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 GreatHammerhead
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: 12 oz. can stamped 3-28-17 poured into a pint glass.

Look: Black with 1.5 finger tan head. Good head retention.

Smell: Sour malt notes with esters of chocolate and alcohol.

Taste: Sweet chocolate up front, followed by harsher malts and alcohol. Finishes with subtle sweet chocolate on the swallow. Flavors blend together and balance more as the beer warms.

Feel: Medium mouthfeel with moderate to moderately high carbonation. Finishes slightly dry.

Overall: Fairly decent overall. I wouldn't be able to session this one, but I might pick up an occasional single.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Twelve ounce can purchased from Bonds Tavern in West Orange. Pours a jet-black ebony hue with minimal frothing. Noticeable aroma replete with hints of espresso and dark chocolate. Not bad.

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can,into a Cigar City snifter.

Thin khaki head,that dissipates rather quickly.Black /brown in color,with not much light coming through the glass.No carbonation that I can see.

The nose is dark roasted malt,and some chocolate.There is also an earthy scent.

On the palate I get roasted malts,chocolate,and cocoa.I also get a little bit of dark bitter coffee,on the back end.

The body is medium,little bit of carbonation fizzling the tongue on the way down.Medium wet finish,pretty smooth.

This is a pretty good beer,not a go to stout for me.But one I would definitely drink again.

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Photo of TH28
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. 3/28/17 code date. Appearance: Black, opaque, with a moderately thick dark khaki head. Aroma: Light, creamy roasted maltiness with dark chocolate notes. Taste: Medium, dark chocolate and light roasted maltiness with some definite residual sweetness. Has a touch of cream and a surprising hop moderate hop bitterness. Mouthfeel: Body is on the heavier, creamier side, but very drinkable. Carbonation is low. Finish: Lingering light creamy roast, with a touch of bitterness. Overall: An outstanding milk stout, mainly due to a wonderful balance of the light roast, dark chocolate, and creaminess. Pleasant residual sweetness takes the edge of the roast and prevents the beer from being dry

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Photo of beyondthepalace
4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can into pint glass. Dark black with a decent tan head which faded after about a third of the glass with slight lacing. The smell is of a dark chocolate milk as is the taste, with an boozy kick. I am back and forth between considering this a stout or a porter as it nearly matches Bell Cow from JDubs Brewing

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Photo of crisis1290
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout is a fine tasting beer from a fine brewery. Pours black with thick tan head good lacing around glass. Chocolate , with a slight taste of "booze". emanates from the glass. A rich creamy mouth feel. The taste follows the nose for sure. Although this is a good beer, I would say Left Hands ,Milk Stout Nitro is a little bit better.

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Photo of Omnium
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can > Tulip Glass

A - Pitch black with a nice two finger bubbly tan head, medium lacing.
S - Dark and milk chocolates, slight coffee, definitely a rich toffee aroma as well, some burnt caramel, smells sweet.
T - Really good flavor, creamy milk chocolate, roasted malt, some toffee and caramel, slight nuttiness as well.
M - Kinda thin, gets kinda chalky at some points too.
O - Really great milk stout, goes down easily, great flavor too.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours black with two fingers of soft foam head. Excellent retention. Aroma is lacking, mostly just roasted malt, maybe some lactose if you strain. Excellent creamy mouthfeel, exceptionally smooth. If you get this one drink it fresh, because when it is it packs a fantastic milk chocolate punch like few mothers. It isn't cloying or sweet, but you'd be hard pressed to say it doesn't taste like actual chocolate milk. That does fade a month or two out (I saved a few from the twelve pack to see how it would hold up) and at that point it really is just a pedestrian stout (again, toasted malt being the only real note). So get a lot and drink it fresh because if you like chocolate based stouts this is one of the best "off the shelf" ones out there.

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Photo of Kimbo_slice17
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: poured from 12oz can into frosted pint. Poured a milky, chocolate color. Very little head, but tan in color and thin is consistency.
Smell: the pure cocoa nibs made a difference. Smelled like chocolate milk.
Flavor: good, heavy mouthfeel. Cocoa definitely comes through, as well as some toasty aftertaste. Low hop profile and great as a dessert beer.
Would definitely order this one

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Photo of Dormiebasne
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Bubbles up a nice light brown head quickly, indicating a fair amount of carbonation. Head dissipates at about the same speed as a hard-poured bottle or pint of chocolate milk, which is perhaps by design.The body is a nice sleek black, typical of coffee/milk stouts.

Smell: Predominantly like chocolate milk, though it's not an overpowering scent.

Taste: Strong taste of chocolate milk and a hint of booze.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, perhaps meant as a safety measure simply to remind you that you are in fact drinking an alcoholic beverage.

Overall: Fantastic; quite glad I have a whole six pack to enjoy.

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Photo of KettleBellFreak
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice looking drink with no lacing to speak of and a minimal Amber head to the dark brown beer. Smells like roasted caramel cookies and chocolate, super enticing. Taste is pure chocolate and a bit of coconut on the finish. Slightly thin mouth feel for a stout, but good for 6.1%.

Tasty beer.

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Photo of KevCan
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 6-pack of 12 oz. cans at Whole Foods in Arlington, VA. Marked best by 9/23/16. Poured into a tulip glass.

Look: Black, black, black. Nice brown head.

Smell: Not a ton of smell, perhaps it's too cold. We poured it straight out of the fridge. Predominant smell is like a bar of milk chocolate.

