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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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589 Reviews
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Reviews: 589
Hads: 2,338
Avg: 3.94
pDev: 21.57%
Wants: 273
Gots: 478 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: thagr81us on 10-29-2010

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Reviews: 589 | Hads: 2,338
Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a licorice color with a modest tan cap that leaves a lively pattern of lace

Smell: Milk chocolate with hints of roast and earthy hop

Taste: Milk chocolate, up front, with the hops adding a nice balance by mid-palate; after the swallow, the milk chocolate leads to a mellow finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A very pleasant milk stout, with a nice finish

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Photo of welldigger888
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured a nice opaque black with a nice tan head that laced well.
Nice chocolatey malty brew on the nose.
A little sweet for me, but hey! Really smooth chocolate malty flavors. Good roasty grain bill as well.
Very creamy smooth velvet quality for me. This is where I felt this brew excelled.
Easy drinker too!

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Photo of FickleBeast
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours pitch black with a thin ring of whitish foam. Aroma is sweet, with strong chocolate notes.

First sip is... mmmm chocolately. Initial rush of milky chocolate sweetness followed by a lactose/milky aftertaste. Not super sweet like Southern Tier Chocklat, but chocolate is the dominating flavor. Unfortunately, I don't care for the aftertaste. Tastes kind of like an artificial sweetener. Mouthfeel is substantial, nice body and light carbonation.

Overall, an interesting beer. My only real point of comparison is the aforementioned ST Choklat - and this pales in comparison. None the less, this is still an good, interesting brew.

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Photo of nickthegun12
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

midnight dark....with little to no head retention nor lacing...

smells of roasted malt....and def. smells like a smoke beer....i get a little chocolate in the nose...but the roasted smell is overpowering...

taste is sweet on the front end...and an overall smooth taste....with a little bitterness on the back end...

very nice feel....creamy and smooth perfect for the style....velvet like smoothness...

drinkability is not bad...although it is a stout and it weighs you down...

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

Appearance: Pitch-black in appearance with the slightest rim of copper when held to the light. A head fails to form; the carbonation retains a tan ring of foam around the edge of the glass. Small beads of bubbles form in the center of the glass.

Smell: Roasty and slightly boozy; faint chocolate and coffee notes in the aroma as they're overpowered by the roasted scent.

Taste: Chocolate is more perceivable when sipped, roasty notes come through strong as well. Finishes moderately bitter and sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes smooth.

Drinkability: It's a great combination of bitter and sweet. The lower ABV is a plus, too. More drinkable than its imperial counterparts.

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Photo of number1bum
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark, definitely black in color rather than brown, with a slowly rising two fingers of semi-dark tan head. Keeps a bubbly, pretty full lace and leaves some stick on the sides.

Smell is quite robust, with big chocolate aromas as well as some coffee and a bit of roasted malt. Has a nice sweetness to it, which certainly the lacto is contributing to. Quite nice.

Taste is not quite as bold, but still features a nice milk chocolaty sweetness. It also has enough roasted malt to provide some balance, and like the nose has a hint of coffee to itl. I get a bit of dark fruit flavor going on as well. Finishes clean with some roasted malt and dark fruit left on the palate.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice creaminess to it. It's clean and not cloying at all, a good thing given that it's a sweet stout. Appropriately carbonated.

This is a pretty nice milk stout that I'm glad I picked up a 6 pack of. Terrapin's stouts are all good and this is no exception. Well done.

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

A: Pours a black with brownish hints, alongside a one finger brown head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing.

S: Milk, roasty malts, and chocolate.

T: Roasty malt up front, before giving into milk, coffee and chocolate. The milk is most prominent, as this is a milk stout.

M: Not overly thick, medium to heavy. Very smooth and velvety.

D: Overall, a very good milk stout that doesn't overdo the chocolate quality. I expected more a chocolate bomb like Young's Double Chocolate, but was still not disappointed.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this in a snifter at Shady McGrady's Downtown.

The beer is black as an 8ball with thick creamy light fallow head. The lace clings very well and clarity is opaque, The beading is fine. The smell is very hershey bar with a mild semi-sweet cocoa combined with gentle roasted aroma and subtle sweet scent accenting the malt. The feel is highly carbonated and medium bodied with subtle roasted middle and very mild alcohol with slight chocholate roasted tinge with semi-sweet finish. The texture is balanced both with slight creaminess from the effervescence and slight dry tannic quality of cocoa but generally nutty and sweet finishing.

