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Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
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1,242 Ratings
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Ratings: 1242
Reviews: 563
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%


Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 03-01-2009)
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mverity

Florida

3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle courtesy of @Casey3236. Pours a mostly opaque deep nutty brown, with hints of rich woody red. Creamy tan head that held pretty well before fading into a medium collar and a few wisps. Sticky legs and good lacing. Aroma is molasses, deep earthy malt, woody, some leathery damp soil. Taste is dark caramel, nutti-chocolate with some almond like toastiness, leather and earth. Rich mouthfeel, full bodied and low to medium carbonation. I think I aged this one a bit too long, or maybe not long enough. That dirt-like flavor is a little off putting.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 00:59:41 | More by mverity
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BoulderBarrovecchio

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: Toffee and caramel clouds with 2 inch head that laces, no carbonation.

S: Citrus fruit and high hops.

T: Complex taste that develops into a bubblegum flavor, with mellowed hops on the back-end.

M: Medium creamy body with light carbonation.

O: I wasn't expecting to like this after the strong hops scent raced immediately after the pint was opened, but I was pleasantly surprised by the taste. Didn't love it, but would have it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 21:00:25 | More by BoulderBarrovecchio
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.64/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bomber bottle with nearly two years of age on it and poured into my Deschutes teku...

A - Dark red/brown pour with a finger and a half head. Sticky lace left all over the glass throughout consumption. Perfect look

S - Raisins, dark fruits and toffee really stand out for me. There's a good medley here that balances quite well

T - More dark fruits along with dates and molasses. The toffee stands out the most for me. Amazingly complex. Outstanding!

M - Low carbonation, thin to medium feel and silky f'n smooth

O - The two years of age have done this amazingly well. This is absolutely insanely drinkable. The 9+% ABV is hardly noticeable as I am cruising through this bomber with ease. This is one of the best barleywines on the market. Do yourself a favor and set this one aside for awhile and reap the benefits!

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 23:43:45 | More by rjp217
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Thezapper

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark reddish brown with nice lacing

S: First thing I get is dark and dried fruits, molasses, and just a touch of hops.

T: Very sweet off the bat which gives way to some decent hop flavor and ends dry with some lingering bitterness.

M: Decent mouth feel for the style. For me a barley wine should be thick, almost chewy and very complex. This definitely lingers on the tongue nicely and excites the taste buds.

O: Another good brew from Troegs. For me it lacks just a touch of complexity but makes up for that in drinkability, dangerously so. This goes down easy so be careful at over 9%.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 05:10:31 | More by Thezapper
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LI_PO12

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into snifter

Appearance- reddish brown, hazy, tan head

Aroma- Toffee, figs, molasses, deep malts, raisins, some booze

flavor- Molasses, toffee, dates and figs, slightly toasty malts, sweet up front, but balances out and ends up somewhat bitter at the finish, warming alcohol

Mouthfeel- Medium/heavy, medium carbonation

Overall- Really like this beer. this is from the 2012 batch, and has aged nicely. Really hoppy when fresh but ages so well. Worth a try for sure.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 02:28:47 | More by LI_PO12
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bomber from the Potsdam NY IGA for $9 - 2010 edition

Appearance - Brown colour with a below average size frothy off-white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for close to 3-4 minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - Malts, caramel, dark fruits, chocolate

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel and malts mixed with light hops. There is also some dark fruits, chocolate, and some leathery notes.

Overall - Maybe a little passed its prime, but really smooth and rich. Fantastic balance and a great beer to sip on. If only this was available in 12oz bottles - 6-packs, I'd fill up my cellar with it.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 01:55:29 | More by spinrsx
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into 22oz snifter; deep opaque mahogany with a big fluffy tan head that leaves rocky lacing as it fades slowly.
Smells of toasted grain, raisins, caramel, toffee, graham cracker, light chocolate and burnt sugar. Slight leafy, earthy hops.
Taste is complex and follows the nose; starts with sweet toasted grain malt with waves of caramel and toffee, moving through sweeter darker notes of candied raisins and chocolate, finishing with a slight heat of booze and a nice bitter pinch of hops, more than the nose suggested, which rounds this beer off nicely and keeps it from being too sweet.
Mouthfeel is thick and a bit sticky, but finishes before becoming cloying thanks to the hops.
Overall, a great example of the sweeter side of the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 03:29:28 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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BB1313