Taste: Tons more chocolate in the taste than the smell. Really excellent.

Feel: Medium carbonation and thickness. Solid without standing out.

Overall: Very enjoyable. I'll probably pick up 6 more of these since it's a seasonal release.

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

I really liked this beer. It was thick and not overly chocolatey, just a bit of chocolate. I hate when beers lose the beer taste and taste like sugar. I also tasted roasted coffee and maybe hazlenuts. It was very smooth. I also love the art work the brewery uses on their product. I would def drink this again.

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Photo of SLeffler27
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A late-building half inch of light chestnut froth quickly subsides to a fine lace. Columns of fine carbonation stream up the wall of a B-United teku glass against a black backdrop.

This beer exquisitely mirrors coffee ice cream with milk chocolate in the nose. Subtle deep roasted malt and molasses add modest dimension.

The flavor closely follows the nose with faint bitterness barely competing with sweetness that falls just short of being cloying. A touch of hazelnut accentuates a lingering, mild finish.

A silky smooth, full-bodied beer with modest carbonation and no discernible alcohol. The finish is slightly drying.

This is a simple, relaxing beer which can be enjoyed while relaxing after work when one wants a good comforting beer.

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Photo of leantom
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One hell of a beer. Glad I chose this over the local IPA I was thinking about purchasing. Here goes:

A: Beautiful. Massive, slow-to-build head with nice, thick lacing that really sticks to the glass. Pours a pitch black as well.

S: Thick, milk chocolate. Has a chocolate mousse quality. Also some roasted coffee, but the sweet-smelling chocolate is the most prominent scent.

T: Follows the nose. Lots of chocolate mousse and some lactose sugar. Some roast, but this appears only long after swallowing. Awesome flavor profile.

F: Only lackluster part of the beer. While good, it is a tad bit watery.

O: Great beer. Will have again, God-willing.

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Photo of Jimlikesbeer
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Very easy to drink. Chocolate without drinking a candy bar. Wanted a mid-afternoon, pre-Christmas treat. Could have gone shopping, glad I didn't. Pint glass of this beer was the perfect way to finish off the afternoon.

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Photo of Jeffwise
4.65/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From can go glass the look is nothing special.:. Very dark. Almost black with very little head and almost no lasting lacing throughout. The smell... I wish I could burn a candle 24 hours a day with this scent. Chocolate and chocolate and a little spiced chocolate.. The taste follows the smell pretty much. It's pretty much roasted chocolate.. Little sweetness but far from over powering.. Very smooth, also a little thin but I think it works perfect for what they're going for. I wish this was the chocolate milk I drank growing up. Overall an awesome beer despite lacking an awesome look. I guess my mom was right you shouldn't judge a book by its cover

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Photo of Meyers1023
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown almost black color with a light brown head that leaves a lacing down the glass. Smells like coffee followed by chocolate and a little bit of sweet lactose. Taste is very chocolatey with roasted malt giving it a bit of coffee as well. The feel is extremely creamy, perfect for this style of beer. This is a great stout! I wish it was available in my area.

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Photo of barczar
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is extremely chocolatey sweet, with light roast malt character. Smells more like rich dark chocolate than milk.

Flavor reveals a very toasty malt backbone that becomes roasty and lightly bitter in the finish. There's a hint of dark fruit upfront, but the cocoa and lactose sweetness kick in mid palate and linger into the finish. The fruity character is a little offputting.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Black, opaque, thin khaki head, decent lacing.

S: Chocolate, maybe a little coffee but not much.

T: I get the chocolate milk that they were going for, and a very subtle bitterness.

M: A bit thin for a stout.

O: A decent milk stout, could use a bit more nose, taste and body.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A thicker chocolate milk in the appearance, with a small tan head on it, super small. Aroma was as expected, like lactose and chocolate beermilk.

Same with the taste. Good not great, sugar is in check, but available. Like a chocolate cream ale this is so smooth and hop-less. Cool beer.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Pitch black with finger tan head, fades leaving plenty lace. Not much in the nose aside from mild chocolate, touch of coffee. Flavor is deep bitter dark chocolate, lactose, bit of licorice and char on the back end. Mouthfeel is thin to medium with some slickness. Solid milk stout, a little on the thin side.

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Photo of mynie
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I'm very much in favor of the recent trend of putting milk stouts into cans that can easily be mistaken for chocolate milk (being one letter from Yoo-Hoo only doubles my approval). Sure, eventually this will wind up with one kid drowning in a snow bank, which will be followed by an FDA mandate that two thirds of each beer can be the words CONTAINS ALCOHOL, but for now we should ride this exciting wave.

Pours dark and fairly thick with a nice brown head.

Smells smooth and fudgey with a little bit of charred barley. Fairly soft, but very smooth and balanced.

Tastes sweet with lots of big milk chocolate, straightforward mediumitter stout barley in the middle, and some lactic smoothness at the back. Not quite the chocolate burst as, say, Young's stout, but still pretty solid.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with thick tan head good lacing around glass. Smell strong chocolate notes. Good chocolate taste hint of sweet some coffee flavor. Smooth on the mouth kind of a lingering taste but a good feel. Overall it is a good milk stout not the best I have had but a good filler beer.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can dated 03 23 2016 at 42 degrees into snifter
Aroma of chocolate, lasts entire glass
Head large (Five cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy, diminishing to one cm frothy ring and layer
Lacing poor – few tiny islands of tiny bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor of chocolate predominates, some lactose-type sweetness; no malt, no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery to slightly creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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