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Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,312
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 151
Gots: 216 | FT: 11
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Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mcallister on 03-01-2009)
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Photo of DIM
4.95/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've already reviewed scratch #4, but what the hell, since there is a seperate listing, I'll add my $.02.

a: This was a dark ruby mahogany color. It pours with a nice sized light tan head.

s: A spectacular combination of fresh, juicy citrus, boozy raisins, sweet caramel that at times suggests chocolate, and a whisper of heat.

t: I know "juicy" isn't an adjective generally used to describe a flavor. It fits here though. This tastes "juicy". Explosive and freshly pungent citrus flavors combine with chocolatey caramel that is sweet, but not astringent. As the label states, the hop profile is reminescent of Nugget Nectar. From my experience with Scratch #4, I can say that this does mature into a lovely, English barleywine fairly quickly. When fresh though, this is easily my favorite American b-wine. Thanks to Troegs for bringing this back to life.

m: Creamy, juicy and full-bodied. Perfect.

d: One of my all-time favorites that I feared I would never try fresh again. A stunningly great beer.

DIM, Apr 11, 2009
Photo of pwoods
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz. brown bottle, purchased at Hyde Park Wine and Spirits, poured into a DFH snifter.

A: Pours deep burgundy, letting very little light through. Pretty decent sized creamy head with decent retention. Decent lacing throughout.

S: Sweet malts with a appetizing alcohol aroma. Plenty of hops in the nose bringing some citrus and a very appealing mint aroma. Very interesting nose.

T/M: Lots of bready malt, sweet and savory at the same time. Alcohol is there but not overpowering and adds some depth. Hops add more of the citrus and great mint flavor though they don't over balance the malts, making this perfectly drinkable fresh(though I'd love to see what this will turn into). Body is nearly full with just enough carbonation to give a smooth body. Finishes with a touch of dryness.

D: Not a huge barleywine but still definitely a sipper. I really like the hops profile in this but I think a year or so will do the malt backbone some good.

pwoods, Apr 11, 2009
Photo of Wildman
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a very dark murky reddish amber color and formed a huge light tan foamy head. An aroma of malt, hops and hint of caramel. The flavor was of malt, hops, caramel, and a hint of plum. The body is medium and the finish is bittersweet with a slight bit of astringency.

Wildman, Apr 11, 2009
Photo of TurdFurgison
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Troegs bomber, $7.99 at Palmers in Columbus. The bottle says "this ale is like pushing our Nugget Nectar off the side of a cliff. Tastes like hops dipped in candied sugar and rolled in dark chocolate nibs". I like the sound of this. The beer is very dark as compared with Nugget Nectar, hazy auburn / dark orange-brown with thick creamy tan foam. Actually it looks a lot like Aventinus (but the aroma and taste are completely different). The aroma is hoppy as hell, it does indeed smell like a very strong version of Nugget Nectar. The taste is less appealing (but still good), very sweet as if candi was added instead of more hops. I guess this makes it more barley-winey as it adds fermentables, but I was hoping for more of a DIPA style. The mouthfeel is thick, very coating. I have another which will probably cellar for 1 year to see how the malt develops out as the hops mellow. But maybe I'll trade it before it gets that far.

TurdFurgison, Apr 11, 2009
Photo of Slatetank
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this bottle at Brewhouse grille in Lemoyne. Poured chilled into a standard pint allowed to gradually rise in temp.

A - A deep hazy bronze w/ a quick dropping pale tan head. Very little lace stays on the glass after the compression.