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this is 2012 vintage, but I'm not positive. 22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a murky dark hazy auburn; fluffy khaki head with great retention and nice lacing. The aromas are very malty and loaded with chocolates and sticky caramel. There are hints of raisins and toffee as well. Lots of dark fruits. Lots of caramel malts as well. The flavors seem to really match. The hops have seem to have faded. More chocolate, caramel, toffee, raisins. This one has a very nice sweetness to it, but its definitely not cloying. There are also subtle hints of citrus. Mouthfeel is full-bodied. It starts off feeling thin, but it's actually pretty thick and very creamy. Carbonation is very low, but it's there. Alcohol goes unnoticed and there's barely any warming sensantion. This makes a great sipper. It's fun to drink too.

I think this one is better fresh, but it's still a great barleywine and a great example of the style. As it ages, it gains the English-style characteristics. The craftsmanship is always there with Troegs. I heard they might've stopped brewing this one, but I'm not positive. So I'd grab one if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 22:47:17 | More by BB1313
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured with a cloudy and hazy auburn hue that built a fizzy carbonated head.

The scent is almost thick in the nose with robust caramel, toffee, grapes, dates and cherry aromas.

That thickness translates into the taste as the flavors are rich. I catch a strong crab Apple flavoring with pears, prunes and a sweet toffee. It then finishes chocolatey and bready.

This was a really good example of a barleywine, and aging it for a year may have changed some of its characteristics but I'm awfully glad I did it.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 23:36:24 | More by KYGunner
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dsal89

Indiana

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22 ounce bottle into a captain lawrence tulip glass.

A: Pours a murky reddish brown with a dark off white head.

Sm: Big caramel. Sugar coated dark fruits. Small amount of hop presence. Maybe some pine and/or citrus. Smells nicely sweet which is something I look for in a barleywine.

T: Caramel and toffee big upfront. Very feint dark fruit. Small presence of a piney-ness on the finish with a nice bitterness on the finish to cleanse the palate and help cut the sweetness. There is also a nice roasted coffee character that I am getting and it really adds complexity to the beer. Very, very well done!

M: Nice full mouthfeel. Sticky and coats the mouth very nicely.

O: Wow. This is a nice barleywine! Sweet but in check and very satisfying. Very drinkable as well despite being a 9% beer.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 15:56:24 | More by dsal89
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a sediment filled deep dark brown with a tint of red/amber. Decent finger of mocha colored head. Ok retention, good lacing. (first glass for a friend was very clear and had a noticeably darker pour).

S- Sweet caramel and chocolate malts, some faint dark fruits, slightly toasty, boozy, slight vanilla. Very very faint.

T - Dry bitter earthy hops, lots of dark fruits lots of sugary malts , caramel and chocolate, and a nice wallop of boozyness again with dark fruits/cherries and sugary malts. Bitterness lingers a bit along with really nice candied flavors. Really big flavor and really well balanced!

M - Medium bodied, very smooth, lowish carbonation.

O - Taste and mouthfeel are the strong points for sure, no real weaknesses. Very smooth and drinkable with big balanced taste. Very nice

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 00:17:25 | More by MacQ32
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BrewMaven

New York

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My Fathers Day treat to myself.

Nice slightly hazy deep red appearance with a tall tan long lasting rocky head.

Nice aromas of dark, sweet and some bitter fruits. Even the smell of this beer is rich!

A real flavor bomb with the fruitiness up front, a wave of hops mid palate followed by more ripe fruit and a hind of sweet chocolate. Alcohol is not too obvious even at 9.3%

Fairly thick full mouthfeel with gentle carbonation. This is like dessert in a bottle.

A real taste treat that was very enjoyable after my dinner of bbq ribs and home made potato salad.

Definitely on my repeat buy list!

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 17:06:11 | More by BrewMaven
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timmylange

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: cloudy, amber/cherry color, little carbonation
S: sweet, caramel, spicy
T: spicy, cherry, malty, sweet
M: moderate, thin, slightly flat
O: sweet barleywine with a rich flavor, exotic aroma. Would be great by the fireside and a pipe. This is definitely a beer I would keep in my cellar to share with others. Certainly a good introduction to barleywines.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 18:35:05 | More by timmylange
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Docrock

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

from a 22 oz Bomber, no visible bottling date:

A - Nice ruby red color with just a bit of head. minimal head with some nice legs.

