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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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2,040 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,040
Reviews: 551
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 237
Gots: 316 | FT: 20
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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 shuajw
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of ehammond1
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2010)

Acquired via trade
Thanks sendsilk!

(Aged for 1 year)

Black with little carbonation. The head, if you can call it that, is very small and dark brown. This beer leaves the glass nearly clean as can be.

Sweet aromas of roasted malt and sweet chocolate. The chocolate becomes more and more pronounced as the beer warms. Initially, there was a touch of vinegar acidity in the aroma, but that seems to have gone away as the beer completed its warming, and now all I'm left with is a rich, wonderful chocolate milk aroma, appropriately enough. Quite lovely!

Sweet chocolate and roasted malt make up most of the flavor profile, though there is a touch of acidity on the finish which I find slightly unappealing, though not entirely distracting.

Medium mouthfeel with extremely low carbonation.

A decent sweet stout. In my opinion, I messed up and should have had this one as fresh as possible. Oops!

Photo of ElGordo
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a snifter. Body is a deep dark brown, very close to black, with a big, mocha-colored creamy head that sticks around for the duration. Aroma of dark chocolate, dark fruit (prunes), dark roasted malt, and some lactose sweetness.
Palate is big on rich, sweet dark malt with some roasted character and extra sweetness from the lactose. Notes of chocolate, mocha, and more dark fruit (cherries, plums, prunes). Finish is sweet and chocolatey.
Body is rich and creamy throughout, not quite like a glass of chocolate milk, but still very pleasant. On the whole, I like the idea, and I think Terrapin delivered what they were going for here.

Photo of zrab11
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a very dark chocolate color , super dark black. Has a small 1 finger tan head

S- Has and interesting smell. Smells of chocolate and roasted barley and roasted coffee. Also hints of dark fruit

T- I was hoping it was going to be more sweet but it starts off wit a dry roasted flavor followed by a dark chocolate flavor and finishes with the dark fruit taste with a small hint of alcohol

M- Has a medium body with ok carbonation

D-Overall this was a good milk stout. If other milk stouts are too sweet for you this is the beer for you.For me it didn't have enough sweetness. I don't like milk stouts that are too sweet but just a tad more sweetness and this would of been close to perfect.

Photo of HosP
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured 12 oz bottle

A- Pour jet black, with small amounts of light coming in around the edges. Nice 1/2" khaki head, recedes down to thin layer.

S- Get a nice roasted malt aroma up front. Some sweet chocolate aromas blend nicely.

T- Interesting mix here in the flavors. Roasted malts start and finish the beer. Sweetness comes in the middle with lactic flavor. Bitter chocolate more than sweet. Still finishes with some sweetness with the roasted flavor.

M- Fuller body with moderate carbonation.

O- Good milk stout. Not as sweet as I thought it would be. Still good balance between flavors to it. Would drink this one again.

Photo of matttttYCE
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally getting around to posting this review. Thanks to omgshesaboy for this one!

Appearance - Poured into my Stone IRS balloon glass/snifter, this one brings up a 2 finger high, foamy, tan colored head. Head slowly diminishes. Lace is moderate. Color of the brew is essentially completely black. No highlights around the edges, no colors when held to the light, just black.

Smell - Smell is mostly a lighter chocolate aroma, with some dark roasted malts, notes of sweet milk and coffee (almost light porter like coffee notes), and some hints of dark fruit like black cherry. The more I smell this beer, the more I think it's a porter. As it warms, more of the coffee/espresso notes come out and make me think someone put "stout" on the label when they were supposed to write "porter." Then again, maybe there are some similarities between milk stouts and porters.

Taste - Very much along the lines of the aroma. Tastes like a porter with chocolate added (part of that is from the light mouthfeel). The flavors are light and not exactly watery, but more on the thin side like some porters are. I get smooth roasted barley, creamy dark chocolate, sweetness, light espresso notes, maybe a bit of caramel or toffee, and some dark fruit from the nose.

Mouthfeel - Feel is very light and creamy. Smooth consistency, light-medium carbonation, moderately thin body, and a pretty quick and dry finish.

Overall - I can't deny that I find myself enjoying this beer. I might like it because of the similarities to lighter porters. Either way, this one that I would have again.

Photo of eclipse54
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 12 ounce bottle from jyounger30; thanks! A 2010 bottle poured into a snifter...

