Moo-Tella: Chocolate Hazelnut Imperial Milk Stout | Terrapin Beer Company

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3.8/5
Very Good
59 Ratings
Moo-Tella: Chocolate Hazelnut Imperial Milk StoutMoo-Tella: Chocolate Hazelnut Imperial Milk Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
terrapinbeer.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,594
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
59
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
10
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of socon67
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richter525
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dfhhead25
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsalz21
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into snifter, 2017 vintage bottling. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, hazelnuts, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, marshmallow, fudge, cake batter, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of toffee, herbal, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, hazelnuts, chocolate, and lactose notes; with solid strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, hazelnuts, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, marshmallow, fudge, cake batter, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of toffee, herbal, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal/roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, hazelnuts, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, marshmallow, fudge, cake batter, dark/brown bread, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, hazelnuts, chocolate, and lactose flavors; with a nice hop/roast bitter/sweet finish, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/roast bitterness. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol for 8.5%. Overall this is a very nice imperial milk stout. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, hazelnuts, chocolate, and lactose flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Very well balanced all around. Nice richness with good presence of the hazelnuts/chocolate, and a spot on base imperial milk stout malt profile. At 8.5%, I wasn't expecting a thick beer. It does well at the ABV. Maybe a bit thin, but nothing to complain about. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of WOLFGANG
3.29/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atone315
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent ebony with a sliver of tan head. Zero head retention & lacing

S: Iron & cocoa

T: Mocha, hazelnut flavor, dryness up front. Chocolate, dryness, a touch of coffee as this warms, then some fakey hazelnut almost like a coffee creamer. Finishes dry, with mocha & a little hazelnut

MF: Fairly chewy, low carbonation

Solid, but there is an artificial flavor going on here that detracts. Hoped fro better

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - Dark brown, chocolate color with no head or lacing

S - hazelnuts and chocolate

T - Chocolate, milk, sweet, hazelnut.

F - Silky smooth, thin body and low carbonation

O - A good dessert beer, slow sipper. Good beer to share, not just for yourself

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Photo of Eziel
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DangerDawg
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of strohme2
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

2017 Reserve bottle, 16.9 ounce, poured into a tulip.
Pours on the lighter side of black, more brown like. Small tan head with red highlights. It recedes fast with no lacing.
Milk chocolate, nuts, maple syrup, faint hint of coconut. Great nose.
Taste is similar to the nose. Bigger punch of hazelnut, marshmallow and with a slightly nutty bitterness. Slightly cloying sweetness/hazelnuts. Chewy body, especially for the abv.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

375ml waxed and capped bottle into Night Shift stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Nose is lightly tart. Hints of vanilla, lactose, coca-cola, roasted malt and chocolate. A little less sweet and less chocolate-y than I thought it'd be. Beer opens cinnamon, spice, cocoa powder, chocolate, hazelnut and lactose. Accented on the palate and tastes like Christmas spices. Real sweet and sugary on the finish. Solid but weird. Body is medium to light with moderate carbonation. A little too much bubbles and a touch thin to carry the flavor in this one.

The idea with this beer is nice but the follow-through is a little lacking. The body could be fuller and the flavor is more spicy and floral than chocolate and hazelnut.

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Photo of Roguer
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good looking brew, with a tan head with excellent retention on the initial pour.

Aroma is inviting, with roasted barley, nuts, and cocoa.

Flavor follows, with a slightly sticky sweetness that goes along with an almost sharp red grape juice flavor. Decent amount of roasted barley and cream. Chocolate flavors are roughly medium sweetness, and the hazelnut just adds an accent on the edges, never really coming into focus.

Quite drinkable and enjoyable.

This is an all around good beer, but it falls short of greatness.

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Photo of Skellbop
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Budlum
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SHODriver
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a small light tan head which fades quickly to a small collar around the edge of the glass with no lacing
S: Smells of chocolate and roasted malts with some hazelnut notes.
T: Taste is milk chocolate, light coffee, light roasted malts, a little hazelnut. This is a very sweet stout to put it bluntly. Swallow is more milk chocolate, coffee and a hint of lingering hazelnut with some slight roasted malts
M: This beer is fairly full on the palate and slightly silky with carbonation that is just below prickly. The beer also has a drying finish.
O: Overall this is an interesting beer but it is very light on the hazelnut. I think that note could have been more pronounced. Other than that the beer leans very heavy on the sweet end of the spectrum and even in the small format it seems to lend itself to sharing. I've drank a lot of big and sweet beers but this is the first one that I've ever wanted to split. Decent complexity and some solid notes though so if you like the style you may enjoy it.

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Photo of madelf66
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Moo-Tella: Chocolate Hazelnut Imperial Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 59 ratings