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RATINGS: 528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2008 1-4-08 bottle shared with fly and lb4lb THANKS TO ALAN!!!!
This beer has caused me to fall in love with fly for bringing me this amazing beauty (sorry lb4lb). I was close to tackling lb4lb for wanting to share this (I wasn’t ready to give even a drop of it up). I am tempted to put this in a baby’s bottle and drink it - so scrumptous!
Thick heavy big body with great thick head and lacing. Great malt and hops balance. Rich and creamy on the palate. Ideal amount of alcohol in the flavor. Well made, well balanced. Overall, a complete winner in my book. Yummy, yummy in my tummy!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Big thanks to fly for sharing this great beer! Nicely hopped aroma, but still balanced enough to distinguish itself from something like a DIPA. Rich almost spicy cinnamony like characteristic in the flavor, and quite well balanced I thought. Starts hoppier in the mouth, and finishes with a nice subtle dark sweetness. I got no heat from the alcohol, so fly’s closet must be the perfect aging machine for this delicious beast. Definitely a barleywine worth seeking out.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Courtesy boboski. Pours a dark copper-red with a thin tan head. Sweet caramel and spicy malts and earthy hops on the nose. Sweet heavy malts to start, nice robust peppery hop character, oaky finish. A nice American-style BW.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2007
12oz bottle from BrianK. Thanks dude. Served in my reidel snifter. Pours cloudy brown with a nice half finger head. The nose is floral with a bit of a hoppy edge. Taste is sweet but bitter with a citrus feeling to it. Overall pretty nice but thin on the palate and oddly bitter on some levels. Lets see how it warms up.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2007
12 oz. bottle via trade with jasonmech77 - Pours a murky brown color with a 1/2 finger thick light tan head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is floral and citrus hops. Flavor is sweet malt, esters, and spiced hops. Medium to full body. The bitterness seems to linger. Slight alcohol warm of the stomach. A very nice sipper. Thanks Jason.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3882) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 9, 2007
12 oz bottle from mj; Nose of piney and flowery hops, with some brown sugar and raisins; cloudy brown with a medium straw head; flavor very piney hop bitterness, caramel, and dark fruitiness. Finish is moderate bitterness mixed with a slight sweetness and a tiny bit of alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6152) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Bottle from Bendo and served in my NB Worthy glass: Deep muddy brown with a small beige frothy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of herbal and resiny hops, pineapple and tangerine esters, a hint of raisin, caramel and chocolate malt, and a hint of wintergreen. <P> The taste starts quite acidic and fruity with a solid bitterness supported by sweet malt and some candi sugar. Onion, Mint and Grains of Paradise spices come about the boozy finish. The mouth feel is sharp and aggressive with a warming tread along the way. Every now if you like hoppy barley wines, age for a more traditional fare. (Really this is more akin to a Dark IIPA but I digress)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Pours a cloudy, deep rusty red with woody mahogany hints. A thin off-white head fully dissipates immediately. Toasted grain and multiple hop direction leads in the nose. Grapefruit and spruce/pine mintiness is blunt. Alcohol is strong but sweet and fruity. Toasted grains are very burnt and slightly acrid. The flavor is not as bitter as expected, but is indeed highly hoppy. Depth of complexity is modest. Sweetness is medium. The finish is chewy and malty, semi-sweet and lightly bitter. The mouthfeel is sticky and medium-full bodied. Not as interesting as I’d hoped.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Pours a ruddy brown with hints of orange gleaming around the edges. Aroma is piney and resinous, with a brown sugar, malty backbone. Flavor is much more hop forward than I particularly like in a BW. Alcohol becomes evident on the finish, warming on the way down. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Dark amber/ruby appearance, thin head & decent lacing. Piney, green hop aroma. Flavor is sweet and hoppy, very fresh hop presence that could probably do with a little aging. Finish is lingering and the palate is a little chewy. Nicely done.


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