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White Chocolate Moo-Hoo Milk Stout | Terrapin Beer Company

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White Chocolate Moo-Hoo Milk StoutWhite Chocolate Moo-Hoo Milk Stout

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States | website

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by HookemHoos on 11-12-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 46 | Ratings: 409
Photo of Roland
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Terrapin did a great job on this one. It tastes exactly like what I was expecting. If you really want to get the most out if the flavors I suggest you get a bottle of regular moo hoo with it. The creaminess of the white chocolate really comes out in this beer.

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Photo of tjcapture
4.54/5  rDev +17.3%
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 ChrisKayler
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Great Lakes 25th Anniversary Tulip.

Appearance: Opaque black in color. An average pour produced 1/2'' of cream/tan head. No lacing present.

Smell: Typical Moo-Hoo smell, but with a definitive white chocolate undertone. Not a ton, but certainly noticeable, and it adds something really special to the nose for me. There is also a bit of vanilla extract smell, some marshmallow, and just general sugary sweetness.

Taste: Taste is white chocolate up front, followed by milk chocolate. No dark chocolate, that's for sure. There is a general sweetness as in the nose, which mellows to a sugar and marshmallow kind of aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: A bit thin on the mouthfeel, which is also the case with regular Moo-Hoo. It certainly is easy drinking.

Overall: Subtle but sweet. The white chocolate, for me at least, adds an amazing component to this beer. Sure, it isn't a white chocolate bomb, but it's totally noticeable and in my opinion much more enjoyable that regular Moo-Hoo. I loved this beer.

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Photo of csparace
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: medium pour with a large head that subsides quickly. Pitch black once it's in its vessel. Lacing is nonexistent.

Smell: surprisingly I feel like I can smell white chocolate. Definitely a sweet and chocolaty smell. I don't get any coffee or dark notes at all.

Taste: initially I get a big hit of vanilla. Very strong and a little harsh. The middle gets slightly bitter but then the finish really retains the chocolate without much vanilla. The middle has a roasted character with big cocoa notes.

Mouthfeel: sweet but no over the top. Smooth with the exception of the beginning harshness which is kind of acidic.

Overall: I have mixed feelings. I like the smooth yet bold chocolates. However the vanilla is actually a little harsh but I still enjoy it a lot. I might buy a bottle to keep though because I think with age the vanilla will mellow out and this will be outstanding.

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Photo of Hopswagger
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

P: Pours a pitch black body with a dark espresso head that fades rather quick.

S: This really opens up with sweet white chocolate, cocoa nibs and vanilla. Roasted malts, burnt hair and dairy creamer.

T/M: Wow! This tastes just like sweet chocolate milk with both milk and white chocolate. Vanilla and nuttiness with timid woody hop presence. Body is on the weak side with spicy carbonation. Finishes semi dry and leaves the mouth clammy. Vanilla tobacco cones through at the end.

O: This is exactly what I expected and at first I thought it was going to be cloyingly sweet but it settled down once it warmed up.

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Photo of mverity
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Proof Bottle Shop.

EVERYONE please let this beer warm up quite a bit before drinking! I accidentally left it in the cooler a bit too long, and I'm glad I left it sitting out for about an hour and a half before really getting into it.

Poured into a small CCB snifter and the color is the deepest opaque brown with some dark chocolatey color around the edges with a twinge of deep red. Decent amount of tan head that lasted about a minute before fading down to just a film across the head and some larger bubbles around the collar. Nice sweet milky aroma with some milk chocolate, vanilla and a very faint touch of bourbon. Taste was very much a blend of dark chocolate and the sweeter white chocolate. Lots of lactose sweetness too. Still that wonderful touch of what I would call bourbon. Did they barrel age this one? Nicely rich and low carbonated. Really glad I snagged this one!

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Photo of cvm4
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a dark brown with a khaki one finger head.

S - So much white chocolate, vanilla and cocoa powder. Such nose treat!

T - It pretty much follows the nose in step. Big notes of vanilla, white chocolate and cocoa powder.

M - Light bodied, low carbonation. Has a wet finish and oh so smooth.

O - Not overly sweet as I thought it'd be. It's very good and delivers for a milk stout.

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Photo of tmm313
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- Solid black with very little head. Lacing was ok until head had completely dissipated.
S- Super sweet aroma. Milk Chocolate, cocoa, and vanilla dominate. Hints of licorice and coffee.
T- Follows the nose pretty closely. Sweet milk chocolate, cocoa, and vanilla with notes of coffee and roasted malts. White chocolate actually stands out from time to time. Nicely balanced.
M- On the lighter side. Silky feel with a nice drying effect. Not much carbonation.
O- I was expecting this to be more like a standard Vanilla Porter (with the all-too-typical hint of indescernable sugary sweetness), but it was much more than that. The flavors were huge, decadent, and genuinely white chocolate/vanilla. I would be surprised if this didn't eventually become a seasonal of some sort. It would be a good session beer, too.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 12.17.13

A - Pours a very dark brown with a smaller dark tan head that fades slowly.

