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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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

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Reviews: 589
Hads: 2,341
Avg: 3.94
pDev: 21.57%
Wants: 273
Gots: 479 | 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

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Beer added by: thagr81us on 10-29-2010

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Photo of KeefD
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Been wanting to try this one for awhile now and got the chance courtesy of n2185. Thanks Jackson!

Pours a dark brown color but totally black in the glass with a small tan head and no lacing. Aroma is chocolaty and creamy with a touch of roast, but mostly sweet. Taste is a good mix of chocolate and light roast, and a touch of lactose. There's actually a slight sourish twang on the finish that's hard to describe, but I'd probably attribute it to the lactose. This starts to fade as it warms up, becomes creamy, with more chocolate, some surprisingly noticeable but loight citrus hops on the finish, but a tad light on the body. Carbonation is low and this thing is smooth as hell. A good, drinkable milk stout and definitely delicious.

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Photo of titosupertramp
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Could have swore I reviewed this one already, but here goes..

A: Mostly black, but when you raise it to the light you can see that it's dark brown around the edges. Tan colored head that recedes quickly.

S: The smell is pretty subtle..certainly not in your face. Bitter, dark chocolate is what you first notice. As it warms, there's more of a roasty smell. Faint, but nice.

T: Again, dark, bitter chocolate is what I noticed first. Sweet, milk chocolate follows. Getting a coffee type flavor at the end when it warms. Delicious and rich.

M: Decent. It's a little thinner that I expected it to be. Slick and coating leaving the aftertaste for while.

D: Very high. The alcohol is nowhere to be found in this, granted it's only 6%ABV. The thinish quality actually adds to the drinkability.

Good beer. Looking forward to next year's release.

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Photo of billab914
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Mad Fox shaped glass. It poured pretty close to black in color, with a thin, tan and frothy head to it. The head retreated to the edges of the glass relatively quickly, where it remained.

The aroma has a very nice chocolaty flavor to it. It has some dark and bitter chocolate as well as a sweeter, milk chocolaty flavor. I get a bit of a roasty, coffee like flavor to it as well.

The taste starts out with more of the darker chocolate coming through. As you get closer to the finish more of the sweeter, milk chocolaty flavor takes over and gives it more of a chocolate milk like flavor. A little bit of that roasty, coffee like flavor is in the taste as well and gives it some balance.

The mouthfeel is a little on the thicker side with carbonation being a bit below average. The lower carbonation worked pretty well for it. Drinkability is good, I really enjoyed the flavors it had. It had some great chocolaty flavors to it but didn't become too sweet. It also felt relatively light for so much flavor. Definitely a beer I could have a few of. A very welcome addition to Terrapin's line up and one I'll probably be buying annually.

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Photo of tchenery
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer is jet black in color. It looks like oil pouring out in the glass. There is a slight, very slight off-white head rimming the edge of the glass.

It smells chocolatey, roasty, and thick. It smells like a chocolate malt milkshake.

Very smooth, almost slick just like a milk stout should be. It has that extra sweetness from the lactose which gives a creamy taste when mixed with the roasted chocolate malts. There is a hint of bitterness on the very end, but it acts more as a palate cleansing bitterness than anything else.

Mouthfeel is very oily with a lingering aftertaste that coats everything. It would be awesome if this beer had a huge frothy head and some more carbonation.

Totally drinkable, especially for a sweet stout. If you like stout, you'll like Moo Hoo.

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Photo of Mississipping
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Close to black, but very dark brown with a small tan head that had good retention. Gradually dissipates into a thin ring with almost no lacing.

S: This really smells like chocolate milk ... sweet milk chocolate with a fresh milk scent, along with a bit of roasted malt. There's not much else going on here, but for this one, less is more. Really nice aroma.

T: Taste follows the smell but with just a bit more going on. Sweet milk chocolate right up front with just a touch of hoppiness. Follows is subtle roasted malt, coffee, and bittersweet chocolate. The taste is slightly better than the smell, but both are just what I expected.

