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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout | Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk StoutTerrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout
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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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Added by thagr81us on 10-29-2010

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Photo of Avagadro
4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours opaquely into my pint, forming a frothy, mocha colored head. Retention is respectable.

S: Bouquet is shy, but caramel, brown sugar, and chocolate are noticeable.

T: Sweet, but not cloyingly so, with heavy doses of molasses and cream. This is accented by chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Delightful!

M: Full body, creamy mouthfeel, and little carbonation. The feel perfectly jives with the flavor.

D: A little sweet to be a session beer, but it is what it is. This brew would pair great with cheesecake, vanilla ice cream, or creme brulee. It is definitely a dessert-type brew. This is a must try for any milk stout fans.

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Photo of stakem
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a SA sensory glass, this brew appears black in color with a darkly tanned cap of foam. It recedes fairly quick and maintains a thin layering across the top of the brew. Some spotty and patchy lacing clings to the glass.

The aroma is milky sweet chocolate initially which gives way to a heavily roasted grain character that smells still of chocolate but of a more dark and bitter baker's cocoa powder. As it warms, the dark roasted grain gives way to some earthy coffee suggestions that are mixed with a very light hop profile.

The taste of this brew includes not only the expected dark roasted grain bitterness but also some lactose-like sweetness which makes the chocolate flavor inside this brew really pop. There is a citrus hop contribution evident as well as a light fruity indication of alcohol. The bitterness comes across with a flavor somewhat reminiscent of coffee. The grain left lingering in the mouth comes full circle to leave a lasting taste of chocolate in the mouth.

This is a medium bodied offering with a light level of carbonation. Just like other terrapin stout offerings, this brew is silky smooth in the feel. It is very drinkable and remarkably familiar to their collaboration depth charge (minus the espresso.) If you loved depth charge and miss that limited brew, you could easily formulate your own makeshift blend of that beer with this moo-hoo and wake n' bake.

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Photo of afksports
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First beer of my Thanksgiving trip to PA. On tap at Flying Pig Saloon in Malvern. Waiting on my Bell's box from Michigan. Also this is my first Terrapin and their naming is pretty awesome.

The appearance is dark brown/black with a tan head that dissipates into decent lacing. Looks appetizing for sure. The nose doesn't hit you over the head - malts and chocolate and that's about it. Taste is a chocolate stout through and through, and for a sweet stout it's still got a little bite in the middle. Finish is easy like milk, helping the medium body go down smooth.

Can't say this is a favorite, can't say I don't like it. It's good, well-built, and won't do you wrong.

Just won't blow your mind either. Mooo!

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Photo of thedoubler55
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Very dark chocolate body with a tan head, leaves some nice thin lacing around the glass as well .

S- Strong smell of malts and a bit of milk chocolate on the tailend.

T- Very strong malty flavor not unbearable, also hints of chocolate all over the place and a bit of almond taste .

M- Very smooth stout, not to full. Also very chocolatey.

D- Definitely a good stout, not one of my favorite chocolate stouts but something I will drink again.

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Photo of babaracas
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque black with one finger khaki colored head, settles at a quarter inch with splotches of lace along the way. Smell: dark chocolate and mild roast, hint of herbal hops. Taste: chewing on a high cocoa chocolate bar, mild roast, earthy hopping. Well carbonated creamy feel, leaving a coating of dark chocolate. Very chocolatey... that said, not too much residual sweetness like some milk stouts. It's completely one note, but it's a pretty good one. Late Oct 2010 bottling.

Had another that was way more carbonated, slow pour filled the glass with foam. Hurt the taste and feel a bunch. May be a carbonation issue w/ this so drink soon.

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Photo of mattgreger
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew poured a dark, pitch black color. It left a small tan head that faded pretty quickly. There isn't much lacing left behind either.

The front of this aroma is strong with dark chocolate nodes. There is touch of fig sweetness, and a finish that has a nice roasted barley finish. There is a bit smokey aroma there as well.

The flavors at the front of the brew mirror that aromas. There is an nice milk chocoate flavor on the front of the brew. It follows with roasted coffee and malts. A few other flavors tha follow up are some caramel and toffee. These flavors all come together well with the chocolate flavors. It gives the brew a sweet and bitter flavor.

