Brewed by Persephone Brewing
Style: Barley Wine
Gibsons, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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fiery_1 (927) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2016
650ml bottle, purchased late 2015 so I can only assume 2015 bottling. Wow, I gotta say this is pretty rich, smooth, and tasty for a ’young’ barley. Huge malty nose and sugars. Pours a lovely Indian red with a fairly prominent head that took its time to dissipate. Flavour is sweet dark fruity liquor, warming, with a mild hop bitterness combined with toffee. I was told this was good one, no complaints here... nothing but goodness... now I gotta wonder how this would age. Should have bought more bottles.

beerplace (1599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2016
On tap at Alibi. Pours dark hazy amber with a tan head. Aroma and taste are sweet, figs, some hops, caramel, dark and candied fruits. Sweet, hoppy bitter aftertaste with caramel and unexpectadly roasted malt notes. Very good.

yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2015
Thanks to Matt for this one! Cheers mate! Dégustée en compagnie de Dominique et Mademoiselle Irina. Bière couleur ambrée et/ou cuivrée, plutôt opaque et joliement mousseuse. Vraiment un look appétissant pour un Barley Wine. Des notes de houblons résineux percent cette épaisse couche de mousse persistante et dense. Je perçois également des notes d’alcool, de grains bien grillés et de sucre à pâtisserie. Tout cela est puissant mais extrêmement cohérent. Ça se tient bien et somme toute facile à déguster malgré l’heure tardive. En bouche le liquide est plutôt collant,s ans toutefois être lourd. Une belle densité supportée par un apport important de malts liés par la résine des houblons. Des notes de fruits également tels l’orange sanguine. Cette bière m’a beaucoup plu!

vadie (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
Couleur du cuivre ou miel sauvage. L’arôme est fort du sucre brun presque brulé, du malt et caramel au beurre. En bouche il y a du sucre brun, mélasse, caramel au beurre, avec une finition légèrement sucré. L’alcool est présent, mais pas fort.

Ferris (15001) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
Draft - Dark fruit and sugars with lots of raisin.deep jet maroon with a decent beige head. Sweet raisin, dark fruit and some mellow plum. Toffee and nice candied sugars. Sweet but very nice.

fiulijn (20372) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
Dark brown color, with creamy vanilla. The aroma is basic, caramel, with hints of fudge and vanilla (6.5). Full bodied, yet with a lean mouthfeel; good malt flavor, caramel, and a hint of fudge and molasses; very nutty beer, especially in the final, where also some darker caramel appears, and a tiny liquorice vein; given that, I don’t think it will improve with age, better drink fresh.
Very good, well brewed, balanced; solid offer.

Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2016 2014. Dark red-brown, thick head. Aroma is deeply fruity, plums and cherries, light choc notes, sweet, with the same dark fruit notes, light choc, leather. Sugars are a bit indistinct. Warning finish with fruits getting a touch overripe. Good bw, 7 -4 - 7- 4- 15 = 3.7

2015. Dark plummy purple-brown colour, with no head. Has sort of a plummy, boozy aroma with some raisiny notes...not super complex. Very sweet, light raisin, fair bit of alcohol. Not as refined as last year, not as complex, this is sort of a sugar bomb that could probably use a blast in either a rum barrel to own that sugary sweetness or in a red wine barrel to cut it. 2 - 6 - 6 - 3 - 12

RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Deep brown pour with tan head. Sweet and fruity aroma with some sherry notes. Sweet, dark fruits, cardboard, sherry, booze, bitter and dry finish. Seriously oxidated. Maybe just this bottle.

Crit (3973) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2015
Brown,small tan head.Nose of alcohol & fruit.Overly sweet palate,low carbo.Fruity malt,light alcohol,brown sugar,light bitterness in finish.

CapFlu (5126) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
Quick dissipating white foamy head atop an opaque black body. Toasty malt nose and burnt sugar. Strong bourbon and molasses front, runs smooth with an alcoholic toffee finish. Very drinkable, not a knock you over the head barley wine just well balanced and fun. Purchased at Penny Farthing in Oak Bay.

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