S - Hoppy joyous aroma, very piney like opening a bag of fresh American hops -the bitterness sticks to the inside of your nostrils if you hold it there too long, not really but the citrus/grapefruit essence riding the malt is like an elephant riding a greyhound w/ a bit of sweet berry and dark plum w/ mild pineapple soaked in rum for good measure

M - The malt sweetness is intense as it gives in to the mild sour + intensely bitter notes almost immediately. The texture of ruby red grapefruit, bitter berry and tart orange is up front in the feel. The medium carbonation makes the 9.3% seem light, but it's presence is still noted in the warmth of the swallow. Light spiciness and thick sticky malt on the tongue lasts as the textures ripple minutes after the potent brew has been tasted

T - A rush of hops w/ a tangy/dank taste and citrus sour flavors w/ bitter pin needle and dark candy maltiness all at once. The hint of wood taste follows the first sip w/ an almond-like sweet malt flavor under the flavor of bitter oranges and pure grapefruit flesh. Bitter green herbs and the hint of cinnamon, extra dark cocoa collide w/ brown sugar syrup intensity from the malts. Amping up Nugget Nectar is made to seem effortless by the Troeg's. This fresh batch of #4 redux as Mouflan is super hopped, delicious and yet not cloying or stomach lining threatening with acidity to my taste. It just has a smooth malt and hops transition -music to my mouth

D - Perhaps the line is erased like a pink rubber eraser on graphite between Strong IPA(IIPA) and American barleywine, but who cares about style, right? Not Troeg's thank God, for good reason-If it tastes good, brew it. An All around world class beer, but not as an everyday beer. A beer to savor and sip, but it is well worth the attention A phenomenal tasting beer. I am so glad this made it into the rotation

Slatetank, Apr 10, 2009
Photo of whitehouse50
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Ramsey liquor store. Poured from a 22oz bomber into a snifter. It's a deep reddish ruby color with a thick head.

Aromas of citrousy hops mostly and some malts too.

On the first sip it is very hoppy, not too bitter, I could tell there was some nugget nectar in this which seems to be fighting with the malts to come through. This beer is like a less hoppy nectar with nice malty flavors in the background but has more of a body too it. It's pretty different.

This was pretty easy to drink for such a big beer

whitehouse50, Apr 09, 2009
Photo of jojox
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - cool bottle. Is this a Harry Potter thing? Dark amber, slight haze, thin head that seems quite sticky.

s - it's really hoppy, and still cold. Some malt backbone but mainly spicy, piney hops.

t - My palatte is a bit dulled (cold) but there is some hop bitterness and alcohol, with a background of chocolate or dark (but not over-roasted) sweet-ish grains. I get the feeling it's in between fresh and aged - lost some of the cutting aromatic hops but not aged away to fine malts. A strange mix of hops and dark (crystal?) malts.

m - agressively bitter without much relief coming from sweetness. Not unpleasant though!

d - it's good, and pleasant. Definately like it but didn't blow me away. I do have a slight cold, however.

jojox, Apr 07, 2009
Photo of dpuia
3.35/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Drank from a standard pint glass, poured from a deuce-deuce-like everyone else. Pours a dark redish-brown, with a slight head, however leaves some pretty nice lacing rings. Smells pretty hoppy, which doesn't suprise me, it is Troegs. Taste is very good don't get me wrong. Not overpowering, however I was a excited to taste the "chocolate nibs" and didn't get it. Had the description on the bottle not been such it would have been a better rating. Feel is typical, again smooth. Drinkability is average because I couldn't do more than the 22 ounces.

I enjoyed and would drink again, but would share a 22 next time.

dpuia, Apr 07, 2009
Photo of treyrab
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jac5084 for picking up a bomber of this. Reminds me of an Imperial version of Nugget Nectar. Poured into two snifters.

A: Pours a very dark rusty copper with a solid two finger head. Lacing is very nice on this one as I suspect from the incredible amount of hops involved.

S: The smell is delightful. Incredible amounts of pineapple, papaya, apricots, orange, and lemon from the incredible amount of citrus hop scents in there. This one smells fruity as hell. Some nice caramel and slight cocoa sneak into the scent as well. Wonderful.

T: Incredible as well. Very nice light fruit characteristics: orange, lemon and pineapple. A nice caramel back sweetness to complement everything.

