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RATINGS: 531   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
The Flying Mouflan was #4 in the "Scratch Beer Series" begun by John and Chris Trogner and their brewing staff in 2007, producing one-offs based on recipes the brothers developed in the mid-’90s when they were considering opening a brewpub rather than a production brewery. The medal-win in Denver last October convinced the brothers to make the barleywine-style ale the first beer to come out of the Scratch program and be added to the production roster.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2009
22 oz shared from afire, thanks Waylo- Poured into small lidded glass stein, a dark amber orange/brown with simmered foam off white head. Flavorful earthy hop goodness with grains and subdued sweet malts. A mellowed sweetness that keeps you interested with a bit of hop notes that arouses your senses and a nod to the 9.3%... lovely barley wine/ale, I love PA breweries and hats off to Troegs, excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 25, 2009
22oz bottle from goldtwins, thanks Larry. Dark brown with an orange hue. Sweet dark fruits and spices, lots of rich maltiness, great aroma. Flavor is dominated by hop bitterness, a little too much actually, would like it a little more mellow, this could be great after a year or so. Once the hop fade and the taste resembles the aroma, it will be the shit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2009
bottle. Pours a really deep, dark mahogany color, dark amber highlights, with a suprisingly big inch and a half of light tan head that sticks around like crazy. Aromas of light nutty malts, flowery and spicy hop notes, Little if any booze on the nose. Flavor starts with some light peppery spice, follows with some booze and smooth toasted malt sweetness. Some citrus in the background. Definitely a sharp hop bite that blends with the evident booze. Palate shows that booze in a light lingering hot sharpness, full flavor and a clean finish. Very good hoppy american barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2009
Sample as a bonus at the Unibroue tasting at Blacklick Wine and Spirits on 4.10.09. Deep amber color with a medium tan head. Malty aroma with a ton of citrusy and earthy hops mixed in. Very hoppy flavor with some malt and then more hop with a touch of booze in the finish. Dare I say hoppier than Bigfoot?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 18, 2009
(bottle - 22 oz) Deep ruby color with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is sweet with a good amount of juicy hops, citrus, candy, and spice. Flavor begins with sweetness and citrus mixed with some floral hops. Middle is very sweet and slightly spicy as well with a nice warming and bittersweet finish. Chewy and very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2009
22oz. "Flying Mouflan". Pour is deep ruby red/brown with a tan lacy head. Aromas of gummy bears, sweet potato, and more candy. Flavor is carmel, gummy bears, citrus, piney hops, and a nice smooth finish. This thing is insanly drinkable and full bodied. No alcohol present at all. Amazing brew here!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2009
Bottle purchased at Rozi’s in Lakewood. I normally would pass something like this up... Except thats in a 22.oz bottle, 9.3% barley wine and is brewed in Pennsylvania. Oh yeah, and by Troegs, that’s not too bad to put on the ol resume. Anyhow, this is a darn pretty beer. Dark brown with a hint or rad in it, with a thin cream foam head on top. The aroma is out of this world. Through my stuffy nose the balance of floral citrus notes and strong dark fruity malt thickness. The hops are so nicely represented in the aroma, and then it is balanced perfectly with the semi roasted malt scent and this beautiful fruitiness. Did that sentence make sense? Regardless, that is how impressed I am with this beer. Its knocked me off my seat. It is flavored just as well, smooth and malty. Sweet and bitter. Viscous and fan-fucking-tastic. It warms up to you with a top notch fruity malt complex. It isn’t overloaded with anything, not too chewy from the malt, not too fruity at all, and not too hoppy. Those things are all in a near-perfect balance, and it is brought up a small level with a slightly roasted/smokey flavor at the end. If this beer was barrel aged, I would probably defecate in my pants in excitement.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 12, 2009
Bottle from SL, and man-o, man, I sure am a fan of the Troegs amber series: Hopback, Nugget Nectar, and now the Mouflan. Appearance was a big bold brown with some orange hues. The head was white to off-white peachy, leaving behind good lacing. The aroma was rich full citrus hops, tangerines, oranges, grapefruits, full bodied caramel and chocolate too. The flavor followed suite, a really well balanced, but darned hoppy bwine, featuring everything I love about Troegs amber. The mouthfeel was balanced, full malts, not quite sticky, with a huge hop bite. Great stuff Troegs, and I must thank myself for buying this one. YUM!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2009
Pours dark mahogany-brown with tan head. Great citrusy nose balanced with a touch of chocolately malt. Flavor is extremely well balanced, with bright citrus and herbal hops sitting perfectly on a backbone of caramel, chocolate, cola, and biscuity malts. This beer doesnt fit into any one specific genre, and its great to see breweries continually reinventing certain styles. Palate isnt outrageously sticky, which is a definite plus.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nephilium (1694) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2009
Aroma is a wonderful scent of ruby red grapefruits, with a touch of caramel coming out after the initial surge. Pours a clear, dark red, with just a dusting of head. Slick mouthfeel, touch of biscuit malts, and low carbonation. This beer starts with caramel notes, blending into pine and grapefruit, with a long bitter finish. The alcohol is amazingly well hidden. Quite a tasty beer, and one I want to grab some to lay down and see how it is in a year or two.

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