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Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,348
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 158
Gots: 229 | FT: 11
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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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Photo of Pellinore1
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to CaptinRedBeard for this generous extra.

Pours a warm, amber brown, producing a finger of very light tan head. This fades slowly, and leaves some lacing down the side of the glass.

The aroma is a nice balance of sweet malt and floral hops. I smell caramel and toffee, some breadiness, dark fruit, and a bit of citrus.

Sweet caramel hits the tongue first, along with some fruit. Hops come through in the back end, along with a bit of alcohol warmth, and the flavors linger quite a while in the mouth.

Medium to full-bodied, and a bit sticky, the mouthfeel here is just fine.

Very nice barleywine overall, and one I would gladly have again. Quite drinkable as well, considering the abv.

Photo of glid02
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Joe - thanks!

Pours a hazy copper-brown color with a one-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of robust caramel malts with smooth toffee and hints of earthy and herbal hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth caramel malt flavors with hints of toffee and booze-soaked medium fruit kick things off. Midway through the sip the slight fruit flavors fade and the profile dries out as herbal hops flavors make an appearance. The herbal hops and slightly dry caramel malt flavors carry through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a nice thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished my glass without any problems and could have another.

Overall I enjoyed this beer but was hoping for a bit more complexity. A solid beer that's not worth seeking out but is worth a shot if you see it around.

Photo of ngeunit1
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very deep red with some brown mixed in with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head has okay retention, reducing down to a think ring around the glass, lacing nicely.

S - Aroma is full of sweet dark fruit elements (raisins and dates). There is also a good caramel malt backbone. Also, some floral hops in the background do come through with a touch of booze.

T - Starts off with some rich caramel malts and some nice dark fruit sweetness. Very rich. Through the middle some brown sugar and floral hop flavor that comes through. The finish has a bit more of the hop flavor with the rich malts and dark fruit sweetness, and a bit of citrus hops that linger nicely with a touch of booze flavor.

M - Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. A touch syrupy and fairly thick and heavy. Finish is a bit boozy, however, if it kind of works here.

D - Fairly drinkable. A pretty bit beer here, more for the sipping. The flavors are rich and bold, but for the most part, are well balanced and work together well. Nice hops in the finish.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.55/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Flying Mouflan, bomber bought at New Beer Dist. in Manhattan for $6.25. A faint seal indicates this was bottled in 2010.

Appearance: Pours thick and laboriously, producing a big beautiful head of a dirty-mocha/caramel color, with a bunch of thick bubbles on top. Good retention- head lingers for a long while. Color is a dark copper, almost black, with brown overtones.

Smell: Far from impressive, but characteristic of a barleywine, with evident sweetness and mellow hops plus a strange dry tartness. The customary dry fruits plus toffee/hard candy.

Taste: A little watery and underwhelming for such a hefty barleywine... nice dry hoppy splash at the end of the sip. Again that strange lip-smacking tartness. Faded citrusy hops. Fruit cake, smooth cherry/raisin. Bread/biscuit. I don't quite see the chocolate the label mentions, though...

Mouthfeel: Medium body, carbonation and flavor. Slightly sweet, but not as much as most barleywines. Nice and intriguing bitter/hoppy finish, plus that tartness! A bit chewy, heavy.

Overall: The old drinkability score would get a "5". This is immensely poundable!! But the new overall goes down, because it is not a beer I hugely enjoyed... it is alright, but a bit thin and disappointing for the style. I thought the year-old aging would do it good, but maybe not? Will have to try it fresh, and also on tap... as it is, this 2010 Flying Mouflan is an alright hoppy barleywine. But definitely not a beer that will get me hard.

Photo of COBeerBuff
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received from Tanger during Secret Santa 2010.

Appearance: The pour into a Spiegelau tulip yields a garnet reddish-brown liquid that is very slightly translucent. The light that comes through is all red. The beer is topped by a finger and a half of tan-colored head that has very good retention and staying power.

Smell: The nose is much more floral and citrusy that I expected for a barleywine from this brewery. I was expecting a heavier malt presence, and I do smell a little bit of toasted grains, but the majority of smells are pineapple, grapefruit, pine, and juniper.

Taste: The taste has what the nose lacks. This is one malty bastard, and it hit the spot. Bready malted wheat and barley is all over the tongue, with a little bit of roastiness thrown in for good measure. The hops that were so present in the nose are mysteriously lacking on my palate. I pick up a little bit of bitterness, but not near what emanates from this beer.

