How’s it going guys? For today’s craft beer review I’m going to be trying the To Øl Mochaccino Messiah produced by the To Øl Brewery located in Frederiksberg C, Denmark.
I’ve enjoyed what few beers I’ve had from To Øl and it’s been a while since I’ve had a brew from them, so I’m pretty excited about giving this one a test drive.
I checked on the website, to-ol.dk, and found this bit of info.
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…)
Sounds good. Let’s give it a try.
This beer came in a 25.4 oz bottle and it had an ABV of 7.0%.
It poured a deep, dark brown color with some ruby red highlights showing around the edges when held toward the light source. The head was light tan, huge, soapy and soft. A lot of large bubbles formed too. The retention time was ok and a ton of patchy lacing was left behind once it began to settle.
The aroma released a nice shot of coffee bean to begin with. A sturdy amount of piney and earthy hops were discovered as well. Those wafts were followed by an almondy hint that was accompanied by an undertone of a light tobacco leaf. Hmm. Very nice, but….. interesting.
The flavor discharged more of the expected roasted coffee tones of course, yet it also touched on some slightly toasted dark breads and even a bit of bitter chocolate. The piney and earthy hops were accounted for again and as it began to warm the earthiness really started to stand out and become more dominant.
The mouthfeel was medium bodied. Smooth, dry and just a touch chalky. The carbonation seemed about right and a good amount of flavor was left behind on the palate between sips.
Overall, I felt that this was a decent beer. Those that know me realize that I love Coffee Stouts, however I felt that this one fell just a bit short of some of my favorites. It was good, but the earthiness was a lot stronger than I’m accustomed to with the style. Oh well, I’d still recommend trying it because it’s a well made and worthy drink for sure. The drinkability was pretty good and it would definitely hit the spot during the cooler months of the year. Have you guys ever had the To Øl Mochaccino Messiah? What was your opinion? Feel free to leave a comment and tell me all about it.
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Score: 3.75 out of 5