White Chocolate Moo-Hoo Milk Stout
Terrapin Beer Company

White Chocolate Moo-Hoo Milk StoutWhite Chocolate Moo-Hoo Milk Stout
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Style:
English Sweet / Milk Stout
ABV:
7.6%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 13.52%
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
445
From:
Terrapin Beer Company
 
Georgia, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
88
Very Good
White Chocolate Moo-Hoo Milk StoutWhite Chocolate Moo-Hoo Milk Stout
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Reviews: 56 | Ratings: 445
Photo of jopezu
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a solid dark oil slick with a medium head. nose; roast coffee, very light char, & very mellow hops. taste; roasted dark malt, dates, licorice, light vanilla, light citrus hops, & very light ethanol. as it warms, lactose character emerges. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. a pretty decent sweet stout!

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - The beer poured a deep black color with mocha colored bubbles crowning the glass.

Smell - The nose was super sweet with definite chocolate notes.

Taste - The initial test was super sweet. The smooth creaminess definitely lead to the impression of white chocolate. The taste becomes more rusty in the back and less sweet.

Mouthfeel - With little carbonation, the mouthfeel came across as very smooth.

Overall - Perhaps a little too sweet for my palate, the white chocolate impression is worth checking out.

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The concept for this is great, but then again, who really likes white chocolate? Not this girl. Give me dark chocolate any day. So I may be a bit biased in that regard. It's a decent stout. But a bit too sweet / cloying for me.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Rating this because it is something of a curiosity piece. The 2017 release was marketed as 8%, but my bottle says 7.6%. I'm a fan of regular Moo-Hoo and have never had any variants, so let's see what we have here.

Poured into my Beerists glass (The Beerists Podcast, blow it up people) a foamy, mocha colored head builds a little under an inch.

So much to this beer's aroma. A sweet, buttery white chocolate nose mingle with the milk chocolate-y here. Something like whipped cream blended up into cold hot chocolate. It is very unique.

The flavor thins out a bit from the nose. Kind of like whipped cream vanilla and chocolate milk. Not exactly rich or velvety. Not even cloying, more like a bit sweet and then it has no real finish.

This feels like mostly chocolate skim milk. No maltiness to back it up and the ABV is not noticeable.

Well, I can defintely say there are things I like about this beer, and things I don't. Its mouthfeel could really stand to be improved, as it is probably the most lacking thing here. But I still like it, it is still easy to finish, and a reminder that Moo-Hoo is worthwhile all on its own too.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Black with a 1/2 finger of brown head.

Nose
Milk chocolate, cherry, white chocolate, raisin, caramel, and toffee.

Taste
Milk chocolate, lactose, prune, and raisin. Hints of cherry and vanilla with suggestions of white chocolate.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, crisp, and sweet.

Overall
This is not worth the premium price over the standard Moo-Hoo. I wouldn't detect white chocolate if I wasn't otherwise told to.

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Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a dense two finger light tan head which retains well and fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of intense white chocolate and a little coffee with a hint of roasted malts
T: Taste is white chocolate up front with some light roasted malt flavors and a nice hint of coffee. Good sweetness from the lactose and the generous nibbing. Swallow is sweet chocolate before some dark roasted malts and more coffee comes in to slowly fade into the finish.
M: This beer has a fairly silky mouthfeel with a moderate amount of body. Not too heavy and not too light. Carbonation is just below prickly and acceptable for the style while the beer has a slightly drying finish that takes a bit to grab hold.
O: Overall this is a really nice beer with some great flavors and complexity. The white chocolate treatment comes through strong and complements the base beer well. Definitely worth a try if you like the regular one.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle - $9.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours up an effectively black body with a stray, scattered, dark tan head.

Smell: Sugar and scorched cream with a scent of chocolate (though not particularly being received as white chocolate) candy, harboring notes of roasted grain and dark fruits.

