Thursday, January 26, 2017

Terrapin Moo-HooChiato Review

Name: Terrapin Moo-HooChiato
Style: Imperial Milk Stout
ABV: 8.5%
IBUs: 30

Next up from Terrapin, I have their Moo-HooChiato (Get it? Macchiato, which is described as a "Chocolate Espresso Imperial Milk Stout." I did a bit of research on this and it turns out this is an imperialized version of their Moo-Hoo Chocolate Stout, a beer which I didn't get but I'll be sure to try in the future should I come across it.

The bottle is also an anomaly, as it's more than a standard 12 oz bottle but less than a bomber. Instead, it looks like we're getting 500 ml of this stuff. Oh yes, it's also made with coffee beans from a place called Jittery Joe's, a coffee chain that is based out of Athens, GA, the same city which Terrapin is based out of.

Appearance - Pitch black with no visible carbonation. The head takes on a light brown color is reasonably foamy with a light amount of carbonation along the sides of the glass

Aroma - Coffee grounds and lactose followed by some chocolate malts and caramel/toffee sweetness. Well, I can safely say this smells like a Macchiato.

Taste - Pretty identical to the nose. The chocolate malt and lactose notes are quite strong and linger throughout the palate. In the middle and back, I'm getting some some of that coffee ground roast and caramel sweetness. The aftertaste is actually pretty sweet with some light toffee/caramel sweetness and light lactose.

If you like coffee beers like me, then this is pretty much a love letter to you. I'll even go as far to say that even you don't like coffee beers, there's enough maltiness in here to counter to roasty aspect of the flavor profile. So if you're fortunate enough to see this, try it out!

Terrapin Moo-HooChiato - 9/10

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