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Tröegs Flying Mouflan - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,293
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 151
Gots: 214 | FT: 12
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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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harrymel

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 13:22:08 | More by harrymel
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jwinship83

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2011 12:36:31 | More by jwinship83
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Brez07

Maine

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

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2011 21:07:07 | More by Brez07
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emerge077

Illinois

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!

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 05:15:26 | More by emerge077
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generallee

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 13:57:06 | More by generallee
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CuttDeez

Virginia

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

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 03:28:53 | More by CuttDeez
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bashiba

Iowa

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 01:45:22 | More by bashiba
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Blakaeris

Iowa

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 01:34:25 | More by Blakaeris
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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2011 02:38:51 | More by BeerImmediately
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kirkpjr

Alabama

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2011 04:29:39 | More by kirkpjr
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

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

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2011 17:55:54 | More by Bierman9
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 14:38:04 | More by BuckeyeNation
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awalk1227

Georgia

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 05:03:32 | More by awalk1227
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 00:20:13 | More by JerzDevl2000
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2011 00:41:14 | More by orangesol
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Bendurgin

Maine

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2011 00:35:05 | More by Bendurgin
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JoeBloe

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 12:56:28 | More by JoeBloe
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jlindros

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 04:15:36 | More by jlindros
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2011 05:41:44 | More by andrewinski1
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Thickfreakness

New York

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

A- Pours a cloudy brown, mahogany raisin color... what little head it had, disappeared immediately. No lacing at all.

S- Dried figs and raisins... chocolate, earthy hops, citrus, cinnamon and fresh cracked nuts.

T- First sip... I was hit with a huge Grapefruit and pecan nuttiness... chocolate finish sliding down. Caramel candy, citrus peel, banana and bright hoppiness with a slight alcohol burn and bitterness.

M- Nice blend of carbonation and sticky bun...

D- I've never been a big Barley Wine drinker... but I really am enjoying this one. I'm gonna pick up at least one more to age. I'll definately drink this one again!

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 03:10:41 | More by Thickfreakness
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Pahn

New York

3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Stag's Head in Manhattan. Served in a flute.

Appearance: Bartender leaves a thin white head that dissipates immediately. Looks almost still. While leaving no lacing, the beer pours a beautiful, semi-translucent maroon.

Smell: Caramel and vague dark fruit (close to plum or prune). On the whole the smell is not very potent, though it at least gains some complexity with warmth (some smokiness and chocolaty notes come out).

Taste: Strong hop bitterness up front. Mild citrus hop flavor takes a backseat to deep, characteristic American barleywine malt sweetness. Pleasantly surprising smoky finish. There's some caramel, raisin/plum/prune, and mild dark chocolate notes.

The complexity isn't enormous, but it's not a simplistic beer either. The flavor delivers strongly on the promise of the style, and throws in a few unique and interesting twists.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with decent carbonation (it looks kind of flat, but isn't). Not particularly creamy, juicy, or interesting. On the other hand, it doesn't get in the way of the very good flavor either.

Drinkability: Hits the spot if what you want is an American barleywine. I wouldn't have minded having another.

I don't think this beer fully keeps up with American standards like Great Divide's Old Ruffian, Stone's Old Guardian, Avery's Hog Heaven, Lagunitas's Olde Gnarlywine, or Sierra Nevada's (aged) Bigfoot, but it's only just behind them. If you're on an American barleywine kick, I'd definitely advise picking up a bottle of this.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2011 07:14:16 | More by Pahn
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mattgreger

Pennsylvania

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

The brew poured a dark, ruby red-brown. It poured with a thick, mocha 1 1/2 head. It stuck around for quite sometime and left some very nice lacing throughout the glass.

The aroma on this brew is very nice, and slightly simple. The front of this brew hits the nose with some nice heavy, caramel malts. Its then followed with a punch of nice citrusy hops and finishes with a slight booziness. There might also be a nice touch of raisins as well.

In the flavor at the front of this brew, the caramel malts are what I tasted first. This is followed up with a bit of spice and is soon followed with a hop profile that comes up in the middle of the brew. This brew has a nice toasted flavor in the finish was well, that fits well, because it also brings the warming alcohol flavor as well. It flavors blend very well and come together nicely.

This brew has quite a nice medium bodied mouthful. The hops flavor sticks around in the aftertaste and on the tongue. Its nice thick and smooth. Everything you come to expect in a nice barleywine.

This is a wondeful barleywine. It has a decently high abv, but the flavors and over all drinkablity of this brew mask it well. As I let this brew sit after being poured from tap it seemed to just get better as it warmed a bit. This is a great American Barleywine and another great brew that I have enjoyed by Troegs.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2011 03:41:33 | More by mattgreger
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

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

Poured into a standard pint glass, presented with nice creamy head about 1/4" thick but fluffy. Color is a deep amber, almost brown, on the thick side, but looks wonderful.

Smell is a big hit of caramely, malty sweetness with notes of raisians and bready malt. There are also nice hots of hops, slightly piney.

Taste is great, nice mix of malty, caramely sweetness with a hint of hop pine and citrus.

Mouthfeel is extremely well balanced for a barleywine, the flavors are just great, the caramely sweetness is not overpowering and hop flavors arent super bitter.

Very drinkable, just what you want in a barleywine with some great flavors that set it apart.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 01:00:01 | More by mvanaskie13
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CogSciBierNut

Pennsylvania

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

A- appears a very dark amber colour. Almost no head when poured, but a good amount of lacing that hung on for quite some time.

S- A very strong boozy smell, followed by caramel, hops, raisins.

T- You're hit with a huge amount of booze- a little much for my taste, but it disappeared pretty quickly in in favpur of the raisin and caramel.

M- Very, very thick and chewy. Also quite heavy. However, it doesn't leave the boozy taste on your tongue like you'd think it would- excellent!

D- This is certainly a sipping beer. Examine this one, note its characteristics closely- it's meant to be drunk this way.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 01:18:18 | More by CogSciBierNut
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Lukafer

Michigan

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

Poured from a bomber courtesy of F2brewers, thanks Kevin!

Pours a dark brown/garnet, with two fingers of tan head.  Smells are hops, caramel, sweet candy and some chocolate malt.  Tastes are raisins, caramel, some chocolate and a hop finish.  Mouthfeel is thick and sticky.  Drinkability is good, I really enjoy this beer and could drink a couple in a setting no problem.  

Serving type: bottle

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