Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout
Terrapin Beer Company

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Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #391
ABV:
6.1%
Score:
89
Ranked #8,590
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 10.55%
Reviews:
657
Ratings:
2,659
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Terrapin Beer Company
 
Georgia, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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SCORE
89
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PathofChaos from Maryland

2.93/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance:
Dark brown, so lightless and impermeable it appears black. Low retention, forgettable, off-white head. Lace? Hah. Nope.

Bouquet:
Crisp, cool chocolate malts with a half-imagined blip of whole vanilla bean.

Feel:
A thick yet aqueous medium—just like milk. Quietly hums with carbonation, which resuscitates its malt profile. Sweet but in a mild way, like reduced-sugar candy.

Taste:
Ice cold milk chocolate, awkwardly swollen with pilsner malts. A sliver of metallic acidity—the curse of some beers brewed with lactose—sporadically taints the aftertaste; airtime eventually eliminates it.

Overall:
Just ok... but since most chocolate milk stouts are trash (e.g., Samuel Smiths Organic) being ok is actually an accomplishment here. It does have one glaring flaw though. Every so often, it'll taste or smell like olives. Now, you may be asking yourself, "why should a chocolate stout taste like olives?" GOOD QUESTION.

The answer is: it shouldn't. A milk chocolate beer should never have anything to do with olives. That'd be like pairing vanilla mousse with a glass of vinegar.

Apr 11, 2021
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johnstonst from Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a lot of complexity. It is a straighfoward milk stout for me. Nose and palate match with milk chocolate, caramel, and a touch of cocoa on the finish. It is not gonna knock your socks off in any way but I think there's something to be appreciated about a simple but well executed version of a beer. Pairs well with a nice, dark cigar for me.

Dec 19, 2020
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andypeters1971 from Georgia

1.19/5  rDev -70.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

avoid at all costs and I can't say that with any stronger language than that. Throw in the fact that Terrapin has one of the most stupid can designs ever, then why would you ever spend good money on this?

Mar 19, 2020
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EnderFett11 from Virginia

4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured moderately hard from a can into a snifter glass, resulting in a finger of tan head that slowly faded some patchy lacing. Dark opaque brown color. Smell threw me off, fairly hoppy with some chocolate, which I wasn't a big fan of. Not a big fan of hoppiness, but the it wasn't too strong in the taste, more chocolate forward with a bit of hop flavor lingering. Not quite medium bodied and moderate carbonation. Solid chocolate milk stout, that's made different by the hoppiness.

Jan 23, 2020
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(12 oz can, best by 04/12/20; purchased single at Shangy's... poured into a fat tulip)

L: extra dark-brown liquid; fleeting tan foam on pour, eventually pulls away to thin collar.... very little lace; a thin strand or two

S: olives, bitter desiccated cocoa nibs; fruity potpourri (hop?) overtone slowly comes into focus... the 'olive' may be deep (burnt) caramelized sugar... after two minutes, a dark decadent bitter chocolate note emerges, dominates; bit of syrupy sweetness hinted at, as well as layered malts

T: similar taste to Young's Double Chocolate stout - caramel and hot cocoa, with a mellow roasty aftertaste... background note of coffee and creamer (hint of vanilla? seems so)... vaguely piney/floral hops do flash midway, eventually flickering in the back of the palate

F: bit of a delicate gas sizzle with each sip, bitter bite from roast and hops; medium-full body with a long, satiny-oily finish... seems like a thin residual syrupy film gets left behind, but at no point is the texture chewy - it's relatively dense

O: it's not too shabby, but more suited for beer floats than repeat pints... doesn't come across too sweet, but the long finish could benefit from a little more snap, clean up the sluggishness of its body... no reason to try this again (1623)

Nov 20, 2019
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klarcbarr3 from Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Here it is, that tasty beverage we all know and love from our childhood, all grown up, and slightly hoppy. I actually got to work with Yogi Berra at Farmland Dairies around 1992, and developed a product named 'Yogi Chocolate Milk', with him and his wife Carmen. I had the artwork done, and ready to go... all we needed was a Yogism. After 10 minutes of deliberation and feeble suggestions by me and Carmen, Yogi suddenly exclaimed.. 'I know! how about, it tastes so good, it's delicious! I submitted this, but was dismayed when the final product proclaimed, 'And remember.. it's not finished until it's finished! So yes, Moo Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout tastes like Yoo Hoo. It has a better head and lacing than Yoo
Hoo, and is hoppier. Both are refreshing, and both taste good cold. I personally find it to be a refreshing summer brew. And remember.. Moo Hoo is not finished until it is finished!

Nov 18, 2019
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a really tasty milk stout. There’s a heaping helping of rich milk chocolate aromas and char notes coming from this jet black beer capped with a frothy tan head.

The taste features the milk chocolate flavors, but it’s the char flavors that are the star of this beer. A flavorful well-executed example of the style, IMHO.

Nov 01, 2019
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Lampro from Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice dark beer with a very rich aroma of chocolate - on the palate this mostly came through as a cocoa bitterness. Smooth, sweet, and creamy, coating the inside of the mouth.

Oct 24, 2019
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Very nice milk stout.
Poured from tap into pint glass.
Nice head and nice lacing.
Fresh and cold.
Dark, malty, milky, chocolate very apparent.
I would definitely order again.

Oct 24, 2019
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secondtooth from Indiana

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

Appearance: Opaque black with ruby highlights and dark tan suds galore.

Aroma: Chocolate and milky goodness. Pretty spot-on.

Taste: Smooth and chocolatey, pretty well a delicious chocolate milk stout.

