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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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1,801 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,801
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 218
Gots: 235 | 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 tone77
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, some notes of chocolate. Taste is chocolate up front, some malts, a touch of hops at the finish, a bit of sweetness. Feels full bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a good quality beer.

tone77, Dec 25, 2010
Photo of corby112
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a deep dark brown, almost black color that is completely opaque without even the slightest bit of lighter color when held to a light source. One finger fizzy mocha colored head that very quickly fades into a thin ring. Nothing in the way of lacing.

Slightly roasted malt aroma with lots of silky milk and dark chocolate notes as well as hints of lactic cream, burnt toast, oatmeal, coffee bean and oatmeal.

Medium bodied and very roasty with a bit of overly acrid bitterness up front that lingers throughout into a long, dry finish. Although this is very bitter and roasty with severe notes of burnt toast/malt, overly roasted coffee/espresso bean, toffee and oatmeal and ash, there is some slightly silky chocolate flavor along with hints of lactic cream. A bit one dimensional for my taste with nowhere near the chocolate milk presence described on the label. A bit disappointing.

corby112, Dec 24, 2010
Photo of JRed
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Opaque in body with coffee head that stays around for most of the drink. Strong, sharp aroma of burned coffee beans, bitter chocolate, medicinal notes, raisins, and fudge. The taste is much calmer: Milk chocolate, toffee, a bit of tang, fudge and butter ride out the drink. Creamy in mouthfeel and highly quaff-able. A treat of a session stout.

JRed, Dec 24, 2010
Photo of BrewCrew2010
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown, almost black, body with a massive light tan colored head. Spotty lacing.

S: A soft nose with notes of roasted malts, dry cocoa, & sweet milk chocolate. Nothing too complex.

T: The palate begins with a bit of dark chocolate bitterness (& perhaps hops?), milk chocolate middle, and finsihes with notes of roasted malt and dry cocoa. Hints of coffee and lactose are evident, but overall no real bitterness.

M: Medium body, light carbonation, clean and silky texture.

D: A very good milk stout. Has the flavors dead on and is extrememly easy to drink.

BrewCrew2010, Dec 24, 2010
Photo of superdedooperboy
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12-ounce brown bottle poured into a Terrapin-branded shaker pint glass.

Pours black as night, virtually opaque, with a two-fingered head of cappuccino-hued foam that fades gracefully, coating the top of the brew with a solid layer and hugging the walls of the glass, leaving behind some thick, splotchy lacing.

Aroma is a bit subdued, but displays notes of cocoa and darkly roasted grain. Perhaps my sniffer is off, but the nose seems a little one-dimensional.

On the palate, things are anything but one-dimensional. Medium-full in body with a rich, creamy, slick mouthfeel, flavors of milk chocolate, mocha, a touch of espresso and some mild sugary sweetness blend to create what truthfully is reminiscent of chocolate milk made with Hershey's chocolate syrup -- the resemblance is almost uncanny. Just like thick chocolate milk, it coats the palate and lingers afterward, begging for another gulp. Hop bitterness is present but extremely laid-back, providing just a bit of balance, though things lean (rightfully) more toward the sweet end of the spectrum.

Absolutely wonderful, though perhaps not quite on-par with the Terrapin/Left Hand collaboration, Depth Charge, which showed just a bit more complexity and reminded more of Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino than chocolate milk. Still, this is one hell of a milk stout, easily jumping up to the top of my list of favorites within the style.

superdedooperboy, Dec 23, 2010
Photo of argock
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from brown glass growler into a clear glass snifter. Growler fill at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA) for $12.

A: Attractive black with cookie brown head that falls to a light beige wisp and leaves a few spots of lace along the glass.

S: Pretty light in aroma with some sweet chocolate and lightly toasted grain without much else. A bit more dark maltiness with some warming.

T: Very sweet chocolate milk through and through with some lactose sweetness countered with mostly sweet but a bit of darker chocolate flavors. The malts play second fiddle to the chocolate presence.

M: Very thin feel with overly active carbonation.

D: Enjoyable enough and a lighter bodied stab at this style, but it just doesn't have a lot depth of flavor, aroma, or feel. Not one of Terrapin's better brews to be sure. Nothing really wrong with it, but it just doesn't have any singular to suggest it.

argock, Dec 23, 2010
Photo of Suds
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is a full-on black color. Fairly thick, moderate brown head. The aroma is muted, although there is chocolate, some roasted notes, and a little malt present. The flavor is sweet, malt-forward, and chocolaty. There is just a little hop bitterness in the finish for balance. It's quite flavorful and balanced, the body is moderately full, but it lacks some intensity and a certain 'wow' factor. On the other hand, it is a very drinkable and enjoyable beer. Nice for a late December evening.