The flavor is very good with lots of malt toastiness and slight caramel notes with light bean-like sweet/earthy compliments and a gentle flavor of cocoa, like a yoohoo it is creamy and slightly sweet but not really buttery or thick it just has a slight milk chocolate character to blend with the stout base. I enjoyed this more than I expected to. I think the Terrapin brewers achieved exactly what the name implies - a milk stout with cocoa flavor like a beer yoo-hoo. I recommend this to those who like cocoa in their stouts without a lot of bitterness.

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Photo of orangesol
3.23/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap into a snifter at Shady's downtown.

A - Pours dark as night with a small one finger tan head, dissipating to a light tan film, leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Hard to describe...I think it was a little too cold when they first poured it and I really couldn't pick anything up. Once it warmed up a bit it really didn't improve much. Faint hints of coffee, booze, and some sweetness. Very under-welming to say the least.

T - Fairly sweet up front from the lactose with some mildly roasted dark malt and a touch of coffee in the middle helping to balance some of the sweetness. Finish is pretty sweet with some lingering roast. Having had wake-n-bake a few days ago this is quite the letdown. Not one of my favorites but still not terrible.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Creamy feel with a touch of lingering roast. Nothing too special tho.

D - Not very high. This one was ok, but I just don't think I could drink more than one of these. One was even pushing it.

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Photo of Goldfish19
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

~ 12 oz bottle

This beer pours dark brown with an off-white head that quickly collapses.

The aroma consists of roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, and some mild coffee.

As for the taste, it mirrors the smell, but lacks some balance. I'm also picking up some alcohol, which is odd considering the 6% ABV.

The body is a little on the thin side, but still manages to maintain a creamy consistency throughout. This beer is very easy to drink.

Overall, Moo-Hoo gets the job done, but there are better milk/sweet stouts out there. ~

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Photo of mrmiles
3.47/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Merry Christmas BA!

Another bottle courtesy of scottyshades. Thanks again Scott. I'm extremely excited to be trying this one.

A: Pours a thick rich black into my St. Bernardus goblet. No real sign of a head. A little swirl shows a thick viscosity.

S: Tremendously overpowering milk chocolate. Smells like a melted candy bar. Faint hit of malt, but not getting much other than milk chocolate. Anticipating the first sip.

T: Wow. Milk chocolate beer. Some caramel and vanilla present as well, but not overly sweet. Quite delicious actually. Milk becomes more present as it warms.

M: Like the wake and bake, it's surprisingly more carbonated than it appears. Light on the tongue. Very smooth.

D: A gulper actually. Very light for the style. Low abv means I can drink several of these.

Overall a really great beer. Kudos to terrapin. I will look for this more.

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Photo of airheadmtrcycle
3.18/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The pour is beautiful. Two fingers of caramel/crema head over a black ale. The head fades leaving ample, sticky lacing.

Smell is of roasted malts and slightly burnt popcorn with traces of sweet caramel. Not bad, and causes my saliva to flow. I know I'm supposed to smell chocolate, but I calls 'em as I sees 'em, or in this case smells 'em. The taste is a rich malt flavor with some chocolate that's not too sweet. As the beer warms the milky chocolate becomes the dominant taste. I'm not crazy about the taste. It's not bad by any means, just not what I'm looking for. This is probably more of a style preference than a complaint about this individual beer.

The mouth feel is not to my liking either. While it's not too watery, it feels a little bit too fizzy on my tongue. I'd call the mouth feel a little bit of a turn off for me.

I couldn't say very much about the drinkability as I'm not a big fan of the style or specific characteristics of this beers.

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Photo of mweso2000
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle. Pours jet black with almost no head. Smells of malt and chocolate milk. Holy milkness! The milk really comes out in this beer. Tastes like chocolate milk with malt. The taste is too sweet for me. Not bad, there is a lot of flavor just my personal preferences tend to like beers that are not this sweet. Nice full mouth feel. Doubt I would enjoy more than one because of the sweetness. This beer would go well with dessert. Overall a flavorful beer and if you like sweet stouts, I recommend trying. This one is just not for me.

Update. 11/29. Enjoyed as an end of evening night cap. Tastes change and I appreciated this one more the second time around

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Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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Photo of corby112
3.03/5  rDev -23.1%
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.

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Photo of JRed
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of BrewCrew2010
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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Photo of superdedooperboy
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of argock
3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

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Photo of Suds
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

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Photo of bamadog
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of GehenHerzog
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of chickenflea
3.82/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of vtfan77
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 589 ratings.