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Mochaccino Messiah - To Øl

Mochaccino MessiahMochaccino Messiah

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BA SCORE
83
good

51 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 16.08%


Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GONZALOYANNA on 06-24-2012)
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beergoot

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brownish red body capped with a thick, chunky, rocky, light tan head; persistent and sticky. Rich, warm sugar and caramel nose; toffee; very faint coffee and cream. Coffee grounds and chocolate flavors with a bitter and acidic edge plus a smooth, sugary backbone. Heavy bodied; semi-dry; creamy and rich mouthfeel.

An extremely satisfying coffee and chocolate imbued ale. Bold and rich throughout, capturing the mochaccino character dead-on. A fine alternative for anyone looking for something along the lines of a Russian imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 03:40:11 | More by beergoot
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- dark cherrywood, ruby red hue with a light cookie dough color that dissipates quickly

S- light nutty malt flavor with some light coffee roast notes

T- flavor is balanced blend of nutty malt and light coffee roast

M- fairly carbonated and dry, doesn't lend much at all to the beer

O- Easy to drink and the alcohol is well hidden, but flavor wise there isn't much going on for me, I really love coffee beers and there's just too much balance for my liking

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 19:28:33 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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oberon

North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an 8oz. glass an amber brown with a thinner light beige head atop.Aromas are nutty with caramel-like sweetness over roast.Chocolate and caramel sweetness on the palate with a decent drying nuttiness in the finis,all along a big roasty base.Iam not sure if I could drink alot of this beer but in small amounts it's great,sweet but not overly sweet with good roast.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2013 23:23:41 | More by oberon
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with no visible BB date. Acquired a while back from Beeritz in Leeds. The list of ingredients suggests that this is a coffee-infused milk stout (or something).

Poured into a Delirium chalice. Bottle conditioned. A dark reddish-brown that appears almost black in the glass. Chunky sediment is visible, along with good carbonation. Yields a massive head of creamy beige foam with decent retention; this slowly reduces to a surface layer. Nice lacing. An intense aroma of coffee; rich roasted beans burst forth, accompanied by hints of burnt grain, dark malt, cocoa, mild molasses, faint dried fruit and earthy yeast. Super coffee smell!

Tastes of roasted coffee and dark malt with a bitter finish. Notes of intense coffee, burnt grain, roasted malt, raw cocoa, mild molasses, a hint of liquorice, dried fruit and earthy yeast. Faintly sweet, with a whisper of funkiness in the background. A strident bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, rich and tingly, with well-judged carbonation and a creamy body. Pretty astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of deeply bitter coffee and roasted malt.

Nice one; a full-on flavour experience. It looks great, with a powerful aroma/flavour that overwhelms the senses with coffee notes and roasted malt. Good body. The coffee crowds out everything else but it doesn't matter - this is a quality brew. Definitely one for coffee lovers. Well-rounded and delicious; I heartily commend this beer. Grab it if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 00:25:24 | More by jazzyjeff13
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!

A - Poured a nice dark brown hue with a one finger of deep mocha hued head. Fades at the typical rate.

S - Nice aromas here, subtle toffee/caramel, bakers chocolate, coffee is a bit on the faint side.

T - Oh yeah, coffee is definitely a touch too faint for my tastes. The sweet malts, caramel, and toffee are nice, along with the chocolate and bitter grounds finish, just craves for more coffee punch.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit on the thinner side . Just doesnt work for me.

O - Overall, an alright brown ale. Would like to see more coffee in it.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 19:53:46 | More by rudzud
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy chocolate-khaki head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Sweet caramel and toffee malts, roasted coffee, touch of chocolate and darker malts.

T - Sweet caramel and toffee malts, roasted coffee with some coffee bitterness, touch of darker caramel malts, and cocoa.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and roasted finish.

D - Nice coffee brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 04:05:36 | More by ngeunit1
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Deep red-tinged brown colour, fair glint of light through the body. Head is a little whispy on the side, but decent density and nice milky-brown colour. Lace is OK. Bit of a mixed bag, but good.

Lots of coffee on the nose. Dark, roasty with a touch of char, and plenty of peppery spice. Dry with a woody edge, touch of cayenne and a hit of rich chocolate. Nice edge to a pretty plain coffee aroma.

Coffee again on the palate. Roasty and slightly dusty, with a bit of sourness at the back where it's undercooked, but then the rich, dark chocolate notes come in midway to add flavour backbone as well as a sweetness to the finish. Maybe a touch too much; could use a bit more of that bitter, spicy coffee on there. It's detectable but quite subdued, and it finishes a little weak as a result.

Fluid; a little thin, though, on the mouthfeel. Kind of adds to the general meek feeling on the back.

Not a bad after-dinner drop, particularly if chocolate's your thing, but it reminds me why mocha isn't my thin. A little too sweet, and not enough coffee character.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 03:12:55 | More by laituegonflable
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear dark amber in color with garnet red highlights and moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall fizzy beige head that slowly reduces to a mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of freshly brewed coffee with some lighter notes of dark malts and chocolate.

