Flying Mouflan - Oak Barrel-Aged
Tröegs Brewing Company

Flying Mouflan - Oak Barrel-AgedFlying Mouflan - Oak Barrel-Aged
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From:
Tröegs Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
American Barleywine
Ranked #61
ABV:
11.7%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,900
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 6.73%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
61
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 05, 2022
Added:
Mar 30, 2016
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  15
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Flying Mouflan - Oak Barrel-AgedFlying Mouflan - Oak Barrel-Aged
Notes: Flying Mouflan unlocks bold notes of hops dipped in candi sugar and rolled in cocoa nibs. We mature our barleywine ale in oak barrels for over 6 months to soak in tangy raisin and infuse vanilla and chocolate decadence.

75 IBU
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
In review is a 2016 Vintage.

A - Deep burgundy pour with alot of floaties suspended in the beer. Toffee colored lacing, very little carbonation, and lots of legs on the sides of the glass.

S - Mellow toasted toffee malt and brown sugar hit the nose first along with a little bit of raisin and some oak woodiness.

T - Overall very mellow but very complex. There's a nice blend of toasted toffee malt, oak woodiness, brown sugar, raisin, and some dark fruit while ending balanced with a slight amount of bitterness. There's a definite alcohol presence but it doesn't detract from the beer overall.

M - Thick and silky soft on the palate with no carbonation with a slight bit of thinness around the edges.

O - I bought a few bottles in 2016 and this is the last one. I prefer this beer younger.
Jan 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by Taenim from New Jersey

Oct 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.41 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Mar 13, 2020
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. the beer was picked up on a trip to Hershey a few years ago. Beer pours a clear amber color with minimal beige colored creamy head of about 1 cm and fades to a sturdy edge layer and a wispy island on the surface.
The aroma is robust and boozy with brown sugar, caramel, raisin and red grapes. Some dry wooden notes come through and definitely a good dose of black peppery alcohol. There is also some faint black tea hop character on the nose. Quite complex scents on this brew.
The first sip reveals a beer with a thinner body than expected but with slightly syrupy texture and very mild and spacious carbonation. Even with the lighter body this is still a bit of a sipping beer.
Flavor is similar to what I expect from the nose. I get toffee and brown sugar mixing with a bit of red grape and raisin notes. A bit of general sweetness rolls to some light chocolate and again some boozy black pepper notes. The hops are not really to present with just a little bit of herbal tea and then some warming booze hits on the finish.
I enjoy this barleywine and fine it to be a longer term investment to complete the bottle than expected, but only because Im savoring it. Nice brew!
Sep 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Apr 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

Jul 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Feb 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.88 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Dec 31, 2017
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Reviewed by spacecake9 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours a dark reddish brown with a small head that shrinks to a constant ring.
S - Aroma is boozy and woody barrel.
T - Flavor is big on raisin with toffee and woody barrel not far behind. As the beer warms, some dark chocolate begins to come out.
M - Carbonation is below average, mouth feel average.
O - I really enjoyed this Barleywine. Wish I had more so I could put one in the cellar for 3-5 years.
Aug 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by mafrick17 from Pennsylvania

Jul 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.23 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

May 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

May 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.57 by rjd722 from Maryland

May 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.86 by Duff27 from Illinois

Apr 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.29 by PhillyNole from Pennsylvania

Apr 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.4 by jgido759 from New Jersey

Mar 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by rspauldi from Texas

Mar 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.46 by GregStoner from Pennsylvania

Mar 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.36 by stonelis from Pennsylvania

Mar 06, 2017
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Undated bottle from the brewery into pint glass. Pours a deep, cloudy reddish amber color with a light tan head. Initial impression is dark chocolate, vanilla, cocoa, and a hint of oak. Hops are definitely secondary to the malts. No dark fruits that I noticed - perhaps overwhelmed by the malts? Rich, creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is on the light side, which is just about perfect for this beer. Finish is smooth and sweet. Alcohol is wickedly well hidden.

I'm rating this on my enjoyment, not necessarily adherence to style. I think it's damn good.
Feb 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I picked up a couple of bottles of this during a brewery visit on 25JAN17, for $6.00 each. Am now getting down to trying and, hopefully, enjoying the Mouflan.

Poured into a small tulip, it is a very dark, near opaque mahogany color. The head is initially about 1/4" but rapidly ebbs to a fine, thin layer of light tan bubbles. Lacing is rather light, overall. Nose is a mix of vanilla, brown bread and raisins. Body is medium to medium-plus, and it is light regarding prickle on the tongue.

