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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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590 Reviews
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Reviews: 590
Hads: 2,343
Avg: 3.94
pDev: 21.57%
Wants: 274
Gots: 480 | 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: 590 | Hads: 2,343
Photo of jmdrpi
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. best by 3/3/2015 on neck.

jet black, but not much head. big milk chocolate aroma, very nice. taste is slightly sweet - chocolate, a touch of coffee. thick full body.

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Photo of KornWallace
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Date: 11/12/14
Location: Wegmans Allentown
Draught/Bottle: 12 oz. Brown Bottle
Glassware: Snifter

Appearance: Black/Very Dark Brown in color this beer pours beautifully with a nice chocolate mocha colored head. The head retention isn't great but lets you see into the beer which as you sip has chocolate/ruby highlights.
Aroma: Lactose and refined sugar really let you know your drinking a milk stout. Just the sweetest aroma. Milk chocolate can also be found and doesn't do anything to break up the sweet aroma but does change it. Some darker chocolates supply a hint of bittering but the beer is definitely going to taste sweet.
Taste: ...And sweet it is, I'd say the sensation is similar to eating refrigerated m&ms. At times cloyingly sweet, with the lactose and refined sugar, but the bitter chocolates, and perhaps chocolate malts, present themselves more bitterly in the flavor. It helps to round out the flavor a smidge.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied the cloying sweetness adds some real weight to the beer which without the sugars at times finds itself to be thin. The texture is pretty smooth at times coating the tongue but the dark chocolates help to break it up a little. Medium carbonation to medium high carbonation does help to lighten up some of the sugar.

Notes: Best by 3/4/15

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Photo of justintcoons
4/5  rDev +1.5%

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Near black with a short brown head that dissipates quickly. Some light penetration around the rim.

Milk chocolate, coffee & cream, and caramel.

Raisin, fig, caramel, and a big lactose milk quality. Lighter notes of milk chocolate and coffee with extra cream.

Medium bodied, sweet, and smooth.

A sweet treat and and excellent Milk Stout.

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Photo of floridadrift
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Delicious, good for sharing with girls who are unsure about stouts.

A: Dark brown, caramel head

T: Desert-like in some ways, chocolately.

M: Creamy and smooth

O: Worth the $9.99, wait almost a year for the hops to retire and then try it AGAIN, its almost very good.

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Photo of JamesBondGA
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

pours dark brown, almost black in color. kind of smells and tastes like your normal milk stouts. Not hoppy at all, creamy tasting. Very enjoyable drink

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

what i like the most about this one is its silky mouthfeel. its not overly viscous or anything, but it just glides down, satin soft on the palate, the lactose obviously doing its job here. i get less chocolate in the flavor than i expected, and certainly less than other chocolate milks stouts (odells lugene comes to mind). the stout itself is awesome though, minimal roast bitterness because its all tempered by the milk sugar, and a sturdy bakers chocolate flavor arising mid palate. its so creamy feeling, i love that part. i could stand a little more sweet milk chocolate in here, but by virtue of its subtlety, i can drink a lot more of it, because its never sweet, it never feels like dessert. there are a lot of neat variants of this, some in barrels, that i am real keen to try now. this is one of the breweries highest on my list of wishing they distributed in colorado. yet to have a miss from terrapin.

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Photo of Samp01
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours out black with a thin brown head. Aroma is a mild moo hoo milk chocolate and dark chocolate malt and mild roasted flavor with a light roasted malt bitterness on the end. The palate is a medium sweet creamy body with moderate carbonation. The finish is a sweet moo hoo milk chocolate, a bit of roasted chocolate malt and a mild roasty bitterness on the end that lingers. The aroma and taste become more pronounced as it warms up. Overall a very good not overly sweet, nicely balanced holiday brew.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This one pours a simple dark brown. The soft head falls to a ring in no time.

Smells of faint roast and topped off with a buttery creaminess that reminds me of fresh taffy.

Tastes much more mellow and balanced with a nice blend of soft and enticing roasted malts paired with a soft lactic sweetness. Very nice! Balance here is great!

Light and easy body, quite clean with just a soft rasp of carbonation. Works very well with the style. Any more carbonation and I think the milkiness of this one would get washed away.

I'm quite pleased with this one. One of the more memorable takes on the style.

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Photo of KFBR392
3.38/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours with a finger of light brown head which dissipated to the edges of the glass. Sits black in the glass. Active carbonation is present but on the lower end.