M/D: Typically, I look for body and creaminess in a stout, however, the lighter body and moderate carbonation of Moo-Hoo seems appropriate and really doesn't disappoint. Given the pleasant simplicity of the taste, the light mouthfeel yields higher drinkability and an overall enjoyable beer. This was really pretty good and the next time I'm within Terrapin's distribution, I'll grab another six-pack.

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Photo of Anchorage42
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Dark Black with a mocha colored head, almost one finger that receded quickly. 4.0 because the head didn't last as long as I would've liked it to. It was a beautiful glass when it was there.

S- Very mild chocolate, roasty notes upon pour. Very soft smell doesn't get in your face, but hints at the sweetness. 3.5 because I was hoping for a more potent aroma after every inhale. It smells great, just not as strong as I would've hoped for

T- Absolutely delicious. Malty with the perfect amount of chocolate sweetness and a hint of coffee through the finish. Great aftertaste.

M- Not overly full, very smooth, very low carbonation/astringency. Slick.

D- Amazingly drinkable. For a stout, it's very easy going down and doesn't make me feel overly full or bloated (as a beer). This would be a great introduction to stouts for new stout drinkers, in my opinion. Coping from a hop-head, this is a wonderful alternative when I'm feeling like something else. Too bad this is seasonal only.

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Photo of DIM
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: This was a very dark brown and poured with a smallish tan head.

s: Sweet lactose and hints of chocolate fudge.

t: Wow, there is a lot more going on here than the smell would suggest. In fact, this is pretty much exactly what I hope it would be. There are plenty of milk stouts out there, and there are plenty of chocolate stouts around. Why is this the first chocolate milk stout I've come across? This is a no-brainer great idea. This starts off pleasantly sweet with flavors of chocolate cake batter and sweet milkiness. The finish adds a drier roasty cocoa.

m: Good body for a smaller stout with gentle, creamy carbonation.

d: Thanks to titosupertramp for the chance to try this. Does anyone else make a chocolate milk stout? I need to try more of these.

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Photo of theghost3
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark opaque brown. There's a slight cafe au lait head that dissipates into a ring of foam that sticks around. Moderate lacing.

The smell is domintated by chocolate malt. The taste is milk chocolate, reminds me of chocolate milk with a hint of coffee and spice. The flavors do not seem artificial like some chocolate stouts. The mouthfeel is thick, low carbonation.

This is a very drinkable milk stout. It is filling, but the 6 percent ABV makes it easy to drink a couple of these in a session.

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

Picked up a single of this from Lighthouse Beer & Wine in Wilmington. For those of you reading this and in the area, they will be receiving HopSlam on Friday. Just FYI. Yes, it's extremely random to post this knowledge on a review of Moo Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout, but it's extremely valuable information that I feel should be hidden from common message boards. So, if you see this announcement and it affects you, consider yourself lucky.

Now...to the beer. Pours dark with hardly any filtration, a characteristic that I'm beginning to discover is commonplace with a good stout. The head is the color of cocoa powder and it recedes extremely quickly. That's fine by me. I'm ready to get in to this thing.

Cocoa, dark chocolate, slight tinges of nutmeg, and faint whiffs of alcohol embody the nose of this beer. The combination is altogether pleasing. The beer smells very simple, but a beer such as this thrives in its simplicity: Few ingredients working well together results in a brew that will presumably please the tastebuds to no end. That remains to be seen...

...But not for long. I take a big swig of this stuff to start things off, bigger than I'm accustomed to taking, and I'm floored by the chocolateyness swimming around every nook and cranny of my mouth. Initially, I'm reminded of Duck Rabbit's Milk Stout, but I soon realize that there's little comparison. This is the beer that Duck Rabbit wishes it were, and I think the difference-maker is the incorporation of the cocoa nibs. They provide a chocolatey element that's really unparalleled by any other milk stout.

This beer has an extremely creamy texture, similar to its namesake, chocolate milk. Man, if only this stuff had been available to us in grade school. If each time I cracked my carton in the lunch room and was rewarded with this stuff, I wouldn't have cut nearly as much class...

