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 mattsdenney
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I thougt this wasn't available any longer but stumbled across a sixer at J&J's in Nashville.

A: Pours heavy and smooth with little head. Dark brown, almost black.

S: Overwhelming smell of sweet chocolate, malts, toffee, vanilla.

T: Milk Chocolate with hints of coffee and toffee. This is very good. Sweet but not too sweet with a great malt base and some lingering hop bitterness as well.

M: Creamy, smooth, slight carbonation. Perfect consistency, they nailed this.

D: So good, I wish it could be a yearly offering. A great option at any time of the year but particularly delicious tonight as I watch the Pack take down the Steelers.

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Photo of InebriatedJoker
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Tilley4 for this great brew via trade -

Poured from 2010 seasonal 12 oz bottle -

Poured into Duvel tulip- almost no head ,thin tan lacing with decent carbonation.

Smell - light coffee and chocolate hints .

Taste - Creamy feel with Bitter Coffee hints some mild chocolates

Drinkability - Easy to drink Milk /Sweet stout - from the first creamy flavors to the dry malts - I would drink this any day of the week.

Thanks again JT.

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Photo of grub
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

got this one in a recent trade with 50belair. thanks matt!

12oz bottle. sampled feb 2/2011.

pours deep dark brown, nearly black but with good clarity around the edges when held to the light. a thin ring of fine tan bubbles surrounds the glass and leaves a few spots of lace.

aroma is good. dark and milk chocolate. light alcohol. biscuit and whole wheat bread, lightly toasted. lightly herbal and woody. caramel and a bit of buttery toffee. light vanilla. bit of coffee.

taste is good. milk and dark chocolate. lightly toasted whole wheat bread. bit of biscuit. light alcohol. medium-low bitterness level. bit of vanilla. caramel and a bit of toffee. hint of coffee.

mouthfeel is great. it initially felt a little thin, but once it warmed a little it filled out to a nice level, just above medium body. medium carbonation levle.

drinkability is good. nice balance. good chocolate character. tasty!

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Photo of zhanson88
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another big thanks to thecarster1 for getting this Moo-Hoo in a trade. Been wanting to try this veer for a while.

Appearance: Moo-Hoo pours a medium brown color that appears opaque black in the glass. A bit over a finger of mocha colored head forms that reduces down to a thin film. Lacing is not too impressive.

Smell: Roasty malts and some chocolate really come out in this beer. Also, a lot of floral hops as well that really balance it out.

Taste: Very similar to the smell. Roasty malts and chocolate are very prevalent in this beer and make up the main component. A bunch of floral hops come out on the back end of this beer and really balance it out. It really makes this beer pleasant from front to back.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: This beer is pretty light bodied with quite a bit of carbonation. Still, it drinks pretty nicely. I'd love to have access to this beer all of the time. It's not too heavy but has a lot of the flavors that I really appreciate. Very tasty.

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Photo of biglite351
3.21/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - no red, bark as night. Tall creamy brown head.

S - strong malts and chocolate. Mild roast or smoke in the mix.

T - milk and dark chocolates. Bitterness in the after taste and not just from the dark chocolate.

M - medium coating with a tingle on the sides of the tongue.

D - one or maybe two.

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Photo of Viggo
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, thanks to grub for sharing.

Pours an opaque dark brownish black, very faint orange in the edges, thin light brown head forms and quickly settles to a very thin ring around the glass, lots of little lace spots stick all over the glass.

Smell is interesting, a bit sweet and sour, some lactic milk going on, chocolate milk, a bit bittersweet, some caramel, very fruity, a bit of berry and some raisin, interesting aroma.

Taste is similar, lactic sourness, nice chocolate milk, some sweetness going through the middle, big caramel hit, a touch of corn syrup, same fruity sweetness, bit berry and raisin, smooth finish, touch of alcohol in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, pretty slick going down with medium carbonation. Pretty neat, does have a solid chocolate milk character, just a bit too fruity and sweet for me. Thanks Russ!

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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 bboelens
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tuliped pint glass.

A-Deep dark brown, almost fully opaque when held to the light with a big fluffy khaki head that looks very similar to a Guinness without the ruby highlights.

S-A weaker nose than I would have anticipated, coffee, and faint chocolate are the main staples in the smell of this one.

T-Ahh that's better, an explosion of chocolate malt, with a coffee and dark fruit undertone, the alcohol is almost completely hidden and there is a very faint hoppy after-note.

M-Thick and velvety, slight carbonation and decent body.

D-Very drinkable, easily slammed three of them before I even realized it, would definitely try again.

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Photo of msubulldog25
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 12 oz. bottle ~ Seasonal : 2010 on the label. Poured to a pint glass. Thanks to Metalmonk/Jeff fer sendin'...

Another terrific Terrapin label, this one the ubiquitous tortoise donning a droopy cow costume (complete with udders and clutching a sheaf of wheat, a rural farm setting in the background. 'Malt beverage brewed with natural flavors' mean, in this case, cocoa nibs and shells from Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Company. 'It's Utterly Delicious' ~ Ha! (but shouldn't that be 'Udder'-ly?