Mouthfeel: Heavy, creamy, palate-coating goodness is the best way to describe this beer. I'm not sure what I was expecting from Tröegs, but this certainly exceeds my expectations. There is a little bit of alcohol stickiness on the finish, but based on the body of this beer, I'm hardly surprised by it, and it's not too overdone.

Drinkability: The 9.3% is well hidden, albeit not completely, but this beer is put together well enough that it is definitely not a distraction. A sipper, for sure; this beer should be enjoyed throughout the course of a cool spring evening, and that's just what the weather calls for this evening!

Photo of OakedCanuck
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into tulip. From notes. vintage 2010

This beer pours a nice dark copper with reddish highlights. Off white head formation was weak and dissipated quickly, leaving very little lacing. Aroma consisted of fruity esters, dark fruits, some pepper and a toffee sweetness. This thing is very tasty. Lots of citrus hops, spicy pepper, and a caramel apple malt flavour. You do get the dark fruits (currants, raisins, plums) but they are more subdued. Mouthfeel was medium and sticky. A touch too much alcohol heat produced slight burning. Overall, I enjoyed this beer. Even though it is a year old, it still tasted 'young' and a tad hot. I am glad I have some 2009s to try in a few months.

Photo of harrymel
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to rowingbrewer for this extra, cheers Mark!
Vintage 2010

A: Pours a slightly hazy burnt fire orange ale. The ale presents with a two finger peanut head which falls to medium sheet of the same. spotty on sheeting lace here.

S: Whew! Sharp one here. Plenty of hops fell into this kettle. The alcohol is sharp here as well. The beer is gonna be bitter and spicy on the palate (smells like warrior, columbus, simcoe). Very hardcore nose.

T: Malt, pepper, savory, brown sugar, molasses, hints of cardboard oxidation (good here). The beer is hoppy still. I think this beer would take two years and it would develop a fantastic flavor. The malt profile is deep, toffee, caramel, coffees, cocoas, burnt sugar all fight for the balance and will finalize their hierarchy over time. Wish I had another for the cellar.

M: Full body with low carbonation. Although I tend to drink carb low beers, but I fear this beer will be completely flat in a couple years after aging. Right now, good, loose syrupy feel.

O: Well crafted a year out. Fresh, I'm certain this is a hop-bomb and I likely wouldn't enjoy it - hop profile here tends to be too spicy. Nonetheless, this beer was well done.

Photo of jwinship83
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle traded to me from user shaggy9356. thanks! drank out of my samuel adams perfect pint glass.

A- this one pours out a very hazy dark chestnut colored body under a finger of khaki colored head. the head takes its time falling and leaves behind small rings of lacing.

S- the first thing i can pick up in the nose are faded hops. this thing must have been fierce fresh! after that i get some sweet caramel and toffee malts. then comes some fruitiness. raisins, plums and cherries. very litttle alcohol sneaks through at the end.

T- the taste starts out with vibrant and sweet caramel and toffee malts. after that i get some of the fruits i could smell. cherries, plums, and riasins/tobacco. the hops i could smell seem to be faded grapefruit and pine.

M- medium bodied, bordering on full. sticky and palate coating. a little bit of warming from the alcohol.

D- easy to finish. i wish i could have tried this one when fresh. next time ill make it a point to. another great beer from troegs.

Photo of Brez07
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. Date stamp is hard to read but I believe this was bottled on 5/7/10. Poured into a Cigar City snifter

A: Pours a dark ruby, almost plum color with 1/2 finger of head. The head does not stick around for too long but can be easily brought back by swirling the glass. A thin layer is retained throughout the glass

S: Nose is still fairly boozy. Lots of toffee and caramel malt. Might detect some sweet bread and molasses as well. Definitely still notes of citrusy hops

T: Again, fairly boozy. Hops haven't quite faded all the way, creating a rather messy bitter flavor. Light caramel and dark fruit. Some bitter chocolate towards the end

M: Full bodied. Rather smooth, despite a decent amount of carbonation. Weird hop flavor aftertaste wanting me to take the next sip to cleanse the palate. Vicious cycle

D: Pretty sure this beer is in a transitional stage. Tried it about 1 month after it came out and loved it; right now, not so much. I have one bottle left, so hopefully this one heads in the right direction

Photo of emerge077
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky reddish copper, opaque in the center. Some sparse spotty lace in the glass, with an ample skim across the surface. Foam lasts for awhile.

Husky grain, toasted malted barley, minor caramel toffee sweetness.

