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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:
#22,200
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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4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap served in a snifter at Hair of the Dog, Bangkok.

Translucent mahogany brown hue with some ruby tinge, it comes with very thick fluffy tan head that withstands with excellent retention before slowly subsiding to an everlasting foamy crown and leaving abundant patch and spot of sticky and complicated lace all along.

Roasted coffee bean, nutty, espresso, light chocolate, some milky lactic, toasted biscuit, bread, and some peppery spice in a nose.

The taste is just like a straight shot of espresso to your vein, it is creamy sweet and bready too by the complementary chocolate, bread, and biscuit. Roasted and toasted as well as milky lactic profile exhibit slightly thereafter with slight sourness, some astringency and bitterness.

Medium body with rather smooth mouthfeel and lively carbonation generated some crispness through the palate, finish is dry.

This one really got taste and aroma of espresso shot with a mixture of chocolate and good maltiness, so, here come your morning coffee. It is an ideal treatment when you want coffee same time equally as beer.

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4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep chestnut brown body with three fingers of head that hang around for a while. Light hints of chocolate on the nose, although I find the aroma a little lacking. Flavour has plenty of coffee, hazelnut and milky chocolate. Moderate bitterness with a hint of spicy, earthy hops. Mouthfeel is rather light, but this isn't necessarily bad. Overall a very pleasant brown ale, almost like a light porter.

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3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.27/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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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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3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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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3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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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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Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 88 ratings
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