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Mill Street Barley Wine - Mill Street Brew Pub

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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 24.62%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
2012 vintage is barrel aged 6 months in Jack Daniels Whiskey barrels. Red waxed swing top.

(Beer added by: korguy123 on 10-29-2012)
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Photo of korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +33.2%

Black ceramic swing top into snifter. Red waxed top.

Slightly hazed dark copper pour with ruby highlights. Half finger white head. Lacing is minimal.

Short bread, dark stone fruits, brown sugar, some vanilla and oak shining through. The whiskey is there but isn't over powering. Light chocolate and cherry in the mix.

Brown sugar, vanilla, dark stone fruits, strawberries, shirt bread cookies with a touch of oak. Whiskey again is there but very subdued. It's just shy of the perfect amount of whiskey. The alcohol it's very very well hidden.

Medium body with decent carbonation. Sticky on the lips.

My very first experience with the base barley wine was a 2009 and I had no idea what I was getting into. "It's soo sweeet, so much alcohol!" 2011 I tried another bottle and really enjoyed it. NOW fast forward to tonight. My goodness it is amazing what a little barrel aging does. Very good!

10-29-2012 02:59:22 | More by korguy123
Photo of ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +23.1%

02-11-2013 15:20:34 | More by ericj551
Photo of liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +20.9%

Bottle from the LCBO, 500ml ceramic swingtop. Waxing this seems stupid.

Translucent burgundy body, with a cream cap. Decent lacing and fairly decent retention. Nose has some faint caramel and fruit notes, sweet malt,light oak/wood and perhaps a suggestion of butter/vanilla. Whiskey is light. Tastes has alcohol, sweet caramel malt, syrup, vanilla and a bit of oak. Not a lot in terms of whiskey, but I can sense it partially. Metallic notes that I thought were dominant when this was colder disappear as this gets closer to room temp. Sweet, sticky and malty. Low carbonation and smooth feel. Actually turned out to be a nice drink, despite my apprehension for revisiting this beer after many disappointing outcomes in previous years. Still a bit pricey at $13 a bottle for the product, so there's hesitancy to purchase further bottles.

11-02-2012 04:12:55 | More by liamt07
Photo of Rlombardi75

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

06-12-2014 01:06:51 | More by Rlombardi75
Photo of jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-09-2012 05:26:29 | More by jsnoek
Photo of DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

02-13-2013 12:47:38 | More by DaPan
Photo of Jotora

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev 0%

01-17-2014 23:07:02 | More by Jotora
Photo of nullbort

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev 0%

11-07-2013 20:05:43 | More by nullbort
Photo of fostachild

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev 0%

08-12-2014 20:01:09 | More by fostachild
Photo of cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -7.7%

11-06-2012 19:40:02 | More by cfalovo97
Photo of TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

2.8/5  rDev -13.8%

Poured in to CBS snifter.

A - Medium amber with a ruby glow around the edges. A thin layer of tan coloured head formed and slowly receded to a few scattered bubbles.

S - Barrel characteristics are fairly subdued, which is odd for a barrel aged barleywine but they are still faintly noticeable in the nose with light oak and whiskey aromas present. Big sweet caramel and toffee aromas dominate with some brown sugar and a big alcohol presence.

T - Barrel comes through at first with whiskey and oak. Sweet caramel, toffee and brown sugar flavours then take over and after a few sips the barrel qualities are barely noticeable, completely fading in to the background. After a few sip this becomes extremely sweet and very boozy and somewhat difficult to drink.

M - Medium body. Somewhat thin at times. Light carbonation.

O - Would love to see the ridiculous ceramic bottle that no doubt impact the price point, become a thing of the past. This is not worth the hefty price tag and is difficult to finish 500 ml of unless you share it.

11-06-2012 01:46:18 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev -18.5%

Bottle from LCBO. Do not buy this expensive barleywine again. Americo did to make our min tasting, and to see if whiskey barreling made a difference. It did. A nice whiskey aroma. But the base taste is as horrible or worse than ever. gelatin mouthfeel. Orange yellow coloured with some lace and a bubbly head. Bitter finish. Very poor for style or anything to drink.

11-02-2012 03:30:39 | More by Sammy
Photo of Lobstertainment

Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -69.2%

04-21-2013 05:16:24 | More by Lobstertainment
Mill Street Barley Wine from Mill Street Brew Pub
78 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.