Sweet caramel, light fig, spun sugar, faded hops that lend some residual bitterness. Heavy crystal malt lends burly sweet toffee and richness. Sticky on the lips, the caramel notes linger in the aftertaste. Full bodied, with a dry yet sticky finish. Hops lend some herbal notes. A decent barleywine, one to share. Thanks Mike for this one!

Photo of generallee
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1 pint 6oz bottle into a tulip glass. The abv is listed at 9.3% on the label. There is no born on date or freshness date.

Appearance: It has a dark reddish brown body with a thick two finger light tan head on top. Head retention is very good and it makes thick lace rings on the glass as I take each sip.

Smell: The aroma has a full character with strong base maltiness with candy sweet notes, brown sugar and caramel notes. Hops are a little more laid back and offer a light balance of leafy/floral and lighter citrus/pine.

Taste/Palate: Malt sweetness comes through overall in a big full body with a decent hop punch backing it all up. I get notes of roasted grain, candy, sugar and white bread crust mixed with mild spice like pine and deep earthy/leafy hop bitterness. A smooth texture with mellow carbonation rounds out the feel.

Notes: A solid and very enjoyable American Barleywine from a solid brewery.

Photo of CuttDeez
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Deep deep brown with a few reddish notes. The head is khaki with an almost orange ting to it that dies to an off white cream color.

S - Sweet caramelized malty notes. I can also pick up some toffee

T & M & D - Think and creamy feel in the mouth, not much carbonation here. There is a sweet caramel taste in the front that builds into some deep roasted notes on the back end. A strong warming sensation from the ABC in this one as well. You can taste that malt throughout and it leaves an aftertaste in your mouth. I like the front end and middle much more than the linger in this beer.

Overall a good thick beer with some body and good flavors. This one will warm you up to, maybe not your best choice on a hot summer day!

-Cheers

Photo of bashiba
4.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep cloudy red with a long lasting light sticky ring of tan head with large bubbles.

The smell is so good and so intense, big medicinal Nugget hops along with toasted deep bready malts. Very nice!

Great flavor, big and full with tons of hop and malt goodness mixing to very high levels. First flavor is big toasted fresh bready malts with a light bit of brown sugar sweetness and a hint of molasses, then the hops kick in with a big funky, punget, and medicinal hop flavor that I assume is all nuggett. Great balance for such a giant flavored beer.

The mouthfeel is ultra thick and syrupy with tons of long lasting hop resin leaving a long lasting thick hop resin coating.

Very drinkable for a monster barleywine, I absolutely love it. Great Job Troeg, you should be proud. And thanks to my Doctor for this great beer to try.

Photo of Blakaeris
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark orange-brown with a thick soapy head that hangs around awhile and leaves sheets of lacing as it dissipates.

Aroma is rich caramel malt sweetness with brown sugar accents. Earthy hops come on strong with a tobacco like leafy green quality.

Taste is grainy caramel malt. Then an earthy orange rind hop bitterness takes over. Generous tobacco, and an herbal funkiness. Finishes with resinous piney hop balanced with a woody, nutty quality.

Mouthfeel is thick and full bodied. Slick with resinous hop oil.

Strong caramel malt base is overwhelmed by the intense nugget hop quality. Rich tobacco and earthy hop. Definitely recommended.

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

Pours with a decent-sized bright-tan head over a deep and cloudy amber body - tons of lacing... very nice looking BW.

Strong, yet inviting aromas. Lots of hop presence, with thick bitter barley. Great caramel to butterscotch sweetness.

Flavors are rich with bitter barley and molasses-like syrupy sweetness. Bright hop presence and condensed tree fruits dominate, but the alcohol warmth is really subdued relative to others in this style. Not terribly thick on the palate, and has enough of a bite in the finish to keep it from cloying.

Drinkability is easily among the best fot the style. Awesome balance.

Photo of kirkpjr
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a deep ruby color with caramel highlights. One full finger of thick, frothy head. Thick and bubbly sheets of lace on the glass.

S: Sweet caramel and candied malts with some subdued tropical fruits. Pineapple and a subtle citrus quality round out the hop profile.

T: Heavy caramel malts complemented with surprisingly juicy hops flavors. A very well balanced flavor. Citrus, a hint of lemon, and pineapple. A subtle roasted characteristic here to the malts.

M: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Resinous hop flavor but the bitterness is quelled a bit with the malts.

D: A good American Barleywine. A sipper that gives off a little heat towards the end of the bottle.

Photo of Bierman9
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was the last of my four new treats imbibed during my visits last week to the Tröegs Brewery. Anyone know what a Flying Mouflan is, btw? Looks sort of like the Golden Snitch...

