Mochaccino Messiah | To Øl

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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
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
86
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
14.06%
 
 
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4/5  rDev +6.1%
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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Photo of hagbergl
4.41/5  rDev +17%
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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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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