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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk StoutTerrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout

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1,661 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1661
Reviews: 532
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%

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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 jwc215


3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a fizzy brown head that collapses in a short while. Not much lacing sticks.

The smell is of chocolate/cocoa nibs with some lactose.

The taste is of sweet dark chocolate with a mild sour touch in the finish. Late alcohol warmth shows.

Pretty smooth. Finishes somewhat abruptly.

A heavy stout with plenty of cocoa. Pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 18:28:44 | More by jwc215
Photo of MadCat

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a nice dark brown/black color with good brown head, leaves some lacing

Smell: Sweet milk chocolate

Taste: Starts off with milk chocolate, then goes into some nice roasty malts, and a little hop bitterness. Tastes like milk chocolate beer, named appropriately

Mouthfeel: Medium body, light carbonation

Overall: Pretty good. Dessert beer for sure, and quite enjoyable at that. Wouldn't buy a six pack of this but it was nice buying a single. Would buy another single again.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 01:03:07 | More by MadCat
Photo of KYGunner


4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, deep and rich blackness meet the eye. The head was thin and fleeting but had a genuine build but only for a short time.

The nose holds nothing but creamy, sweet, chocolate milk. The chocolate is a malty variety but I love it.

The taste holds the same properties of the nose with chocolate malted milk and a creamy deliciousness.

The feel may not be a creamy and full as would be desired but it's full enough yet light enough to make this very drinkable.

I love this beer and it's amongst my favorite after dinner desserts.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 00:05:27 | More by KYGunner
Photo of Mongrel


3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours not all that frothy, but is bolstered by a deep, dark brown body and a little mocha-colored head and lacing.

Smell is really nice and concentrated, bringing all kinds of chocolate and espresso, with a tinge of licorice and fruit.

Taste follows the nose pretty closely and a few different chocolate flavors come through -- milk chocolate, cocoa powder, and dark chocolate Hershey's syrup (if there is such a thing). There's also a touch of that really concentrated, bitter espresso/licorice (can't decide which) flavor. A slightly sweet lactose tang is present at all times.

Mouthfeel is a bit thinner than I would like, but the finish is surprisingly long. Overall mouthfeel is chalky mocha around the edges with a sweet, slick center.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 18:31:46 | More by Mongrel
Photo of KTeamLSU

South Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass

A: Dark black pour, with a thin light tan head that doesn't last long

S: You can smell the chocolate, and roasted malts

T: Very chocolatey sweet with a tinge of alcohol on the backend... not overly sweet but definitely one of the sweeter milk stouts I have tasted

M: silky smooth, low carbonation, slight bitterness

O: Great dessert beer. Very much 6% ABV Chocolate Milk. I will buy again, but it is definitely not a daily drinker.

Liked it better than a couple other milk stouts I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 21:26:44 | More by KTeamLSU
Photo of Nugganooch


3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle from Dopplelbockulus – Thanks Charley!
Notes taken 11-30-13 with my Sierra Nevada Balloon Glass

First time with this one as well…

A: Dark muddy brown approaching black in the glass as it settles. Minimal mocha tan head that fritters away in mere moments. Looks still with a shiny gloss. Low level of stick remains at each tip of the glass.

S: Bitter dark chocolate and dark roasty malted grains make up much of the nose. Hints of molasses and soy with a brown sugar sweetness. Nice nose that definitely delivers on the cocoa.

T: Liquid chocolate love! Really is very reminiscent to a Yoo-Hoo. Cocoa and dark roasted grains with a moderate earthy bitterness. The beer is relatively sweet from the lactose but manageable and the alcohol is well disguised all throughout. Nice but the chocolate does make up most of the flavor here so a little one note in that sense.

M: Has a dense heaviness and seemingly low amount of carbonation but with a light and somewhat watery consistency. Sleek coating across the palate and again finish is a touch watery.

D: This one definitely delivers on the Cocoa Bean’s. Rich with chocolate flavors but not much else going on. Not quite a favorite but definitely great to have tried.