It pours a very deep brown, nearly black, and develops a massive amount of head. After a very gentle pour, there was more fluffy, frothy tan head than there was actual liquid in the glass. As it settles, a copious amount of sticky lacing is left behind. It smells of cane sugar, chocolate, caramel, some roasted malt, and a touch of citrus. The taste is very similar to the nose, but incorporates some added vanilla notes on the finish. The mouth is very smooth, and feels quite light on the tongue. Finishes a bit wet, but not sticky. Overall, a good milk stout!

Photo of Knapp85
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew poured out as a deep brown color with a brown colored head on top. The smell of this beer reminded me of chocolate milk honestly, very sweet smelling on the nose with some lactose and chocolate all over this one. The taste of the beer is also sweet with plenty of milky chocolate flavors here. This is super smooth and creamy feeling, really interesting stuff here. Overall I felt like it was almost too much but yet I did enjoy it. I'd like to have it again to see what I think a second time around.

Photo of Tripphop
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice brew here, much more drinkable than many of it's dessert themed cousins out there. Color is a deep brown, almost blackish color, minimal tan head kinda bubbles sporadically and dissapears. Aromas of chocolate malts, light and roasty. Flavor is semi sweet with a creamy mouthfeel, al ittle thin at first, but warms to a milk chocolate glow. Finish is soft and easy, very much like a cream or milk beverage. A solid stab at it's namestake. This bottle was from last winter (vintage 2010), the bitterness has certainly mellowed and allowed the sweet cream to come forth.

Photo of doughanson78
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks to 67couple for this.

A: Very dark pour. Pitch black. One finger head, very dark tan. Dissipates fairly quickly, OK lacing.

S: Big roasted aroma. Deep dark chocolate notes. Light roasted coffee. Underlying milk/cream scent.

T: Sweet chocolate upfront. Light chocolate latte taste/bitterness in the middle. Then a roastiness takes over before having a chocolate milk finish.

M: Medium bodied, could have been a tad thicker like chocolate milk. Nice and creamy. Finishes with nothing but chocolate milk consistency.

O: Very good beer for what it's supposed to be. Nice and sweet, with mild bitterness. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of yankeej13
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very excited to try this beer. I have had chocolate stouts as well as milk stouts but never a chocolate milk stout!

Poured it into a pint glass.

Apperance- Extremely dark, a very light layer of a dark foam that instantly fades away.

Smell- I get more of a chocolate smell than I did anything else.

Taste- At first I got more of a coffee taste then once my taste buds adjusted I started to get a chocolate taste. It wasn't tell the middle of the beer where I picked up the milk in it.

Its a great beer its not to overpowering and has a good continuous flavor all the way to the end. Weird that I picked up a different malt on certain sips.

Overall I really enjoyed the Chocolate Milk stout and once again Terrapin did a great job! Cheers!

Photo of harrymel
2/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Vintage Winter 2010

A: It was odd, I pried the top with vigor and a loud audible pop came. Then, I poured the beer, about halfway through, I realized this was a full glass...of foam. There were four full fingers in my NB globe (since there weren't room for five), then I had to start scooping spoonfuls of beer into the sink. This wasn't a speedy foaming, more like a Duvel, slow and continuous. Then I finally got to pour the remaining four ounces into the glass and had to repeat the same process. Ended up with about eight ounces of the total beer in the glass. The head remained a two solid fingers of mocha foam. Brown and dark. No visible clarity. Lacing is near cobweb.

S: Dark chocolate chips, oats, hints of copper, some roasted malts. A bit earthy smell. As this warms up, and the carb lets up a hair, the chocolate comes through a little better.

T: Quite a bit of copper flavor here. Not too impressed with the flavor on this one - sadly does not resemble the nose at all. Not sure what's off here, gonna assume the early onset of an infection based on the carbonation issue. I can't really pick anything out except maybe some faint tones of coffee grounds and soil. No cocoa.

EDIT: as this warms and I shake the shit out of this beer to kill some carb, the cocoa starts to come through, as well as a sweet, sucralose flavor. Not enough to save this one though.

M: The beer immediately turns to foam in the mouth, and barely returns to liquid in a couple minutes. Not much of a finish here either. Pretty disappointed here.

O: I'm pretty certain there is something off on this one. Too bad, I like this brewery.

Photo of fields336
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, 2010 winter vintage.

Served in Hennepin Tulip glass.

A: Dark, black as night. .5 finger khaki mocha colored head, leaves some lacing and some legs on the glass as it recedes. Leaves a lot of spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Chocolate, roasted smells, some sweet milk in the background, maybe some coffee. Definitely getting a bit of alcohol, not expected A bit of dark fruit is also present.

