Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout | Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk StoutTerrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

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Photo of Sammy
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice drinkability, more so than the many other chocolate added beers out there. Sweet-bitter chocolate in a dark chocolate slightly frothy look. Rich chocolate, somewhat roasty aromas. Nicely balanced. Smooth mouthfeel. Reasonable a.b.v., satisfying.Thanks Mikegroove.
Had this again, bottle from late Autumn trip, still very nice milk stout.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed while at the brewery in Athens, ga. Very thin head, no lacing really. Very dark with no light getting through. Head is tan. Very nutty and though this may sound strange I am reminded of A1 steak sauce a little with this one. Flavor is also nutty with typical sweet vanilla and cream taste. Roasted malts in the background. Just te right amount of sweetness for a milk stout. Light to medium carbonation. Slightly thick in body. Sort if an average milk stout with a unique aroma.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to SamuelJackson45 for sending me this one!

Pours an opaque black with a 1 inch dark tan head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. Good rings of lace around the glass on the drink down. Smells of dark cocoa powder mixed in milk and roasted dark malts. Taste is of roasted dark malts, dark cocoa powder, cocoa nibs, and lactose. A medium level of carbonation makes for a bubbly but smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good stout with some nice chocolate notes and my first beer from Terrapin. I am glad I got to try this one.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

what i like the most about this one is its silky mouthfeel. its not overly viscous or anything, but it just glides down, satin soft on the palate, the lactose obviously doing its job here. i get less chocolate in the flavor than i expected, and certainly less than other chocolate milks stouts (odells lugene comes to mind). the stout itself is awesome though, minimal roast bitterness because its all tempered by the milk sugar, and a sturdy bakers chocolate flavor arising mid palate. its so creamy feeling, i love that part. i could stand a little more sweet milk chocolate in here, but by virtue of its subtlety, i can drink a lot more of it, because its never sweet, it never feels like dessert. there are a lot of neat variants of this, some in barrels, that i am real keen to try now. this is one of the breweries highest on my list of wishing they distributed in colorado. yet to have a miss from terrapin.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew poured out as a deep brown color with a brown colored head on top. The smell of this beer reminded me of chocolate milk honestly, very sweet smelling on the nose with some lactose and chocolate all over this one. The taste of the beer is also sweet with plenty of milky chocolate flavors here. This is super smooth and creamy feeling, really interesting stuff here. Overall I felt like it was almost too much but yet I did enjoy it. I'd like to have it again to see what I think a second time around.

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Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a thin tan head that quickly faded away and left delicate lacing on the surface.
S: There are light aromas of semisweet milk chocolate in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and quite rich; it also has some hints of roasted malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink; I could easily have a few of these in one sitting.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

With chocolate, coffee, and heavy cream at the forefront, this beer leads a flavorful charge but with medium-full flavors and textures for an even and smooth drinkability.

The beer pours a dark brown hue with perhaps a modest haze that's difficult to assess because of the darkness. Formitalbe head formation leads to sturdy retention and clinging lace- all reinforcing the beer's character and quality.

Aromas of cocoa, molasass, walnuts, and cream all mix in a somewhat grainy scent. With no esters, phenolics, or off aromas, the beer is simple and pure with the classic Milk Stout profile.

Flavors of caramel/molasass start the sweeter start with a mix of heavy cream, coffee, cocoa, and nuttiness to follow. Perhaps with a the balance of the beer tilting toward the chocolaty portions, the milk chocolate flavors take a slight lead in the taste. Low on hops, the beer's hop profile offers balance and maybe a mild earthy taste without interference with the silky, chocolate taste.

Creamy and full up front, the beer releases its carbonation slowly and evently toward a cocoa powder and grainy-sweet finish that never really dries, but provides a lingering chocolate and nutty linger.

A very nice Milk Stout that pushes the chocolate malts without over-doing it. With a dash of experiment and a dose of Terrapin identity, the beer holds firm to the parameters of Milk Stouts.

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Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a licorice color with a modest tan cap that leaves a lively pattern of lace

Smell: Milk chocolate with hints of roast and earthy hop

Taste: Milk chocolate, up front, with the hops adding a nice balance by mid-palate; after the swallow, the milk chocolate leads to a mellow finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A very pleasant milk stout, with a nice finish

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Photo of kojevergas
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Acquired at a local bottle shop last week. Expectations are high; I loved Wake N Bake. Seasonal 2012. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with green standard pressure cap served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

Served cold, straight from the fridge, and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 2.5 finger tan colour head. Lovely cream. Good thickness. Good (~4-5 minute) retention. Body colour is a dark solid black; not quite a jet black. No yeast particles are visible; opaque (both nontransparent and non-translucent). No bubble show. Light even lacing as the head recedes. Head is fluffy and soft. Appealing across the board. Good for the style, if expected. Can't wait to drink it.

