Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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Ratings: 2,265
Reviews: 595
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 259
Gots: 435 | FT: 19
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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 ztaylor1
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance- dark brown, almost opaque with a light chocolate brown head.

Smell- toasted malt, both bitter dark chocolate and milk chocolate.

Taste- lots of different chocolates. Dark and milk and a little hint of coffee.

Mouthfeel- creamy and smooth.

Drinkability- the smoothness and chocolatey appeal make it very easy to drink.

Photo of jsh420
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

big thanks to coreyfmcdonald for this trade

pours dark dark brown with a 1/4 finger tan head that left no lacing

smells incredible - not overpowering but you just know this is going to taste out of this world - roasted milk chocolate

taste - yep sooo good - sugary (not too sweet though) milk chocolate with good amount of roast and a little dark fruit

mouthfeel is light with decent carbonation

drinkability is out of this world - this is a session milk chocolate stout - right up there with depth charge in terms of flavor but this is sold in 12oz bottles and should be a yearly seasonal (one that will trade for every year)

Photo of cadaugherty
3.51/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A generous extra from bhalter8-

Appearance- Nice and dark with a thin tan head. Not too much lacing.

Aroma- A little bit of chocolate roastyness. a hint of lactose.

Taste- Not as rich and chocolaty as I was expecting. The flavor is there but a bit in the background. Light roast. No bitterness to speak of.

Mouthfeel- Thin. That is really all there is to say.

Drink- Very drinkable. Not too heavy, I would compare this to LeftHand Milk Stout in this regard.

Sadly this beer was not what I was hoping for, I need to try blending into a Wake & Moo. Man I miss Depth Charge.

Photo of BarrelO
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pitch-black body with a nice tan head that leaves plenty of lacing.

S: Espresso, roasted malts, some chocolate.

T: More espresso-like roastiness. Some fruity notes. Chocolate is definitely detectable, but it's more subdued than I would have expected. Slightly smoky aftertaste.

M: Medium-bodied with plenty of creaminess.

D: An above average stout. Nice and desserty.

Photo of BeerAndBourbon
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured fresh from a trade into a Sweetwater pint glass that came along with it. Thanks mrandypandy!

A. Pours a black with one finger creamy tan head that leaves lacing on the side of the glass.

S. Chocolate, coffee, cream, sweet medium roasted malt, an almost roasted marshmallow character comes out as it warms

T. Sweet cream with some roasted chocolate malt on the tail. Nice subtle sweetness. Some coffee on the tail with some mild hop and roasted bitterness combined for a fairly dry finish.

M. Medium mouthfeel with medium level of creamy carbonation; it's a bit prickly, but not overwhelmingly so.

D. It's quite good. A nice mixture of flavors with a fairly subtle sweetness.

Photo of PDXHops
3.49/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. A somewhat short-lived dark tan head manages to leave some scattered lacing. Near black body.

Pleasant nose, full of milk chocolate and medium roasted malt. Malts definitely lean more toward the chocolate than the darker roast. Plenty chocolatey, yet quite fruity as well- think orange, pineapple and apple slices. Kind of reminds me of one of those chocolate fountains where you can coat your fruit and cake chunks. A rather creamy beer, yet it seems to get thinner at the swallow; in that regard, it's more reminiscent of YooHoo than chocolate milk. A touch of dark roast and a quick flash of citric bitterness at the swallow keep things from becoming too sweet.

Overall impression: Pretty tasty, worth a try.

Photo of thagr81us
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from tap into a sampler tumbler. Poured basically black with a minimal light tan head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark chocolate, and very subtle alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, cream, dark chocolate, and slight milk. It had a medium feel on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this is an excellent brew. I must admit that I enjoyed it better out of the bottle. It is still quite excellent though. However, the aroma was a little more evident when on tap. This is a must try if you have not gotten the opportunity yet.

Photo of AleWatcher
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Got this one from the esteemed JohnQVegas in another excellent box of (mostly) quality locals. Thanks bud.

Poured into a pint glass... and begrudgingly forced to let my 3 year old take a sip because he heard me tell my wife it was "like chocolate milk." I don't even know why he is awake right now...