Taste: Sweet, chocolaty and sufficiently roasty with an undercurrent of dark fruitiness and goodly splash of cold whole milk. Even closing my eyes and trying to tell yourself "white chocolate, white chocolate, white chocolate", I'm just not seeing it. Maybe a squirt of Monin-brand white chocolate-flavored sauce. Maybe. Candied, creamy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

Overall: Eh. At best, it wasn't even remotely tasting of white chocolate and it was not a particularly appealing taste at that. So, for the money, I would gladly trade for a pack of the standard-issue Moo-Hoo or Wake-n-Bake.

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a good tan head that faded pretty quickly.

Smells chocolaty, roasted malts, some light coffee hints.

Taste follows, chocolate is the sweet milk variety, not the dark bitter. Muted roasted malt and coffee taste.

Medium bodied with a good carb level.

Overall a decent milk stout.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with minimal head and lace. The aroma is basically vanilla and chocolate for the white chocolate aroma. If you don't like sweet beers then aver from this beer as it is a thicker bodied yet smooth (lactic) beer that is milk/white chocolate sweet with clean finish and not much of a boozy aspect.

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Photo of teromous
3.46/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was brought back in 2017 as indicated on the back of the bottle as a "2017 election winner."

Appearance: The body of the beer is black and it has this lush, creamy looking light tan head. The head is short but it has a nice texture to it. Good retention and decent lacing.

Aroma: It smells a bit like burnt coffee and wood. It's not a bad smelling beer but it doesn't have any chocolate aroma contrary to the claims of it being an "ale with cocoa nibs and natural flavor added."

Taste: There is a light chocolate flavor to the beer. At the end there is a bit more of a dark chocolate finish with a light bitter bite.

Mouthfeel: The beer is nice and smooth with a consistent medium body with a touch of texture. It's slightly sticky at the finish.

Overall: It's a decent chocolate beer. It doesn't taste anything like white chocolate but it will most likely appease any chocolate beer lover. I would recommend it if you like chocolate beers.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

im not sure we gave this one ever chance to succeed. at only 6%, and somewhere between two and three years old, maybe it never stood a chance. the bottle gushed like almost none i have ever seen, spewing thick dark sticky beer all over my kitchen. perhaps we shouldnt have given a few minutes in the freezer to chill, but i suspect a deeper issue. thats left after the chaos is a chunky looking mocha head resting on top of a thinner nearly black beer. i wanted the nose to blow me away and it didnt. it seems faded and dissolved, like the best aspects are well over the hill. there is a hint of oxidation too, but its not really a problem for me. the specialness of this is lost a little bit, and thats too bad, its a beer i looked forward to trying since it came out, and this experience should have been better, but thats the nature of saving beer, it doesnt always work out. oddly it doesnt taste way different from the base moo hoo, which i like a lot, the milk stout itself is obviously a good one, its just the white chocolate treatment is pretty faded. the lighter body and lower abv make what remains a sweet beer quite approachable. maybe they will put this out and we can give it another shot. still, grateful for the opportunity to try a beer this unique, at least in its conception.

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Photo of tjcapture
4.54/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap during a Terrapin Reserve Brunch celebrating their 13th Anniversary. Perhaps this beer is aging well, other than being sweet, this beer was amazing.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

review notes from February 2014

A- pours pitch black in color with a small creamy khaki colored head that reduces to a film on top

S- cocoa and chocolate aroma with hints of vanilla, lactose and whipping cream, a hint of coffee

T- the taste is very similar to the regular Moo-Hoo, with noticeable subtle differences between the white chocolate and dark chocolate. The white chocolate seems to add more of a vanilla flavor. Roasted malt and hints of coffee on the close

M- this is where the white chocolate shines, it creates the smoothest, most velvety mouthfeel that I've experienced in a beer, silky smooth

O- a nice variation of an already good beer, not a lot of differences but enough to make it worth trying if you're a fan of Moo Hoo

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Photo of cpetrone84
2.79/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pour is dark brown, opaque, tan bubbly head. Nose has a light roast. Chocolate is fairly strong present with some malt backbone. Bit of an off aroma metallic aroma and a touch green, Taste has a lot of sugar and sweetness up front, Malt and a bit of chocolate mid palate, back has that same off flavor. Carbonation is strong, not much rich malt depth, body is a hint thin and carb is a bit strong.