Cuvee with the WnB and you have something special tell you what!

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 01:25:00 | More by Nugganooch
Photo of clayrock81


4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not the most pleasant beer for everyone but hit my sweet tooth and I really enjoyed it. Poured a blackish body with one finger brown head that died slow with minimal lace. Mostly chocolate in the aroma, but there is some bready and roasted malts aroma as well. Smooth, fuller bodied and chewey, the roasted/coffee notes are in the background for balance and this is mostly a sweet, chocolatey beer. Finish is balanced (not overly sweet) and there are touchs of booziness as well.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2013 15:32:33 | More by clayrock81
Photo of Tycoon5000


3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The initial smell has a sweet roasted stout like smell, as it should, but with slightly Smokey smell. With a delicious stout taste (resembling a Guinness) there is an excellent layer of chocolate after taste. This beer feels very smooth and is easy to drink (judging by how fast the bottle emptied) and has many layers that change dramatically very quickly.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 06:53:19 | More by Tycoon5000
Photo of itsscience


3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a goblet

Pours viscous and black with a paper-thin brown head. The nose is sweet milk chocolate and roasted malt, and the taste is much the same, with milk chocolate, cocoa, a subdued roasty quality, and a slightly bitter finish. It's full-bodied with a good level of carbonation; not quite what I would call creamy but very smooth. A tasty dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 09:59:28 | More by itsscience
Photo of Jekyll


3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful looking beer once poured. Chocolate on the nose is not subtle at all but then again not designed to be, all I smell though. Taste is great and unlike the smell the chocolate adds depth to it and compliments the milk stout. Mouthfeel a little too thin for my tastes but just my preference. For what it is very nicely done, was expecting a lil more complexity but all in all a food offering.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 01:34:20 | More by Jekyll
Photo of HattedClassic


4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is a dark chocolate black. Some brown head is created but it quickly dissipates and leaves the beer alone. The liquid has a slight sheen to it as well.

The beer smells wonderful and fairly simple as well as a straight forward. The beer has strong notes of dark chocolate and sweet milk. The smell notes also have a chocolate milk smell as well.

The beer tastes exactly like it smell. Dark chocolate, chocolate milk, and cocoa notes dominate the taste. In addition, the sweet milk taste is also there.

Heavy bodied and smooth. The beer has some carbonation but not by much.

A pretty good milk stout that I will probably pick up again and definitely recommend.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 05:55:25 | More by HattedClassic
Photo of jonziefle

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured black and opaque, with one finger dark tan head. Good retention

Smell: Sweet and smoky chocolate milk.

Taste: True to the nose, sweet and like chocolate milk. Roasted malts round it out for balance.

Mouthfeel: Heavier bodied and decent carbonation, but smooth.

Drinkability: A very good chocolate stout. Has the correct qualities of a stout, the real flavors of chocolate, and the smoothness of chocolate milk.

Buy Again? Yes.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 00:19:19 | More by jonziefle
Photo of scanny24


4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am a big fan of Chocolate Stouts or Bocks, especially in the winter time. I saw this one at Total Wine and it looked promising so I gave it a shot. I was slightly disappointed with Terrapin's Pumpkinfest, so I was hoping they would redeem themselves with this one, and they did. The color was a nice, dark, black,and the head non-existent. Some chocolate beers will be bitter or more coffee flavored than chocolate, but this, true to its name, had a nice milk chocolate flavor and was very smooth. I really enjoyed this beer and don't mind paying the $8.99 for only 4 beers. I will definetly look for this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 00:23:39 | More by scanny24
Photo of IronLover


4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Engine oil black in color. Poured with a short mocha beige foam that qui kly dissipated. Sweet chocolate aroma followed by roasted malt and a hint of herbal hops at the end. Creamy smooth feel with subdued carbonation from the middle to the end. Roasted malt flavor up front followed by chocolate with tangy herbal hop bitterness underneath. Powdery chocolate  and herbal hoppiness continues to the end. Finishes with a tangy hop bite, a semi-dry finish and roasted malty, chocolatey aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 01:52:07 | More by IronLover
Photo of wiscokid920


4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz Bottle poured into Pint Glass.