This beer seems out of place-- it isn't really sweet enough to be a milk stout... The chocolate addition is nice, and the beer is quite drinkable, but the body also seems too thin to be a stout-- more like a heavy porter.

The black color reminds me of coffee--- with a swirl of tan bubbles and a collar of foaminess. Spotty lacing is there, but retention is poor.

Smells.... pretty much like a milk stout. Just heavy on the chocolate. The odd thing is this: it doesn't smell like bitter cocoa. It smells like milk chocolate. I'm not sure if the lactose sugar and bitter cocoa reacted this way, of if it was milk chocolate used... Either way, the bitterness of the cocoa is cut short, but the sweetness of the lactose sugar is also impacted in the same way. The beers ends up not quite sweet enough to be a good milk stout, and not quite bitter cocoa enough to be a good chocolate stout...

The body feels a little thin.... Low carbonation is a good thing, but this ends up too low.

The beer is still quite drinkable. I could easily have another, and I am enjoying this one. The overall beer isn't bad-- but it isn't world class. This is a solid, run-of-the-mill, off-the-shelf, local. This would make a great extra in a trade-- but not one to trade for.

Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cask at Thinking Man's Tavern in Atlanta.

Pours one shade from black with a half-finger tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of smooth roasted malts with large amounts of lactose aromas. Also present are moderate amounts of dark chocolate that intensify as the beer warms.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Lightly roasted malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by solid amounts of dark chocolate flavors. The roasted influence fades midway through the sip as the lactose sweetens things. A faint nutty flavor comes into play before quickly fading out into a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I thought this beer benefitted slightly from cask conditioning as the chocolate and milk portions of the moniker were able to shine more. Worth a shot in any form.

Photo of GallowsThief
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12 oz. bottle into my Duvel.

A - Black as night. Has a small creamy brown head. Sheen of lacing on the glass.

S - Definite smells of the chocolate come through but its actually quite a bit lighter then I thought it would be. Just a bit of sweetness as well.

T - Wow. Excellent taste. Still has a great stout flavor but with just enough chocolate to taste. Mochalicious,

M - Creamy and medium bodied. Has just the right amount of carbonation.

D - Absolutely. Have many. Any left send my way. You should have none left. Get drinking.

Photo of shamrock1343
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It reminds me of the Southern Tier Choklat I had last nite. Not has rich though. But it is a beautiful beer. Heavy and bold enough yet light enough to drink one after another.

It has a chocolate then coffee taste. Nice and balanced beer.

I would love to taste this on a nitrogen tap.

Photo of TheKingofWichita
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black color with a thick brown head and tons of lacing. Smells of dark chocolate, lactose, and some coffee. Tastes a lot like chocolate milk or like a yoo-hoo but not as sweet. Coffee notes abound with some roasted notes as well. Mouthfeel is fantastic with a thick body and very very minimal carbonation. Drinkability is high.

Photo of Proteus93
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The softest hints of light make it through, giving this one a deep brown appearance a little more than the standard stout black. A creamy head tops it, retaining well and receding to a bubbly sheet and collar.

S: The lactose qualities really come out on the nose, which is a little unexpected, as usually it's not something I get a whole lot of in the nose. Roasted malt is kind of mellow, very little coffee, and a touch of syrupy chocolate.

T: Flavour is rather modest... In some ways, the chocolate flavours come across as being quite similar to hot chocolate powder. It does alright, though it seems that maybe the balance isn't quite 100%. As a milk stout, it's quite nice, but I think I honestly could have done without the addition of the chocolate in this one.

M + D: Body is a little on the lighter side, which does his beer well. There's a bit of creaminess, but still mild. Carbonation is just enough to tingle over the palate and finish smooth. Not sure I'd go back to it often, but not too shabby.

Photo of unclejimbay
4.56/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow. Awesome brew indeed. Seems just as enjoyable as Depth Charge.
Appearance is dark coffee with a tan head that fades to a thin cap.
Smell is mild, sweet dark malts if anything at all.
Taste is awesome, sweet but smooth and silky. Bold semi sweet chocolate, dark toffee, mocha, subtle dark fruit.
Silky mouthfeel with a watery finish. Medium low carbo but perfect.