Smell: Lactose and milk chocolate on the front. A touch of roasted malts with some accents of coffee grounds pokes its head through on the body. Milk and sugar continue to come in waves.

Taste: Sweet lactose is noticed as soon as the beer touches your lips. That is quickly replaced by bitter dark chocolate and some heavy roasted malts with accents of dry coffee grounds. Some milky lactose sweetness shows up again on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Sweet on the front, with bitter chocolate and roasted malts on the body. Sweetness returns on the finish.

Overall: A decent little additive loaded stout. This is a good once in a while brew.

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Photo of halo3one
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - dark with light tan froth, minimal lacing

S - dark chocolate, milk chocolate, malt

T - as expected...chocolatey, sweet, a little syrupy

M - tad too much carbonation, full bodied

O - not bad if the mood hits you, not a "gotta have" but worth the four pack

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Photo of Stevedore
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Dark brown body, quite dark. One finger mocha head, good retention. No lacing.

S- Chocolate milk, straight up. Smells great! A little bit of coffee and roast malt, but make no mistake about it, it smells like chocolate milk.

F- More dark chocolate character here than in the nose; but otherwise lots of milk chocolate, lactose sweetness balanced out with some dark malt bitterness evoking black coffee. This is pretty nice, like a slight mocha.

M- Thinner side of a medium body, just a little watery though I can't expect this to actually feel like chocolate milk. Smooth, silky on the palate.

O- Very tasty and delivers exactly what it advertises.

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Photo of alaimoa
2.91/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Overall subpar after what seems to be a lot of hype and a cool name. Pours black with some brownish fizz that isn't anything special. Sweet mocha almost fake smell of overly sugary drink mix. Taste is very one dimensional sweet sugars with a hint of chocolate but no real roastiness and tastes like overly fake version of a chocolate milk. Feel is a bit think with lackluster carb. This was a 2013 bottle so maybe it's better fresh.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours black with cola brown edging where light can penetrate. Tan, finger width head exhibits sub-par retention and results in a broken layer of surface suds. Fair lacing left on the glass with good stick.

Smell - Strong chocolate character, hitting on milk chocolate and deeper fudge. Tantalizing aroma.

Taste - Flavor doesn't match, unfortunately. Much less complex. Mostly milk chocolate character, with light caramel around the edges. Ghostly vanilla? Finishes much the way it begins, and not much else to it.

Mouthfeel - More light than medium in body with fair, tingly carbonation. A bit watery for the style. Probably the worst aspect of the brew.

Overall - A bit disappointing after such a promising aroma. Doesn't hit on a 2nd level, and the body just kills any redeeming value. Definitely wouldn't buy again, especially considering the lack of Cali distribution.

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Photo of hops202
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a snifter.

Has a very nice look upon first pour. Looks almost thicker than it should for the ABV. Smell is awesome. Like moohoo chocolate milk and sweet cream. Taste is just as delicious, lots of chocolate milk, sweet cream, sugar and yumminess.

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Photo of bryanbullock
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I went into this beer with mild expecations as I have never had a milk stout taht I felt worthy of much praise but I must say that this is easily the best milk stout I have had.

Dark pour, with only a minimum white lacing around the upper rim.

Smell is in your face chocolate and sweetness

Taste is a little less chocolate than the smell indicates but great almost dessert quality taste.

extremely smooth all the way too, easy drinking, great tasting bad ass milk stout.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.01/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A- pours a dark brown near black, with some light showing through. 1 finger dark tan head that doesn't hang around long.

S- Dark chocolate, roasted malts, and a touch of lactose. Not nearly as big on the nose as I expected. Pretty weak chocolate aroma to b honest.

T- Sweet, milky cocoa initially, then abundant amount of roasted and charred malts. Maybe too much of the adjunct ingredients gives this one more of an artificial flavor to me.

M- Mid body, a little thin for my taste. Very low carbonation.

O- Meh...there are a number of others of the style that I would try before this one. Pretty average in my opinion.

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Photo of StaveHooks
3.42/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a Prairie teku
2012 Vintage
Cheers to Yoshi Optimator for this one.

A - Pours a very dark brown with a small khaki head that forms a thin collar.

S - Brown bread, rye, lightly roasted grain, Whoppers candy, muted aromas of dark chocolate cake.

T - Follows the nose with grainy brown bread, faint chocolate, minor hints of coffee, some oxidation, some roasty bitterness on the semi-dry finish.