Jul 21, 2019
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Big_Willie from South Carolina

4.82/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is THE beer for fall and winter. There is no other chocolate for a cool, crisp, southern night. It has the flavor every southern boy/girl is looking for, and has the smooth support a great beer should have. Its comforting...period.

May 25, 2019
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jmc65267 from Georgia

3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Really enjoyable stout. The chocolate flavor is apparent and delicious. Not the best stout but still great. Little heavy but still a nice beer to sit and drink.

Mar 22, 2019
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MercInc from Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tried this on tap at the "Cranky Pat's Pizzeria" in Neenah, WI. dark, with a thin tan head that dissipated quickly. Mostly due to the way it was poured. Served very cold, about 35 Degrees. I let it warm to about 50 to 55 before tasting it a second time. A solid stout. great malt flavors and enough hops to provide the balance. Chocolate aromas showing up as the brew approached it proper drinking temp. Well Done.

Mar 06, 2019
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Nass from Florida

3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Big sweet milk chocolate notes, this is a good milk stout but I do prefer the dark baker's chocolate more as compared to the sweet milk chocolate that's just my preference. Nice head & lacing in the pint glass. Cheers! B

Feb 06, 2019
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mr-ace from Kentucky

4.72/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A very solid chocolate milk stout. Better than most. I’m a fan Terrapin. They’re constantly pooting out sold offerings. The artwork on the packaging is also very cool.

Jan 17, 2019
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brewerang from Florida

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I could smell the chocolate as soon as I cracked open the can. This beer tastes and smells just like its name. Appearance is black with a tan head that holds nicely. Flavor is malty, chocolately, sweet, and creamy. Delicious!

Jan 06, 2019
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Spacejamflam from Louisiana

3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours thick and dark, nice khaki head with lacing.

Smells like chocolate and roasty.

Tastes great, a smooth big chocolate flavor with a very round milky mouthfeel to earn it the name.

One big drawback is its hoppiness. Too bitter! Not so much in taste but in feel - I like my hops, but their inclusion here just does not work for me, as in all other sweet and milky stouts ruined by too much hops.. IMO..

Dec 30, 2018
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours pitch black with a two finger foamy tan head. Good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is milk chocolate and roasted malts.

T - The taste is milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and light piney hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - Solid milk stout.

Dec 21, 2018
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superspak from Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, best before 4/16/2019. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with awesome retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, cream, nuts, and toasted dark/brown bread; with light notes of molasses, smoke, char, dark fruit, herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, cocoa, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, cream, nuts, and toasted dark/brown bread; with light notes of molasses, smoke, char, dark fruit, herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal/grassy/spicy hop, and roast/char bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, cream, nuts, toasted dark/brown bread, light smoke/char, herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, cocoa, and light earthy hop flavors; with a solid hop/roast bitter/sweet balance, and no cloying/acrid flavors after the finish. Lightly inreasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 6.1%. Overall this is an incredible English milk stout! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, cocoa, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Amazingly rich mouthfeel for the ABV. Very rich and well rounded malt complexity, with balanced lactose/cocoa nib flavors; and mild earthy hops against sweetness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example. Best I've had for not being imperial.

Nov 17, 2018
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Roguer from Georgia

3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice tan head; dark black body.

Bitter chocolate, cream, overripe red grapes, burnt coffee on the nose. Caramel and toffee. Fresh earthy hops for balance.

Creamy milk stout on the palate with surprising bitterness and a shockingly smoky finish. Bitter chocolate, cream, salt, ham, coffee, and cola.

Smooth and lively, with a long finish.

Nov 12, 2018
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice, flavorful, smooth sweet stout that’s well balanced between sweetness and flavor. Nice brown color with a little head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells nice, more chocolate than coffee. Tastes of milk chocolate, a little light roast coffee, vanilla, caramel and malt. Nice and smooth, slightly creamy and slick mouthfeel. Decent carbonation. The recent ratings here seem all over the place but in the end, I just really enjoyed drinking this beer.

Nov 06, 2018
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LilSebastianJr from Ohio

1.44/5  rDev -63.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Nice rip off of a name.
I would rather drink Yoo-Hoo.
Mouthfeel is none-existant.
Taste is mundane.
No robust finish which you would expect from a beer like this one.
Its smell is present but unremarkable.
Beer looks fine.
Miller Coors kills yet another brewery!
The only good turtle is a dead turtle!
Please go die. No one likes you anymore.

Aug 24, 2018
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid black color. Medium body and carbonation with a nice creamy feel. Aroma is chocolate,malt, heavy cream and a bit of black coffee. Taste is identical, chocolate is slightly forward but all the other flavors show up really well. The chocolate coats the tongue and lingers a bit. This was an excellent version of the style and very enjoyable

Mar 04, 2018
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown-to-black pour with a nice 1/2 finger of chocolatey beige head.

Lots of metal on the nose, followed by oats, milk, faint chocolate shavings. As the head recedes I get more milk chocolate/syrup on the nose.

Flavor nails the chocolate milk vibe perfectly. Nice roasted malts open, following with some skim chocolate milk notes, actual chocolate, milk/lactose, and a finish of coffee and ashy malt. Very nice execution.

Feel is creamy and smooth, with a tight and busy carbonation, and a roasty coffee character that stays till the end.

Overall, surprisingly reminiscent of Shock Top's Shockolate Wheat (not a bad thing) but less adjuncty and more wholesome. Very nice chocolate milk vibe nailed here, and according to their title that's what they were going for. Nice work.

Feb 26, 2018
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TBDave from Florida

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a single can for $2.25 in the Seasonal Craft Beer section at Total Wine. I really enjoyed this one. The chocolate flavor is nice and not too overwhelming. I wouldn’t drink this all the time, but it’s good to have something different.

Feb 24, 2018
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