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The Flying Mouflan by Troegs Brewing Company

Beer #54 is The Flying Mouflan by Troegs Brewing Company.  The Mouflan is an American  Barleywine…my first ever.  The ABV clocks in at 9.3%.

This is going to be short and sweet as I am half in the bag with this Barleywine and Baileys Irish Creme (in a few coffee drinks) flowing through my system.  You just have to love Friday nights!

Appearance was a dark brown with a ruby red color as I held it up to the light.  I loved the head on this one, big, fluffy and tan.  It left some great lacing on the glass during the whole drink.  Nose was sweet malts, caramel, raisins and booze.  Lots and lots of booze.  The taste was not nearly as pronounced as the smell, I really didn’t get much of what I smelled in the taste.  It started sweet and finished slightly bitter from the hops.  Again…lots and lots of sweetness. It was super smooth in the mouth, a bit heavy, almost sticky, with just a bit of carbonation.  The alcohol was very present and warmed me up as it was going down.  It was a sipper indeed.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from a Barleywine but I do have another lined up that I can compare it to.  Overall it was a decent beer.  It wasn’t my favorite from Troegs, although maybe it just isn’t my favorite style of beer.  Maybe it was the Baileys clouding my mind and judgement.  Maybe it was the Mouflan.  Or maybe it was both.

Oh well…Cheers!!!

Rating: C

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