Heavy, but not as heavy as most. This beer's somewhat dessert-y, but it's quite drinkable. I could enjoy a few of these in one sitting and hardly break a sweat. Plus, I'm getting a heavy dose of calcium...right?

Solid. But it's almost time to abandon my newfound love of stouts for my hops addiction...but until HopSlam comes, I'm satisfied biding my time with this chocolatey goodness.

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Photo of vanstaal55
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pitch black small tan head

S- cant really smell much due to a cold but, chocolate malt and bitter?

T- Wow awesome. very smooth a little bitter hints off coffee off the bad followed by chocolate. almost like chocolate milk

M- smooth, low carbonation.

D- very drinkable, something im looking forward to having more of.

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Photo of AlexanderSelby
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This is no joke. It is the Yoo-Hoo of beers. Mouthfeel is that of chocolate milk: creamy, with low, low carbonation. Flavor is that of chocolate milk: rich and milky, the 6% abv is well hidden in this thick wave of choc/vanilla/coffee ice cream. Smell is of chocolate milk: chocolaty, but also a slight roasted coffee from black and chocolate malts. The only non-chocolate milk thing about this beer is the color: it is jet black; however, the head is a creamy brown which is, surprise surprise, the color of choco milk.

This is an experience to have. Impressive innovation, but personally, I would rather just have a milkshake.

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Photo of hooliganlife
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to smason for this, i love terrapin

pours jet black with a dark creamy chocolaty head. quick dissipates leaving very light retention.

kinda light on the nose, light bitter chocolate and roasted malt.

light chocolate through out. lots of sweetness from start to finish. a slight deep roasted malt character. hints of coffee.

very light and easy. mild carbonation and a sweet wet body, if that makes any sense. goes down stupid easy.

painfully easy to drink. i would love more.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to BigSexy410 for this one. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a black color with one inch of tan head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, and light coffee.

t - Tastes of roasted, chocolate, vanilla, and light coffee.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth and creamy body.

d - I thought this was a really good milk stout. This beer was exactly what I thought it would be when I heard about it and heard the name. Very enjoyable and easy to drink, would like to have again.

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Photo of gdoublerb
4.83/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sweet roasted malt and chocolate in the nose hint at the delights you'll be tasting. The big body is leggy on a stout glass, leaving seeping oily trails behind it. The tasted is an uncommon compliment of chocolate, dark malts, and unfermented sugars.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black as coffee. Half finger head with good lacing.

Malty chocolate and coffee aromas dominate the smell.

I like this beer. Chocolate flavors are sweet and perfectly balanced with the coffee and roasted malt flavors.

Delicious and smooth, low carbonation, mild bitter coffee and chocolate aftertaste.

Definitely would drink again. Great for a dessert beer or a sipper on a cold winter day.

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Photo of avalon07
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick texture There was an inch of tan-colored, foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. OK lacing.

S: A very robust smell of chocolate, malt, and some milk.

T: Tasted of milk chocolate, a mild maltiness, and a warm, toasty quality. A nicely pleasing flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a predictably slick finish. Medium-bodied. More thick and viscous than most Milk/Sweet Stouts.

D: Overall, a well done, drinkable beer.

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Photo of SuperNova777
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What!!! Another thanx to Alleykatking...when we starting this band foolio

A:Pours a dark color with a tan head, moderate lacing lingers around

S:Nice aroma of some roasted malts but more than less big whiffs of milk chocolate
are coming thru more than anything

T:Same action as the nose, little roastiness up front with a nice kick of chocolate
coming thru on the backend and lingering around

M:Mouth seemed pretty good on this, not too heavy or light at the same time. Milk chocolate taste lingers around

D:Beer was really good for the style focusing more on the chocolate milky side than
anything else. Easy drink and worth having again

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Photo of kingcrowing
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a chalice.

Pours a dark brown with almost no head. Nose is sweet, malty and chocolaty.

Taste is a bit sweet, a bit malty and and creamy. It's got a nice smooth mouthfeel, it's very tasty and drinkable. It's really like a chocolate milk beer.