This is a milk stout worth pursuing.

Photo of Jayli
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired this from G311 from Nobody Wants to See a Beer Geek Naked 3 so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!

Consumed 12/9, poured in to a pint glass.

A: This beer pours a deep, dark, opaque chocolate brown with a 1/4 inch of brown head that recedes to a film immediately. Minor wisps of lacing are left on the glass.

S: Nose is chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! Minor notes of roasted malts and coffee are also present as the beer warms.

T: Taste is deliscious! Just a fantastic blend of all things chocolate. First starts with a milk chocolate flavoring mingled with caramel malts. A coffee presence comes through to mix with caramel before it lightens to some toasted malts. A dark chocolate bitterness finishes this beer out.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, nice creamy, silky feel.

D: Goes down very easy, very tasty, mild kick, not too filling, great representation of style. This is a beer that I would buy again and again.

Photo of magine
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a near black color with some lively carbonation. Head is light chocolate brown and settles to a thin coating of lacy. Lace rims the glass and coats the glass nicly. Looks good.

Brew smells heavy of chocolate; cocoa malty goodness here. Can smell the malts as well as some sweet hops and coffee as well. Very good smell to this one.

Brew is smooth and creamy initially, then has a peppery carbonated hop kick in the middle. Finishes slightly dry, no bitterness. Very good flavors; sweet creamy chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and a nice hop character as well. Very good flavors. Very balanced and extremely drinkable. Really good tasting milk stout.

This is a very good milk stout, my first from Terrapin - I am impressed.

Photo of womencantsail
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for another southern tick, Bobby.

A: The pour is dark brown in color, almost black if you really want it to be, featuring a thin off-white/tan head.

S: A mild coffee aroma, lots of roasted malts, and a mild creaminess from the milk sugar. There is actually a touch of acidity to the nose.

T: The flavor is far better. Lots of sweetness and creaminess from the lactose. A nice hearty roasted character and some hints of black cherries.

M: This one is medium in terms of body and carbonation.

D: Didn't have very high expectations from the nose, but the flavor was quite good. Not a bad milk stout.

Photo of BigBlacke
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ahh Terrapin. I got a bottle of this from my good friend Vinnie. Appearance is a dark, dark, nearly opaque brown with a nice tan frothy head that dissipates quite quickly. Smells of cocoa and creme. Yum. Taste in my opinion was the perfect amount of cocoa and sweetness. Some beers go overboard with cocoa and this one doesnt. Creamy mouthfeel that coats the entire palate. Drinkability is quite high due to its moderate sweetness.

Photo of BrianGT
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark dark brown color, with medium tan colored medium head.

Smells malty, with some chocolate.

Has a nice dark cocoa taste up front, with the malts coming in more in the middle, finishing off with a nice milky chocolate taste. I enjoy the lactose nature of this beer, providing sweetness.

A nice drinkable, milk stout, with enough malty complexity to keep it interesting.

Photo of alleykatking
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle. Thanks to Bmoyer0301 aka Brad for this bottle.

A- Pours a black color. One finger brown head that shows medium retention. Spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Roasted malts in the front with some light chocoalte notes. Bitter chocolate in the middle to ending with a touch of caramel being in the background. There is a light alcohol coming form the backend on this too.

T- Bitter chocolate notes in the front of the flavor profile. Some light roasted notes in the ending front to the middle of the beer. A light milk chocolate ending to this along with a light alcohol flavor. Small bitter hop bite on the tail end of the beer throws a light balance on this.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Chocoalte malts left on the palate. Aftertaste is more chocolate with a hint of alcohol. Light drying on the palate from the alcohol itself. Balance is more malt forward with the hops showing a little balance for the beer in the end. Clean flavors overall.

D- This beer is good. Very good. This is how I like my milk stout..I mean with the chocoalte malts coming out more than the roasted malts. The ABV is low enough on the beer that you can drink a nice amount of it.

Photo of homebrew311
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Cheesemoose
4.42/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of beerphan
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.42/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,265 ratings.