T: Upfront there are light flavors of roasted and dark malts with moderate flavors of freshly brewed coffee with some light notes of dark chocolate. Light amounts of bitterness that fades pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and slightly creamy.

O: Overall this is a very well balanced beer with nice coffee flavors and little bitterness. Pretty smooth and easy to drink - I found this one to be very enjoyable (though I am someone that loves the taste and smell of coffee...and have since my childhood).

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 00:29:32 | More by dbrauneis
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metter98

New York

3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear but very dark reddish brown in color and has a light amount amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down a bit and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of brown malts are present in the nose along with notes of whole roasted coffee beans.
T: The taste is similar to the smell except that the coffee flavors are stronger and more integrated with the malts. Only a light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer won't blow you away but is a well crafted brown ale that is accentuated with a seemingly well balanced amount of coffee flavors. It is very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 00:25:16 | More by metter98
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danieelol

Australia

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours brown with good head/lacing.

Smell is massive, earthy instant coffee. Whiteboard marker, soil, some hop and sweetened milk. Jelly Belly jelly beans.

Taste is more green, not particularly high quality coffee. As it warms, the coffee seems to become a higher quality blend all round. Mouthfeel is a bit light and spritzy, with a nice wholesome coffee-like finish.

I was initially going to trash this beer, but it grew on me over the course of a bottle.

Loads and loads of coffee flavour here, and the brown ale base carries it well. Nonetheless remember this is more of a "coffee beer" than a beer in its own right. Similar to and on par with Frangelic Mountain Brown, but substantially drier.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 13:52:23 | More by danieelol
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows heavy coffee and roasted malt. Little else, but it’s very enticing.
Dry flavours, lots of roast and fresh coffee. Falls a bit short.
Carbonation is too high.
A little light-on in the flavour department.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 23:46:03 | More by CrazyDavros
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beerdrifter

Germany

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Murky dark brown pour with a two finger beige head with good retention and great lacing. The nose is very odd up front with a wet coffee grind aroma. It eventually fades a bit and some subtle hints of mocha and coffee emerge. The taste is thankfully much better. It's a very different coffee flavor than I've ever had in a beer. Very intense and sweeter than most coffee brews along with hints of brown bread, mocha, ground nuts, and a bit of cinnamon toast on the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a subtle creaminess and a dry bitter finish. There's a lot of coffee beers out there, but this is unique and maybe not for everyone. To Øl advertises it as a substitute for morning coffee and they nailed that!

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 17:15:10 | More by beerdrifter
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark chestnut brown color with a 2.5 finger, frothy beige head that very slowly settles into a lasting cap/ring. The tulip is left coated with large streaks and chunks of soapy lacing.

Robust coffee bean aroma with sweet and roasted malts balancing each other out. Roasted espresso/coffee bean along with dark chocolate and lactic sugar. It's nice to come across a coffee beer that doesn't smell like a week old used coffee filter. Some caramel, toffee and lighter chocolate balancing out the roast.

Medium bodied with tight carbonation and a stronger roast presence than the aroma suggests. Lots of dry, roasted coffee bean flavor but it never becomes acrid or overbearing. Espresso like flavor with chocolate/mocha sweetness along with toast, toffee and oatmeal. Some lactic sugar sweetness but not as much as expected. Could use a bit more of that, in my opinion, to balance things out. Overall, this beer is decently balanced and easy to drink with nice coffee flavor but I didn't find anything that elevates it above an average coffee beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 07:09:16 | More by corby112
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Split a 750 ml poured into a duvel glass.

A: pours a nice slightly hazelnutyy brown. With two fingers of puffy coffee colored head... Even after a gentle pour... That leavs a bit of lacing.

S: a bit of coffee and chocolate right up front... Not really getting much other then that... A good smelling beer, just wish the aroma was a bit more pronounced. Some toasty brown Malts start to appear as the brew warms some.

T: much like the nose at first I get a good does of coffee and chocolate.... Followed by some slightly toasty/Burnt nutty brown Malts.... Theres is an unexpected floss of hops on the finish here.... A tasty brew.

M: medium creamy body, with medium crisp carbonation that borderlines on being a touch to high and a slightly bitter hop finish.

O: this is a good beer, with a nice coffe mocha flavor and a bit of hops on the finish... A bit pricey, but worth giving a whirl.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 00:44:10 | More by PeterIngemi
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rarbring

Sweden

3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A dark brown brew with hints of red, a tan high head, little lacing but good curtains.

Complex smell, cold old grounded coffee beans, ash tray, honey, chocolate and peas. First off-putting, then interesting ...

Brown bread is predominant, then coffee, old cold coffee, milk chocolate.

Medium carbonation, small bubbles, oily and sticky, a good body.