T: Sweet, chocolatey upfront, with a move towards bitter as it moves to the back of the tongue. Roasted and dark chocolate flavors are in the back, with a dry finish that tastes as if you just ate a hershey's special dark bar. That dark fruit is also there in the back slightly.

M: Creamy, medium bodied. Just the right amount of carbonation. In fact a good deal of carbonation, which is nice, it clears the sweetness off to leave the lingering bitterness behind.

Photo of beerboy9960
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many, many thanks to Miamichael for sending this to me.

A- This beer pours a very dark brown almost black color with a tiny bit of light brown head.

S- I was expecting lots of milk chocolate on this but instead it had more of a dark chocolate aroma with hints of cacao and expresso.

T- The taste is of bitter dark chocolate with a little bit of expresso upfront. It finishes off with a sweet aftertaste similar to cream that seems to be characteristic of a milk stout.

M- It has a medium to thick mouthful with a decent amount of carbonation.

O- I felt like this was a good milk stout. It wasn't what I was
expecting but it was a good experience for my first Terrapin beer. I
would like to try it fresh next time when it is in season and see if
this makes any difference, but overall a good beer.

Photo of prototypic
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Many, many thanks to kkipple for this one .

Moo-Hoo pours a very dark, chocolate fudge color. It’s onyx. Black as night. No light cuts through at all, even at the outermost edges. Impressive. Most impressive. Unfortunately, only a small collection of bubbles gathered on the surface. They quickly disappeared. Really nice color though.

The nose is interesting. I was expecting waves upon waves of chocolate. Not so. The base seems to be a mix of roasted malts and dark chocolate. The roasted variety smells stronger. It really doesn’t smell all that sweet either. Roasted coffee is secondary, but smells nice. As a coffee fan, I like that. Roasted barley and a hint of dark fruit round it out. Alcohol isn’t noticeable.

The flavor is a notch better. It really is interesting though. I fully expected a sweet, milk chocolate bomb. Chocolate malts are definitely present, but they have more of a bittersweet, dark chocolate flavor. Roasted malts and coffee are stronger in the mix than one might expect. I don’t mind that so much. It tastes good. A bit of a caramel and praline follow. There’s a bit of a smoky flavor, and just a touch of dark fruit at the secondary level also. Frankly, the flavor profile is pretty deep for a Milk Stout. Alcohol is blended well. Finishes roasty, a little smoky, with plenty of dark chocolate to go around.

Moo-Hoo has a medium body. Carbonation seems active and a tad buzzy. It’s not quite smooth, but the feel is far from bad. All in all, it goes down pretty easy. I could tackle a few of these, especially given the modest abv.

Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout is not at all what I expected. It’s definitely an interesting (and good) beer, but if you’re looking for a sweet, milk chocolate flavored beer – this isn’t it. It’s more of a roasty, bittersweet, dark chocolate flavored beer. I guess upon a closer reading…that’s still pretty consistent with its name. At the end of the day, pretty good stuff. Check it out. Thanks, Dan!

Photo of emmasdad
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ratman for sharing this one with us last Sunday night. Poured a very dark brown (black) color, with a nice creamy light brown head. Aromas of chocolate, cream and roasted malt. On the palate, this one was medium bodied and creamy, with flavors of cocoa, chocolate and roasted malt.

Photo of GPHarris
3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

a - poured a one finger thick coffee-colored head into a snifter. the head billowed nicely but only left a slight thin ring throughout with no lacing. the body was dark black.
s - slight roasty chocolate aroma.
t - same as above.
m - kind of thin.
o - decent beer but i was expecting more.

Photo of SamboIAmbo
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer from a 12 oz bottle into a room temperature pint glass.

A - Dark, dark brown in color. Almost black. Has a thin, light brown head that stays around for a few minutes

S - Smells malty, somewhat smoky, and has hints of chocolate. The chocolate is not overpowering. Not a very hoppy smelling beer.

T - In tune with it's smell; the beer tastes like a combination of roasted malts and chocolate. Hops seem almost non-existent.

M - Light for the style and appearance. Very drinkable for a chocolate stout.

O - A decent beer; not my favorite style but definitely worth having one of these every once in a while. I am drinking it in the middle of summer, but in my opinion a better time to have one of these would be in the fall/winter. Though the beer is very drinkable, I would recommend it as part of a rotation of different styles of beer (I would never choose to drink a 6-er in one sitting).

Photo of Rifugium
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Poured pitch black with a small tan cap; little to no lacing. Roasted malts and chocolate in the nose, and not much else to speak of. Taste was of roasty malts, chocolate, and a touch of coffee for bitterness. Barely any hops to speak of, as would be imagined. Finishes smooth. Not quite full bodied. Nice and drinkable.