Filling my glass this time was a clear, deep, rich, dark chestnut/mahogany liquid. The head was a bit thin, light tan in color, and mostly rimmed the edge with lacing. The aroma was enticing, with toffee and caramel malts filling the air. This one had a chewy, medium-plus body, and passed very smoothly towards the stomach.

Lots of malt was present flavor-wise, with the toffee-caramel sweetness covering the palate. Throw in a bit of dark fruit action, and there ya go!! Some floral hopping appears, but it is restrained. Also, in the finish, there was some earthy as well as resiny characteristics. Though listed as an American BW and not an English one, it reminded me a lot of Victory Old Ho. Overall, this was my fave of the bunch. Really hit the spot! Prosit!

4.4
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | drink: 4.5

1308

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful bonfire orange on the way to the glass, then marvelous maraschino cherry red with pumpkin highlights once there. A thick slice of golden caramel colored mousse rests atop the beer and becomes even creamier as it melts. Once the crown finally begins to relent, the glass becomes blanketed with BB-shot sheets of lace.

One whiff is all it takes to determine that this is my kind of American barleywine. In other words, one with primarily caramel malt and tons of tropical fruity hops. Warrior, Chinook, Simcoe and Nugget in this case. This should be outstanding beer.

Flying Mouflan is yet another high-ABV treat from the Trogner brothers. Too bad there are no dates on the label, because it would be helpful to know just how long this bottle has been aged. There's a gentle warming sensation with each mouthful, but there's no heat whatsoever.

Specific flavors include well-toasted brown bread covered with caramel-toffee sauce and chunks of candied cherries, oranges and grapefruits. There's still a good bit of tea leaf bitterness, so it can't be that long in the tooth. Malts and hops contribute pretty much equally: cooperating in terms of flavor and contrasting in terms of sweet-bitter. What could be better than that?

The mouthfeel is a sensory treat if you like higher-ABV beer. It's medium-full and lightly sticky, with dead solid perfect carbonation that is wonderful early (lightly stinging) and should be equally wonderful (more mellow) by the bottom of the bomber.

Those of you lucky enough to live in the Troegs distribution area know how good these guys are (if you don't, you should). Flying Mouflan Ale is yet one more example of the excellence emanating from Harrisburg. Bottom line: this is one of the best American barleywines of the past year. Thanks mgbickel.

Photo of awalk1227
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Consumed 1/27/11 got this in a trade with my Secret Santa BIF!

Poured into a Duvel Parra tulip

A: A very turbid brown pours into my glass, and I wasn't expecting a beer so dark! Looking straight at it, I can't see through the beer, but held to the light yields a wonderful crimson/mahogany glow on the bottom and sides of the glass. A very aggressive pour yields a frothy light brown head with impressive staying power for a beer this big.

S: I presume this bottle to be relatively fresh, so this beer currently sits between an old IPA and an Old Ale. I get lots of sweet malt and caramel, with some dark candied fruits. There seems to be the slightest bit of hop coming through, and it blends well with the aforementioned fruit notes.

T: While still a bit cold, I get heavy caramel malt. It blankets my tongue with a warm, candied nut flavor, but not like any stout or porter I've ever had. The hop bitterness is present, and it actually makes for a spectacular balance in the flavor. Oranges dipped in molasses come to mind.

F: This is awesome in the beer. It's very chewy, but not as thick as some DIPAs I've had. (Looking at you, Hoptaneous Combustion). The carbonation is perfect. Enough of a tiny fizzle on the tongue, but the beer still coats my mouth with a graceful silkiness. I get a wonderful full feeling with every sip. (It's causing me to take pretty big sips.)

D: While I'm getting a bit of alcohol from this beer, I don't want to slow down drinking it. That being said, I'll still sip it over the course of the next half hour or so, but I have a feeling I'll enjoy the whole thing.

This was my first formal American Barleywine review, and only the third I've ever tasted, behind Stone Old Guardian and Nemesis '10. I do believe I enjoy this more than the two former, so I'll be giving this slightly increased points towards style for the time being.

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in the big bottle recently since I love just about everything from Troegs and and this seemed pretty intriguing to me. The description on the label said that it was like the Nugget Nectar dipped in sugar but this wasn't as hoppy as that would have led me to believe. This was a good beer and it wasn't until looked on here that I saw that this was classified as a Barleywine

Somewhat dark pour to this with a moderate head and nice lacing. The mouthfeel was good and the taste was that of sugar - regular, brown, caramel, and crystal malt. Just a hint of dark fruit in this but the sweetness is what stood out and lingered after each sip. It wasn't the taste that was overwhelming as much as it was the alcohol.

