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 GehenHerzog
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pour is fairly black with about a quarter inch head..

S- Mainly roasted malt and chocolate..not much else present

T- Strong milk chocolate flavor up front with a little bit of coffee on the back end. About what expected with this beer

M- Extremely smooth (almost too smooth) and slightly creamy. Felt like I was drinking, ironically, chocolate milk. A little thinner than I expected

D- very drinkable and could get myself into trouble drinking a few of these

Another great beer from Terrapin. I won't be going out of my way to get it but I will be drinking more of it and I would definiely recommend it.

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Photo of chickenflea
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours very dark brown and clear with ruby highlights. There is virtually no head. Minimum lacing.

Aroma is mild until the beer warms quite a bit. Then it is mostly alcohol with heavy cream at the forefront. Mild milk chocolate smell is also there.

Tastes is pleasant without the alcohol burn that one would expect from the aroma. The alcohol flavor is present with some milk chocolate flavor as well. Sour cream and some hazelnut notes are there as well. Hops are muted and of the earthy variety.

Low to medium carbonation. Texture is light and mildly creamy.

A very accessible Milk Stout that is mild in most respects. Extremely drinkable.

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Photo of vtfan77
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a very dark brown, nearly black with about a half inch of dark tan head thanks to an aggressive pour. The head dies down rather quickly and lots of bubbles can be seen throughout the beer.

S- Lots of roasted malt backed by a sweet, fudgy chocolate character that is quite nice.

T- Roasted malt with a coffee-like flavor upfront, followed by a milky sweetness and powdered cocoa flavor. Finishes clean with very little bitterness.

M- Very smooth and almost a little creamy with just enough carbonation to add a bit of a bite. Maybe a little thin, but still solid.

D- Drinks like a <5% beer. Dangerously quaffable.

Another solid effort by Terrapin. Very nice stab at a milk stout that is sure to please fans of the style. Perhaps a little more chocolate flavor would have been nice, but it's still a good beer that I'd be happy to have anytime. Recommended.

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Photo of Brez07
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottled poured into a snifter

A:  Dark pour with minimal head.  A quick swirl gets 1/2 finger of mocha head. Didn't get much lacing

S:  Sweet dark chocolate. Accompanied by a nice roasted scent.  Notes of vanilla as well

T:  Dark and milk chocolate with roasted malt.  Maybe a hint of coffee and vanilla

M:  Medium bodied. Very smooth and creamy. Roast in the finish

D:  Tasty, but pretty one dimensional.  Nice chocolate flavor but that's it.  Glad to have tried this one

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Photo of tchaos
3.18/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a 6-pack of Moo-hoo recently from
Whole Foods in Tampa (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/18617)

A - Pours a deep brown with a 2-finger creamy tan head that dissipates into a sea of microbubbles.

S - More mocha than pure chocolate. Lactose sweetness comes through on the nose to provide that "creamy" impression.

T - Some mild hop bitters to start, followed by the lactose sweetness. Finishes with a roasted chocolate the provides a cocoa powder sensation in taste and smoothness. Only a very brief moment where I get the "Chocolate Milk" aspect. To me, the sweetness almost completely dissipates before the cocoa finish. Overall, it has a flavor profile closer to a 60ish% chocolate, such as Cluizel's Noir de Cacao.

M - This is where I felt it missed the mark for a sweet stout. Moo-Hoo felt thin to me, as well as too carbonated. I was certainly expecting a fuller, creamier body.

D - Probably would not turn one down, but unlikely something I would keep in rotation. I am a fan of Terrapin stretching with side projects and seasonals; however, Moo-Hoo is more of a miss than a hit with me.

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Photo of cooch69
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Terrapin Moo Hoo pours a very dark brown, pretty much black. It has a trace of a head which is tan in color.

Nose is of Chocolate truffles. That's the best way to describe it.

Taste is a bittersweet chocolate of about 45-55% cacoa content. Very milky taste and consistency as well. It is semi sweet and pretty full mouthfeel.

Enough silky smoothness to make a Godiva truffle jealous. With a nice dirty finish. This brewery is the king's of Milk Stouts.

