Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout | Terrapin Beer Company

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
very good
608 Reviews
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by thagr81us on 10-29-2010

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Reviews: 608 | Ratings: 2,465
Photo of DownSouthGeorgiaBrew
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Motor Oil Black with a 1/4" inch of brown head, and nice Brown lacing. Smell: Chocolate Milk, "I love chocolate milk by way", and maybe some yeast Taste: Sweet Chocolate milk, very mellow malts Feel: Very smooth with light carbonation Overall: Its really smooth and drinkable, nice sweet but not over power taste, and overall it a great sweet stout.

 355 characters

Photo of kissmybunniebutt
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The name says it all. It's Yoo-Hoo with some alcohol added. The aroma was so incredibly TOOTSIE ROLL it almost threw me off the entire tasting. It did have a slight acidic hit that helped cut that sweetness, though. If creamy and chocolaty is what you're after then you're set with this one

 290 characters

Photo of teromous
2.66/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Short light-tan head under a black bodied beer. Not much lacing and the head dies quickly.

Aroma: Faint burnt roasted smell with a rubbing alcohol scent. Not the best aroma...

Taste: It has a light roasted grain flavor that is a bit watered down.

Mouthfeel: It has a nice smooth mouthfeel. There's a slick feeling on the palate.

Overall: I don't get a whole lot of chocolate from this beer and it is a bit watered down in flavor, but it has enough roasted grain flavor and it is smooth enough to make it a nice drinking experience.

 547 characters

Photo of zest4itall
4.84/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great Tasting Milk Stout! Dark, well black as tar but smooth and creamy. I have turned on several people to stouts when I get then to try one of these delicious beers.

 167 characters

Photo of ghirsh
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Black with a bit of light around the edges. 2 fingers of head that didn't last too long.

Smells great. Obvious chocolate scent.

Tastes pretty good. A lot of chocolate. Bits of toffee and coffee, but mostly just, without being overly sweet.

Mouth feel could use some work. For a milk stout, it didn't feel too thick and milky. A bit more lactose would turn this beer from good to great.

 412 characters

Photo of Kendo
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bottle into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is black with a thin wisp of a greyish-colored head.

S: Chocolate and cocoa powder and a wee bit of roast.

T: It has that lactose milk stout flavor to it, along with a modest amount of chocolate (I was expecting more for some reason) and cocoa powder. Slightly roasty. Modest dark chocolate bitterness. No real hop presence.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is good.

O: Good stuff. Chocolatey but without becoming too one-dimensional. An easy drinker, though to be honest, I probably wouldn't want more than one at a sitting.

 599 characters

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

12oz bottle in a snifter.

A- Pours an opaque--so brown it's black--color with a minimal tan head. The head was gone in a blink and left little lacing. Bubbly.

S- Milk chocolate and dark roasted malt.

T- Chocolate milk and roasted malt. Some vanilla and a hint of coffee flavor.

M- Light and lager-like. Thin and fizzy. That doesn't necessarily work agains this brew, the light character makes for drinkability.

O- Not a hearty stout, more light and easy drinking. Nice flavor.

 482 characters

Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours black with a small tan head.
S - The chocolate aroma comes at you the moment you open the bottle.
T - Flavor is chocolate and vanilla.
M - Not a thick beer at all. More on the thin side, but not watery.
O - Very drinkable and went down fairly quickly. It does not have the heaviness that I associate with other desert beers. Good beer!

 349 characters

Photo of Boilermaker96
4.66/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tastes great. Moo Hoo is like Yoo Hoo in a bottle. Dark, creamy and lots of chocolate flavor. A dessert beer for sure, but at 6.00% it can be enjoyed anytime. Enjoy!

 169 characters

Photo of Brackh
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark. Chocolate sweetness in the nose. Chocolate sweet milky taste. Very easy to drink. One of my favorite milk stouts. Very light and easy on the carbonation and mouth feel.

 180 characters

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter from a 12 ounce bottle.

Bubbly on the pour, it produces a frothy, dark khaki head a half finger thick that quickly dissipates. The body is jet black with traces of carbonation. 4

The nose is big with dark chocolate and then lactose creaminess emerges. Sweetness becomes more perceivable and caramel-like. There's a hint of vanilla and also slight booze. 4

Still pronounced chocolate, vanilla, and subtle sweetness like sweet milk or caramel. Grassy and earthy hop flavors are noticeable. 3.75

Lighter in body than I expected and with more carbonation, but it drinks smoothly enough as it warms. Enough bitterness appears at the finish to remind you they're there. 3.5

Good milk stout. Satisfies.

 720 characters

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Terrapin Moo-Hoo has a thin, beige, quickly-dissipating head, a dark brown appearance, and moderate lacing left behind. The aroma is very strongly chocolate and coffee, with a background barley note. Taste is of those elements, with acidity and subdued bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Moo-Hoo finishes powdery and dessert-like.


 347 characters

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this beer looks and smells great, but is just not smooth enough for me. great beer with lots of flavors, but with a little more mouthfeel this one would be amazing. still a good beer and glad I got to try

 206 characters

Photo of Flight317
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one was quite nice once you get into it. All that you've come to expect in a good milk stout and then dipped in chocolate. Pours nice and dark and smells really sweet. I'd drink this one again, and again, and why not once more.

