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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,801 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,801
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 218
Gots: 235 | FT: 15
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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 homebrew311
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%

Extra received in trade with beerisheaven-- thanks!!

A: appears like a typical milk stout- jet black, opaque, caramel color head with some retention, some spotty lacing.
S: big notes of roasted barley, dark chocolate, and coffee up front with a long roasty finish.

T: dark bitter chocolate up front with a nice caramel sweetness from the lactose in the middle. The finish is dry and roasty. Nice well rounded milk stout with a good roast profile. Considerable amount of unsweetened chocolate character present.

MF: medium to thick body with nice smoothness. medium carbonation

D: This is a great, well balanced milk stout. Very similar to Left Hand Milk stout with a bit more character. Very nice.

homebrew311, Dec 08, 2010
Photo of Cheesemoose
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%

Black pour, a few shades near pitch. Mocha head with a few fingers of head. Fizzy head dissipates rather quickly, leaving a nice layer on top. Lacing is spotty but improves with warmth.

Bourbon comes to mind, but it is a roasted, caramel, chocolate aroma blend that comes off nicely, so yeah, pretty boozy, but not from any alcohol.

Chocolate is the forward flavor, being more on the milk chocolate side of the darkness. Mild hop tinge at the end, balancing off the rather mellow chocolate smoothness.

Mouthfeel is like a yoo hoo plus carbonation and beer. Or rather, it is very creamy, disappears from the mouth, but leaves a very refreshing character to it. Alcohol warms you slightly but at 6% and a great drinkability, you could knock off 2 or 3 before things got crazy.

Honestly, pick up a 6 pack, take with you to the family, and pick out that one guy who drinks nothing but Guinness. Give him a few and see what he thinks.

Cheesemoose, Dec 07, 2010
Photo of EgadBananas
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%

Black on the pour. There's dark brown around the edges. A finger of light brown head adorns, dissipates quickly and lades minimally.

The aroma is not as rich and chocolaty as I would have expected. The chocolate is there, and there is a nice soft sweetness.

Taste is good, with some pleasant sweet chocolate, and bitter chocolate, roasted malts.

Creamy feel, medium in body, no carbonation. Very good.

Great drinkability. Low ABV, not too sweet, can definitely drink multiples.

EgadBananas, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of beerphan
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%

12oz bottle -> american pint
Seasonal 2010 (as part of the label)

Pours mostly black with a one inch dark brown head that fizzles out (literally, fizzles and loudly) quickly to a small puddle of suds before disappearing completely. The glass is lined with post pour bubbles. Zero lace.

Nose: Booze? Roasted malt,

Thin feeling body with a definite milk stout feel, most likely from lactose. Subtle chocolate with some candied caramel. Mild alcohol seems odd for the ABV. Some dark fruits hiding behind the boozy flavors. No real bitterness to speak of, except for a tad of acrid bitterness via the roasted malts. Chocolaty finish lingers and taste a bit like rich chocolate pudding. An interesting mix of flavors that grew on me as I drank, hence a 4 rating for taste.

Definitely let this one warm up. Most of the chocolate stays hidden until the end. I'm thinking this one will improve with subsequent batches, not bad for a first run.

Happy Repeal Day 2010.

beerphan, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of bigfnjoe
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A- pours black with a one finger brown head. Lacing is beautiful, but I'd like to see a bigger head considering how aggressive my pour was.

S- super chocolatey goodness! Smells like a fresh milk chocolate bar...making me hungry

T- sweet chocolate, and you get a little bit of the milkiness too. Tastes like carbonated chocolate milk

M- a tad bit thicker than I'd like for a milk stout, but still good

D- oh man, this is really good. Perfect dessert beer, but I'm drinking them whenever I want. Fantastic

bigfnjoe, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of TKEbeerman
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%

A: Poured into my pint glass, this brew pours jet black with a darker tan head that is quick to dissipate, and leaves little lace.

S: This brew has notes of roast and milk chocolate. A tasty smelling nose, but not very big or complex.

T: Milk chocolate and roasted malt. Again, not complex, not big, but flavorful in the chocolate notes, and refreshing.

MF/D: The mouthfeel is smooth and light, which is what I expect from a milk stout. Drinkability is great. The subtle tones of this stout make this a good introductory beers to people who have distasteful views of darker beers.

Overall, I do enjoy this brew. I'll probably buy 1 more 6er before its gone. I'm glad Terrapin will be rotating this.

TKEbeerman, Dec 03, 2010
Photo of zimmerbloke
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%

Received as an extra in a recent trade, but I forget from whom. Forgotten trade partner, this one's for you.