An Awesome beer altogether, but Terrapin

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Photo of NODAK
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had pretty high hopes for this beer. After all, it sounds pretty attractive doesn't it?? So with that in mind, I cracked open the first of my 6 pack.

Aroma here wasn't quite as chocolatey as I'd expected. There were notes of roasted chocolate and some dark chocolate there...but not really a lot. Hmm...

The taste of it wasn't nearly as sweet as I had thought it would be based on the description and some other reviews. It starts out semi-sweet with cocoa prevelant....but it is paired with a more roasted chocolate flavor that grows in intensity as the swallow goes on. In fact, at the end, there's almost a coffee note to it. There's also a very mild hop bitterness there as well.

Overall, I was a bit disappointed that it wasn't quite as rich and sweet like I had expected. It turns out it's a lot like others in that the sweetness is more restrained in favor of a more roasted quality. Still though, it drank very easy and I wouldn't turn one down.

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Photo of Kkottonmouthkngz
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours midnight black, forget seeing through it... aint happening. the head fills thick in my glass, and leaves cloud puffs all over the place by the time it moderately settles.
unfortunately it doesnt have a very powerful scent. you get the lactose on a light note, but its by no means overpowering, nor strong even. as it warms a little, a little bit of chocolate pulls through, sweet milk.
its basically perfect harmony between milk stout (well brewed) and cocoa. each sip has two layers. the head is creamy and frothy, with mocha notes. the beer itself has just the right amount of lactose sweetness, chocolate, and dark malt. the light, abrupt carbonation is enough to make an impression and make the flavor singe the tongue.
its so tasty and drinkable, i just wish i had regular access to it. highly recommended.

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Photo of Chaney
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Well, there was nothing much so see except pure darkness, with absolutely no passing light from any vantage point. The one finger tan head withered away to nothing more that a surrounding bubble formation within moments.

S: Deep, dark chocolate milk for sure, held together by caramel, vanilla, and lactose sugar.

T: High grade chocolate with a bit of a dark fruit afterbite that was very reminiscent of prunes. The dairy component certainly added a lot to this brew.

M: Fairly thick and creamy, with no alcohol burn, and the sweetness was fairly tempered.

D: Sort of one dimensional and I would have liked to have tasted more cocoa actually. In their "Wake n' Bake," they gave us a big "this is a coffee stout so f-u!" I wish they had really gone over the top the same way with this one.

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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 Macky20
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What an interesting brew... in a good way! Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass... very difficult to stir up some head in this pour, but what I can get is a dark tan with very little retention... it dissipates quickly.

Aromas are malts, milk, and chocolate primarily... with hints of vanilla and walnuts. Taste sweeter than expected, the milk and cocoa come through quite prominently and the beer is somewhat thin, but very very good. As a matter of fact, I forgot how unimpressed I was at the appearance after the taste.

Mouthfeel is thinner than you would expect. I have to admit, my score for this beer would be very high if it's appearance and feel were better. The taste makes it well worth grabbing a 6 pack, but don't expect anything much until the glass meets the mouth.

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Photo of JK4Stout
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

First, can I just say that the labels for this brewery are great! I can't help but by it. It just shows how much marketing works.

A-Nice and deep dark, and creamy in color and head. It is completely impossible to see throguh, but I mean, it's a stout after all.

S- Goot chocolate notes, not too much of a bitter note to the nose. Very little hops aroma. I was a little worried about that, because i know some microbreweries wanna hop EVERYTHING!

T- THis thing taste just like a cup of hot chocolate that has cooled down. I was nearly bowled over by the amount of flavor this has balanced with the creamieness.

M- Eh. I could go for a bit more body, but I tell ya, that is one good winter stout. I like the "less is more" kind of carbonation thoughts.

D: Sign me up. Buy me a pint. Stick a frickin funnel in my mouth. I will gladly take this out on the town with me.