Overall, this is a great beer. An interesting barleywine, but a great beer. Reminds me of an Imperial Nugget Nectar as it has similar qualities.

treyrab, Apr 05, 2009
Photo of mikeydaknows
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

After reading reviews on it before even opening it, I only put it in the fridge for a little bit. Better warm This beer is deffinatly one of the better balanced barleywines ive ever had. I like the little spicey kindy malt i get from it. With age I think the malt character will get alot more complex!!The choclate nibs i think must have given it the different choclate malt im tasting. I wanna look into choclate nibs i used powder coco once didnt effect it much I Gave it a(A) Drinkin the 22 oz bottle made me feel warm and fuzzy good stuff!! I can deffinatly taste the nugget warrior tommahawk combo or maybe one left out. Overall im never dissapointed with any troegs product.

mikeydaknows, Apr 05, 2009
Photo of Martin2D
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Deep burgundy red with a dark tan head that fades quickly with lacing

S - Hop smells, alcohol presence

T - Tastes of hop flavors with a reasonably strong malt presence. Not overly malty, more hops

M - Good on carbonation and body

D - Reminds me of Nugget Nectar with more of a malt background. I love super hoppy beers, but the addition of malts and whatever to change this NN like beer into a barleywine lowers the drinkability so much. One of my favorite examples of the style, but I just don't dig it that much.

Martin2D, Apr 05, 2009
Photo of JordanChabot
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Picked this up at Cardoza's Wine an Spirits in Fall River....they have really upped their inventory.

A - Poured into a DFH wide middled Pint Glass? (I guess that's what you would call it). Pours a beautiful ruby color with some haze. A nice thick frothy head that looks like it could be peach mousse. I was totally caught off guard with the color....a truly beautiful presentation.

S- Smells of dark hops....almost like what hop preserves would smell like. Dark fruit notes.... ruby red grapefruit...citrus peel...some alcohol after a swirl or two.

T- Very spicy and zesty beer. Come celery seed and fennel. Preserves and sticky hop resin. An incredible balanced Barleywine... more like a very balanced Double IPA... it has Sierra "Bigfoot" syndrome. ...(not a bad thing)

M- A big.... BIG... mouthfeel....a very heavy malt presence. but.... a clean crisp unbelievable finish...the hop acids clean up after the malt really well. This just screams nugget nectar in the aftertaste and finish.

D - The finish and balance makes this a dangerously drinkable and resippable beer. Share one...or lock yourself in your room with this one.

JordanChabot, Apr 05, 2009
Photo of jamie2dope
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

It is very nice to see some of Troegs bigger beers arrive here. This was bought at Colonial Spirits in Acton Mass. Color on this beer is rosy, with not too much in the way of heading. Smell is very hoppy, with some notes of chocolate and candy sugar (as indicated by the label) buried beneath the hop profile. The hops have a very nice spicy aroma to them. Flavor is really hoppy, but with a nice underlying element of fruit and tobacco. It ends on a very dry, bitter note. Body is medium, which is cool considering all the flavor coming out of this brew. As tasty as this is, the alcohol can be felt easily with this beer. I would recommend sharing this one with a friend or two. Troegs hit a home run with me on this beer. I love the fact that it is sort of a difficult to classify beer. There are aspects of Barleywine and DIPA here, and it truly manages to tread right in the middle of the two. I cannot say enough positive things about this beer. If you see it, definitely get some. Cheers

jamie2dope, Apr 05, 2009
Photo of BARFLYB
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into a large snifter with some left for the road. I guess i can scratch #4 off of my scratch series drank so far.

A- Flying Mouflan is a medium shade of brown with slight red ruby highlights. A nice amount of tan foam sat on top while it left eventually, leaving a nice cap, lacing as well but not thick.

S- Like a strong beer with piney hops to the max plus other bittering qualities. More like a IPA cold, more like a barelywine warm. The malts come out with the warming plus some caramel and candied sugar. A slice of the earth is in the scent as well. Heat as well with a strong sense.

T- The hops just jump out giving off the huge pine blast plus the oily taste/feel with it. Right out of the bottle this is quite overpowering while the bitterness from these hops last awhile. After time The malts presented themselves giving off caramel sweetness. When it reached rue warm temp got some more sugar and some grainy taste.

