Brewed by Mill St. Brewery
Style: Barley Wine
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
2004 was 10%
2005 was 11%
2011 was 11.5%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
500ml ceramic bottle from 2009. Clear mahogany with a light biege head that fades to pretty much nothing. Quite sweet with lots of raisin, some plum, fig, caramel and molasses, malt is present but in the background for sure. Mild carbonation, prickly, quite sweet, moderate body, decent finish. I definitely like this better then fresh but not sure if maybe I should have opened it up a little sooner - guess I will have to try a different vintage and find out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AGAquino (665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
500 ml ceramic bottle from the LCBO. Aged in bourbon barrels this year. Wood and alcohol. Quite boozy, maltiness comes through in the end.
Earlier Rating: 12/20/2008 Total Score: 3.9
500ml bottle from LCBO. Light copper colour, small lacy head. Nice aroma, though not able to pi point. Sweet fruity, strong alcohol flavour. Lingering aftertaste. Similar to Belgian Quadruppel Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber copper with small light tan head with poor retention. Aromas of biscuit malt, caramel and dried apricots. Full-med body, complex tasty sweet malt balanced with a generous hop character, med carbonation with a light finish tainted with sodium. Otherwise nice effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bunget (677) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2012
500ml bottle, 2011. Nice ceramic recyclable bottle. Pours a dark copper, even brownish liquid with reddish tones. Small white head, fast fading and poor lacing. Aroma is sweet with lots of caramel, vanilla, nutmeg, raisins, plums, and very little booze. Taste is of lots of roasted malts, licorice, caramel and a good dose of alcohol (not surprisingly considering it has a respectful 11.5% abv), not as oily as I would expect. Decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strangebrewer (981) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2012
bottle 11.5%, 2011. Poured hazy amber-orange, with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty with a wine quality. Mouthfeel is thick, and alcoholy, dry, full bodied. Flavour of roasted malts, sweet strawberry note with lots of alcohol. Packs a puch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4812) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2012
500ml bottle listed at 10%ABV pours a golden orange color with a small white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is toasted barley with some light fruits and faint hops. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with some toasted malt bitterness and light fruits and moderate hop bitterness in the finish. One of the better barley wines brewed in Canada.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle. 2008 vintage. Pours dark murky orange with only a thin rim around the glass and a small island in the center. Lacing seems to be moderate. Aromas of raisin, figs, cinnamon, yeast, alcohol, dates, molasses and caramel. Taste is quite subdued. Very subtle notes of caramel. Lots of sticky sweet ginger and brown sugar. Some sugar cookie. Long thick bitter/sugary aftertaste. Body is moderate but too sweet. A-8 App-3 T-6 P-3 O- 13 Bottle 2010 vintage. Pours much darker than the ’08. Almost an amber color. Not much head. Aromas are similar but much more pronounced. Figs,raisin and dark fruits right off the top. Some sweet caramel and brown sugar. Molasses and some bitterness. First sip is plenty of hops and dark fruits. Lots of candied malts and brown sugar notes. Slightly boozy. I get some cookie again. Much more carbonation obviously than the ’08 at this point. Palate is well carbonated and fairly dry. A-8 App-3 T-7 P4 O-14 Overall I think the ’08 has peaked and needs to be consumed now. I had one bottle of the 2010 when it was released, it has held up well over 2 years.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1653) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Bouteille 500 ml. Cuvée 2011, 11.5%. Couleur ambrée, mousse fugace beige. Arôme de caramel, vin fortifié, malt. En bouche, malt, herbes, caramel, porto, fruits, alcool. Finale avec alcool et amertume...un peu de sucre. Très bonne beer, un peu ordinaire pour le style mais bon..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7552) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2012
2008 bottle at TimE’s. Big fruity nose, still has hops, caramel, vanilla. Light brown-orange with no head. Flavors of vanilla, prickly hop, nice fruit: peach, melon. Very wwell aged. Smooth and very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4112) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2012
sweet, lots of burnt raisins, brown sugar and apricots. Hops are still kicking butt three years later. Decent bitter finish.

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