This is a nice smooth, silky brew. Has a nice clean finish. It has a nice dry finish. This brew has a great carbonation level, making a nice smooth brew.

The drinkability on this brew was great. It has a nice ABV, and finish, that just makes this a great all around brew. This would be a great brew for some holiday parties, especially as a desert brew. Great brew.

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Photo of Bung
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Duckworths
Pretty much black with a frothy layer of tan head. Laces ok.

Definetely can smell the lactose sugar. Malt and chocolate accompany.

Pretty sweet brew. Slightly more roast malt than present in the nose. Lots of milk chocolate going on throughout. Finishes with a darker chocolate or cocoa.

Drinks quite easy and would be sessionable, but more of a dessert. Absolutely no alcohol presence.

Could use more "power", coffee, roast or something to balance the sweetness. A good one but no Depth Charge.

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

12oz bottle into a pint glass, a single from a mix six.

Moo-Hoo Pours out the standard black color, you know the color that all the other stouts are. It's pretty dark black and Im greeted by a 1/2 inch of tan foam hanging out upstairs, thats frothy looking, small pokadots of lace on the way down, not very clingy. Smell is all milk chocolate, it's not quite at Voodoo Cowbell level's but I was pleasantly surprised at the musk this one had, especially for a Terrapin beer. Scents also include some vanilla, cocco, lactose and a small earthy quality that is not all that large. Taste is a lighter chocolate milk version of Voodoo Cowbell, just check my review for that one and that will tell you everything you need to know about moo-hoo, only lighter, which kinda makes it more drinkable. The body is a dead medium build that is smooth and not very bitter. It's semi coating and leaves a sweet sense in the mouth for a few afterwards. Carb is low and I likes it like that, makes for a smoother ride. This drinks like a champ and is insanely approachable. I picked up a single but a sixer may be in the works. Good job Terrapin!

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Photo of ectomorph
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with no real dating, only Seasonal 2010 into a large tulip.

A - Black as night, pours smooth leaving a small tan head that faded quickly. Little in the way of lace. Active carbonation streams from below.

S - Dark chocolate, black fig sweetness, roasted barley in the finish. Pungent chocolate with a wisp of smoke as it warms.

T - Milk chocolate, light roast coffee, fresh bread maltiness. The caramel and toffee flavors from the malt blend nicely with the chocolate. Very mild bitterness keeps this one drinkable.

M - Silky smooth drinker. Clean finish and a little drier than I had expected. Good carbonation prevents an oiliness.

D - Very high. Moderate ABV with a great mouthfeel and finish. Great when winter is beginning to show itself. Could pair well with many desserts.

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Photo of elgiacomo
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle.

Pours black with a one finger brown head that doesn't last long receding to a ring and wispy cap. Leaves only a few spots of lacing.

Aroma is all about the chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, cocoa, some roasted malt, vanilla, good strength.

Flavor is sweet and chocolaty, chocolate milk in beer form, great cocoa and milk chocolate, vanilla, a touch of raisin and dark fruit, roasted malt, some coffee, fair sweetness, low bitterness. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel is creamy, medium bodied, low to medium carbonation.

I'm pretty sure this is the best milk stout I've ever had...never been a huge fan of the style but this is an awesome brew. One of the best chocolate stouts I've ever had as well. Hopefully Terrapin will brew some more of this for this winter as it is almost already gone around here...