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

a: piraat chalice, pours with only a light coating of mocha head and low retention, the beer itself a deep chocolate brown in color

s: smooth barley roasts - a touch smoky, sweet pure chocolate, devil's food cake, dark caramelized sugars, really well done chocolate presence here

m: lightly carbonated, body medium-full, smooth and silky

t: rich roasted barley and dark chocolates, sweet toffee, lactic sugars, pretty delicious - accurately hits the chocolate milk notes

d: very drinkable for a sweet stout thanks to an even, balanced flavoring, could be better than a b+ beer, but tough finding somewhere to tack on that extra score

single from WF Vienna

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.02/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

big thanks to DosBeerigos for tossing this one in on my first ever traade! was a want, now a got...

A-Poured a watery black with a thin off-white head into my oversized snifter. the head was definitely a lot lighter than your typical stout which quickly made me think of chocolate milk. head was gone quick

S-Sweet chocolate milk beer...but not the kind you would make with chocolate syrup, but the kind you'd make with cocoa powder. milky malt.

T-Interesting and different for sure. Not really my thing. A little bland with an odd roasted undertone that doesn't really work for me. Perhaps it is because I despise the flavor of milk and this kind of is like milk beer?

M/D-This beer feels weird. It is kind of watery but has a bit of a sour bite to it. Too much like milk for me to really love it. It wasn't difficult to drink and the chocolate and malt flavors keep it going, but probably not one I'd reach for again.

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Photo of claspada
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Aromas of mild coffee, cocoa, roasted malts, and a significant amount of creaminess from the milk sugar. There's also a slight touch of acidity to the nose.

The taste starts off creamy and sweet but finished with a slight bitterness from the roasted grains. Flavor is pretty darn awesome; it's really smooth and silky. Bold semi sweet chocolate, dark toffee, mocha and subtle dark fruit.

The mouthfeel is definitely the downside of this beer, it's lacking much carbonation and fullness I prefer in my dark stouts.

Overall this fell a little short of my expectations, but I think I set them way too high because of the amazing beers this brewery usually churns out. Not a bad milk stout by any means but also not the best by a long shot in my opinion. Still extremely drinkable.

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Photo of pixieskid
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Been looking forward to this one since I saw the approval of the label; glad it is in 12oz format.

Medium full bodied, creamy and milky mouth feel, great carbonation.
Nice roasted malt presence with solid notes of milk chocolate. A hint of grains throughout with an incredibly milkiness; you can actually taste the lactic sugar!
Finishes with a hint of smoke and an incredible lingering milkiness.

Overall; nailed it with the name and description of this beer.
It is solid & simple & exactly what they said it would be!

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Chaney. Thanks Brandon!

A: The beer appears opaque and black with pockets of bubbles teeming in the glass. The head is an inch thick and appears beige in color. It fades within a few moments to a thin, wispy layer, leaving a healthy sheet of lacing in its wake.

S: Chocolates and chocolate milk, with a hint of slightly charred milk chocolate M&Ms.

T: I have to laugh a little, as this really tastes like chocolate milk beer. Not to be confused with chocolate stout or milk stout, this is chocolate milk stout. In addition to the prevalent chocolate flavors, there is a nice, somewhat subdued roasted malt presence. If there were a bit more going on, I would consider upping the flavor score. Although the beer is tasty, it is one dimensional.

M: Medium bodied, nice feel. Alcohol content well hidden.

D: Fun, interesting, and well done. An overall enjoyable experience. However, one of these is plenty.

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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 SpeedwayJim
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to capra12 for this one. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint. Gotta love the Terrapin Artwork which never ceases to put a smile on my face.

A: Standard pour yields a coarse, 1 finger light coffee head with poor retention. Dissipates quickly into a thin wisp atop the beer. Beer is a dense, oily, opaque black. Lacing is beautiful. Stringy and with outstanding legs. Good retention.

S: There's a surprising amount of fresh whole milk in the nose. Conspicuously muted, barely detectable coffee, which I appreciate. A touch of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and cocoa powder.

T: Opens slight lactic sourness. Some liqourice, roasted malt bitterness, and subtle milk chocolate. Liquorice flavor comes through a bit more towards the middle and milk chocolate sweetness becomes more prominent. Lactic sourness still detectable. Finishes spicy, with a sweet, chocolate kick. Pleasant, chocolate and coca-cola aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Incredibly smooth and silky in the mouth. Watery but at the same time substantial. Goes down incredibly easy. Finish is subtle and aftertaste lingers pleasantly.

