RATINGS: 527   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.

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fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Deep brown in color. Sweet caramel aroma. Fairly thick and smooth texture. Tastes of dark caramel and is nicely balanced by the hop bitterness.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: APR 13, 2009
Name: Scratch 4
Date: October 19, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark brown, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet brown sugar aroma with a light fruity character
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich malt flavor, dark caramel character mixes with brown sugar for a touch of sweetness, lots of balancing bitterness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

Date: April 05, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Beerfest, Classic City
Appearance: muddy brow? wispy beige head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, brown sugar sweetness, nice fruity character, balancing earthyness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
12oz bottle, courtesy of mj. Thanks, Mike! Pours a murky, reddish-brown color; light tan head with patchy lacing. Biscuity and dried fruit notes in the aroma; some fruit leather and piney hops. Average carbonation. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: dense dried dark fruits and caramel; some alcohol poking through, but showing good balance between a dense malt character and a solid citrus / earthy hoppiness. Lengthy, earthy malt and dried fruit finish.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2007
(10/18/07, 12oz bottle, thanks mj) Tan head atop murky brown body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pineapple, caramel, chocolate, some raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, chocolate, some caramel, light plum. Low carbonation, medium-full body.

drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2007
12oz bottle, big thanks to mj for this one. pours dark brownish-ruby color with small off white head. nose is extremely fruity, mainly passion fruit, but banana, mango as well. flavor is red and dark fruits, some caramel malts, but a stale grainy flavor in there too. i don’t like the way these flavors are melding at all. more of a messy fruity hop nose with a weak boring malt base. alcohol is hidden well. light body. the hop and malt flavors aren’t doing it for me and it’s hard for me to understand the high ratings for this one.

hopswine (4) - Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2007 does not count
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.

CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Bottle thanks to mj: Pours a clear dark copper mahogany with a thin-lacing wispy off-white head. Big, fresh grapefruity hoppy aroma has some toasty caramel malty notes. Starts pretty rich and malty sweet with some big citrusy, piny resiny hop character toward a crisp, bittersweet finish. A really hoppy barleywine that could practically be a IIPA. Not sure how well it’ll age though.

shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Pours a deep amber color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, and resiny, pungent hops. Flavor is caramel, piny, resinous and citrus hops.

Stine (1799) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2007 Poured from a 12 oz. Bronzey, mahogany hued pour, thick and luscious. Soap and spruce initially on the nose melt amiably into oranges, toffee, and milk chocolate. Tastes of brown sugar cake - wet and sticky with caramel and molasses - brandy, and creme brulee crust. Hops are present in a complimentry, supportive friendship; suggestions there of mango and pine. Maintains a pleasant, erudite distance throughout, never asserting itself too rashly but letting its commanding presence rest in calm authority. Palate is full and quietly rich. Finishes comfortably with wood and smoke. One to accompany a cigar and a lazy, late night campfire. Thanks for sharing, Mike!

adrian910ss (2594) - Doylestown, PA, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Pours a muddy ruby brown amber with a medium beige head. Wonderful aroma of simcoe hops, citrus and pine. Taste is very hoppy with hints of simcoe, toffee, caramel, citrus and pine. SUPERB !!!

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