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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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2011
This is what you call a bouquet. There’s syrup and molasses and citrus and honey and just a whole mish mosh of all sorts of fruits and sugars. The flavor is just as colorful with a strong initial punch of sweet followed by a bitter bite. The palate is wonderfully smooth. You think it will finish harshly, but it doesn’t. Looks great too!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Bottle. 2010. lots of sweet grapefruit and darker caramel malt. being relatively fresh, the hops are still there which leaves quite a bitter finish. Slightly messy, over a year or two i expect this to really come together.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
A barleywine? Drinks a little "easier" than you’d expect. Tons of hops, nice malt character. Seems like an imperial IPA with some dark crystal malts. Pours deep deep amber with a nice white to off white head. 22 oz bottle

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle from Kenny Road Market. Pours a ruby-brown with a finger of off-white head that laced well. The nose was hoppy with citrus, caramel, and hand fruit. The flavor is similar but with a noticeable heat from the booze. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DragonsHead (142) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2008
I love this beer! I’ve tried a few of the scratch series, after not hearing the best reviews, but this barley wine is wonderful! Hops and sugary malt aroma. The flavor of hops dominates, which I really enjoy in this style. Happy when I see a BW without too much sweetness, but just enough.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djaquay (136) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Malty like a stout, beautiful black pour, mild hint of the warmth of the alcohol behind, also nice little bitter finish. Very respectable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Thanks to lb4lb for just giving me this bottle to try. Pours a muddy brown with only a slight head that almost instantly left the glass. A little bit of lacing. Smell is huge, sweet caramel. Not entirely complex but quite nice nonetheless. Taste is huge creamy caramel up front with a decent hop bitterness fading into the after taste. Quite viscous. A nice barleywine, I really enjoyed this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Pours a musty pastel-crimson, with a couple fingers of puffy, lacy, off-white head. Smells of sugary malts and piny hops, with notes of chocolate, caramel, soy, and even some pipe-tobacco. Taste starts with the sugary malts, with hints of birch, then segues into juniper hops before easing back into sweet chocolate and caramel. The finish is slightly bitter and hoppy. This beer feels more carbonated than it appears, and has a lingering, sappy mouthfeel. A very... dynamic beer.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Poured a cloudy and brownish-red with dark brown hints. An small off-white head fully disappeared instantly. 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 and has a distinct burnt sugar aftertaste. The finish is chewy and malty, semi-sweet and lightly bitter. The mouthfeel is thickish and medium-full bodied. Great offering, the strongest I have had from this brewery and one of the tops in this style.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nj_BierMaven (116) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Simply delicious. As a big fan of English Toffee, this is the closest thing I’ve tasted in a beer, without being cloyingly sweet. Given the ABV I expected some heat, but no, this is balanced to the point of sheer amazement. A hint of chocolate, nice amber color but a bit cloudy, just enough hops to offset the malt, yet a big departure from their Hop Back and IPA ales. 22 oz. bottle at Joe Canal’s in central NJ, label encouraged some cellar aging but I opened it after a few days in the fridge. Nothing quite like it!


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