M - Medium weight, creamy carbonation, semi-dry finish.

Good flavors but everything seems muted due to its age. Oxidation is very noticeable and doesn't add any good qualities to the beer. Drink this one fresh.

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Photo of SerialTicker
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Well, this is about what I had expected. In short, this is a very solid milk stout. In a bit longer way, it's a very easy drinking brew with a moderate thickness with a velvety feel. The flavor is pretty heavy on the chocolate, but there's also a roasty/coffee/almost ash flavor on the end that keeps this from being overly sweet. The aroma gives off a good amount of sweetness, but it's not as sweet on the tongue. One of the better milk stouts I've had.

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to BubalooBrewMaster for this one.

12oz bottle. Pours a dark brownish black with over an inch of thick brown head. Minimal lacing. The aroma is a big whiff of chocolate with some earth and light roasted malts. The taste is all chocolate milk upfront. Some earth and roasted malts but this one is dominated by the chocolate. A bit more of an alcohol presence than I expected. Finishes with more chocolate milk flavor. Tons of carbonation. Overall, this is a great chocolaty Milk Stout as advertised.

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Photo of HopBomb515
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Black, thick tan head, spotty lacing that doesn't stick.

S - Honestly, all I get I chocolate. Just big chocolate aroma with some sweetness that gets in the nose.

T - This was the best part, but a bit of a letdown. It's has likeness to a chocolate soda to me. Chocolate, some soda like sweetness, with an earthy hop presence at the end. Not overly complex but what it does is chocolate, and it does that well.

M - Surprisingly high level of carbonation comes off sharp and takes away from any creaminess I expect from the style.

O - This was a letdown for me. One dimensional and forgettable with elements that seemed misplaced for a milk stout. Not bad, but for something sold in a 4 pack for the price I'll take a 6 pack of left hand milk stout when in the mood next time.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer is jet black with a large tan head. Head fades steadily, good lacing.

Nose contains roasted malt, lactose and chocolate. Smells a bit like Nestle Quik.

Taste is consistent with the nose. Chocolate, lactose and roasted malt. Tastes creamy. Sweet, though there is a bit of bitterness from the chocolate.

Full bodied, very highly carbonated. Irritating.

Overall, pretty good. Certainly on the sweet side, not something I could drink much of, but pretty good.

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Photo of RayVen
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Looks great from the dark brown bottle. I love love love chocolate! Not bitter. Creamy feel in the mouth but not overwhelming creaminess. Goes down easy even after it warms up and is no longer ice cold. No nasty, stale after taste that lingers on and on and on. In the moment beer. Smell? Smells heavenly! They should make a Moo Hoo spray!

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Photo of JDJ
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer was everything the label promised. Delicious chocolate milk scent, one finger thick frothy head, and semi sweet milk chocolatey flavor. Not a whole lot going on aside from the chocolate milk flavors, maybe a little bit of malt in the background, but it's a pretty straightforward beer. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel, chocolate milk flavor with mild undertones of roasted malt, and superb drinkability. Pretty delicious if you ask me.

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Photo of JulioH
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like the whole concept of chocolate milk stout. I love chocolate milk and this stout is a replacement for a yoo-hoo.

The beer is definitively a stout, although a very mild one. It is not bitter, but it leads you to a bitter-less climax. As I drink this stout, my brain is expecting some type of bitterness to hit, but that never happens, hence the chocolate milk name. That said, I didn't taste the chocolate either.

It is not a heady beer, I think this one is the best introduction to stouts, possible as how not to make them, but also as a stout that is not heavy, bitter, and shocking.

One thing is for sure, something needs to be done with the aroma. It is practically non-existent.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Guinness pint.

A: Black pour with garnet hues and good clarity. Creamy khaki colored head drops quickly and leaves only a few small spots and wisps of lacing.

S: Thin woody roast, hint of cola, rich cocoa nib aroma, vague hint of dark stone fruits, sugary lactose.

T: Cola and a faint woody and nutty roast are quickly covered by an indulgent chocolate blanket. Flash of cherry. Sugary. More woody roast pokes through now and again. Roast, chocolate, and cola on the finish.

M: Lighter medium body. Thin creaminess, a bit watery. Lightly prickling carbonation.

O: It feels rather pedestrian, just a step or two above mediocrity. An easily approachable beer, but there isn't much that makes me want to come back to it.

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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 590 ratings.