A- Creamy three finger tan head with nice retention of lacy patches. Dark velvet black.

S- Nose features sweet milk chocolate/powdered cocoa with a nice roasted malt sweetness.

T- Just like a milk chocolate bar...sweet milk chocolate layered with dark roasted malts.

M- Classic Milk stout qualities. Medium bodied, creamy and smooth.

O- A great take on Milk Stout. A great desert beer!

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 03:49:40 | More by wiscokid920
Photo of Mojo


4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle -> Westbrook Brewing snifter

A - pours up an obsidian black color with a nice creamy one and a half finger head which fades pretty quickly. The is a minimal amount of lacing.

S - smells just a Hershey Bar!!!!

T - sweet and chocolately with a subtle roasted finish. About what you'd expect. While very sweet, it is not sickeningly sweet.

M - thick and chewy with minimal carbonation.

O - Love this. Glad I have three more bottles to enjoy at a later date.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 03:46:42 | More by Mojo
Photo of Treyliff

West Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- pours black with just a bit of light seeping through, small creamy tan head retains nicely, leaving a small layer to float of top

S- not surprisingly, it does smell like chocolate milk. Sugary lactose sweetness with just a hint of roasted malt aroma, smells as expected

T- this tastes more like chocolate milk than any milk stout that I've tried. There's a nice sugary sweetness that isn't over the top and meshes nicely with thy chocolate flavors. Flavors of dried prune and fig kick in near the finish with a sweet and sugary linger

M- medium body and carbonation with a silky mouthfeel that leads to a smooth and crisp finish

O- it is what it says it is, and quite enjoyable at that. Too often, these styles can be to sweet or artificial tasting, but Terrapin did a nice job with this one

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 03:50:01 | More by Treyliff
Photo of Jacurdy60


4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a pitch black color as do most stouts. Head is thick, luscious, and coffee colored. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S-Chocolate, sugar, milk. Sweet, but not over the top.

T-Chocolate is the overarching note as expected. Chocolate fades at the middle of the palate into a slightly bitter dark chocolate/coffee flavor but finishes with the semi-sweetness of milk, sugar, and chocolate. Terrapin achieved a subtle balance here.

MF-Creamy, rich, but with a touch too much carbonation. Finishes semi-rough. Full bodied.

O-My favorite milk stout so far. Nice balance on all fronts.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 23:55:12 | More by Jacurdy60
Photo of witster18


4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Moo-Hoo is a seasonal offering from Terrapin Brewery in Ga.

The brewery puts out some good stuff, but this is BY FAR my favorite from the brewery for what I've tried.

Moo-Hoo smells like silky-smooth chocolate.

THe choco isn't as prominent in the taste as it is the nose, but it's definitely there. GREAT taste. hmm... it's light for a stout, but the mouthfeel is amazing! very silky... stays on the palate for long long time. And there's a bang of late sharp hop that helps hide the 6.1abv.

It's super sessionable, and the perfect strength to finish balancing all the beautiful sweet early flavors. Creaminess is amazing. Very Airy.

THis might have to be my favorite dark brew that is brewed within 200 miles of where I live. I have access to bell double cream, double chocolate stout, and rogue choco stout, but THIS, this might be my favorite even amongst those beers... its that good.

It taste like its a 5 percenter! The desert pairing possibilities make the brain wonder.

