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RATINGS: 527   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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jcwattsrugger (12549) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2009
22 oz bottle-pours a rich light brown head that laces and dark red color with brown tint. Aroma is sweet pine, dark fruit, medium malt-caramel. Taste is sweet pine/resin hops with some bite, dark fruit-plum, cherry, medium malt-caramel, peat/roasty, some spice-pepper. Thanks jwc215 for picking this out.

3.6
deyholla (12439) - 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.

4
madsberg (11776) - 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.

3.9
daknole (11402) - 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.

3.4
hopscotch (11305) - 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!

4.7
DocLock (11108) - 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.

4.1
alexsdad06 (10943) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2011
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99 (from notes). Pours a deep reddish amber color with a small, but dense off white head. The aroma announces its American heritage with ample amounts of grapefruit and tangerine hoppiness, and resin before allowing some of the sweet caramel malts to squeeze through. The flavor has citrus and resiny hops that provide moderate bitterness. Dark caramel and some chocolate notes do their share to balance the hops. Medium plus to full bodied and smooth. Finish is on the dry side. I generally favor the English style barley wines, but this is so well done it has won me over. I look forward to trying this with age.


3.9
jercraigs (10921) - 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

3.6
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

3.5
phaleslu (10747) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Bottle via trade with michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! This one wasn’t dated but I think it was pretty new. Pours a dark copper color with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel malts, raisins, pine resin, tea, and sugar. The flavor is pretty close to the same, with plenty of fruitiness and maltiness. Medium-bodied, with average carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. This struck me and the guys I shared it with as a pretty up-the-middle barleywine.


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