Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2007 - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by kingcrowing:
4.18/5 rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
64oz Growler poured into a hill farmstead tulip, found at Pearl Street Beverage in Burlington! Huge thanks for them putting this on the Growler bar!
Pours a fairly unfortunate hazy, muddy amber brown wig a small light yellow head that settles quickly. Nose is really malty and rich - caramel and an almost honey and oats note that's really nice.
Taste is simply fantastic, no surprise but age has done this beer a lot of good! Not hot at all, rich and mellow with that honey and oat finish that was on the nose. Light carbonation and a dry finish. Very good beer!
Serving type: growler
12-15-2011 22:59:29 | More by kingcrowing
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4.64/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Fortunate to grab a growler and a glass at the company store. Served in a 10oz. Glass.
A: A golden copper color. Very cloudy/opaque, such that I cannot see through the glass. Thin white head retention.
S: Very malty and strong flavors of carmel. A beautiful and complex aroma. you can tell its aged well. Reminds me a little of a dry 18-year old scotch.
T: immediately, the sweet carmel and toffee hits me. Next, is a nice, smooth malt backbone, followed by a bitter, hoppy finish that lingers. I feel like I'm going to taste this for hours (but in a good way). It's amazing how the flavors are so bold after almost six years. It's definitely one of the best barleywines I've had.
M: Definitely thick and chewy. It completely coats my mouth.
Overall, fantastic! 'Nuff said.
07-22-2011 21:47:43 | More by akorsak
Serving type: on-tap
04-09-2013 18:31:01 | More by thetastywort
3.68/5 rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Beer served in an Old Guardian glass, because I can.
Beer is ruby in color and clear with an off white head of small bubbles with low retention, some lacing and moderate carbonation.
Aroma is bready, yeasty, nice esters, a little fruity with plums or other stone fruits.
Beer is medium in body and sweet, very sweet, mildly bitter from the grains in the back and the midpalate is estery with some nice fruits or grape skins. Not my favorite series of beers from Stone but this one is pretty decent.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2012 18:41:03 | More by drabmuh
3.13/5 rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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.
The nose brings some caramel and brown sugar, as well as some older hops. Faint fruits in the background. This is the hoppiest of the bunch when compared with the 2005 and 2006, though still not super hoppy. The flavor has a good deal of sweetness and still just a touch of lingering bitterness. Some alcohol. Medium body with low carbonation and a mixture of sugar and alcohol. There's some fullness to it.
This was okay, but it's not something I'd really plan to age all that much of in the future.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2012 11:28:11 | More by Thorpe429
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2007 from Stone Brewing Co.
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