A: Pours a very opaque black. What very little head there is has a khaki color and fades very quickly. A quick swirl reawakens a dark ring, but not for long.

S: Sweet chocolate, primarily. Some roasty notes and chocolate bitterness, but definitely secondary.

T: Sweet and surprisingly light. Chocolate is definitely present as advertised. Very little in the way of balancing bitterness and no alcohol heat makes me want to drink this one quickly; think chocolate milk. A fairly one dimensional flavor, but I feel like it accomplished the Chocolate Milk goal of this beer.

M: The lactose definitely smooths this one out and I think the lower carbonation works well here. A relatively refreshing stout. Sweetness disappears to quickly to be cloying and the stout is thin enough to prevent it from coating the mouth/tongue at all.

D: Very high. This is such a change from many of the high ABV American stouts in a very good way--easy drinking, refreshing and tasty.

zimmerbloke, Dec 02, 2010
Photo of prdstmnky
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%

Around 50 degrees, poured into a clear pint glass. Body is pitch black, maybe a hint of brown when held up to the light, but this is one dark beer! Fairly aggressive pour, but little to no head to speak of - a few brown bubbles that disappear instantly. Lots of milk chocolate in the nose, followed by some roasted malts and coffee. Taste is quite sweet, lots of lactose, chocolate, and some coffee and vanilla as well. Somewhat thin, yet creamy in the mouth (is that possible?), with light carbonation. Glad I got to try this one!

prdstmnky, Dec 01, 2010
Photo of Jdmpolk
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%

A- Pours like midnight with a body so dark no light penetrates it. A minor amount of tan brown foam floats to the top, but then subsides.

S- There is a lot going on here. The sweetness of the lactos comes through in the initial smell, followed by the aroma of coffee and bars of bakers chocolate. Very roasty.

T- Surprisingly crisp and light initially. Definately a milky taste in the back with hints of chocolate. Slightly dry on on the back end from the roasted grains.

M- Creamy and smooth.

D- This six pack will not last long. Overall a very good brew.

Jdmpolk, Nov 30, 2010
Photo of Invisoclam
3.8/5  rDev -4%

Overall nice and smooth- little to bitter notes, which for me bitterness is okay, however any bitterness my wife will detect and comment on, this she did not so I would say no bitter notes worth noting.
I would get this again - I may have given it higher ratings if I had more things to compare it to , so I backed off from giving it top flight honors - but it is close!

Invisoclam, Nov 28, 2010
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +1%

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with red highlights and a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt with some smoke. The flavor is heavy on the chocolate and roasted malt, but I also get some smoked notes as in the aroma. There is a decent amount of coffee in the flavor as well. Medium to thick mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of sweethome
4/5  rDev +1%

Pour is jet black - so dark I was wondering what abv was on this since it's not on the label - looks as dark and thick as an imperial stout. Nice tan head.

Nose is rich, cocoa, coffee and molasses. A nice roast malt, backed by the rich cocoa complexity.

Entry takes away worries of high abv, not nearly as thick as an imperial. Beautiful cocoa flavors rush in, lacto presence true to form for a milk stout. Rounds out nicely. Prickly finish from a dose of hops and mabe just a bit "husky", like harsh coffee.

A pleasurable beer. Nice chocolate/cocoa flavors, but they don't dominate. Still a well defined stout. Finish has just a little harsh note.

Very enjoyable and different, without straying too far from a traditional milk stout.

sweethome, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of deapokid
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%

Pours a deep, impenetrable black with a thin cocoa head that quickly dissipates. Carbonation is particularly low for the style. It looks a bit like an Imperial Stout, particularly in its lack of lacing and rich, syrupy body.

Scent is quite sweet. Think milk chocolate with a whiff of roasted peanuts and a shot of espresso.

Flavor has a burst of hot chocolate warmth, followed by light roasted coffee and peppery vanilla notes. This seems to take the creaminess present in the Irish Dry Stouts and blend it with the bitter sweet characteristics of the high ABV, anise-laden Imperial Stouts.

Liquid itself is milky without being viscous. It could benefit from a nitro injection, but that doesn't stop the flow of chocolate and coffee from washing over the tongue.

This is truly a top-notch effort from Terrapin and it successfully packs big flavors into a small package.

deapokid, Nov 26, 2010
Photo of Avagadro
4.55/5  rDev +14.9%

A: Pours opaquely into my pint, forming a frothy, mocha colored head. Retention is respectable.

