From Toronto Ontario’s Mill Street Brewery comes their 2012 Vintage of their “Barley Wine” a beer I have had in my cellar for 2 Years and 5 Months give or take a few days. The beer pours a cloudy ruby red with a light brown head. The aroma consists of deep dark fruits, sweetness and caramel. The flavour is of earth, dark fruits, sweetness, anise, toffee, malts and mild bitterness. This beer has tons of body and is impossibly smooth. The alcohol content comes in at 11.5%. The alcohol content is so well hidden that little to no warming is present. This was a very good beer fresh but it has really upped its game with some aged. If you have a bottle in your cellar this is a good time to crack it open!
Commercial Description: Barley Wines are traditional winter brews that originate from England. These robust ales are long-aged and can be enjoyed for years to come. English and Canadian malts, aromatic hops and careful ageing in whiskey barrels make our Barley Wine a complex and multi-facetted gem.