This packs a bit of a wallop but it's not as bad as some of the other Barleywines that I've had over the years. No rye or overwhelming heaviness to this and if there's a better hoppy Barleywine that's out there, I'm certainly not aware of it! This is not a beer that gets chugged down but rather enjoyed after a heart meal, since its more than able to meet the challenge.

Photo of orangesol
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in the Troegs tasting room. This is the 2010 version aged in the keg for 9 months now.

A - Pours deep murky brown with a strong khaki tan head, dissipating down to a light tan film, leaving sticky lacing down the glass.

S - Less hops than fresh, that is for sure. Plenty of sweet caramel malt blends well with aroma's of toffee, brown sugar, and some breadiness. Quite nice.

T - Plenty of sweet toasty malt up front giving way quickly to a mix of caramel and toffee sweetness. The usually bright hops have all but vanished at this point. Finish is a bit sweet at first with a bit of lingering dark roasted malt. I love aged mouflan and this one was well on its way to being great, a bit too early to pull this keg in my book but still awesome none the less.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sweet malty feel with plenty of lingering malt. Good balance of all flavors.

D - Pretty high all things considered. I love aged mouflan and this one really hit the spot. The higher ABV knocks this one down a few notches but it is still one of the best hoppy barleywines on the market today.

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

The body is a dark mahogany with a hint of red highlights and a respectable light tan head. Raisin aroma up front with hints of dark bitter chocolate and toffee in the background. Also finishes with a slight hop aroma. The flavor is very dark and malty with raisins and figs in the front for the flavor. It finishes with a sweet chocolate and toffee flavors rounding out with a grassy hop flavor. Nice full body on this with soft carbonation. Drinks well, a bit of a sipper, but a great beer.

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

22oz bomber into a perfect pint glass - pours a hazy earthy brown with a fluffy 1- 1/2 finger head - i could smell the brown sugar and maltiness on the pour - aromas of molasses and dried fruit -
sweet taste of brown sugar/dark molasses, caramel and some dried fruit, raisin (prunes?) and a little bit of a hop bite - surprisingly well balanced and smooth - a little alcohol warmth - medium bodied on the tongue with what feels like a good amount of carbonation - goes down real easy - maybe not the best example of the style but a real good beer nonetheless.

Photo of jlindros
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled in June 2010.

A fluffy 1 finger head rises and fades at a medium pace with lots of big bubbles, over semi clear rosy maroon molasses brown color. A bit of lacing.

Nose is oozing malts and a bit of sweet booze from just the pour, with lots of reddish malts, darker crystal malts and touch of roast, hints of coffee, toffee, and chocolate, with a bit of a dark fruit. Some light earthy hops buried in there as well.

Taste starts a little sweet, and gets a little sweeter as it goes, bringing caramel, toffee, molasses, and brown sugar, light candi sugar like flavors too, some reddish malts, crystal malts, a hint of chocolate and roast, all the sweetness bringing a bit of warming booze that is balanced by the sweetness, hints of dried fruits, figs and plums, etc. With all that is some hops, plenty. SOme earthy and light herbal hops, bringing a bold bitterness, slight spicy hop taste, and a bit of hop fruits. As it finishes it doesn't really dry much, but just a touch, as the warming booze evaporates and tingles just a touch, with some bitterness, earthy and spicy hops, as well as the whole lot of sugars lingering, and just a bit of a minerality taste.

Mouth is a little heavier and a little syrupy, with decent carbonation and warming booze.

Drink is decent, but not great, with plenty of warming and slightly tingly booze, a sticky sweet finish, and a bit of a minerality quality coming out on the finish.

THis is pretty good fresh, the hops are starting to already add weird flavors to it after 8 months, but it mentions aging it, so I wonder if this will go the route of Big FOot and age really well to malty flavors, or the way of Behemouth and get really earthy, minerality, dirty, and not so great. I'm thinking the later as the hops already seem to cheat that way.

Photo of andrewinski1
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Thanks Ben! Decent dark brown with a hint of amber on the edge of the glass. Just a bit of off white bubbles are around the rim of the glass.

The aroma indicates brown sugar and raisins. A tad of hops are evident.

The taste starts sweet with a hint of dark fruit. There is a gentle hop finish for balance.

Average mouthfeel but overall a very enjoable beer.

Tröegs Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,348 ratings.