M- I under estimated the power of this before opening it and I was blown away. The amount of hop bite is large and in charge right out of the bottle. Great carbonation and a little overwelming at first. Over time this fades and Mouflan tames down a bit becoming smoother and more bearable. Some syrup feel towards the end.

D- This one is flying right now and could use a lower altitude so im going to store a bottle for two years and see what flies. Either way its great to try a fresh bottle for hopheads or B-wine lovers as this one has a nice mix of both. I guess I did not know what I was getting into, but it was a beautiful ride.

BARFLYB, Apr 04, 2009
Photo of akorsak
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 650 mL bomber purchased at the brewery.

A: The barleywine is a majestic dark crimson, so dark that is appears black. The darkness obscures any carbonation streams, leaving murky opaqueness. Little head on pour pools as a thin band.

S: Fantaastic. The barleywine smells just as good as I remember the dearly departed Scratch 4. The barleywine's malt profile is loaded with caramel and brown sugar and licorise. The hops are the shining star, soaked with citrusy bitterness and floral liveliness.

T: A hoppy delight that skimps in the malt. The hops have the same base as Nugget Nectar with the added deliciousness of simcoe hops. The result is a florally sweet melange of hops. They coat the tastebuds with a deafening sweetness. The tail end of each sip reveals the malty depth, with the brown sugar and caramel that were so evident in the nose. As good as I remember Scratch 4 being; a pleasant visit with an old friend.

M: The hop profile alone makes this world class. A barleywine that never forgets its American heritage (queue USA! USA! USA!).

D: One bomber of this potent 9%+ brew is sufficient. Welcome back, old friend.

akorsak, Apr 04, 2009
Photo of daveGsus
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured about half of a bomber into a pint glass. about a half inch white head went away quickly. nice lace. red-brown in color. hoppy aroma accented with sweetness. my first sip I was not very impressed. as I let the beer warm it progressively got better. it is litterly like taking nugget nectar and mad elf and putting them into one glass without the honey and cherries. I must say I am not big on barleywines but this is exceptional. the mouthful is smooth, light on acid and carbonation. I said it before and I'll say it again the troegs brothers don't fuck around. good job boys!!

daveGsus, Apr 03, 2009
Photo of indiapaleale
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At long last I've come across some bottles of this stuff...

Pours a beautiful, very dark, very rich and somewhat opaque ruby red and brown almost creating a dark maroon appearance. The head is about an inch of super thick, fluffy whiteness. It slowly fades leaving some nice lacing.

Smells of fresh hop goodness, nice and citrusy combined with a very sweet caramel and brown sugar kick as well. With some strong sniffs I can catch a nice hit of alcohol from this as well.

Taste is WOW, lots of hop goodness but not that piney like a super hop bomb. The kick from the hops is very well balanced by a sweet and slightly spicy load of maltiness. The alcohol presence is hidden but its definitely stomach warming after a few small sips.

This is a great beer to sit back and truly revel in. Its one that I'll drink over an hour or so as its very complex and will become even more so as it warms.

I grabbed another bottle and put it away for a winter night next year. It should age well, very well.

indiapaleale, Apr 03, 2009
Photo of BigIrishman
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into tullip

Appearance: Pours a dark amber with a big fluffy off white head that just lingers all day long.

Smell: Citrus, floral and a bit piny. Smells like a beefy DIPA, but not quite as hoppy.

Taste: WOW, really thick flavors here. Those american hops are huge in this brew. A slight bitter bite is followed by all sorts of piny/floral hoppy goodness, but instead of finishing clean like a good DIPA this brew just kicks your ass with a nice malty finish. Absolutely amazing, not to many barleywines out there like this one.

Mouthfeel: Not per usual according to barleywine standard, a little on the lighter side.

Drinkability: Fantastic for a 9+% brew. This brew is so balanced the flavor won't really wear you out at all. Ever so slightly hot, but a few months will probably take that off, although the hops will get a bit less in your face...