S -Sweet chocolate, subtle, coffee.

T - Creamy white chocolate, a very faint coffee in the finish.

D - Silky smooth medium body with medium carbonation.

O - White chocolate and a touch of coffee, very decadent and nice.

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Photo of Resuin
4.18/5  rDev +8%
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 ThickNStout
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black waxed 22oz bottle from Barrel and Barley (Woodstock, GA). 9.99. No bottling date but just released last month. Served in a Terrapin snifter.

Pours black with a finger and a half of tan head. The froth lingers before settling to a haze over the top and a thin ring around the edge that leaves a few small specs of lace.

Aromas of cocoa, vanilla, caramel, a little roast malt and a hint of white chocolate. Really nice.

Taste follows the nose- chocolate milk, vanilla, caramel, mild coffee, lactose sweetness and as it warms a very subtle white chocolate comes through. Tasty and very easy to drink.

Smooth, creamy medium body with moderate carbonation. Long lasting finish full of cocoa powder, lactose and mild vanilla.

An improvement on the base but not quite as much white chocolate as I'd hoped. Still quite enjoyable and I'm glad I was able to track down this local rarity.

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Photo of Powderhornphil
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours big and black. Much bigger looking than one might think for 6%.

Aroma is chocolate and white chocolate sweetness. The white chocolate and lactose sweetness really stand out here as something unique.

Tastes is a lot like the nose. However the white chocolate is lesser on the palate than the nose but still present as a vanilla lactose creamy sweetness.

Creamy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

I think this beers is bigger than expected in a number of ways. Also a step above regular moo hoo. A fuller, richer more nuanced version of the original.

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Photo of cp31bucsfan
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
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 Axnjxn
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottle into a snifter.

pours a pitch black with a big beige head. smell is massively vanilla..holy shit. taste is so so smooth with vanilla and chocolate, my god. medium bodied with low carbonation. so fuckiing smooth.

overall very good. the body is a tad lighter than i would like, but still..recommended.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
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 larryi86
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- Black with a two finger mocha color head.

S- Cocoa, some white chocolate, some vanilla, touch of roasted malts.

T- Sweet, chocolate, cocoa, some vanilla, some roasted malts, some lactose.

M- Medium to full body, creamy, nice amount of carbonation.

O- Well done and very enjoyable, would be better if the taste was bigger. Worth the price.

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Photo of portia99
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz waxed bottle poured into a CBS snifter.

A - The pour approaches black in color in the glass with some light getting through to show off streams of bubbles flowing up from the bottom of the glass. A finger of fine bubbled, foamy dark khacki head lingers briefly, slowly fading to the surface but leaving behind a thick, foamy collar and lacing on the glass.

S - Fruity, almost berry-ish up front, black coffee, milk chocolate, smooth vanilla/white chocolate sweetness. Quite chocolatey overall...more milk than white in the aroma - rather dessert-like.

T - Tons of chocolatey flavors - cocoa powder, semi-sweet chocolate, milk chocolate all mixed together. Perhaps even a faint trace of mint in there too. White chocolate...I'm not so sure. There is a smoothness and light sweetness that I can probably attribute to the white chocolate, but if it wasn't on the label I'm not sure I would pick it out. Roasty malt - coffee-ish coming in behind the big chocolate presence.

M - Medium/full body with a foamy and tingly carbonation that is at a medium intensity. Frothy and foamy and vaguely reminiscent of a milk shake - although the flavors of the beer probably trick the mind a little bit in this direction.

O - Overall, a good stout that is well made, smooth and silky in feel and flavor. Rich with chocolate - quite a dessert beer. Expected to be "wowed" by this beer, but wasn't...still I find this to be a solid and very drinkable stout. Feels right with me sitting on the couch on this snowy night.

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Photo of maximum12
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to AtlCarl for this bottle, as he sends me a constant stream of southeastern goodness to the great white north. 22 oz. black-waxed bottle split with my wife.

Pour is dark & rather frothy. Nose veers drunkenly from sniff-to-sniff: now lovely white chocolate, now rather tinny, fake, Dollar Store chocolate. As it warms the former takes over, thankfully. Very mild roast is the only thing the chocolate hasn't obliterated.