Sm: Cocoa, light coffee, chocolate malt, oats, brown sugar, dark malts, unrefined sugar, and some subtle backgrounded roast. A lovely aroma. Fantastic for the style. Brown sugar is dominant. Not getting any lactose from the aroma. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. Very inviting. Moderate in strength. Some cream. Great overall.

T: Mmm. Lovely milk chocolate/hot cocoa complements a brilliantly executed dark & chocolate malt body with brown and unrefined sugars present throughout. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Not getting any lactose. Some subtle buried roast caters to my own personal tastes quite nicely. Cream. Cocoa notes are fantastic, with definite cocoa powder character alongside the deep evocative cocoa nibs. Fantastic build for the style and excellent balance. Really having this one. Complex yet subtle. Good depth of flavour. Very impressive. Not at all too sweet. Any hop presence is minimal.

Mf: Creamy, smooth, and wet. Good carbonation. Good thickness. Lightly coarse to coax out the flavours; I think this trait emerges from the unrefined sugars. Good presence on the palate. Light and easy to drink. Not harsh or sharp. I'd stop short of calling it refreshing, but it's damn well executed.

Dr: Extremely drinkable. It's just a damn good example of the style. Terrapin's slowly winning me over after a couple initial misses. Maybe they just do stouts well and that's it? I'd definitely have this one again. Seems like a great winter seasonal. I'd buy this by the 6 pack, for sure. Quite impressed by it. I'd recommend it to friends. Would love to try it on-draught. Probably ages decently; I wouldn't recommend more than a year or two.


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Photo of Thorpe429
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On cask at FireFlies in Alexandria. Poured into a pint glass.

Pours black with a single-finger head and not too much lace after the head recedes, which was quite quickly. A good swirl didn't bring much back. The nose was pretty one-dimensional with some light, sweet chocolate.

The taste brought more chocolate, which started to come out more as the brew warmed up. However, again it was pretty one dimensional. At the same time, the flavor was quite nice for what it was. Nothing over the top. As it warmed, an ever so slight roasted character came. The mouthfeel was simultaneously a bit creamy and fairly light. It worked, especially with the low alcohol. Quite sessionable and drinks pretty well.

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Photo of nickfl
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured with one finger of medium brown foam on top of an opaque, dark brown to black body. The head dissipates slowly and leaves moderate lace.

S - An intense aroma of bittersweet chocolate with notes of nutty coffee, caramel, and light smoke. Just a hint of fruity alcohol in the background.

T - Light, sweet caramel malt up front with semi dark chocolate and a decidedly creamy note. The roast character comes out a bit more in the middle with some sweet, coffee and cream flavors and a hint of floral hops. More caramel and cream in the finish with a roast complexity that only really develops in the aftertaste with notes of smoke, dark chocolate, and coffee.

M - Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - This is a really excellent interpretation of what a "milk-chocolate" stout should be. The chocolate is undeniably present, though not quite as strong as it was in the earlier side project Dos Cocoas, and the creamy, lightly sweet character of the milk stout is on par with that of the best examples of the style. A really nice beer.

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Photo of oberon
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Mellow Mushroom in Greensboro.Poured into a standard pint glass a pretty much opaque black with a thinner deep mocha colored head atop.Roasty aromas with coffee,and bitter chocolate playing a large role,I gotta say this was quite boozy on the palate for the abv.,quite a sweet alcohol zip in the finish.Roasted nicely along with a nice creamy texture to the feel,the alcohol sweetness and bitter chocolate round out the palate.A pretty solid sweet stout although again ,its a bit boozy in my opinion.

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Photo of jlindros
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to cwguy5 for another Terrapin beer.

Pours a darker colored large almost 2 finger but very fizzy and quick fading head, over a jet black beer.

Nose has plenty of lactose, a nice creamy aroma with some milk chocolate, a bit of hot cocoa, slight toasty malt, light roast and coffee, bit of caramel, and a crisp dry stout aroma.

