From Persephone Brewing Company out of Gibsons BC comes their”Barley Wine” a 2014 Vintage ale and their first attempt at this style. The beer pours a deep cloudy brown with a brown head. The aroma consists of roasty malts, rasins, dark fruit and an overall sweetness. The flavour is of dark fruits, rasins, sweetness, roasted malts, hops bitterness, and lots of alcohol warmth. The alcohol content comes in at 11.9%. Like most barley wines this beer needs some age still. Very few breweries age theirs to make it more smooth due to lack of space. If nothing else pick up a few bottles of this and age them for at least a year. This will be great in a year!