Notes: Very impressed with this new one (albeit actually being just a changed name) from Troegs. They say it pushed NN off a cliff. Not too sure on the wording but overall it's pretty awesome. While maybe being classified as a "Hop Bomb", the overall balance is nearly perfect. Definitely gonna be buying more of this in the future.

BigIrishman, Apr 03, 2009
Photo of luvND
4.78/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

P: 22oz bomber
A: Deep, ruby red, great head and lacing
S: Piney, citrusy, resiny, faint hints of malt come through
T: AWESOME, sweet up front and so nicely bitter in the back. Label says chocolate flavor hints which I dont really get, but enough malt nonetheless to balance a great citrusy hop bitterness.
M: Creamy and damn near perfect
D: Filling, but very drinkable.
Notes: This one is best at cellar temp, too cold gets harsh but at cellar or even room temp it is out of this world. Troegs continues to get better and better. This one rivals any west coast hop monster. Thanks to the bros for the scratch series.

luvND, Apr 01, 2009
Photo of John_M
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Available at Max's the other night.

The beer pours a striking toffee, amber brown color with very good head retention and lacing. The bead in this beer is very fine and slow moving, suggesting a very viscuous beer. The nose on this beer is intriguing. The literature I read seems to indicate that the beer has a lot of the same hop varietals found in the nugget nectar, and in fact the beer has a very perfumy hoppy nose that is somewhat reminiscent of the nuggest nectar. However, there is also a strikling sweet malt compoent to this beer, which adds considerably to the complexity. Initially, I got almost something of a sweet manure nose, which I know doesn't sound attractive, but in this case, was not bad. On the palate this is a very serious hoppy style barleywine, one that really (I think) could use some time in the cellar. It's pretty delicious now, with a huge upfront sweet malt profile, which is then balanced nicely with a huge bitter hop presence. The beer starts off as if it will be fairly sweet, but the huge hop bill counters it nicely, so that the beer actually finishes fairly dry. Mouthfeel is pretty full bodied and drinkability is pretty good for the style.

This is a very serious barleywine, one that is very reminiscent of Stone's Old Guardian and Lagunitas Olde Gnarleywine. However, it has an even more outrageous hop profile on the nose, which gives the beer an added dimension. Very impressive.

John_M, Apr 01, 2009
Photo of bwd110
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into a nonic glass

A: Deep reddish brown. Almost opaque, looks fairly hazy from what little light gets through. Tan half inch head, really nice, full lacing on this one.

S: Wow. Lot going on here! Big hop nose immediately, very reminiscent of nugget nectar, big floral and citrus notes followed immediately by big sweet brown sugar, candy and caramel notes. Maybe a hint of chocolate? I sat with this one a good 5 minutes breathing in the aroma before I ever took a sip.

T: This is a beautiful brew. Big hoppy initial shot of floral and pine notes, balanced wonderfully with a generous dose of sweet grainy malt and tons of candy-like brown sugar, caramel and a hint of vanilla. Hops come around one more time for a nice bitter-dry finish. This is one nicely crafted, well-balanced beer.

M: Medium body, not as heavy as a lot of barleywines, maybe a touch of carbonation zap, but overall covers the palate nicely and finishes smooth and dry.

D: The alcohol is hidden so well, the drinkability is dangerously increased. A bomber of this and I'll need to slow down.

Fantastic effort from Troegs. As with Nugget Nectar this beer almost crosses style. Is nectar an dipa in disguise? The case for The Flying Mouflan as a IIPA could be made as well. Huge dose of hops, balanced by a massive injection of malty, sugary goodness.

bwd110, Apr 01, 2009
Photo of Proteus93
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep rusty red, only allowing light through in well lit surroundings... it's quite dark. Head is a little short and doesn't leave much in terms of lacing or retention.

S: Nice, aromatic hops - floral with a bit of an earthy evergreen scent. As it breathes and warms, some dark chocolate and barley flake scents pick up.