White Chocolate Moo-Hoo is like alcoholic grade-school cafeteria chocolate milk. Srsly. Chocolate hits the palate with a baggy thunk of bitter chocolate, as there is little or no apparent sweetness. Choco leans into plenty of lactose & vanilla bean from the white chocolate. Beer? Alcohol? As visible as Russia from Alaska. Texture is fantastic, thick & dribbly. I'm taking two ounce slugs every time I pick up the glass. I can feel the whiteheads in my face starting to form ranks already.

I like chocolate, so I'm not complaining, but it would have been nice to have a bit of beer in my beer. Still, whatever. A very good chocolate "beer" without the beer in it? Sign me up.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff.

The beer is dark brown with an inch of dense, beige head. Big chocolate and chocolate milk aroma. Not getting a ton of white chocolate, per se, as in The Bruery White Chocolate. Smooth and creamy. Mild roast character and low alcohol feel. Really easy to drink and tasty. Not as sweet as I feared, with high drinkability. Good stuff.

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Photo of dar482
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a pitch black color.

The flavor has hints of white chocolate, but mostly milk chocolate, cocoa. There’s some vanilla. A smooth drinking beer. A decently thicker mouthfeel and fuller flavor compared to the decent base beer.

Overall, a well made brew, but not doing too much to what is only a good base beer.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I appreciate Tim for gifting me with this, enjoyed chilled in a mug shared with warriorhbt and carlos.

The color is black with opaque clarity and thin tan cap with very fine bead and thick lace pattern. The smell is very chocolately -moderately nutty with cocoa and slight creamy vanilla scents with caramel malty aroma and mild toast. The feel is excellent it starts smooth and creamy with medium-light body and mild sweetness with a subtle moderate carbonation level and dry finish.

The taste is very good with creamy smooth malt flavor with a nice amount of cocoa in the taste from the cacao nibs and there is a hint of vanilla with caramel malt adding a sweet flavor with dark toast flavor in the body of the sweet stout. Overall this is pretty easy to drink and it fits the style well. i like the variation on the original and would certainly drink this again, Thanks brother cheers tenderbranson69

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Photo of thecheapies
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
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 Mattyc88
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was lucky enough to find a few of these, as well as the Roll'd WnB - I will start of by saying I was a bit underwhelmed by this one given the hype, but it is still a great beer.

Aroma: This is kind of a no brainer, sweet and delicious chocolate. You can almost get full from just the aroma. Several different types of chocolate, dominant white chocolate nose.

Appearance: Beautiful black in color, you're not seeing through this beer even held up to light. Very thin tan/brown head that appears only to briefly say hello.

Flavor: Up front I immediately notice the lactose and milky flavor to this beer, followed by a tremendous amount of sweet chocolate. The white chocolate is suprisingly light in flavor when compared to the smell. It is still present, but it is not as dominant as the regular chocolate flavor that this thing offers. Very sweet and dessert-like. I can't imagine drinking more than a 12oz glass.

Mouthfeel: Silky and creamy, very smooth. Lightly carbonated, I would have actually preferred a bit more carbonation, but the light carbonation makes the chocolate really stand out and speak for itself.

Overall: I am a bit bias, because I waited 3 hours in line to get a bottle - but it was still a very good beer overall; I just wanted a bit more from it. As previously said, it is VERY sweet, I would like a bit more drink-ability.

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Photo of brentk56
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: The pitch black liquid is capped by a frothy tan head that leaves a few shards

Smell: Loads of vanilla sugar aromatics bring out the white chocolate elements

Taste: Very sugary, up front, with the vanilla and milk chocolate flavors building underneath; after the swallow, the flavor profile gets even sweeter and the finish is a sugar bomb

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I used to love white chocolate when I was a kid but now one bite is enough - and that's the way I feel about this beer; awfully tough to finish the glass with all of the vanilla and sweetness; a fun concept, though, so my rating is bumped up a bit

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Photo of 57md
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

With the “white chocolate” moniker, I expected that this might be a “pale” stout, but this offering pours a standard dark brown color with a finger of tan head. The nose certainly has roasted notes present along with a mild essence of chocolate. The flavor is not quite as chocolatey as Moo-Hoo, but the roast profile is slightly bolder than Moo-Hoo. The overall mouthfeel is a bit thin, but the finish is solidly bitter from both the roast and the cocoa.

This is a bit of a mixed bag. I did not get any discernible difference from Moo-Hoo regarding the chocolate flavor. The chocolate did get bolder as the beer warmed, but no distinctly white chocolate notes were present.

That said, I think that this is a border-line top-tier Milk stout and I liked this version slightly better than the standard Moo-Hoo.

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