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Photo of farrago
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Two fingers loose and agitated super-dark brown foam, almost all larger bubbles with minimal retention, lacing slightly weak as well, not much stickiness. Jet black and as shiny as polished onyx. Softly expansive nose of chocolate pudding, carob and cocoa and unvarnished milk, notch down you get coffee ice cream, butterscotch and apricot, yellow apple fruit with a spritz of orange, mild wet flower petals, some fizzy mineral water, the lack of a distinct hops presence makes it sort of a one trick pony. Medium-bodied, very fluid and slick, glides over the tongue and down the chute with ease. Milk chocolate, lactose, vanilla bean, caramel, all not overly sweet and close to devoid of roast or toast. Oats, licorice, then something like rosemary in place of hoppy herbaceousness. Carbonation keeps moving, no let up even if little effect. The mineral water just metallic enough to scrub up the finish a bit. Very agreeable sipper.

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Photo of steve8robin
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Got this in a recent trade. Thanks Jon. 2010 vintage - 12oz bottle...

A: Super dark with a deep dark chocolate colored small head that fades quickly to a bubbly lace atop the brew. Good.

S: I get creamy chocolate upfront with some quick vanilla in the middle and faint woody raisin on the backend. Good.

T: Watery sweet chocolate upfront with some graham cracker taste in the middle. Some faint roastiness on the backend. Decent.

M: Thin body with not much carbonation. A dry finish. Eh.

D: This one goes down so easy because it's very watery. Good.

All in all, this brew is ok, not much else. Don't bother hunting this one unless you like watery sweet stouts. Glad I got to try it though.

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Photo of Axic10
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep dark black with about two fingers of fluffy khaki head.

Smell: Chocolate, roasted malt and the odd aroma from the lactose, which honestly knocks the nose down a level for me.

Taste: Sweet chocolate, roasted malt and some sweet cream.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and creamy.

Drinkability: I had higher expectations for this beer, but other than the nose it is enjoyable. I have the remainder of a six pack that I will enjoy drinking.

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

Pours a deep black no real light getting thru, with a milk chocolate head thumb sized falls to ring with some decent lace.

Aroma is light roasted malts, rich chocolate notes lots of sweetness. Also hints of dark fruit or liquorice maybe.

Taste is right on style sweet creamy lots chocolate notes riding on a lightly roasted malt back. finish is lingering chocolate roast some light liquorice notes and some light hops.

Mouthfeel is big medium with nice level of carbonation, smooth and easy drinking.

Drinkability is good an enjoyable sweet stout.

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Photo of merlin48
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pours dark and inky with a small light brown head. Patchy lace decorates the glass.

Aroma is the ow point here, not bad, just not enough of it. Milk chocolate and a hint of walnuts is all I can pick up.

Medium body has a prickly carbonation.

Tastes like Hershey's Kisses. Only a hint of coffee and no discrnable hop presence make for an unbalanced lactose character. A nice touch of nuttiness adds another dimension. Finishes a bit sweet, appropriate for style.

Nicely drinkable as milk stouts go, with a tasty chocolate addition.

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Photo of Apellonious
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark black,with a thin lace that disappeared almost immediately

S - Smoke, chocolate, burnt wood. Yep, I said burnt wood.

T - More chocolate, alcohol overtones, possibly some licorice/plum and vanilla mixed in as well. The smoke is apparent. Becomes more syrupy as it warms, and the tastes blend together better.

M- Mouthfeel is overly sharp at the beginning, hitting the roof of the mouth. Should have let it warm some before drinking it... I would say maybe leaving it for 20 minutes after taking it out of the fridge....And further down the line, it is smoother, though some carbo remains, sits thicker and more syrup like.

D - This is not a beer that you would drink more than one in a sitting, in my opinion, but it does work well for the style. Not outstanding, but solid.

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

A: pours out black with a tan head that fell quickly

S: smells sweet. smells of chocolate, roasted malts, toffee

T: you can taste some chocoloate and sweetness from the lactose. hints of plum.

M: medium body with a nice bit of carbonation.

D: very drinkable.

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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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