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Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2006 - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2006Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2006

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188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WebmasterMike on 03-02-2006)
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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%

Thanks to queens1130 for sharing this one at AndrewK’s tasting.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and has aged really nicely in my opinion.

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3.95/5  rDev -4.8%

Bottle shared by drabmuh alongside several other Stone brews. Thanks Matt.

The beer is mostly clear, appearing golden orange hued with crimson / ruby highlights.

The aroma offers bread, biscuits, caramel malt, faded citrus hops, alcohol.

The flavor is sweet, offering some old citrus, a touch of basement, caramels, bread, booze.

Medium bodied with moderately low carbonation.

Overall, this was pretty good. Not among my favorites in the style, but still worth trying. A bit too sweet. Best is small quantities.

Huhzubendah, May 08, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks for sharing Chris!

(A)- Pours a fairly dense reddish chestnut color. Some tan froth.

(S)- A nice rich profile of toffee and caramel. Bits of fig and wood.

(T)- A nice malt profile and smooth finish. Lots of toffee and caramel.

(M)- A great carbonation level and a great balance too. Smooth and malty with almost no bite to it.

(D)- Aged gracefully, but I think it can go for even longer and longer.

sweemzander, Apr 16, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -11.3%

Beer served in the appropriate glassware because I'm a responsible adult. Step aside children.

Beer is ruby and clear, tan head of small bubbles, moderate retention, a little lacing, low carbonation.

Aroma is sweet, very yeasty / biscuit and bready, mild musk.

Beer medium in body, mildly bitter from grain on the finish, mild leathery musk to the beer, fine malt palate, good Marris otter feel, overall the beer is fine, not my favorite but a good version of it.

drabmuh, Apr 06, 2012
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3.13/5  rDev -24.6%

Bottle courtesy of drabmuh at last weekend's Stone tasting. Served in a Stone goblet.

Pours a semi-hazy golden-caramel color with a bit of an orange hue. Short head without much in the way of retention or lacing.

Much like the 2005 version, the nose brings some caramel and brown sugar, as well as some older hops. The hops are a bit more citrusy and prominent than in the '05. Faint fruits in the background. The flavor has a good deal of sweetness and still just a touch of lingering bitterness. Medium body with low carbonation and a mixture of sugar and alcohol. A bit of oxidation there as well.

This was okay, but it's not something I'd really plan to age all that much of in the future.

Thorpe429, Apr 03, 2012
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Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2006 from Stone Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.