S: Bouquet is shy, but caramel, brown sugar, and chocolate are noticeable.

T: Sweet, but not cloyingly so, with heavy doses of molasses and cream. This is accented by chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Delightful!

M: Full body, creamy mouthfeel, and little carbonation. The feel perfectly jives with the flavor.

D: A little sweet to be a session beer, but it is what it is. This brew would pair great with cheesecake, vanilla ice cream, or creme brulee. It is definitely a dessert-type brew. This is a must try for any milk stout fans.

Avagadro, Nov 26, 2010
Photo of stakem
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%

Poured into a SA sensory glass, this brew appears black in color with a darkly tanned cap of foam. It recedes fairly quick and maintains a thin layering across the top of the brew. Some spotty and patchy lacing clings to the glass.

The aroma is milky sweet chocolate initially which gives way to a heavily roasted grain character that smells still of chocolate but of a more dark and bitter baker's cocoa powder. As it warms, the dark roasted grain gives way to some earthy coffee suggestions that are mixed with a very light hop profile.

The taste of this brew includes not only the expected dark roasted grain bitterness but also some lactose-like sweetness which makes the chocolate flavor inside this brew really pop. There is a citrus hop contribution evident as well as a light fruity indication of alcohol. The bitterness comes across with a flavor somewhat reminiscent of coffee. The grain left lingering in the mouth comes full circle to leave a lasting taste of chocolate in the mouth.

This is a medium bodied offering with a light level of carbonation. Just like other terrapin stout offerings, this brew is silky smooth in the feel. It is very drinkable and remarkably familiar to their collaboration depth charge (minus the espresso.) If you loved depth charge and miss that limited brew, you could easily formulate your own makeshift blend of that beer with this moo-hoo and wake n' bake.

stakem, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of afksports
3.8/5  rDev -4%

First beer of my Thanksgiving trip to PA. On tap at Flying Pig Saloon in Malvern. Waiting on my Bell's box from Michigan. Also this is my first Terrapin and their naming is pretty awesome.

The appearance is dark brown/black with a tan head that dissipates into decent lacing. Looks appetizing for sure. The nose doesn't hit you over the head - malts and chocolate and that's about it. Taste is a chocolate stout through and through, and for a sweet stout it's still got a little bite in the middle. Finish is easy like milk, helping the medium body go down smooth.

Can't say this is a favorite, can't say I don't like it. It's good, well-built, and won't do you wrong.

Just won't blow your mind either. Mooo!

afksports, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of thedoubler55
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%

A- Very dark chocolate body with a tan head, leaves some nice thin lacing around the glass as well .

S- Strong smell of malts and a bit of milk chocolate on the tailend.

T- Very strong malty flavor not unbearable, also hints of chocolate all over the place and a bit of almond taste .

M- Very smooth stout, not to full. Also very chocolatey.

D- Definitely a good stout, not one of my favorite chocolate stouts but something I will drink again.

thedoubler55, Nov 24, 2010
Photo of babaracas
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%

Pours an opaque black with one finger khaki colored head, settles at a quarter inch with splotches of lace along the way. Smell: dark chocolate and mild roast, hint of herbal hops. Taste: chewing on a high cocoa chocolate bar, mild roast, earthy hopping. Well carbonated creamy feel, leaving a coating of dark chocolate. Very chocolatey... that said, not too much residual sweetness like some milk stouts. It's completely one note, but it's a pretty good one. Late Oct 2010 bottling.

edit:
Had another that was way more carbonated, slow pour filled the glass with foam. Hurt the taste and feel a bunch. May be a carbonation issue w/ this so drink soon.

babaracas, Nov 24, 2010
Photo of mattgreger
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%

This brew poured a dark, pitch black color. It left a small tan head that faded pretty quickly. There isn't much lacing left behind either.

The front of this aroma is strong with dark chocolate nodes. There is touch of fig sweetness, and a finish that has a nice roasted barley finish. There is a bit smokey aroma there as well.

The flavors at the front of the brew mirror that aromas. There is an nice milk chocoate flavor on the front of the brew. It follows with roasted coffee and malts. A few other flavors tha follow up are some caramel and toffee. These flavors all come together well with the chocolate flavors. It gives the brew a sweet and bitter flavor.

This is a nice smooth, silky brew. Has a nice clean finish. It has a nice dry finish. This brew has a great carbonation level, making a nice smooth brew.