Very much coffee, actually a bit too much.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 10:29:50 | More by rarbring
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aasher

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've liked everything from To Ol so far so I figured what the hell. This beer pours a medium bodied hazelnut brown in color with a large, frothy three finger, tope colored head. The nose isn't as pungent as I expected. It has a moderate amount of coffee bean as well as a good amount of powdered cocoa and is a little chalky. The way that the coffee is presented is near identical to their Sleep Over DIPA. The flavors are dry and malty. Luckily the coffee is a little more prevalent than in the nose but it still isn't overpowering. It works with the sweet dark malts and cocoa pretty well. It would definitely score hire if the cocoa seemed more authentic instead of powdered. It drinks medium in body with moderate coffee bitterness. The 7% alcohol isn't present at all. Overall this is a nice beer but I don't know if it's worth it at $15 per bottle. This would be better suited at a lower price tag but it's a nice beer nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 02:00:12 | More by aasher
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a cloudy consistency. There was a two inch, rocky, fairly-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: Not an overpowering aroma, but there were hints of coffee, chocolate, and malt in it.

T: Tasted of coffee (a pretty large shot of it), dark chocolate, malt, a little cherry flavor and hops (more than I expected from a brown ale). An unusual flavor for the style, but pretty complex and tasty.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a smooth, crisp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not your typical brown ale - a fact that will displease some - but well worth your time.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 12:06:07 | More by avalon07
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Jeffo

Netherlands

2.7/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this one at Geers in Ghent. First had a taste courtesy of rvdoorn a while back. Cheers man!

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a medium sized, medium looking, off-white head with decent retention. Sienna brown with lots of carbonation up the middle of the glass. Good full cap remains until the end leaving some dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Green peas.

TASTE: A touch of roasted and smoky malts, then some coffee, mocha, and some chcolate in there. A mild yet lingering aftertaste of bitter mocha, coffee, and a touch of dark chocolate and smoky malts, Only a slight hint of the green peas here, which was a huge, huge relief.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes relatively dry. Pretty decent.

OVERALL: A decent beer, but nothing special. The nose absolutely destroyed any chance this one had of being anything better than it is. A lack luster offering from an otherwise excellent brewery.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 18:27:02 | More by Jeffo
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: deep brown with a billowy creamy, head.
Smell: pungent roasted coffee, I mean like dark Italian roast. Some dark chocolate.
Taste: Much more mellow than the nose but the same flavors. Coffee up front, some dark chocolate.
Overall: tasty, interesting brown.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 00:37:10 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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hagbergl

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had To Øl's aptly-named Mochacinno Messiah on tap at Armsby Abbey in Worcester, MA. This rare beer is a hold-over from all the exceptional brews they stocked as part of the Festival that was hosted at Mechanics Hall just last weekend, so I'd say I'm pretty lucky to be drinking this Danish ale. It was served in a tulip glass and the pour was perfect. Review is from notes.

Appearance (4.5/5): Mochacinno Messiah has black with red-brown highlights and is topped with a one-finger, creamy beige head of foam. It looks nearly picture perfect sitting in the glass and leaves an impressive amount of sticky white lacing on the sides of the vessel as it is consumed.

Smell (4/5): Hints of coffee, chocolate, toasted malt and dark bread come wafting from the glass. Mochacinno Messiah has a very inviting aroma that has all the elements of an excellent coffee stout.

Taste (4.5/5): The flavor follows the nose to a T: loads of coffee bean, chocolate, dark bread flavors up front with a touch of black cherry sweetness. The finish is dominated by a pleasant (not overpowering) coffee bitterness (very similar to the flavor of chocolate covered espresso beans; long on bitterness but tinged with an underlying sweetness). No alcohol presence to be noted, though this beer tastes a bit "bigger" than it is–it really has the flavor of a 10% ABV Imperial Stout. I really don't know why this beer is categorized as an "American Brown Ale"–to me this is a stout. Indeed, it reminds a lot of Founders Breakfast Stout. All questions regarding style aside, this is one fantastic tasting beer.

Mouthfeel (4.5/5): Very creamy and silky smooth going down the hatch. The medium-low carbonation suits the style (I don't want my stout to be too bubbly–that just interferes with the beer's thick and slick flavor profile). Very, very drinkable, though one to savor.

Overall (4.5/5): I was very impressed by To Øl's Mochacinno Messiah. Whether it's called an American Brown Ale or a American Stout is of no consequence. It does a great job of being what is was a designed to be: a thick, delicious coffee-infused dark ale. I think the brewers of To Øl executed beautifully. I'm not sure if many BA's can get their hands on this one, but highly recommended. If you see it and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg, buy it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2012 23:34:10 | More by hagbergl
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed on ju´12. Reddish brown color, deep ruby to the light. Beige, creamy, froth. Fairly good retention & lacing collars left. Intense coffee, roasted malts, subtle floral & yeast to the nose. Toasted malts & woody bitterness with coffee notes at first sip. Followed by sweet roasted malt, chocolate & milky cream flavors. Velvet & creamy palate. Medium, flavorful, body. Moderate to high carbonation. Oily texture. Long bitter finish & sweet coffee on the aftertaste. Lighter than a Milk Stout but as flavorful as it. ABV won´t bother you.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 02:35:10 | More by GONZALOYANNA
Mochaccino Messiah from To Øl
83 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.