D: Hugely drinkable. This one kinda just slides down the throat. Not the most flavorful beer in the world, but for some reason, I can't stop drinking it! Very sessionable, it almost doesn't taste like beer. This offering isn't likely to wow you and isn't the best representation of the style, but it's mighty tasty and addicting.

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Photo of scottyshades
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pitch black color with a small eggshell/brownish color head. Retention is OK, not great

S: Whoa, really close to chocolate milk...tons of lactose up front, cocoa, lots of caramel, toffee, chocolate, and a lingering sweetness that you can almost taste

T: Lactose, residual sugar, caramel, fudge, chocolate...basically chocolate milk but with a unique cocoa powder. Not terribly balanced, but I'm diggin this.

MF/D: Sweet, velvety, smooth, and creamy feel to it. Carbonation is low, finish is rich milk chocolate and lactose.

Notes: Dessert beer for sure, sipper for sure. Very sweet and chocolatey, but great to drink once in a while

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Photo of CooperEllis
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is an 'above average' beer. From 12oz bottle into DFH snifter.

As close to black as brown can be, with a dirty tan head that sort of fizzles (without the accompanying sound) out to one side leaving large bubbles and very little lacing.

It smells nice. Not like grandma's kitchen, but like your neighbors, where you like to eat. Generally a 'homey' sort of malt/milk chocolately. Nothing roasted or sour.

Taste's like milk stout with a spot of chocolate powder, but the flavor is very even. While there are a couple of layers (when warmer) the flavor isn't deep and doesn't leave much trace once it's gone.

A bit lighter than I was expecting. Nothing tragic but given the "chocolate milk stout" moniker I was expecting something a bit creamier.

I doubt I'd ever pass one up if offered. But I can't see seeking it out again soon.


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Photo of commish374
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed from a tulip glass on tap at Isaac Newton's in Newtown, PA. Was a great finish to a small holiday get-together. Topped off an evening of mostly IPA's.

A - Dark brown, nearly black, with a thin tan head - less than a finger. Not much lacing on the glass.

S - Nice mix of milk and dark chocolate mixed with roasted coffee.

T - sweet, followed by mild bitterness. The coffee was more on the nose than in the mouth. Same for the dark chocolate. Most of the taste is milk chocolate and the malt. To be great, this needs a little more complexity in the finish.

M - Easy, lovely, creamy. Was served a little colder than I would have expected.

D - Definitely a dessert stout. At 6% ABV it's not too dangerous, but there is too much sweetness to enjoy more than one or two. That said, one is very enjoyable.

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Photo of ztaylor1
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance- dark brown, almost opaque with a light chocolate brown head.

Smell- toasted malt, both bitter dark chocolate and milk chocolate.

Taste- lots of different chocolates. Dark and milk and a little hint of coffee.

Mouthfeel- creamy and smooth.

Drinkability- the smoothness and chocolatey appeal make it very easy to drink.

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Photo of jsh420
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

big thanks to coreyfmcdonald for this trade

pours dark dark brown with a 1/4 finger tan head that left no lacing

smells incredible - not overpowering but you just know this is going to taste out of this world - roasted milk chocolate

taste - yep sooo good - sugary (not too sweet though) milk chocolate with good amount of roast and a little dark fruit

mouthfeel is light with decent carbonation

drinkability is out of this world - this is a session milk chocolate stout - right up there with depth charge in terms of flavor but this is sold in 12oz bottles and should be a yearly seasonal (one that will trade for every year)

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Photo of cadaugherty
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A generous extra from bhalter8-

Appearance- Nice and dark with a thin tan head. Not too much lacing.

Aroma- A little bit of chocolate roastyness. a hint of lactose.

Taste- Not as rich and chocolaty as I was expecting. The flavor is there but a bit in the background. Light roast. No bitterness to speak of.

Mouthfeel- Thin. That is really all there is to say.

Drink- Very drinkable. Not too heavy, I would compare this to LeftHand Milk Stout in this regard.

Sadly this beer was not what I was hoping for, I need to try blending into a Wake & Moo. Man I miss Depth Charge.

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Terrapin Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,518 ratings.
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