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Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Stone Brewing Co.

Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedOld Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

114 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 114
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 13.09%


Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 08-05-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by dgilks:
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dgilks

Australia

4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 500ml bottle shared with friends

Clearish red colour with a smooth, creamy head. Nice lacing.

Oak and fruit with some lovely bourbon notes. Almost chocolatey. Nice.

Oak and chocoalte with nice fruitiness and bourbon character. Tons of hops too with plenty of bitterness. Delicious, balanced and great.

Medium body. Well attenuated. Good, moderately-high bitterness.

A delicious beer. Great bitterness and interesting character. Handles the barrel well.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 08:35:25 | More by dgilks
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2014 Release

A - mysteriously uniform, baltic amber

S - didn't notice it

T - warm, colorful, splendid

M - right there at that Kentucky border, not Indiana, not Ohio, just over the river and into the land of oak barrels...too many empty...and now filled with beer.

O - ready to buy more....a USA friend tells me that its now at costco...and a great deal too....I would jump on a non-stop from Zurich to California, get off the plane, and buy a case at costco... und dann, bis später!

Serving type: bottle

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3.14/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2010 vintage.

A - Poured into a tulip a nice honey amber hue with next to no head our lacing.

S - Aromas of cardboard, light bourbon. Doesn't make me want to drink it.

T - Taste is, well, just like regular old guardian. Loads of caramel malts, lots of light bourbon. Nice light toffee, faint cardboard. Not exactly great but not the worst one.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit thin, lightly carbonated. Boozy, eh.

O - Overall this beer was yet another let down from stone with the 500 ml series. Thankfully I have no more.

Serving type: bottle

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A: Dark amber with decent clarity, small head with great lacing

S: Like Old Guardian, but with bourbon...Ok lots of bourbon with some spice, hops and hints of caramel. a very sweet smell to it.

T: Toffee caramel, solid bitterness, lots of bourbon and a nice sweet finish

M: Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. solid consistency

O: Great beer, to be enjoyed for a good occasion. If you like old guardian and bourbon then you will love this.

Serving type: bottle

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Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.