Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2004 - Stone Brewing Co.
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2.85/5 rDev -32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Cool looking bottle. Micro-bubbled off white head, lightly hazy gold liquid. Alcoholic fumes emanate upwards with some tropical fruitiness and solid maltiness coming thru also. Lots of warming/burning alcohol carries thru in the taste as well. Maltiness is there...just not in great depth as I had expected. Ample bitterness follows. Finishes bitter with malt undertone, but way too "hot" in the alcohol dept. to really enjoy, so it gets knocked down in the marks here. Somewhat overrated (as are all the Stone beers IMO). I'll take a Bigfoot over this anyday!
Thanks to Craig for the bottle.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2004 14:17:49 | More by beerluvr
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2004 from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.