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RATINGS: 523   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1505) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Bottle shared by robert at SL. Red in color, decent head... malty aroma..... Sweet taste...sugary taste, a little to sweet for my liking. Super malty. Nice texture. Overall an enjoyable beer but just to sweet for my liking....

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2009
Aroma of citrus and pine hops with big caramel malt and a distinct, odd sort of sweet aroma, really sweet fruit or yogurt or something... Flavor also had some very sweet dessert notes, maybe in the area of praline, in addition to more of the nice hopping and more expected rich caramel malt. There was also an odd side to the flavor with some meaty notes for me as well. This beer was kind of all over the place for me, even the praline notes seemed out of place somehow, though pleasant in its own right. A lot of good stuff, and nothing terribly bad-tasting, but left me more confused than anything.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 29, 2009
I will need to rerate this one after some time. Very hoppy overall with loads of piney bitterness. Not balanced for me right now. Lots of sweetness and alcohol but bitterness and astringency dominating right now.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9170) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle... Pours dark – burnt orange when held up to bright light – with a small, creamy, khaki head. Decent retention. The nose is mostly grapefruit and pine, however, digging deeper, I came across plenty of brown sugar, caramel and toffee. Medium to full-bodied with tickling carbonation. Leans way toward the bitter side of balance – roasty, caramel sweetness overwhelmed by more-than-adequate, citrusy, earthy bitterness. Lengthy bittersweet (more bitter than sweet) finish. Bottle courtesy of scraff!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Bomber. Clear dark amber with a massive yellowy/tan head. Sweet orange citrus and earthen nose, some toffee. Sweet toffee and bitter orange flavors, somewhat earthy. Another good offering from Troeg’s.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14539) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2009
Bottle at home ... dark brown ... thin tan lacing ... sweet woody toffee nose ... vanilla ... oak ... toffee ... woddy ... some spirit ... quite a lot of hop ...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7863) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
Bottle thanks to exiled. Pours with a deep brown body and an off-white head. Aroma of dates, dark fruits and caramel. Taste is tea, alcohol, bitter, raisins, dark fruits. Light bubbles.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rando7 (737) - Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle pour gives reddish brown dark color with thin off-white head. Aroma malts and pine, Taste rich caramel, brown sugar, pine, citrus. Finish pine hops. Minimal alcohol. Palate thick and smooth, not syrupy. Pretty hoppy but well balanced Just too hoppy for me but will appeal to many.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6061) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2011
1/15/11. Bottle shared at the Sea Bass going away party! Relatively mild aroma and flavor with bitter malts and big doses of grape, dark fruits, and more. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2011
On tap at Mad Mex in Robinson. I’m usually not a big fan of Barley Wines, but I had to try this one after it was recommended from another non Barley Wine drinker. Very unique flavor, complexity in the brew. It doesn’t have that “punch you in the face” sweetness heavy feeling. I have to admit, this is one I could drink over and over again. The alcohol is well hidden in this brew.


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