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RATINGS: 531   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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madsberg (11762) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
Bottled. Thx to SS GT2 for this. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma of herbs, flowers, some ripe fruits, some caramel. Some Spice. Flavour of soap, pine, flowers, caramel, fruits, light Brown sugar. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a heavy bitterness. Very Nice.

3.6
deyholla (11505) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Bottle shared by sarro. Poured a deep amber with a near white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was sweet with grains and caramel and just a slight bitter backing from the hops. Flavor was similar with the sweet grains and caramel dominating the finish but combining nicely with a growing pine hop note.

3.7
j12601 (11055) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2009
I think this may have been from the bottle I gave to Aliza at the Cuvee de Castleton release at Captain Lawrence. Pours a nice brown with a thin white/beige head. Sweet and spicy with some nice caramel tones. Malty and more caramel. Finishes with a light bitterness. Tasty.

3.4
hopscotch (11051) - 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!

3.9
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Pours a brownish color. Lots of caramel and dried fruits in this one. I think after drinking the Old Numbskull my palate was skewed a bit on this one. The flavors were a bit subdued, but there was plenty of caramel, vanilla, resinous hops, brown sugar, and some good fruity notes too. This is a laid back barelywine. Not too in your face. A good production.

3.6
kp (10882) - 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

4.7
DocLock (10659) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2007
UPDATED: APR 16, 2009 Wow. I didn’t realize that this was Scratch 4 until recently. The pour is turbid, muddy deep brownish with 1-finger of khaki head. The aroma is amazingly complex, giving notes of heavy hops, tropical fruit, funky feety Simcoe hops, yeasty hints, caramel malt, figs, and mild cognac. The palate is rich, complex, throwing different things at the palate with every sip. Among the flavors Inoted were caramel malt, huge feety hops, tropical fruit, blackberry, prune, cognac, and figs. The hops don’t overtake the malt, with both components being huge and balancing each other well, and the alcohol is very well hidden. I need more of this.

3.7
adnielsen (10605) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Bottle @ ratman’s house. Thanks! Cloudy, reddish brown with a light brown head. Floral, herbal, a touch minty, floral hoppy, caramel malty, slightly earthy aroma. Earthy, floral hoppy, toasty caramel malty, light toffee flavor.

3.7
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2010
Hazy amber with a medium off white head. Aroma was sweet with caramel and hoppy notes. Flavour was sweet with caramel, malty, hoppy and piney notes. Finished bitter.

3.9
jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2009
2008-08-07. Dark brown body with a creamy tan head. Interesting aroma, hoppy over top of dark malts, lightly leafy character. (7+) Flavour is similar with leafy hops over a malty base. Light earthy malt notes, caramel touches. Smooth average plus bodied palate. Very enjoyable. May have to get some more of this. Bottle, Premier Gourmet, Buffalo


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