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Mochaccino Messiah | To Øl

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3.76/5
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88 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
To Øl
Denmark
to-ol.dk

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is our attempt of substituting the morning mochaccino coffee with a beer. You get the nicely roasted chocolate malts, some creamy lactose for the milk and a shot of nutty espresso coffee in your mug. And then some alcohol, it seemed just as obvious as some vodka in a white russian. We do not recommend opting for this beer instead of coffee (all the time…)

Ingredients: Water, Malted barley, flaked oats, lactose, Hops (Simcoe, Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Centennial), coffee and Yeast.

Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium

Added by GONZALOYANNA on 06-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,206
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
88
pDev:
14.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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4.27/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flat-White Jesus! Where have you been all my life?! The latest mad creation from those creative chaps (and chapettes!) at Danish brewer To Øl: Mochaccino Messiah. Wait, Danish, that gives me an idea [note to self: Danish-flavoured beer. Not the people, the pastry smart-ass]. To Øl claim inspiration for wanting to substitute “the morning mochaccino coffee with a beer. You get the nicely roasted chocolate malts, some creamy lactose for the milk and a shot of nutty espresso coffee in your mug.” Woo-hoo! To Øl’s own Founders Breakfast Stout! Only it’s a Brown Ale brewed with barley, oats, lactose, hops, and coffee. Sounds like a tasty treat. IMO I think every brewer should do a Breakfast Stout - then I can stop writing about other beers and just have a blog about Breakfast Stouts - I would call it “Doc’s Joe Blog”*.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: NIIIICE! Rich clear seal brown body with a 1 centimetre beige head that leaves a nice encrusted lace on the sides of the glass. That is some protein action in that head right there! All aboard the good ship SS Tasty. 9/10.

S: Wow, coffee bean and cold drip Ethiopian Yirgachefe coffee combine with some rather spiffy and bold hop characters - I just looked at the hop bill: Amarillo and Columbus - those are no slouch hops and it shows here. This aroma actually reminds me of Stone Mocha IPA, only more coffee-centric, and we all know how well that went over with me [TL;DR pretty fucking good!]. Piney-gooey-green-resiny hops hit the nose with aplomb. Shit son! 10/10.

T: Flat-White Jesus just loses it a bit here - there’s a bit of chaos, it’s got the above noted coffee bean and cold drip Ethiopian Yirgachefe providing a nice nutty/roasted centre, with a bit of sweetness coming from a caramel malt base, but then the hops come in a bit too hot and the finish is a mid-to-searing bitterness. The balance starts out great but ends up a touch out of whack, which sucks because it’s hella tasty otherwise. 8/10.

M: Medium, not close to Founders Body™ but nonetheless it’s got enough texture. Carbonation is flat and dense. 8/10.

D: No replacement for FBS (if I can ever get it again!) but still it’s more like Stone Mocha IPA anyway, and Stone has the upper hand over this. 8/10.

Food match: Wakey-wakey eggs and bakey with this brew.

*As long as people promise not to say it several times quickly I’ll be in the clear.

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3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle. Dark caramel-brown pour with a medium height tan head with decent retention. Notes of roasted coffee, brewed coffee, citrus hops, grapefruit zest, lactose, unripe tropical fruit and a bit of sugar. Medium body, medium to high carbonation and a roasty, caramely bitter-sweet finish.

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3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle a clear mahogany colour. Aromas of chocolate malt, coffee, and minor notes of toastiness and earthy hops. Almost slimey and syrupy in consistency. Initially sweet and bitter with a tobacco and roasted coffee body and bitter hop finish.

Would I buy this beer again? Probably.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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4.41/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown color with light brown head. Aroma has dark malts and sweet coffee. Taste is slightly sweet at first with really nice coffee notes and the finish is roasty and bitter. Body is soft but also well carbonated. Really good brown ale with nice coffee notes.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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