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Photo of dirtylou
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

on-tap, Duckworths in Charlotte

appearance: served in a shaker pint, rich chocolate body, creamy mocha head

smell: chocolate cake, milk chocolate, roasted malt. rich

taste: velvety chocolate cake, chocolate milk, rich and creamy, lactose, a touch of smoke, roasted malts. Overall - not as polarizing as ST creme brulee, but definitely a very sweet stout that wont please all. i enjoyed my pint, and wont need another

mouthfeel: rich, velvety, creamy, light alcohol

drinkability: good

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Photo of oberon
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
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 siraaron
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a beer. The taste and the name take me back to the old skool days of elementary school. This beer tastes like chocolate milk, and damn good chocolate milk too. I have seen many beers noting the chocolate malt taste, you can sure taste the nibs...what are nibs anyways? It tastes like a delicious chocolate milk and I was extremely pleased. Super mouthfeel too! What a beer

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Photo of silver0rlead
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown with a thin tan head that retains OK. The aroma has a bunch of gourmet chocolate notes upfront, along with a bit of smoke, some coffee, dark fruits, lactose, a hint of char and slight alcohol notes. The flavor is also chocolatey initially, along with some coffee, smoky bacon, lactose, caramel, burnt bread, dark fruits, and a hint of alcohol. The mouthfeel is perfect and exceptionally smooth, and drinkability is also very good. This is a very tasty milk stout, and one of the most drinkable beers I've encountered.

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Photo of Lerxst
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a dark brown with a one finger mocha colored head that fades fast and leaves only minimal spots of lace.

S-Simple nose with dark chocolate and roasted malt. Thats about it. It is pleasant but not particularly memorable.

T-Only small hints of dark chocolate here, somewhat disappointing. Charred malt, a touch smoky. Maybe a hint of coffee. Again, pleasant, but not particularly memorable.

M-A touch on the thin side. Harsh carb bite that is a bit distracting.

D-It is easy enough to drink, it just doesn't make me want another.

A respectable, yet unremarkable, new seasonal from Terrapin.

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Photo of ScreamForMe
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Double06 for this.

Poured into a tulip. About an inch of head that dissipated quickly with little to no lacing left. Smell is underwhelming. Chocolate of the darker variety. Taste is smooth and not as chocolaty as I had hoped for. As the beer warms it up, it improves though. Mouthfeel is smooth and, again, improves as it warms up to a silky chocolate drink. Very drinkable. It was good but not great.

Next review!

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Photo of Tifore
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Grant (gford217) for this bottle. Poured from the bottle into my Tulip.

A - Pours a very very dark brown, basically black syrupy looking liquid into my glass yet brings no head at all. Maybe a total of 1/2 a finger but that disappears quickly and leaves no lacing.

S - Smell brings roasted malt to my nose right away. Hints of dark chocolate come through at the end but very lightly. I expected way more chocolate here. Sweet milk hersheys chocolate... I wish.

T - Taste exactly matches the nose. Lots of malts up front with some bitter dark chocolate notes after. A slight sweet alcoholic taste is at the end that I don't much prefer.

M - Mouthfeel is good. Coats my mouth nice and is silky like chocolate milk would be. Heavy beer but fits for my end of shift beverage.

D - A drinkable beer. Not sure I'd buy more if available to me here in Ohio but alas... Overall this beer could have definitely been pumped up in the chocolate catagory.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Bulbman for sending me this recently out of the blue. Nice black color, smells like a bit of chocolate, rich. the taste is strong dark chocolate flavor. This is pretty good and very heavy on the chocolate flavor almost one dimensional but still good. I probably could not drink a six pack of these but one bottle went down no problem.

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Photo of atsprings
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at The Busy Bee served in a standard pint glass a deep opaque black with a thin head that slowly diminishes to a ring and leaves slight lacing on the glass. Aroma is a nice subtle amount of milk chocolate alongside roasted malts. The taste is a nice blend of roasted malts, milk chocolate, and smooth lactose. The beer is quite light and smooth with very mild carbonation. This is a very enjoyable and unique beer, I can see myself drinking plenty of this during the coming months!

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Photo of thain709
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - The body of the beer poured a deep, dark brown...once the pour was finished there was a one finger, tan colored head...it faded into a bubbly ring...some lacing was left

S - You need to let this one warm up a little to get the full aroma...there's chocolate in the nose...creamy and roasted...a touch of sweetness is apparent

T - Well the taste does not live up to the aroma...the chocolate comes off as overly roasted...it's not terribly bitter but it's not sweet either...there's a touch of lactose as this is a milk stout but it's more subdued than other milk stouts...the roasted touch comes back to finish things

M - Medium bodied...slight creaminess, roastiness stays with you

D - Well, for me this one did not live up to the hype (or at least my hype)...for one it didn't taste like chocolate milk...the chocolate was there but it wasn't as forefront as expected...I feel there are better chocolate stouts out there

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Photo of JohnQVegas
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into Sam Adams sensory glass. Olive and Sinclair, the supplier of the nibs, is literally two blocks from my house, so looking forward to trying this effort from Terrapin's collaboration with one of my favorite chocolate makers.