Taste is smooth and creamy, plenty of lactose again, some creamy milk chocolate, a bit of hot cocoa, slightly rich, a bit of an oatmeal feel, also some caramel, light toasty malts, hints of roast and coffee, very slight bitterness with some sweetness, and slight almost peppermint like flavor. Finishes with a long creamy milk chocolate, light bitterness, and bit of lingering mouth feel, but dry.

Mouth is medium to slightly heavier bodied with lots of creaminess and slight oatmeal feel, light but decent carbonation.

Drink is great, smooth and creamy but rich at the same time, bit of a dry finish, slight bitterness and slight lingering mouth feel.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received as an extra. Sorry, but I don't remember who to thank.

Pours solid black with a thin tan head which fades to the edges of the glass leaving patchy lace. Nose is mixture of dark, roasted malts and cocoa been. The roasted qualities are enhanced as it warms. Taste is sweet, dark chocolate, roasted grains, with a slight coffee presence. The chocolate notes increase as this warms also. Mouthfeel is creamy sweet. Although not overly dense or thick, it does have a slight heft to it. Finishes dry and somewhat bitter. Overall, appreciate the effort.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Terrapin "Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, no apparent freshness dating

One of the most chocolate beers I've ever had, as well as one of the most realistic tasting despite the use of natural flavoring. I thought it might be too sweet, and it certainly does work as a dessert beer, butI was able to enjoy it just fine as a regular after work beer (just one, of course, two would be too much). There's a just a bit of roastiness to it, and it's not acidic at all. Really quite nice.

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

Acquired from HogWildLiquor, courtesy of BA Secret Santa 2010 so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a short beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains milk chocolate, roasted malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a rich creamy flavor of milk chocolate the remains prevelant the entire time you drink the beer. Then a hearty but not too heavy roasted malt character comes in. The hops presence is very mild which is normal for this kind of beer but is enough to bring the type of balance needed. The after-taste is quite chocolaty.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is a very good poundable stout worth drinking for a long time.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Poured pitch black with a small tan cap; little to no lacing. Roasted malts and chocolate in the nose, and not much else to speak of. Taste was of roasty malts, chocolate, and a touch of coffee for bitterness. Barely any hops to speak of, as would be imagined. Finishes smooth. Not quite full bodied. Nice and drinkable.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Standard Six-Pack - $8.99 at Uncle Jacks Spirits in Canton, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours an inky-looking, black body with a tall, churning, dark tan-colored head.

Smell: Roasted barley scent with flourishes of Breakfast Blend coffee, chocolate ganache, caramel, and nuts. Dash of half-and-half. A lone minced prune. There is ample chocolate on the nose, but it seems mainly reserved for the flavor.

Taste: Well roasted malts, with noted black coffee tones and sweet, sugary caramel accents and a splash of wholesome whole milk followed by a big dollop of Smucker's Chocolate Fudge. Undercurrent of dark fruitiness. What bitterness is present seems to be coming primarily from the roasty mix of malts. Smooth, dark chocolate and cream stirred up into coffee finish. As I'm sitting here, in between typing up this quick snippet, chatting TheLibrarianGirl via AIM, and downloading music, the chocolate is really riding out well into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Near-full mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Nicely velvety mouthfeel.

Drinkability: I dug this one, I can definitely see myself springing for a second six-pack. Plenty of chocolate presence though nowhere near as in-your-face as Southern Tier's Choklat. Yeah, it's no Depth Charge, but Moo-Hoo is good in its own right.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Cork City Pub in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some light hints of visible carbonation and just a touch of dark amber highlights. The beer has a half finger tall dark tan head that slowly reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of semi-sweet chocolate.

T: Light flavors of roasted malts underneath a moderate to strong flavor of milk chocolate and some lactose sweetness - there are some hints of chocolate milk as well.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with just shy of moderate amounts of carbonation. Silky.

O: Very enjoyable but not overly rich chocolate flavors make this beer quite easy to drink - it really does remind me of the beer version of chocolate milk. Definitely worth grabbing when you see this one around, I have had it numerous times but this is the first time I had gotten to reviewing it.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to mikesgroove for sending me beer, been wanting to try it for a while.

A: Pours a very deep black with slight ruby highlights at the top when held up to the light. A one finger mocha colored head forms initially, but reduces rather quickly to a ring of foam around the top of the beer.

S: Light roasted malts, there is a cream flavor from the milk/lactose, rounded out by some cocoa and chocolate. There is a slight earthiness as well.