Suds, Dec 23, 2010
Photo of OWSLEY069
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with a light tan head. In the aroma, lactose sweet and a roasty malt. In the taste, sweet lactose and chocolate notes, a roasted malt. Kind of like Yoo-Hoo in a stout. A smooth and medium to light bodied mouthfeel, with small dry chocolate milk and malt like aftertaste. Name says it, chocolate milk in a stout. Not overly sweet either.

OWSLEY069, Dec 22, 2010
Photo of bamadog
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Special thanks go out to chefmikeanderson for this extra! Pretty fantastic stuff here. Review is from notes taken on 12/20/2010 and poured from the bottle to a snifter.

Appearance: Pour is a deep dark brown/near black; starts with a one finger loose and creamy tan head that fades immediately to a scant, thin wisp and a thin ring around the surface; body is dark and opaque; a fair amount of spots of lacing are left behind.

Smell: Wow -- quite robust -- silky smooth milk chocolatey goodness; bit of a dry cocoa powder and a very slight hint of burnt roast coffee.

Taste: Really matches the nose to a "T" -- it's hard to tell if I'm drinking a beer or a thick glass of Hershey's chocolate milk; tons of creamy milk chocolate (I have to wonder how much lactose they used in the making of this, and how much of a price I'm going to pay for it); some dry cocoa powder and just the same faint hint of roast maltiness that's present in the nose; ultimately there is really no bitterness at all and the sweet stout lives up to its name; as some have mentioned, it's fairly one dimensional, but it really hits the mark.

Mouthfeel: Body is of medium weight and it's pretty silky/smooth; carbonation is hardly present, and it provides just a touch of prickliness on the gums and tip of the tongue, and ultimately prevents it from coming across absolutely flat (it could actually use just a touch more of the CO2, IMHO); a moderately thick and moist sticky coating is left on the roof of the mouth.

Drinkability: Ultimately, I could drink this beer all night -- great flavor and a wonderful smell; doesn't sit too heavy at all and the ABV isn't high to the point where it's going to wreck your night or anything. This beer would be an amazing dessert.

bamadog, Dec 22, 2010
Photo of GehenHerzog
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pour is fairly black with about a quarter inch head..

S- Mainly roasted malt and chocolate..not much else present

T- Strong milk chocolate flavor up front with a little bit of coffee on the back end. About what expected with this beer

M- Extremely smooth (almost too smooth) and slightly creamy. Felt like I was drinking, ironically, chocolate milk. A little thinner than I expected

D- very drinkable and could get myself into trouble drinking a few of these

Another great beer from Terrapin. I won't be going out of my way to get it but I will be drinking more of it and I would definiely recommend it.

GehenHerzog, Dec 22, 2010
Photo of chickenflea
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours very dark brown and clear with ruby highlights. There is virtually no head. Minimum lacing.

Aroma is mild until the beer warms quite a bit. Then it is mostly alcohol with heavy cream at the forefront. Mild milk chocolate smell is also there.

Tastes is pleasant without the alcohol burn that one would expect from the aroma. The alcohol flavor is present with some milk chocolate flavor as well. Sour cream and some hazelnut notes are there as well. Hops are muted and of the earthy variety.

Low to medium carbonation. Texture is light and mildly creamy.

A very accessible Milk Stout that is mild in most respects. Extremely drinkable.

chickenflea, Dec 22, 2010
Photo of vtfan77
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a very dark brown, nearly black with about a half inch of dark tan head thanks to an aggressive pour. The head dies down rather quickly and lots of bubbles can be seen throughout the beer.

S- Lots of roasted malt backed by a sweet, fudgy chocolate character that is quite nice.

T- Roasted malt with a coffee-like flavor upfront, followed by a milky sweetness and powdered cocoa flavor. Finishes clean with very little bitterness.

M- Very smooth and almost a little creamy with just enough carbonation to add a bit of a bite. Maybe a little thin, but still solid.

D- Drinks like a <5% beer. Dangerously quaffable.

Another solid effort by Terrapin. Very nice stab at a milk stout that is sure to please fans of the style. Perhaps a little more chocolate flavor would have been nice, but it's still a good beer that I'd be happy to have anytime. Recommended.

vtfan77, Dec 21, 2010
Photo of Brez07
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottled poured into a snifter

A:  Dark pour with minimal head.  A quick swirl gets 1/2 finger of mocha head. Didn't get much lacing

S:  Sweet dark chocolate. Accompanied by a nice roasted scent.  Notes of vanilla as well

T:  Dark and milk chocolate with roasted malt.  Maybe a hint of coffee and vanilla

M:  Medium bodied. Very smooth and creamy. Roast in the finish

D:  Tasty, but pretty one dimensional.  Nice chocolate flavor but that's it.  Glad to have tried this one

Brez07, Dec 19, 2010
Photo of tchaos
3.2/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a 6-pack of Moo-hoo recently from
Whole Foods in Tampa (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/18617)

A - Pours a deep brown with a 2-finger creamy tan head that dissipates into a sea of microbubbles.