S - several muted dark fruit notes, including raisins and dates, nice malty character and a bit of booziness. a touch of sweetness as well.

T - just a bit of hops then a nice caramel body. The raisins and dates were as present as on the nose with a touch of maybe toffee as the sweet finish.

M: Full bodied with minimal carbonation and a boozy aftertaste. Not sure of the age on this one but the hops were definitely muted.

O: Overall I really enjoyed this and will seek out more. Not as hoppy as other American Barleywines but this may have been on the shelf for awhile when I rescued it. May update with future samplings. I would say this may somewhat of a bridge between the English and American style...

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 17:01:29 | More by Docrock
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5/1/12 bottling date. opened 6/5/13. poured into a snifter

pours a dark reddishbrown with a half inch thick white head.

smell is of dark fruits and booze. very much a barelywine here.

taste is quite mellow and smooth. figs and bitter fruits shine through, with a boozy mixture. surprisingly easy to drink for a barleywine. enjoyable. full bodied with low carbonation. good feel.

overall a solid barleywine, though not really anything too special. good, not great or in a must try category. i prefer my barleywines to be barrel aged and this one definitely isnt, but its still quite good. if youre in the mood for a barelywine this one fits the bill nicely.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 22:32:30 | More by Axnjxn
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle. Looks to be bottled 05/01/12. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours deep mahogany red with two fingers of fluffy head that leaves significant lace.

Subdued caramel nose.

Sweet smooth flavors of caramel, biscuit, syrup, mild toffee and a little booze.

Medium heavy, syrupy feel with subtle carbonation.

I've never had this fresh but this aged bottle tured out to be a great extra. Sweet, smooth caramel goodness.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 04:38:17 | More by ThickNStout
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle into a Flying Dog goblet (2012 vintage)

A: There is a nice gradient that is mainly dark brown but goes to a nice ruby around the edges where the refraction is. The lacing is very nice and the head was a caramel color.

S: Not too many notes here, it is all malt sweetness. It smells like a standard BW and there is no complexity here.

T: It is good and plain. There is now wow factor here for me. It is pretty sweet with a lot of caramel and syrup to it. However, it does get better as it warms up. Troegs taste description for it is good, but I got none of the Nugget Nectar, but this is a year old.

M: There is a nice combination of smoothness and subdued crispness. It is a great amount of carbonation.

O: I was really excited for this because of the high hop content, which I thought would make it taste like Bigfoot. I would say that it makes for a decent backup BW, but if it only comes in bombers then shoot for something else.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 03:36:05 | More by gillagorilla
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter; Spring 2011 bottling, 2 years old now. Pours hazy dark ruby red color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, apple, toast, light pine, brown sugar, orange rind, brown bread, orange zest, floral, grass, candi sugar, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt notes with a fair amount of hop presence. Taste of caramel, raisin, apple, toast, brown sugar, light orange rind, light pine, brown bread, floral, candi sugar, and toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, apple, caramel, toast, brown sugar, light pine, floral, candi sugar, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of malt flavors with a fair amount of hop presence; with zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy, fairly slick, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent American Barleywine at 2 years of age. Very nice balance and complexity of malt flavors with moderate hops; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 04:50:52 | More by superspak
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very hazy reddish brown in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation and some mahogany + copper highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy dark beige head that quickly reduces to a wide medium thick ring of larger bubbles at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of caramel malts along with brown sugar and some hints of toffee. There are moderate aromas of pine/resin hops as well.

T: Overall this beer is pretty sweet and the sweetness increases as the beer warms up. Upfront there are strong flavors of malty sweetness with caramel, brown sugar, and just a touch of toffee. Light flavors of pine/resin hops that give it a light amount of lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Sticky with some moderate amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: There is a very nice amount of complexity in this beer that makes this one best enjoyed by slowly sipping to appreciate it. The alcohol is pretty well hidden in this beer but it is definitely a strong beer and there is a fair amount of sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 00:17:15 | More by dbrauneis
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metter98

New York

4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is quite hazy reddish brown in color. It poured with a half finger high beige head that quickly died down, leaving a wide ring of large bubbles around the sides of the glass and some lacing covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel and sweet brown sugar are present in the nose along with hints of pine resin hops.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is malty and slightly sweet with flavors of caramel malts and brown sugar; these are contrasted by a light to moderate amount of hop bitterness and hints of pine rein The sweetness becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation with bits of stickiness and warming from the alcohol.
O: This beer is rather drinkable for a barleywine because the alcohol is well masked from the taste. Nonetheless, it's a nice beer to sip and savor given its complex taste.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 04:46:39 | More by metter98
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Zraly

Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in 2011. Has been aging in a cool, dark room ever since. Poured into a DFH snifter glass. A deep dark earth color with a touch of tan head. When swirled, burnt orange hues dance along the sides of the glass. Nice lacing.

