JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2008
2005 Vintage Bottle poured into a small snifter - Reddish color with almost no head. Aroma is thick with cereal, sugar, and faint citrusy hops. Flavor has a nice sugary, malty-cerealish taste with a faint hop flavor and dark, vinous fruits throughout. Mouthfeel is really nice with a slight alcohol burn that creeps pleasantly up the palate. Pretty good, though the “vintage” price hurts the pocketbook a tad bit. MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2004
This year known as McGlynn's Ghost. Deep orange brown in color, with a thin head. Pear liquor aroma with the sticky smell of malt and hops mixed in together. Sticky malty chewey carmel flavor, with lots of hops to balance it out. Enjoyable sipping brew! MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2006
Tasting at goldtwins 9/20/06 - 04/05 blend - Aroma is pineapple hops and carmel malt. Pours cloudy brown with a medium head and good lacing. Flavor matches aroma and hides alcohol well. Palate is tart and crisp. Interesting brew. dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Shared bomber bottle at the brewery thanks to the owner. No name on the bottle. He just said it’s their barleywine and this is the only barleywine listed. This was another good one. Nice sweet malt taste. Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Iron hill brew fest. Amber/cherry in color with roasted malt flavors. Smooth taste with strong alcohol burn. should age more.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2010
2009 vintage on tap at the brewpub. Cloudy brown color with a thin khaki colored head. Sweet smelling with notes of toffee, butterscotch, grass, and prune. Big chewy mouthfeel followed by a tsunami of flavor. All of the aroma notes were present along with a little chocolate and fig. Oily and coating with a very long finish. This was one very tasty barleywine. TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2010
General Lafayette the phantom.poured a mahogany brown. Nose is pruney and dusty. Flavor is bold and full with dry fruits and a slight hint of booze. Finish is a bit hot and a tad sweet And boozy. PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2005
Poured into a wine glass at the brew pub the Phantom had me right from the start. The aroma was of fruit but not necessarily dark. Instead it had almost a citrus feel to it. Flavor was sour at first cleansing that palate for what was to come in the way of sweet caramel goodness and alchoholic burn. I meant to grab a growler of the stuff and wax it up for posterity as this beer will one day rule the world if opened. lowner (19) - astoria, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2003
I can't believe this was never rated before. Thiswasby far the best beer at the Brookly Split Thy Skull Barleywine fest in 2003 and was at least as amazing at the Inn. This is a true english styled barleywine. Its dark, unbelievably sweet but in my opnion a touch more complex than Heavyweight Old Salty (another no-brainer premier barleywine). As smooth as a 10+% alcohol barleywine could possible be. Awesome!!!! RaveDigity (2) - USA - NOV 9, 2005 does not count
2003 Vintage, one of the best beers I have ever tasted. Aroma was intense but inviting, raisin, and malty. Carmel, mild fruit and scotch all come through a nice strong head.