S - More mocha than pure chocolate. Lactose sweetness comes through on the nose to provide that "creamy" impression.

T - Some mild hop bitters to start, followed by the lactose sweetness. Finishes with a roasted chocolate the provides a cocoa powder sensation in taste and smoothness. Only a very brief moment where I get the "Chocolate Milk" aspect. To me, the sweetness almost completely dissipates before the cocoa finish. Overall, it has a flavor profile closer to a 60ish% chocolate, such as Cluizel's Noir de Cacao.

M - This is where I felt it missed the mark for a sweet stout. Moo-Hoo felt thin to me, as well as too carbonated. I was certainly expecting a fuller, creamier body.

D - Probably would not turn one down, but unlikely something I would keep in rotation. I am a fan of Terrapin stretching with side projects and seasonals; however, Moo-Hoo is more of a miss than a hit with me.

tchaos, Dec 19, 2010
Photo of cooch69
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Terrapin Moo Hoo pours a very dark brown, pretty much black. It has a trace of a head which is tan in color.

Nose is of Chocolate truffles. That's the best way to describe it.

Taste is a bittersweet chocolate of about 45-55% cacoa content. Very milky taste and consistency as well. It is semi sweet and pretty full mouthfeel.

Enough silky smoothness to make a Godiva truffle jealous. With a nice dirty finish. This brewery is the king's of Milk Stouts.

An Awesome beer altogether, but Terrapin

cooch69, Dec 19, 2010
Photo of NODAK
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had pretty high hopes for this beer. After all, it sounds pretty attractive doesn't it?? So with that in mind, I cracked open the first of my 6 pack.

Aroma here wasn't quite as chocolatey as I'd expected. There were notes of roasted chocolate and some dark chocolate there...but not really a lot. Hmm...

The taste of it wasn't nearly as sweet as I had thought it would be based on the description and some other reviews. It starts out semi-sweet with cocoa prevelant....but it is paired with a more roasted chocolate flavor that grows in intensity as the swallow goes on. In fact, at the end, there's almost a coffee note to it. There's also a very mild hop bitterness there as well.

Overall, I was a bit disappointed that it wasn't quite as rich and sweet like I had expected. It turns out it's a lot like others in that the sweetness is more restrained in favor of a more roasted quality. Still though, it drank very easy and I wouldn't turn one down.

NODAK, Dec 19, 2010
Photo of Kkottonmouthkngz
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours midnight black, forget seeing through it... aint happening. the head fills thick in my glass, and leaves cloud puffs all over the place by the time it moderately settles.
unfortunately it doesnt have a very powerful scent. you get the lactose on a light note, but its by no means overpowering, nor strong even. as it warms a little, a little bit of chocolate pulls through, sweet milk.
its basically perfect harmony between milk stout (well brewed) and cocoa. each sip has two layers. the head is creamy and frothy, with mocha notes. the beer itself has just the right amount of lactose sweetness, chocolate, and dark malt. the light, abrupt carbonation is enough to make an impression and make the flavor singe the tongue.
its so tasty and drinkable, i just wish i had regular access to it. highly recommended.

Kkottonmouthkngz, Dec 19, 2010
Photo of Chaney
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Well, there was nothing much so see except pure darkness, with absolutely no passing light from any vantage point. The one finger tan head withered away to nothing more that a surrounding bubble formation within moments.

S: Deep, dark chocolate milk for sure, held together by caramel, vanilla, and lactose sugar.

T: High grade chocolate with a bit of a dark fruit afterbite that was very reminiscent of prunes. The dairy component certainly added a lot to this brew.

M: Fairly thick and creamy, with no alcohol burn, and the sweetness was fairly tempered.

D: Sort of one dimensional and I would have liked to have tasted more cocoa actually. In their "Wake n' Bake," they gave us a big "this is a coffee stout so f-u!" I wish they had really gone over the top the same way with this one.

Chaney, Dec 19, 2010
Photo of nickfl
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured with one finger of medium brown foam on top of an opaque, dark brown to black body. The head dissipates slowly and leaves moderate lace.

S - An intense aroma of bittersweet chocolate with notes of nutty coffee, caramel, and light smoke. Just a hint of fruity alcohol in the background.

T - Light, sweet caramel malt up front with semi dark chocolate and a decidedly creamy note. The roast character comes out a bit more in the middle with some sweet, coffee and cream flavors and a hint of floral hops. More caramel and cream in the finish with a roast complexity that only really develops in the aftertaste with notes of smoke, dark chocolate, and coffee.

M - Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - This is a really excellent interpretation of what a "milk-chocolate" stout should be. The chocolate is undeniably present, though not quite as strong as it was in the earlier side project Dos Cocoas, and the creamy, lightly sweet character of the milk stout is on par with that of the best examples of the style. A really nice beer.

nickfl, Dec 19, 2010
Photo of Macky20
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What an interesting brew... in a good way! Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass... very difficult to stir up some head in this pour, but what I can get is a dark tan with very little retention... it dissipates quickly.

Aromas are malts, milk, and chocolate primarily... with hints of vanilla and walnuts. Taste sweeter than expected, the milk and cocoa come through quite prominently and the beer is somewhat thin, but very very good. As a matter of fact, I forgot how unimpressed I was at the appearance after the taste.

Mouthfeel is thinner than you would expect. I have to admit, my score for this beer would be very high if it's appearance and feel were better. The taste makes it well worth grabbing a 6 pack, but don't expect anything much until the glass meets the mouth.

Macky20, Dec 18, 2010
Photo of JK4Stout
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

First, can I just say that the labels for this brewery are great! I can't help but by it. It just shows how much marketing works.

A-Nice and deep dark, and creamy in color and head. It is completely impossible to see throguh, but I mean, it's a stout after all.

S- Goot chocolate notes, not too much of a bitter note to the nose. Very little hops aroma. I was a little worried about that, because i know some microbreweries wanna hop EVERYTHING!

T- THis thing taste just like a cup of hot chocolate that has cooled down. I was nearly bowled over by the amount of flavor this has balanced with the creamieness.

M- Eh. I could go for a bit more body, but I tell ya, that is one good winter stout. I like the "less is more" kind of carbonation thoughts.

D: Sign me up. Buy me a pint. Stick a frickin funnel in my mouth. I will gladly take this out on the town with me.

JK4Stout, Dec 18, 2010
Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: piraat chalice, pours with only a light coating of mocha head and low retention, the beer itself a deep chocolate brown in color

s: smooth barley roasts - a touch smoky, sweet pure chocolate, devil's food cake, dark caramelized sugars, really well done chocolate presence here

m: lightly carbonated, body medium-full, smooth and silky

t: rich roasted barley and dark chocolates, sweet toffee, lactic sugars, pretty delicious - accurately hits the chocolate milk notes

d: very drinkable for a sweet stout thanks to an even, balanced flavoring, could be better than a b+ beer, but tough finding somewhere to tack on that extra score

single from WF Vienna

blackie, Dec 18, 2010
Photo of cosmicevan
2.95/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

big thanks to DosBeerigos for tossing this one in on my first ever traade! was a want, now a got...

A-Poured a watery black with a thin off-white head into my oversized snifter. the head was definitely a lot lighter than your typical stout which quickly made me think of chocolate milk. head was gone quick

S-Sweet chocolate milk beer...but not the kind you would make with chocolate syrup, but the kind you'd make with cocoa powder. milky malt.

T-Interesting and different for sure. Not really my thing. A little bland with an odd roasted undertone that doesn't really work for me. Perhaps it is because I despise the flavor of milk and this kind of is like milk beer?

M/D-This beer feels weird. It is kind of watery but has a bit of a sour bite to it. Too much like milk for me to really love it. It wasn't difficult to drink and the chocolate and malt flavors keep it going, but probably not one I'd reach for again.

cosmicevan, Dec 18, 2010
Photo of claspada
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Aromas of mild coffee, cocoa, roasted malts, and a significant amount of creaminess from the milk sugar. There's also a slight touch of acidity to the nose.

The taste starts off creamy and sweet but finished with a slight bitterness from the roasted grains. Flavor is pretty darn awesome; it's really smooth and silky. Bold semi sweet chocolate, dark toffee, mocha and subtle dark fruit.

The mouthfeel is definitely the downside of this beer, it's lacking much carbonation and fullness I prefer in my dark stouts.

Overall this fell a little short of my expectations, but I think I set them way too high because of the amazing beers this brewery usually churns out. Not a bad milk stout by any means but also not the best by a long shot in my opinion. Still extremely drinkable.

claspada, Dec 17, 2010
Photo of pixieskid
4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Been looking forward to this one since I saw the approval of the label; glad it is in 12oz format.

Medium full bodied, creamy and milky mouth feel, great carbonation.
Nice roasted malt presence with solid notes of milk chocolate. A hint of grains throughout with an incredibly milkiness; you can actually taste the lactic sugar!
Finishes with a hint of smoke and an incredible lingering milkiness.

Overall; nailed it with the name and description of this beer.
It is solid & simple & exactly what they said it would be!

pixieskid, Dec 17, 2010
Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,801 ratings.