Brewed by Mill Street Brewery (AB InBev)
Style: Barley Wine
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
2004 was 10%
2005 was 11%
2011 was 11.5%

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
hstreet (71) - Toronto, Ontario, - DEC 27, 2012
A decent Canadian Barley Wine. Smells of Apricot, Vanilla and Cinnamon. Great tastes and great after bite I really enjoyed this one. Thanks Mill Street for another great product!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
azzurro (181) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
I truly discovered barley wine thanks to Mill St. and their old-fashioned growler. The story behind the inspiration of this beer is priceless. The 2016 was excellent, and bought few extra ones just for my old days with my better half by a cozy fire in a cold Cdn winter night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChadPoole (461) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
A bottle of 2015 version. Pours cloudy yellow/orange with a small white head. Dark fruits and barley aroma. Taste of barely and sweet syrup with a bit of bitter. Medium body with low carbination.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KoNrRiI (1453) - rhus, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2015
0.5 stone bottle. Very hazy, dense honey color and a small, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, resemblant of mead, delicately vinous, some caramel, and a delicate hop presence. Taste is malty, sweet, toffee, a tad vinous again, delicately sour as in dark fruits sour, and subtly hoppy with that zesty touch. Almost full body, slick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is sourer, fruitier, but also rather spicy - it even irritates the palate a bit. Overall a marvelous beer, worth all the recommendation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2015
Opened up a 2008 vintage that Ive been cellaring for 7 years. Main reason was to celebrate their demise to the dark side of being purchased by Labatt. This barleywine pours a thick golden orange with no head. Aroma of sweet toffee, caramel, bready malts and a light hop presence but mainly the toffee making up most of the nose and flavor. Taste is toffee, Caramel, bready malts and light toast with a touch of hops for balance but really that toffee backbone throughout. Great way to celebrate thanksgiving and once great breweries!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lesifflebiere (1817) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
La bire est plutt paisse, couleur cuivre avec une petite mousse, armes dans les tons de caramel et de prunes, ainsi que dautres fruits foncs. Les saveurs touchent le sucre dorge, on retrouve encore des prunes, un peu dalcool parvient percer, le tout est trs doucereux et surtout trs sucr, comme un sirop lgrement dilu. Un bon vin dorge, mais qui tend taper fort un peu sur tous les plans, qui manque de subtilit. Acceptable, mais le contenu est moins impressionnant que le contenant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (1580) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Vintage 2013, vieillit un an. Armes de canne sucre, carmel, rable, dattes, alcool. Ces armes se perdent un peu en bouche, marqu par un lger manque de saveur. Tout tourne autour dun got de caramel grill et de houblon. Manque de rondeur. Amertume assez amre et lgrement sucre. Bon barleywine dans lensemble mais manque un peu de complexit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gluepot (612) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
Tapped into a 2013 version of this Ontario BW. The nose is soft toffee and that is also the dominant element of the taste profile. The toffee element is delicious, with some balance from bready malt and some hop presence. The texture is a bit thin for a 11.5% barleywine and I would love to get a little more punch from the malt to set off the sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2014
This one poured a very light brown with a beige head. Aroma was of caramel, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Flavor was similar, pretty smooth and a nice example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle contributed by estover. We missed you at this one. Pours a brownish orange with an off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit and caramel. Taste is slightly sweet and the body is medium thick with medium carbonation. I would say this is a near perfect example of the style. No frills.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (9149) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle at worldbeertastes temporary leaving The Hague tasting. Poured a cloudy medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is toffee light caramel. The flavour is medium bitter with a yeast alcohol bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Nicely controlled alcohol.

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