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Photo of Resuin
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a snifter. 2013 version per the label. Served at cellar temperature.

Appearance: Pours a near pitch-black and leaves big, not thick, tan head of a couple fingers that lingers for a while before steadily fading to a layer atop the beer.

Smell: Chocolate malts, hint of roasty coffee, hint of vanilla. Sweet cocoa and malts are the main flavor. Pleasant and a bit subdued.

Taste: Chocolate malts, that mild roasty coffee again, a nice hint of sweet vanilla. Not very sweet at all, but there is that vanilla in the finish that is nice. Very well balanced and drinkable.

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a medium, creamy body. Finishes really smooth. Very drinkable.

Overall: I definitely enjoyed this brew. Very drinkable with nice, well balanced flavor. It is still more dark chocolate than white chocolate to me, but there is a nice mild sweet vanilla component to it that I really enjoy.

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Photo of thecheapies
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours pretty much black. Head is a little disappointing. Doesn't look as creamy as I know it's gonna taste. Lacing is nil.

Smells like Moo-Hoo with a super kick of vanilla. I get that it's white chocolate, as there is a waxiness and a cloying sweetness. Usual suspects of milk chocolate, mild roast, and a hint of lacto. Acidity is much subdued from the vanilla aroma bomb.

Tastes like Moo-Hoo, again, with some good lacto showing now and a heap of vanilla bean extract. The combination of the two gives it a custardy French Vanilla ice cream flavor with that familiar soft milk chocolate note. Roast is still mild to moderate. Great drinkability. On the sweet side, for sure.

Simple wet body for a milk stout. Light, compared to the Cinnamon Roll'd W-n-B that I'm having. Fit for 6%.

A good milk stout, for sure. Overhyped, maybe.

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Photo of rudzud
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip. Bottle was a big time gusher. Lost almost half of the bottle.

A - After the gusher a nice dark brown nearly black pour with a very very dark chocolate three finger head that leaves no side lacing and a thin dark brown blanket.

S - Big cocoa nibs, sweet malts, dont get that cocoa butter white chocolate aroma though.

T - Taste is pretty much regular moohoo. There is some super, super faint white chocolate on the aftertaste, but it is incredibly fleeting. Mostly just the usual cocoa nibs and malts.

M - Mouthfeel is on the thinner side and slightly above carbonation.

O - Overall I did not think this was that much of an improvement on the base beer. It was not really transformed like cinnamon roll. Quite disappointed here.

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Photo of cbutova
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes in my beer book. Almost forgot about them. 2 weeks ago, thanks cousin Sonny.

A- Black, not quite RIS black, pour into two snifters with a two finger, light-tan head. Head retention is decent and it falls down to a small, fizzy ring. A few nice thick webs of lace.

S- Cocoa atop a medium strength Milk Stout base. Roast malts, creamy lactose, toast brown malts and some hints of coffee.

T- Kind of makes me think of a beer somewhere between Choklat and Creme Brulee by Souther Tier and it doesn't scream White chocolate specifically. Medium roasty malt base, coffee grounds, dark brown grains, slight caramel and some lactose sweetness. Rich cocoa, toffee and vanilla but not really white chocolate.

MF- Body is a bit light for the dessert decadence of flavors. Carbonation also a bit high with some roast bitterness in the finish. Creamy texture.

Solid cocoa like the regular version that maintains itself throughout the experience and doesn't fade. A nice milk stout base but the body is just a bit off to me.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A bomber picked up at Greens on Buford Hwy. These didn't last long

A - Pitch black, thin tan head, and no lace or fizzing left on the glass

S - Cocoa nibs dominate. Fairly sweet. Not a very big aroma.

T - Chocolate dominates (surprise), cocoa. White chocolate is not as prominent as I was hoping. Tastes a lot like the regular Moo Hoo

M - Thin body, average carbonation.