Photo of jsanford
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Terrapin Mason Jar Pint Glass.

A - Dark, inky black with a thin mocha-colored head that recedes to a thin ring and slight haze.
S - Sweet aromas of chocolate syrup, dark malt, coffee beans, and a good amount of cream-and-sugar.
T - Well, this certainly delivers on the "Chocolate Milk Stout" title. Sweet malt, coffee-and-cream, and dark chocolate syrup stand out, with a touch of vanilla for good measure.
M - Slightly creamy, with a medium mouth-feel and moderate carbonation.
O - While not quite the second coming of Depth Charge that everyone hoped this would be, it's still a darn tasty Milk Stout. I'll look forward to this again next year!

Photo of nataku00
2.75/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottle of 2010 release poured into a tulip. Beer pours a dark brown, bordering on black, with three plus fingers of mocha colored frothy and bubbly head despite a very gentle pour. Head retention is insane on this beer, sticking around forever and clings heartily to the inside of the glass. A ton of carbonation streaming off from the bottom of the glass helps maintain the head, but it just seems like excessive carbonation for a stout...

A lactic acid tang dominates the nose, some roasted malt, chocolate.

The lactic acid tang is still there at the front of the tongue, but it's not as strong as the nose, as more roasted malt and milk chocolate show up to try to mask some of the acidity. Like other Terrapin beers, there's this metallic aftertaste to the beer that's really off putting.

Light to medium body but with a very aggressive and sharp carbonation that really stings the tongue. A forgettable beer, unfortunately.

Photo of yeahnatenelson
2.65/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance -- Pours a deep, dark brown, nearly black in the glass. A massive tuft of spongy tan head. Weird.

Smell -- Roast malt, Yoo-hoo, a hint of dark fruit, and faint woodsmoke. Initially there was a plastic note somewhere.

Taste -- Black malt, dark chocolate, woodsmoke. Lots of roast, to the point of tasting burnt and slightly ashy. Additionally, there is a plastic flavor that is very distracting, though this mellowed as it warmed.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-light in body with MASSIVE carbonation. Not good.

Overall -- Aside from the chocolate flavor, which is actally pretty good, this tastes like a first homebrew endeavor into a chocolate stout. Burnt, acrid malts and chocolate sweetness doesn't quite jive. The plastic/acetone note was what put this over the edge. Won't be trying again.

Photo of biga7346
2.65/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Flat oily chocolate dark hue w/ little brownish head that clears out immediately.

N - Nice roasty toasty chocolate malts, dark roasted coffee beans, a little sherry to brandy-like sweetness in there; boozy.

T - The roasty breadiness is nowhere in the texture of this beer, it's more like clean chocolate malts in the finish, but what is bothersome is the cloying sweetness, it's a little much. I probably don't like sweet stouts so I guess I should not review them, lol. Cloying table sugar, powdered sugar or even powdered Hersheys cocoa dominates throughout this beer and it's just off-putting really. The sugariness reminds me of baklavah or other pastries.

D - I would probably never drink this again.

Photo of beagle75
3.08/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Opaque black color with over two fingers of beige foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Roasty, with dark vinous fruit, cardboard, and faint dark chocolate.

T: Begins off-dry, with dark fruit that harbors a trace of tartness. Airy carbonic acid is also present early, creating a relative vacancy of flavors. The middle is soft, with mild and slightly unctuous roasted malt. Bitter cocoa emerges in the finish, lingering dryly on the palate.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly creamy and acidic on the palate, with brisk carbonation.

D/O: This stout drinks fairly easily, but would be more compelling if the chocolate advertised was more boldly featured. Although the palate must endure a host of less appealing flavors, it does finally arrive at authentic chocolate in the final act. There is simply too much fruit in the smell and flavor concealing it.

Photo of JamnesCameron
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received from OhYesILoveBeer in a homebrew trade box. Thanks, Van!

Poured into a Le Cheval Blanc pint glass. Pours a jet black with just a hint of translucent brown around the edges. Big, creamy tan head that drops after a few minutes. Some lacing evident.

Aromas of chocolate milk. Some roasty malts, but mostly dark cocoa, and chocolate milk.

Flavors of dark roasted malt, dark cocoa and milk chocolate. Finish is medium, with dusty cocoa lingering.

Mouthfeel is full, creamy. No hint of bitterness.

Overall a very good milk stout, nice complement of cocoa. Very nicely done.

Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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