Telios (10) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had a bottle of this from Max’s while visiting Baltimore. I’m from Florida and this was my first Troegs beer (the only one available at the pub at the time). I’m a big hop-head and have been dying to try this brewery after reading many good reviews of their Nugget Nectar. I had no idea what type of beer this was, but the label mentioned something about it being Nugget Nectar pushed off a cliff or something, and that was enough to sell me on this $15 bottle. There is a lot going on with this beer from the subdued hoppiness and moderate maltiness of the initial taste to the lingering intense chocolate malt finish that I just can’t quite seem to put into words. The main appeal of this beer to me is this complex, sophisticated taste journey. The main drawback to me is actually this same complexity of taste that may just be too sophisticated for my simple hop-head tastebuds. I’m glad I got to experience this beer, and even though I can’t call it a favorite, I would definitely recommend it.
pourcurator (7) - USA - MAY 4, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A big bold beer with notes of maple, brown sugar, and even some apple. Appearance is a gorgeous red-brown with moderate head. Doesn’t finish as well as I’d like. Label recommends cellaring, which could really help mellow the beer.
craftsy21 (6) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2010 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not a big barley-wine fan usually, but my friend told me this was a must try and I was blown away. A mix of all the best part of Troegs brewing.
hopswine (4) - Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried at Brewery today. Nose full of Hops. Nice amber color.Very hoppy. Best of show as far as I am concerned. Good Brew. Would like to evaluate with more generious amount.
d0ggnate (4) - California, USA - MAY 12, 2009 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What the hell is a Flying Mouflan? I don’t know, but I like it.
A: Pours a velvet amber/brown/almost purple color with a puffed up two finger head layer that leaves patch lace around my glass.
S: Grape notes. Hops mixed with malt beautifully.
T: Subdued and bitter hops. Strong malt flavors, too. This beer really reminds me of a table wine. As this beer warms, almost a chocolate/cocoa flavor emerges.
M: Mouth coating flavor with a thinner body. The hops aren’t overwhelming here.
D: Pretty good stuff. Not my favorite in the style, but a welcomed treat from the East Coast.