A: Plenty dark, impenetrable but not quite 'black' - around the edges some rust/sienna highlights show. Not much for a head, maybe a half-finger of light khaki that fades rather quickly to a slim ring and splash of film. Lace in small flecks.

S: Pleasant aroma, sweet and chocolate-y. A few hints of smoke/peat, which I didn't expect. Strength is alright, but the aroma requires one to really stick a nose deep in the glass, only opening up in the latest stages of warming.

T: Definitely, milk chocolate plays the biggest role here; the result isn't, however, overtly sweet. Bitterness manifests in powdery/earthy cocoa and a tart/sour lactose glowers in the corner.

M: Luscious, creamy feel. Perhaps a little thin, but that's kinda nit-picking; mild carbonation, moderate sticky cling.

D: Could hardly get more drinkable than this; sweetness (not overbearing) and dusty dryness, alcohol level that isn't too big, smooth body. Disappeared quickly, w-a-a-a-a-a-y-y-y too quickly. If you're one for chocolate-y, dessert-y beers you'll really enjoy this one. I did.

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Photo of kranker23
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours black with a 2 finger coffee colored head.

S - Not much here. Coffee with a little milk chocolate but this beer is not aroma driven.

T - First thing that hits me is the noticeable lack of bitterness. The chocolate comes through on the back end and is really the dominating character. Some sour notes left on the tongue.

M - Light mouth feel. On mouthfeel alone, this could be a lager. Super smooth.

D - Easy sessionable stout. 12 oz. of this is way to easy to drink. This is a beer that is definitely better than the sum of its parts. Despite the lack of aroma, I will definitely be looking out for this again. If it is a night were BCBS or KBS is going to be too intense, this might be the beer.

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Photo of chilly460
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a solid black with a mocha head, somewhat as expected. Head didn't stick around, marginal lacing.

S - Pure chocolate milk here, no surprises, but well executed. Not much in the way of roasted malts.

T - Again, smooth chocolate, no bitter roasted flavor or hops to speak of. Just clean chocolate without being too sweet. Really nice.

M - Found this one to be thick with lower carbonation.

D - Just an easy to drink beer, the chocolate flavor without being overly sweet makes this a nice beer to have anytime.

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

poured into a stemmed glass, more or less black with a tan head. overall looks solid.

nose is rich with cacao nibs, chocolate, a bit of dark cherry, coffee.

taste is pretty solid. nice roasted character rounded out by a mild sweetness. coffee, dark chocolate, burnt toast, very slight dark fruit flavor. not overly sweet, just enough to balance out the roasted character.

medium bodied, pretty drinkable. probably one of the best milk stouts i've had.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Solid stout color. Deep dark black hues with at least an inch of mocha colored head. Spot on!

S - Getting mostly coffee, a bit of sugar, and a mild milk chocolate. Smells good.

T - Well I knew with 6% it was going to be drinkable but it went down so smooth I swore I was enjoying a coffee flavored milk shake! Light roasted coffee nodes with a lactose sweetness and an overall smooth creamy milk chocolate finish.

M - Very smooth on this one. At the warmest maybe medium to medium light.

D - Well I would have to go back to D's for another couple bottle hook up but really desert like beer that can only be enjoyed one a sitting. Still I could see having this multiple times without being bored of it or even turn it down. Great milk stout!

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Photo of djmichaelk
3.22/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12oz bottle into a snifter.

A - Pours a thick, oily black with ruby highlights. Maybe a finger of head, with just a bit of short-lived lacing and no retention.

S - Milk chocolate, lactose, and roast. Definitely has a sweet aroma, but not in an unpleasant way.

T - Pretty much truth-in-advertising tastes like someone mixed a shot of chocolate milk into a bottle of stout. Long-ish sweet finish, and no alcohol detected.

M - Good, with consistent carbonation. Coats without being oily.

D - One and done for me. While I like the flavors, I was struggling to finish the glass by the end due to the sweetness of the beer.

O - Not bad, but not as good as the heavy hitters in this style.

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Photo of readbaron
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a deep black - so dark it absorbs all light. With a hard pour you get a decent mocha head.

Smell is rather disappointing - not much to it. A bit of malt and lactose sweetness.

The taste is where this beer really shines. It is for sure a chocolate milk stout. Rich, creamy, chocolate goodness. Finishes exceptionally smoothly. Nicely balanced malts and sweetness make this one worth seeking out.

Mouthfeel is very good. Viscous and creamy without being sticky.

Very, very drinkable. Wish I had more.

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Photo of rka758
3.3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into tulip.
Trade Extra

A: Pours a deep black with no head.
S: Aromas of cocoa powder and coffee. As well as a bit of sweetness in the nose.
T: A bit of char. Coffee bitterness.
M: Highly carbonated. A syrupy coating.
D: Not my favorite milk stout.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.69/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a black color, with a small tan head. The smell is very strongly chocolate. The taste however is much more mellow. There is a nice choclate milk like flavor, but its not overpowering, and then a bit of a bitterness to finish. Nice amount of carbonation, and very easy to drink. Overall a great choclate beer, so far the best one I had.