M: Pretty creamy, but not extremely full bodied, making easy drinking. Nice carbonation.

O: A nice chocolate milk stout. I drank it side by side with my homebrew chocolate milk stout and there is a reason I am just a novice homebrewer. The creamy mouthfeel of the Moo-Hoo is the major difference, and it helps make the Moo-Hoo much better.

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Photo of russpowell
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up in NC

Pours mahogany with a pinky of mocha head. Minimal head retention & lacing

S: Chocolate, cocoa powder

T: Follows the nose, nice cocoa powder with a touch of lactose twang & faint bits of roastyness up front. Milk choclate sweetness as this warms, plus mocha notes & dryness. Finishes with cocoa, chococlate & even a bit of caramel

MF: Medium bodied with slight carbonation, nice creamyness

What a great milk stout! I could drink this all the time, but will settle for getting it the next time I'm down south. This is sooo much than the so-called chocolate beer Boulevard puts out

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

a loal favorite again i have had on tap, bottle, and growler. reviewed from notes on tap at barleys.

A very, very nice pour here. Pitch dark, with a really nice three inches of head on the top of the glass, which all settled down very nicely with some of the best side glass lace I have seen in a very long time, very rich and full and just very nice looking.

The aroma was decent. Rich roasted malts, hints of sweetness rolled in throughout the profile here with a very nice overall presentation to it. Some notes of chocolate as it warms up as well. The flavor was more of the same. Rich roasted malts, hints of chocolate and a light bitter dryness to it, but it lacked the punch of a really good tout, not much complexity here at all. The feel was nice, full bodied with good carbonation kept it alive, and light enough to be thrown down fairly easily, in fact, rather nicel.

Overall a very solid little stout, though I have to admit I would have liked a little more depth to it, it was still very nice.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this in a snifter at Shady McGrady's Downtown.

The beer is black as an 8ball with thick creamy light fallow head. The lace clings very well and clarity is opaque, The beading is fine. The smell is very hershey bar with a mild semi-sweet cocoa combined with gentle roasted aroma and subtle sweet scent accenting the malt. The feel is highly carbonated and medium bodied with subtle roasted middle and very mild alcohol with slight chocholate roasted tinge with semi-sweet finish. The texture is balanced both with slight creaminess from the effervescence and slight dry tannic quality of cocoa but generally nutty and sweet finishing.

The flavor is very good with lots of malt toastiness and slight caramel notes with light bean-like sweet/earthy compliments and a gentle flavor of cocoa, like a yoohoo it is creamy and slightly sweet but not really buttery or thick it just has a slight milk chocolate character to blend with the stout base. I enjoyed this more than I expected to. I think the Terrapin brewers achieved exactly what the name implies - a milk stout with cocoa flavor like a beer yoo-hoo. I recommend this to those who like cocoa in their stouts without a lot of bitterness.

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Photo of billab914
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Mad Fox shaped glass. It poured pretty close to black in color, with a thin, tan and frothy head to it. The head retreated to the edges of the glass relatively quickly, where it remained.

The aroma has a very nice chocolaty flavor to it. It has some dark and bitter chocolate as well as a sweeter, milk chocolaty flavor. I get a bit of a roasty, coffee like flavor to it as well.

The taste starts out with more of the darker chocolate coming through. As you get closer to the finish more of the sweeter, milk chocolaty flavor takes over and gives it more of a chocolate milk like flavor. A little bit of that roasty, coffee like flavor is in the taste as well and gives it some balance.

The mouthfeel is a little on the thicker side with carbonation being a bit below average. The lower carbonation worked pretty well for it. Drinkability is good, I really enjoyed the flavors it had. It had some great chocolaty flavors to it but didn't become too sweet. It also felt relatively light for so much flavor. Definitely a beer I could have a few of. A very welcome addition to Terrapin's line up and one I'll probably be buying annually.

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Photo of Jason
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a vintage date.

Massive light brown head, stout black color. Iced hot cocoa, mild coffee, faint brown sugar, malt sweetness, and bread curst in the nose. Smooth, very creamy, roasted grain meets chocolate sweetness, modest hopping, sufficient bitterness, kiss of alcohol, finishes slightly sweet.

More or less what I expect in a Milk Stout is present, other elements ... mainly the chocolate character just add a pleasant flare to it all. Would love to see a version with chili peppers as well. They need to bring this one back.

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