Pours deepest brown to black, with scant brown highlights around the edges, and a one-finger brown head that settles into a thin layer of suds. Nice, clingy lacing as the beer is emptied.

Nose has a nice, clear mocha quality to it. Cocoa nibs come through, but not as cocoa powder or even chocolate - instead, the cocoa is nutty, a bit roasty, hinting at coffee. The roasted character of the nibs is certainly there. Lactose is there too, fairly prominently, adding a bit of cream to the mocha effect.

Taste carries the mocha and lactose notes from nose even further. Crisp, nutty, lightly roasty, with the chocolate part of this beer playing a fairly minor part in comparison with the milk aspect. Light coffee and nutty, dry cocoa pair with the prominent lactose sweetness adding an almost tangy, milky sweetness. Certainly interesting, though the chocolate aspect is certainly more subtle than most probably expect with the beer labeled as it is.

Mouthfeel is somewhat full bodied, crisp carbonation that doesn't overwhelm, and a full finish carrying notes of both lactose and the cocoa nibs. Slight stickiness, I think from the lactose.

Drinkability is fairly nice, though also pretty unexceptional. Perfectly pleasant, decent beer, though the lactose quality may be a bit prominent, even for a milk stout.

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

Purchased 3 6-packs at Beer Depot in Murfreesboro after reading they sold out quickly in Atlanta. Had planned on buying it in Georgia while traveling through on the way to FL.

I've had 5 bottles at this point and am ready to give a really positive review. I really like the look in the glass. A deep black with a thin tan head.

There is a great burnt coffee aroma on the poor and a nice bitter chocolate aftertaste. Decent bubbles in the mouthfeel.

After my first bottle I texted a buddy in Asheville and told him to buy it and drink it ASAP.

Another great Georgia brew. Thanks Spike and John

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Photo of bcostner1
4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 6 pack down in Atlanta on a recent trip. Am hoping/guessing it makes it up to Nashville soon...

A: Poured into my Tiffany Crystal Beer Mug. Dark brown. Not completely black but very, very dark brown. Just like you'd expect in a good stout. Not a lot of head when poured from the bottle.

S: The smell on this one isn't what sets it apart to me. Doesn't have the strong nose of, say, a Founders BFast Stout but does have subtle sweet chocolate notes.

T: It is exactly what it says it is. Sweet, smooth, creamy, milk-chocolately deliciousness. Man, I love it. One of the best Milk Stouts I've had in a while...if not one of the best ever. Absolutely delicious!

M: Just about right. Lingers just long enough to allow you to appreciate the sweetness and chocolate. Not a lot of carbonation at all.

D: Really easy drinker. I think I could probably do about 3-4 without a problem both because of the smoothness and ABV.

Overall, this is an awesome beer. As I said before, I hope it makes it to Nashville soon because I'll definitely be buying more. Great job Terrapin!

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Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Blake for the sample. Having grown up in the Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink generation, when a bottle of that chocolate milk-ish concoction was a special treat, I was curious to see how the brewer played this riff. I will admit, something about the rather creamy, lactose sugar mouthfeel did call the drink to mind. Nice balance of sweetness against just a bit of acidity. Well-moderated chocolate notes and a pleasant bitter-chocolate finish.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the tap an opaque coffee brown with a thick, fine-bubbled tan head. Aroma is strongly of roast coffee with a firm hint of dark chocolate and a hint of brown sugar. Flavor has tones of quality coffee and sweet milk chocolate - drinking this is like drinking a fine cold mocha. Texture is silky smooth and ragged on the edges. It leaves a nice tingle and a lip-smacking mocha finish.

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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 2,563 ratings
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