Mochaccino Messiah - To Øl
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2.7/5 rDev -26.6%
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.
07-12-2012 18:27:02 | More by Jeffo
3.23/5 rDev -12.2%
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.
08-12-2012 10:29:50 | More by rarbring
3.3/5 rDev -10.3%
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
11-12-2013 19:28:33 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
3.48/5 rDev -5.4%
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.
01-20-2013 23:46:03 | More by CrazyDavros
3.53/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
02-13-2013 13:52:23 | More by danieelol
3.55/5 rDev -3.5%
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!
01-17-2013 17:15:10 | More by beerdrifter
3.55/5 rDev -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.
05-19-2013 03:12:55 | More by laituegonflable
3.58/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
11-18-2012 07:09:16 | More by corby112
Mochaccino Messiah from To Øl
83 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.