 232 characters

Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy copper color with off-white head. Bourbon, caramel malts, and some booze on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more bourbon.

 151 characters

Photo of hophugger
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pour looks like the same color you would expect with any stout. Decent tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma is light with touches of sweet chocolate. Taste is amazing. Cool, creamy chocolate hits first, plenty of sugar in this one, then faded hint of roast coffee. Wow, this beer has 2 of my favorites, Chocolate Milk and Beer(lol). Feels ever so creamy on the palate like drinking chocolate milk. Finish is nice, silky and milky with a faint taste of roasted coffee beans and plenty of quality chocolate flavor. This may become one of my favorites. Maybe not a lot of these at once, but one I can go to when I want a special treat...

 632 characters

Photo of maxcoinage
4/5  rDev +1.5%

bottle to DFH signature glass, 1 in head settled slowly left some good lacing. dark black ,looks like a dark roast coffee

aroma - roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla

taste - sweetness starts it off, decent chocolate/coffee bitterness to balance it out

mouthfeel - silky smooth, medium body, medium-to-lower carb

overall - awesome brew, perfect for dessert!

 358 characters

Photo of humuloner22
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my first time trying this beer. I have recently begun trying milk stouts, in the past I really didn’t understand what they were and because they had milk in the title it turned me off. I didn’t know what to expect. But, I have since educated myself and started trying them and have discovered how great they really can be.

Appearance: Dark, not as black as a RIS but pretty dark nonetheless, what you would expect from a stout, think of Guinness, but without the Nitro. Decent amount of head but it fades to a small thin layer over time.

Aroma: Chocolate milk and booze. It kind of reminds me of a chocolate version of Bailey’s on the nose. Sweet chocolate and vanilla dominate, maybe a tinge of alcohol, but not a great deal.

Taste: Like a boozy chocolate milk. It leaves a definite chocolate flavor in the mouth at first, while drinking it and after it lingers. This is a nice tasting beer. I would imagine it would be incredible on a nitro tap!

Overall: I don’t know where to place this beer, it is unique from the ones I have had in the past because of the chocolate dominance. But this is good, I would buy it again. I think it might be a bit pricey for what it is, but not really. I do wish it came in 6 rather than 4 packs, but that seems to be a trend.

 1,280 characters

Photo of jmdrpi
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. best by 3/3/2015 on neck.

jet black, but not much head. big milk chocolate aroma, very nice. taste is slightly sweet - chocolate, a touch of coffee. thick full body.

 187 characters

Photo of KornWallace
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Date: 11/12/14
Location: Wegmans Allentown
Draught/Bottle: 12 oz. Brown Bottle
Glassware: Snifter

Appearance: Black/Very Dark Brown in color this beer pours beautifully with a nice chocolate mocha colored head. The head retention isn't great but lets you see into the beer which as you sip has chocolate/ruby highlights.
Aroma: Lactose and refined sugar really let you know your drinking a milk stout. Just the sweetest aroma. Milk chocolate can also be found and doesn't do anything to break up the sweet aroma but does change it. Some darker chocolates supply a hint of bittering but the beer is definitely going to taste sweet.
Taste: ...And sweet it is, I'd say the sensation is similar to eating refrigerated m&ms. At times cloyingly sweet, with the lactose and refined sugar, but the bitter chocolates, and perhaps chocolate malts, present themselves more bitterly in the flavor. It helps to round out the flavor a smidge.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied the cloying sweetness adds some real weight to the beer which without the sugars at times finds itself to be thin. The texture is pretty smooth at times coating the tongue but the dark chocolates help to break it up a little. Medium carbonation to medium high carbonation does help to lighten up some of the sugar.

Notes: Best by 3/4/15

 1,297 characters

Photo of justintcoons
4/5  rDev +1.5%

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Near black with a short brown head that dissipates quickly. Some light penetration around the rim.

Milk chocolate, coffee & cream, and caramel.

Raisin, fig, caramel, and a big lactose milk quality. Lighter notes of milk chocolate and coffee with extra cream.

Medium bodied, sweet, and smooth.

A sweet treat and and excellent Milk Stout.

 421 characters

Photo of floridadrift
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Delicious, good for sharing with girls who are unsure about stouts.

A: Dark brown, caramel head

T: Desert-like in some ways, chocolately.

M: Creamy and smooth

O: Worth the $9.99, wait almost a year for the hops to retire and then try it AGAIN, its almost very good.

 270 characters

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

pours dark brown, almost black in color. kind of smells and tastes like your normal milk stouts. Not hoppy at all, creamy tasting. Very enjoyable drink

 152 characters

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.

 914 characters

Photo of Samp01
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours out black with a thin brown head. Aroma is a mild moo hoo milk chocolate and dark chocolate malt and mild roasted flavor with a light roasted malt bitterness on the end. The palate is a medium sweet creamy body with moderate carbonation. The finish is a sweet moo hoo milk chocolate, a bit of roasted chocolate malt and a mild roasty bitterness on the end that lingers. The aroma and taste become more pronounced as it warms up. Overall a very good not overly sweet, nicely balanced holiday brew.

 502 characters

Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,465 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer Fest® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!