts, toffee, vanilla.

T: Milk Chocolate with hints of coffee and toffee. This is very good. Sweet but not too sweet with a great malt base and some lingering hop bitterness as well.

M: Creamy, smooth, slight carbonation. Perfect consistency, they nailed this.

D: So good, I wish it could be a yearly offering. A great option at any time of the year but particularly delicious tonight as I watch the Pack take down the Steelers.

mattsdenney, Feb 07, 2011
Photo of InebriatedJoker
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Tilley4 for this great brew via trade -

Poured from 2010 seasonal 12 oz bottle -

Poured into Duvel tulip- almost no head ,thin tan lacing with decent carbonation.

Smell - light coffee and chocolate hints .

Taste - Creamy feel with Bitter Coffee hints some mild chocolates

Drinkability - Easy to drink Milk /Sweet stout - from the first creamy flavors to the dry malts - I would drink this any day of the week.

Thanks again JT.

InebriatedJoker, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of grub
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

got this one in a recent trade with 50belair. thanks matt!

12oz bottle. sampled feb 2/2011.

pours deep dark brown, nearly black but with good clarity around the edges when held to the light. a thin ring of fine tan bubbles surrounds the glass and leaves a few spots of lace.

aroma is good. dark and milk chocolate. light alcohol. biscuit and whole wheat bread, lightly toasted. lightly herbal and woody. caramel and a bit of buttery toffee. light vanilla. bit of coffee.

taste is good. milk and dark chocolate. lightly toasted whole wheat bread. bit of biscuit. light alcohol. medium-low bitterness level. bit of vanilla. caramel and a bit of toffee. hint of coffee.

mouthfeel is great. it initially felt a little thin, but once it warmed a little it filled out to a nice level, just above medium body. medium carbonation levle.

drinkability is good. nice balance. good chocolate character. tasty!

grub, Feb 04, 2011
Photo of zhanson88
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another big thanks to thecarster1 for getting this Moo-Hoo in a trade. Been wanting to try this veer for a while.

Appearance: Moo-Hoo pours a medium brown color that appears opaque black in the glass. A bit over a finger of mocha colored head forms that reduces down to a thin film. Lacing is not too impressive.

Smell: Roasty malts and some chocolate really come out in this beer. Also, a lot of floral hops as well that really balance it out.

Taste: Very similar to the smell. Roasty malts and chocolate are very prevalent in this beer and make up the main component. A bunch of floral hops come out on the back end of this beer and really balance it out. It really makes this beer pleasant from front to back.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: This beer is pretty light bodied with quite a bit of carbonation. Still, it drinks pretty nicely. I'd love to have access to this beer all of the time. It's not too heavy but has a lot of the flavors that I really appreciate. Very tasty.

zhanson88, Feb 04, 2011
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
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