Terrapin Moo Hoo Chocolate Milk StoutTerrapin Brewing Company- Athens, GA
CLASSIFICATION: Sweet Stout
Smitty's Review: Sampled at 50 degrees. Pours an opaque deep brown/black with dissipating one finger brown head. Nice aroma of wet roasty grains, wood mulch, and dark chocolate.Creamy mouthfeel with semi-soft carbonation. Initial flavor of dark bakers chocolate and mild roast coffee. Mid palate brings out nutshells, hazlenut, and husky grains. There is a strong, non-cloying residual sweetness to round things out. I could sense the hops for balance, but not enough to pull out any flavor characteristics. Finish is plummy with very slight, but a distracting astringency that lingers for a bit.
The finish could be better, but I still enjoyed this beer. With the sweetness and rich flavors, I don't see myself drinking more than one per sitting. In other words, this six pack may last a little longer in my beer fridge!
Rating*: 8 out of 10
Recommended Food Pairing: Ice Cream, Cake, Chocolate, Tiramisu
Value: Good at $8.49 per six pack. Purchased at J Barleycorns Beverage Barn
Beer Audience: Stout and Porter drinkers, Chocolate fans
Where To Buy: Most retail craft beer stores, Whole Foods
* rating system based on aroma (1 pt), appearance (1pt), palate (2 pts) flavor (3pts), comparison to other commercial examples of the style (3pts)