I almost laughed out loud after a few sips. The finish on this is so chocolatey and so rich -- it tastes like a really rich chocolate cake. The hops have aged with this beautifully; the combination of the lip-smacking hops and the chocolate note under age is a real treat. Carmelized malts and toffee linger about, with rich rum-soaked fruit notes coming out as the flavor lingers. Sticky, candi sugar note. Full-bodied and alcohol with the aging is so well hidden -- I'm going to be a Flying Mouflan in a few moments.

A fantastic dessert beer and great for a dinner-ending cheese plate. Buy one to have fresh and one to age. A steal in terms of the bargain domain. Thank you, Troegs.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 00:33:16 | More by Zraly
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got this from Stormking47

Pours an effervescent ruby-tinged brown with a pinky of tan head. Alright head retention & lacing. Stays effervescent & slightly hazy towards the end

S: Faint pear notes & cherries; figs assert themselves as this warms

T: Dark fruit, leafy hops, dryness & boozey figs & a touch of pine up front. Piney woody hops mix with cherry pipe tobacco as this warms & some candi-sugar as well imparting dryness
& a little sweetness. Finishes with oaky dryness, with figs, pears, leafy hops, & more cherry. plus woody bitterness

MF: Chewyness with light carbonation, some oaky dryness & a little stickyness & fair balance

Drinks easy for the style & ABV, but not blown away by this one, but I did enjoy it as a nightcap

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 04:44:28 | More by russpowell
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SBCBUCA21

Connecticut

4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Described as "pushing nugget nectar off a cliff" I was expecting something a little hoppier. Still great in its own right but definitely not what I was expecting. I think the wheat slightly overpowers the hops but not in a bad way. First smell wasnt the best but considerably better after the pour. Very drinkable but defjnitely one to a sitting given the ABV. Interestingly enough according to the web a mouflan is an iranian sheep.???

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 21:51:02 | More by SBCBUCA21
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csrbv

Pennsylvania

4.64/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A pint 6 oz bottle no freshness date--I bought it back in November of 2012--drinking it in March 2013--poured into a Ommegang tulip glass

A: Fantastic dark amber color, nice tan head and great lacing on the glass.

S: Senses of cocoa, brown sugar and sweet malts.

T: Nice dose of hops on the front end, followed by the mellowness of the chocolate and malt. The longer I let this beer sit and warm up, the better it got.

M: This is definitely a full bodied offering. Very full mouth-feel, one you want to savor and not down too quickly.

D: Great for the winter, as the Spring and Summer approach, I can see drinking this full bodied of a beer, but another fantastic beer from Troegs!

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 14:06:44 | More by csrbv
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Drypaint

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber into footed pint glass. Bottle date of March 2012, drank 3/8/2013

Appearance: Dark ruby, tan head, settles into a gorgeous brown hue fading to deep chestnut. Lacing/retention is pretty good, perfectly acceptable given the style.

Smell: Soy sauce dominates immediately after the pour, but a few minutes later it fades in favor of sweeter flavors. Caramel, raisins, brown sugar. Not getting the hops, probably due to the bottling date. Disappointed in the lack of floral smell, also not getting the coffee nibs.

Taste: Mostly matches the aroma, but the sweetness is extremely overbearing. I understand the style, and I'm a fan of barleywines in general, but the taste is very one-dimensional. The alcohol is mostly subdued, but still present in the boozy finish.

Mouthfeel: Far too chewy for my tastes; very cloying, mouth-coating, and boozy. If this had been slightly less "loud", it would have gotten a much higher rating.

Overall: Good barleywine, not great. One year of cellar time may not be enough.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 17:45:40 | More by Drypaint
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Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,242 ratings.