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

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Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #678
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #23,697
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 12.5%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
64
From:
Terrapin Beer Company
 
Georgia, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  5
Gots
  10
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Reviews by AlexFields:
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AlexFields from Tennessee

4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 14, 2017
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.57/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml waxed bottle, no dating that I could find. The main reason I acquired this was for the Hazelnuts.

Pours black with an inch of tan foam, lacing is good.

Taking some whiffs in and I am in Hazelnut heaven. Me=big fan of Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar and Nutella so it's only natural.

It's also loaded with chocolate and has delightful notes of roasted malt.

Taste doesn't disappoint. Hazelnut flavours are like biting into the wafers without the crunch. Milk chocolate is kinda sweet but doesn't make the beer sweet. Roasted malt and some vanilla, yeah, that's what I am talking aboot. The ample abv is hidden pretty well, at least in the opening 4 sips or so.

Fullish mouthfeel, smooth as silk, every sip tastes better than the last...my kind of high abv Milk Stout. So very enjoyable!

Jul 13, 2019
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WOLFGANG from South Carolina

3.29/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Apr 24, 2018
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rise and shine craft beer lovers, the Terrapin brewing team gets us out of bed with a chocolaty breakfast drink that's obviously meant for adults. With copious amounts of dark chocolate, hazelnut of roasted malt, a milkshake for beer lovers is born.

Pouring with a freakishly dark mocha froth, its head is loosely knit and dissolves rapidly with an oddly sparkling zest. Dark chocolate brown in color, Moo-tella leads with the decadence of death by chocolate cake, along with accessorizing scents of espresso, hazelnut, vanilla and cream. Sweet cream, caramel and chocolate lead the way in taste while nuances of toffee, nuttiness, toast and chocolate milk lurk closely behind.

Remaining rich on the middle palate, the tastebuds are saturated with malt sweetness and copious chocolate additions. Cream, vanilla and hazelnut add a softer demeanor with a soothing comfort while the hops join with the roasted grain and reinforce a bitter baker's chocolate finish with broad woodsy, light smoky bitterness.

Devilishly full, lush and creamy, the beer looses its cream and marshmallowy textures late and the beer trends slightly drying, exposing a harsher bitterness and astringent roast character that serves as the dark ale's only drawback. A long linger of coffee, baker's chocolate and walnut keep the robust, savory and roast edges of the session on the precipice of taste.

Dec 26, 2017
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rab53 from Washington

1.79/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Dec 22, 2017
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
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

Apr 11, 2018
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AngEo from Texas

1.89/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.5

Sour and metallic. Without a doubt infected. Scrolled through some of the reviews and was surprised to not find a similar experience, although I didn't dig too deep. If given the chance I would happily try again, but for now a huge disappointment.

Apr 16, 2020
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Budlum from Maryland

3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Feb 03, 2018
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szmnnl99 from Michigan

3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 09, 2017
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JohneHoodlum from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mar 11, 2018
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buzzedup from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dec 21, 2017
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strohme2 from Michigan

3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Feb 20, 2018
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clayrock81 from Florida

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a black body with sweet chocolate hazelnut aroma. Beer is smooth, slightly creamy, mainly a sweet/dessert beer with a nutty dryness and crispness mixed in with a sweet chocolate flavor. Not much else going on but this beer is enjoyable.

Dec 12, 2017
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Tilley4 from Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 02, 2017
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billab914 from Virginia

3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dec 23, 2017
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kkmiller76 from New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 20, 2018
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atone315 from Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Apr 16, 2018
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jaydoc from Kansas

3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jan 20, 2018
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DangerDawg from Ohio

4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 09, 2018
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atlbravsrno1 from Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 24, 2017
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jkermitj from Mississippi

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 16, 2017
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Rifugium from North Dakota

2.48/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Dec 21, 2017
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SpeedwayJim from New York

3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Feb 10, 2018
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oline73 from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mar 11, 2018
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 24, 2018
Moo-Tella: Chocolate Hazelnut Imperial Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 64 ratings