The drinkability on this brew was great. It has a nice ABV, and finish, that just makes this a great all around brew. This would be a great brew for some holiday parties, especially as a desert brew. Great brew.

mattgreger, Nov 24, 2010
Photo of Bung
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%

Draft at Duckworths
Pretty much black with a frothy layer of tan head. Laces ok.

Definetely can smell the lactose sugar. Malt and chocolate accompany.

Pretty sweet brew. Slightly more roast malt than present in the nose. Lots of milk chocolate going on throughout. Finishes with a darker chocolate or cocoa.

Drinks quite easy and would be sessionable, but more of a dessert. Absolutely no alcohol presence.

Could use more "power", coffee, roast or something to balance the sweetness. A good one but no Depth Charge.

Bung, Nov 24, 2010
Photo of BARFLYB
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%

12oz bottle into a pint glass, a single from a mix six.

Moo-Hoo Pours out the standard black color, you know the color that all the other stouts are. It's pretty dark black and Im greeted by a 1/2 inch of tan foam hanging out upstairs, thats frothy looking, small pokadots of lace on the way down, not very clingy. Smell is all milk chocolate, it's not quite at Voodoo Cowbell level's but I was pleasantly surprised at the musk this one had, especially for a Terrapin beer. Scents also include some vanilla, cocco, lactose and a small earthy quality that is not all that large. Taste is a lighter chocolate milk version of Voodoo Cowbell, just check my review for that one and that will tell you everything you need to know about moo-hoo, only lighter, which kinda makes it more drinkable. The body is a dead medium build that is smooth and not very bitter. It's semi coating and leaves a sweet sense in the mouth for a few afterwards. Carb is low and I likes it like that, makes for a smoother ride. This drinks like a champ and is insanely approachable. I picked up a single but a sixer may be in the works. Good job Terrapin!

BARFLYB, Nov 23, 2010
Photo of ectomorph
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%

12 oz bottle with no real dating, only Seasonal 2010 into a large tulip.

A - Black as night, pours smooth leaving a small tan head that faded quickly. Little in the way of lace. Active carbonation streams from below.

S - Dark chocolate, black fig sweetness, roasted barley in the finish. Pungent chocolate with a wisp of smoke as it warms.

T - Milk chocolate, light roast coffee, fresh bread maltiness. The caramel and toffee flavors from the malt blend nicely with the chocolate. Very mild bitterness keeps this one drinkable.

M - Silky smooth drinker. Clean finish and a little drier than I had expected. Good carbonation prevents an oiliness.

D - Very high. Moderate ABV with a great mouthfeel and finish. Great when winter is beginning to show itself. Could pair well with many desserts.

ectomorph, Nov 23, 2010
Photo of elgiacomo
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%

12oz bottle.

Pours black with a one finger brown head that doesn't last long receding to a ring and wispy cap. Leaves only a few spots of lacing.

Aroma is all about the chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, cocoa, some roasted malt, vanilla, good strength.

Flavor is sweet and chocolaty, chocolate milk in beer form, great cocoa and milk chocolate, vanilla, a touch of raisin and dark fruit, roasted malt, some coffee, fair sweetness, low bitterness. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel is creamy, medium bodied, low to medium carbonation.

I'm pretty sure this is the best milk stout I've ever had...never been a huge fan of the style but this is an awesome brew. One of the best chocolate stouts I've ever had as well. Hopefully Terrapin will brew some more of this for this winter as it is almost already gone around here...

elgiacomo, Nov 23, 2010
Photo of dirtylou
4.08/5  rDev +3%

on-tap, Duckworths in Charlotte

appearance: served in a shaker pint, rich chocolate body, creamy mocha head

smell: chocolate cake, milk chocolate, roasted malt. rich

taste: velvety chocolate cake, chocolate milk, rich and creamy, lactose, a touch of smoke, roasted malts. Overall - not as polarizing as ST creme brulee, but definitely a very sweet stout that wont please all. i enjoyed my pint, and wont need another

mouthfeel: rich, velvety, creamy, light alcohol

drinkability: good

dirtylou, Nov 23, 2010
Photo of oberon
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%

On tap at the Mellow Mushroom in Greensboro.Poured into a standard pint glass a pretty much opaque black with a thinner deep mocha colored head atop.Roasty aromas with coffee,and bitter chocolate playing a large role,I gotta say this was quite boozy on the palate for the abv.,quite a sweet alcohol zip in the finish.Roasted nicely along with a nice creamy texture to the feel,the alcohol sweetness and bitter chocolate round out the palate.A pretty solid sweet stout although again ,its a bit boozy in my opinion.

oberon, Nov 22, 2010
Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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