Taste has some cocoa and choco notes, with a healthy dose of vanilla. Also has a bit of brown sugar, and some raisins, currants and even black cherry lurking in the background. Though listed as having 75 IBUs, the hopping is rather restrained, in my opinion, with some earthy characteristics. All in all, a solid, tasty brew, though I think I prefer the regular Mouflan better. Prosit!

4.16/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Jan 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Jan 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.11 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jan 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Jan 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.54 by Dougwillhike from New Jersey

Jan 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.12 by cuvtcuv from Florida

Jan 04, 2017
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Caged bottle poured into a Teku glass at the troegs brewery

Dark Brown liquid capped by a taupe cap that quickly settles to a layer of bubbles

Aroma of cocoa , dark fruits , raisins

Taste of cocoa, raisins , deep dark chocolate , vanilla and oak of course

Low sudsing , feel the alcohol , almost astringent puckering , settles as it warms to room temperature . I suggest letting this beer warm as the taste expands at room temperature

Good beer
Dec 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by Cynic-ale from Texas

Dec 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.49 by csurowiec from Maryland

Dec 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania

Dec 09, 2016
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Reviewed by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

4.81/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Pours a very deep amber with a decadent amount of creamy head. Good retention. Smell is off-the-charts - lots of caramel malt, dark raisin, vanilla, burnt sugar and just a bit of hop. Robust and inviting. Very impressed with this one. The base beer is already very solid, but the aging really helps elicit those warm, hearty flavors. Malt bill is fantastic and brings lots of caramel and some toasted nut & English toffee. The vanilla is there more in the background, and I actually lost the raisin you get on the nose. There's just a smidge of hop bitterness and a little hot alcohol, but it's enough just to the right amount of punch. Overall this is an excellent beer.
Dec 09, 2016
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Reviewed by Mongrel from Maryland

4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Really nice and smooth. Darker than I expected, with faint hints of cocoa nibs. Notes of plum, light brown sugar and vanilla. Cherry and green apple make appearances.

Reminds me of Weyerbacher Insanity, without the harsh booziness. Creamy mouthfeel throughout, and finishes oaky dry.
Nov 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.14 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Nov 12, 2016
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Traded for this a while back and had to refresh myself with this beer, as I hadn't had the regular Flying Mouflan in a very long time. This was a strong beer, to be sure, but it was damn tasty and quite possibly the most accessible Barleywine that I've ever had. The rye and booze were here but they were wonderfully complemented by a broad range of flavors that were smooth and meshed well together!

Great pour to this as the hue was pure raisin, with some light seeping in around the edges. A full, salmon head countered the liquid quite nicely as it was fully and relatively long-lasting. Lots of raisin, booze, and oak barrel in the nose with even more of all of them in the taste, along with the sweetness from the candied sugar. Not a lot of cocoa nibs here but they were felt in the slightly gritty and bitter undertone to this beer as the dark fruit came out more as this warmed up. Wonderful rings of lacing were left along the back side of my pint glass as there was a nice amount of candied body and carbonation to accompany the dark cherry, currant, and raisin that gave this wonderful depth that faded into the warm and sour finish from the oak barrel aging.

To be fair, this was a strong beer and one bottle was more than enough for me! Somewhere under this was the hit of cocoa that paired nicely with the oak and fruit flavors but with so much going on here, it was more of an afterthought than anything else. Really impressed with this beer though to be fair - this was not a typical Barleywine by any stretch. This was enough to get me back into drinking Troegs after moving on to more up-and-coming breweries. Quite possibly their best offering at the moment!
Nov 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.95 by yergermeister from Pennsylvania

Oct 26, 2016
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Reviewed by Jimmys from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
bottled 03/18/2016.

pours dark and hazy, deep mahogany. caramel white head is fluffy to start. dark fruit, mostly figs and plums in the nose. a wisp of vanilla? there are definitely some oak undertones here. warming alcohol, but not over the top in the least. there is a lot more vanilla flavor on the body. sweet, but not cloying. bitterness is present. overall this is a good beer, in an impressive package, however i am not finding enough contrast to regular Mouflan to go out of my way to get it in the future. curious to try the bourbon barrel aged variant if i can.
Oct 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.07 by BEER88 from Washington

Oct 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.83 by Bouder32 from Pennsylvania

Oct 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by jmaskell33 from New York

Oct 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

Oct 04, 2016
Flying Mouflan - Oak Barrel-Aged from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 79 ratings