O - A good brew, but overpriced. Glad to try it though and the modification experiments are great

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Photo of Cubatobaco
2.68/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Like the gentleman below, I feel that the bottle I opened last night was bad. Very thin and a large, fizz-filled head upon being poured. The color was black, but I was able to detect a good amount of light through the body. This was not what I was expecting. The nose had a metallic aroma and chocolate was very subtle in the background. While it had characteristics of Moo Hoo, it was certainly too thin and had "off" flavors. I have 2 more bottles that I need to try before commenting further.

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Photo of homebrew311
2.59/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Wax hacked and beer poured into tulip glass. I fear there is something wrong as 4 inches of fizzy head quickly builds up in the glass. The previous reviews mention moderate carbonation, this is fizzy like soda. The nose smells a bit off. I'm picking up notes of plastic, cocoa, and caramel.
The plastic unpleasantly dominates the aroma and the chocolate is buried. The flavor is a little more along the lines of what I expected in this beer, notes of cacao nibs, caramel, cream, and vanilla. These flavors are intermingled with sharp carbonation and a bit of the plastic character I picked up on the nose. The body is thin. Overall, I fear that I got a bad bottle. My experience certainly isn't consistent with other reviews so I'm not going to go declare an infection on the forums, but there is definitely issue with the bottle that I am drinking.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle into a tulip. From notes.

A: Pours a black color, almost pitch black, even. The head is a one finger tan shade, Retention is pretty poor and there isn't much lacing left behind. Still, there is some aesthetic charm to be found here.

S: Compared to regular Moo-Hoo, it brings more chocolate and vanilla, and the vanilla notes especially make it somewhat reminiscent of...white chocolate. Whodathunkit? The base brings some additional roast and cream notes. It's pretty much as advertised: Moo-Hoo with stronger vanilla (oops, I mean white chocolate ;)) notes.

T: At first, it's quite vanilla-y...more than the base provided, for starters. Otherwise? Read my review for regular Moo-Hoo, because this is pretty much the same. It's chocolaty, slightly roasty, creamy, and delicious. It lives up to the "White Chocolate" billing, too, but only just.

M: Light in body but sweet. The finish lasts incredibly long, too. Carbonation isn't much of a factor, either - still, this one is easy to drink.

O: There was no doubt this was going to be a good beer - it absolutely is, and it's superior to the base version, too - the only problem was justifying its premium ($11/bomber!) over regular Moo-Hoo ($10/4 pack). In that regard, this is a failure. While it's still well worth trying, its more or less pure trade bait.

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Photo of cp31bucsfan
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle pour into a CC snifter

A- Pours black with a finger of dark tan head

S- immediate sweet chocolate aroma, with subtle hints of vanilla and caramel

T- Alot of chocolate here: sweet chocolate, chocolate milk, and hints of white chocolate. As it warmed up I was definately able to pick up on some coffee,and cocoa. Great taste

M- Thin/medium smooth bodied, medium carbonation

O- A step above the regular moo-hoo. I was impressed with the overall taste and appearance. I was impressed by this special release, but wish it was a little heavier.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Opaque black liquid, perhaps some dark brown clarity around the edges when held to the light, topped with a half-finger of mocha head, which retained as a ringlet and left a few ribbons of lacing on the glass. Chocolate aroma, traces of vanilla and caramel malts. Decent balance of bitter roast and sugar sweetness in the taste, white chocolate apparent, but not intense, lactose creaminess, dark roasty malt, with a coffee-like bitterness. Medium body with a fairly smooth mouthfeel. This was good, but honestly I prefer the regular Moo-Hoo. It would be interesting to see if they brew this again and improve on the recipe.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to dabaloons for sharing this at his tasting.

2013 vintage.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, white chocolate, and lactose aromas. Taste is much the same with roast, cocoa, and lactose flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a white chocolate presence that is really only noticeable in the aroma for me.

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White Chocolate Moo-Hoo Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 445 ratings