T: In a nutshell, sweetened hops. A rather big citrus/floral hop flavour paired with a brown or candi sugar. Quite juicy and tasty.

M: Carbonation is a bit light, with a medium and slightly chewy body that leaves a thin residual feeling over the back of the tongue that allows the flavours to linger on for a while

D: Dangerously easy drinking - or perhaps I just had a long day. It goes down amazingly smooth and easy, considering the alcohol content. Not really hot at all, but I'd still be interested in trying it with a couple or few months on it, as well.

Proteus93, Mar 31, 2009
Photo of NJpadreFan
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Troegs- The Flying Mouflan

A- Deep rusty reddish brown with a huge creamy foamy head. Solid lacing down the glass.
S- Thick brown sugar and molasses malt with sweet oily hops.
T- Thick sweet malt with hints of brown sugar, caramel, molasses, and vanilla. Thick sweet hops dominate most of the body. Pine and floral hops are thick, sweet, and bitter.
M- Again, thick malt up front with a spicy hop body and finish. Bitter with a spicy dry finish.

Overall- More mellow than expected but thats a good thing.

NJpadreFan, Mar 30, 2009
Photo of number1bum
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Deuane and ClockworkOrange for hooking me up with a couple of these beauties.

I love the label on this one. Probably my favorite of all of Troegs brews. Pours a very deep copper/medium brown color with a very dense and creamy two fingers of tan head. Retention is good, keeping a mostly full, albeit thin lace, and it coats the sides of the glass nicely with a bit of stick strewn about.

Smells of a combination of juicy, fruity hops and bold malts. Hops are juicy and citrusy, with a bit of pine too, and the malt is biscuity, with sweet dark caramel and even a bit of a toasty aroma. It's a nice balance but the juicy nature of the hops really separate it from most barleywines and lead me to believe that fresh is probably best for this beer.

Taste features the same combination of hop flavor and a rich malt profile. Lots of dark caramel and a bready/biscuity flavor, some toasted malt and even a hint of chocolate. Hops feature juicy citrus flavor as well as a significant earthiness, as well as some resiny pine. It's beautifully balanced and again the freshness of the hops adds an element that takes this above and beyond most any other barleywine I've ever had. The alcohol is well hidden which is very important given that I'm advocating for drinking it fresh.

Mouthfeel is closer to a full body than a medium one, and is very smooth, with an outstanding creaminess and a slick, oily feel. Carbonation is moderate which seems appropriate.

This is just an outstanding beer. I'm glad they decided to take this Scratch brew and make it a full production one. It's just outstanding; the best barleywine I've ever had. Unlike most barleywines I really can't see aging this brew doing much for it; I'm certain it would still be very good, but the fresh, juicy hop flavor is what makes this truly special. Get it quick and drink it fresh!

number1bum, Mar 29, 2009
Photo of ColForbinBC
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

The Flying Mouflan: think Mad Elf and Nugget Nectar had a scandalous affair and 9 months later had a slightly evil child.

A really deep, dark mahogany body with russet undertones. Head is thin, khaki in color and rises to about half a finger. Dots of lace pepper the inside of the glass.

Huge pine needle, spruce aroma knocks the olfactories back a bit while a heavy toffee and caramel malt bill separate the nose from nugget nectar. A touch of fusel alcohol is hiding underneath.

A hoppy barleywine for sure. Grapefruit and pine needles up front with the malts then taking over. Toffee and slightly burnt caramel lend a sweetness that is counteracted by the bitter hops. The delicate dance. Some dried fruits (plums and cherries) are also noticeable. A decent amount of fusel alcohol leaves a little burning in its wake.

Smooth and creamy with a slightly chewy hop presence. Very big and bad as it darts and dances around and over the palate.

The Flying Mouflan drinks bigger and badder than 9.3%. I would have guessed 11%. A sipper, but one that I can't seem to get enough of.

ColForbinBC, Mar 29, 2009
Tröegs Flying Mouflan from Tröegs Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,312 ratings.