This beer's mouthfeel is incredible... my best comparison would have been Columbus NUt Brown Ale, very similar, but this is better than that too. HIGHLY recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 22:17:33 | More by witster18
Photo of GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a mug, the beer is a dark, thin looking brown-to-black coloring with brown highlights around the edges and a tall, frothy, bubbly, tan colored head. Aromas of sweet milk chocolate, slightly bitter chocolate, hints of roast, and some coffee characteristics. Flavors are roast and bitter forward, with a blend of bittersweet chocolate and milk chocolate. A little more towards the dark and bitter than the nose, giving a heavier cocoa character throughout. Creamy underlays keep everything very drinkable and balanced. Smooth, creamy body, with a bittersweet aftertaste. The cream builds a lot more towards the end of the palate, leading to a sweet lean by the time you hit the slick, smooth finish. Easy enough to drink, with great chocolate characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 23:55:19 | More by GarthDanielson
Photo of BMMillsy


3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with tiny brown head. Aroma of chocolate and sweet sweet lactose. Slight bit of roasty coffe smell but mostly chocolate. Sharp carbonaton, but still relatively smooth. Huge sweet chocolate lactose flavor, a bit of brown sugar, and very sweet. A little bit thin. Definitely a dessert beer, and decent for the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 00:08:41 | More by BMMillsy
Photo of Rizalini


3.38/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Recieved in a trade from Jeremy 6566, poured from a 12oz bottle and into my Stone goblet. 2012 seasonal.

A - Pours an extremely dark brown color with a 1/2 finger of light brown head. Pretty minimal lacing left behind as I sip.

S - Has the aromas of milk & dark chocolates, and a slight burnt char from the dark roasted malts. As I sniff deeper, I'm getting notes of caramel and butterscotch.

T/M - The mouthfeel is smooth, and creamy. Roasted chocolate malts, and a slight smokeyness comprise the flavor for this one. A little on the thin, watery side.

O - A nice creaminess make this one very smooth and easy to drink. The down side is that this one is a little thin on the taste. A good beer to try, but I couldn't see myself getting this one again.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 02:03:21 | More by Rizalini
Photo of Damian


4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 12 fl. oz./355 ml bottle
Seasonal: 2012
Served in a pint glass
Thanks to surge1311 for including this as an extra in our trade.

A tight, creamy, four-finger, tan colored head topped the dark brown liquid. Excellent retention. Thick, drippy patches of lacing stuck all along the glass.

The nose was fragrant and really interesting. Sweet and quite roasty with strong milk chocolate and/or powdered cocoa notes. Hershey's Chocolate Syrup instantly came to mind. Lots of crisp, dry oats. As the beer warmed, the sweetness came out even more. Hints of chocolate liquor appeared as well. I also picked up some brown sugar notes. Quite complex overall.

Tons of of dark roasted malts and dry oats came through in the flavor profile. A nice mix of dark, bitter chocolate and sweet, milk chocolate was noticeable in the center. Slightly creamy. A touch of booziness lent the beer a subtle, chocolate liquor-like flavor. The dry, roasty finish contained some metallic notes initially, but they soon disappeared.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied for the style but exceptionally slick, creamy and smooth. A fine and mellow effervescence made the liquid glide across my palate.

I really enjoyed this winter seasonal from Terrapin and would love to try it fresh one day. All in all, this was probably the best milk stout I have ever sampled.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 13:30:52 | More by Damian
Photo of Vonerichs


4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Standard fare for a lighter stout... dark brown/borderline black. Decent tan head. No lacing.

Strong aroma. Chocolate, root beer, very sweet smell.

Chocolate milk, root beer. Sweet flavor that mimics the smell but will less pronunciation.

Smooth mouthfeel with low carbonation as it should.

I really enjoyed this beer and it's a very good representation for the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 03:43:46 | More by Vonerichs
Photo of ColdWaffles


3.51/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Terrapin Moo-Hoo

Reviewed from notes from the Spring. Poured from a 12 oz into a standard pint.

Appearance: Mostly black stout with a short lived brown head. 3.75/5

Smell: Mostly milk chocolate and not much else. 3.5/5

Taste: Mostly one dimensional with milk chocolate being that dimension. Some nice roast malts too. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Kinda a thin stout, but kind of thick. 3.5/5

This is interesting and it did what it said it would but not much else. 3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 00:38:23 | More by ColdWaffles
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