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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:
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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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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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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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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.

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Mahogany with spongy pocked sepia foam.
Flinty, grainy nose with brown soda loaf, drip coffee, cola spice and some noble grass.
Doughy brown bread malts, cocoa powder, Dr. Pepper, roasty sourness that could be coffee and earthy hops.
Coffee hard candy end and tingly minty linger.
Medium, fizzy, round.

Not sweet or cloying - maybe a tad too fizzy, though that balances the body well. Hops are Simcoe, NS, Citra, Centennial and there is some oily citrus and white grape but I only noticed them when I looked for them - malts still lead. Not that much coffee in the end, but depth of flavor and technically accomplished.

To Ol don't disappoint.

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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.

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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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Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 88 ratings
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