If I recall correctly, I think this brew just picked up a gold medal at GABF. Again, when I had this, I had only had a few barleywines. I think I may pick up another bomber next year to see if my appreciation for it has changed with a bit of education.
Style: American Barleywine
Trivia: According to the Troegs website, “Dubbed the Flying Mouflan (for reasons that become clearer toward the bottom of the glass) this strong alluring ale is two beers in one. Cracking open a fresh bottle unleashes hops and heat with more than 100 IBUs emanating from three hop varieties and sweet burn of 9.3% ABV. Cellaring the Flying Mouflan in a cool dark place at 50 degrees for a minimum of four months will mellow out the hops and wash away the heat. If you can resist temptation you will be rewarded with two memorable beers in a single bottle.”
Random: I picked up this bomber during my trip to the brewery in Harrisburg.
This brew poured with a one finger, off white head that left only minor lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy chestnut-brown with mild visible carbonation. On the nose, I got some caramelized sugar and burnt nuttiness. There is also a definite scent of booze on this bad boy. On the taste, I got a lot of flavors. I got a lot of the caramelized sugars in the nose with some citrusy hops and a bit of booze, but not overwhelming. This brew could easily knock you on your ass if you didn’t watch. The finish was a little bitter from the hops, but definitely a well-balanced beer. I would love to try this again.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0