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Photo of Janderson91
4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another great beer from Terrapin. Thankful to live in the southeast!

A - Pours pitch black with a one finger light brown head that eventually recedes to a ring around my glass. Leaves some patchy lacing around the sides.

S - Smell is pretty muted unfortunately. But what I can pick up is some sweet chocolate and a hint of roasted malts.

T - This could be the best tasting milk stout I've had. Nice and sweet with a great chocolate milk flavor throughout. Some roasty malts and some coffee notes are also present. Leaves a fantastic chocolate milk taste in the mouth.

M - Medium-bodied with just the right amount of carbonation. Nice.

D - Very drinkable for a stout. No alcohol presence at all for me.

A great beer, I wish the guys at Terrapin would make it year round. As the label says, it's utterly delicious!

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Photo of bradleyp
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to scifan for the hookup

A: Black as dark chocolate, very nice color to it. I'm a huge fan of dark beers, and this one takes the cake.

S: Not much to the aroma, but I could pick up some of the chocolate nib aroma.

T: This is what milk stouts should all taste like. Very sweet, and once I took a big gulp of it, I could taste the chocolate oozing into my throat. Very tasty beer.

M: Very smooth, very creamy, and not very carbonated so it wasn't very rough in my mouth.

D: I had two of these, and I have two more for NFC Championship Sunday. I would probably drink 2 of these every night if I could.

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Photo of jonvan04
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a jet black, with a very thin tan head. Their wasn't much going on with the aroma, a faint roastiness without much else going on. The taste had an appropriate amount of sweetness, with a creamy finish that totally coated your tongue as it went down. It was medium bodied for its style which made it relatively drinkable. I didn't get as much of the chocolate as I was expecting, but this was overall still a solid beer and a good milk stout.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Thanks to whartontallboy for this bottle!

Frankly, I can't tell if this beer's trying to evoke some happiness (woo-hoo) or sadness (boo-hoo). I knew I should've learned Bovine... Until then, though, I guess I'll just drink it in ignorance. It pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises coffee, cocoa powder, light char, and a heaping helping of roasted malts. The taste initially focuses on that same char and some strong coffee; then it moves into a strangely strong bitterness that sorta finds itself winged by an almost berry-like flavor (it could have just been my tongue adjusting to the pain); then, finally, some smooth, sweet milk chocolate and roasted malts come in, sweeping my embattled 'buds off their feet (if they have feet...). Subsequent sips show a marked decrease in that sharp bitterness, but it never truly drops away, hurting the overall taste all the way. The body is a heavy-leaning medium (he's gaining weight, but few would really use the word "fat" to describe him), with a light carbonation and a fairly smooth feel. Overall, the unbalanced flavors are highly detrimental here: As much as I want to continue to drink it, there's more of a "I need to finish this horrid movie just to see what happens" kind of atmosphere in my brain. A bit of a downer, for sure.

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Photo of obywan59
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black in my pint glass. A 2 finger dark tan head that quickly dissipates leaving light lacing.

Aroma of chocolate and coffee. As it warms I get more chocolate milk.

More chocolate milk in the taste with a bit of coffee and roasted malt.

A bit watery, too thin for my taste. Very smooth but has a slight bite of carbonation early on.

Incredibly easy to drink, but don't be deceived, it's a dangerous brew.

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Photo of crashdavisinoh
4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass

A-Poured thinner than expected (not a negative)...very dark...no light escapes. Minimial head.

S-Chocolate...chocolate..chocolate...with some coffee aromas

Taste-Chocolate, some malts, coffee

M-Very smooth, not a lot of carbonation

D-VERY drinkable...I could sit back and knock down a few of these. I was pleastantly surprised at just how drinkable this is.

One of the few beers that I can look at the label and say...yep...it is what they say it is. Very highly recommended.

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

Total blackness in the body, topped by two very dense fingers of dark tan foam.

Aroma is a highly inviting blend of coffee (with milk) and chocolate.

Taste begins with a quick flash of coffee, and then a delicious roll up of chocolate builds and builds. Great finish.

Rich full mouthfeel, though not oily or slick.

Highly drinkable, this one and a next one.

Tasty and recommended.

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Photo of chicagobeerriot
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with just a slight amount of ruby at the edge of the glass when held to the light. Two inches of tan colored head settles slowly with minimal lacing.

Milk chocolate, burnt caramel and coffee on the nose. Very nice variety of smells for a milk stout.

Mouthfeel is medium-full and very smooth for the style.

The taste is complex but well-balanced. Chocolate melds with the lactose to create a great milk chocolate effect that is balanced nicely by a backbone of bitter chocolate and burnt toast flavors. No one flavor overwhelms or extends beyond the proper style profile. One of the best examples I've come across in a while.

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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,514 ratings.
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