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Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2009 - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2009Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2009

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

323 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 323
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 6
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 02-06-2009)
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dannydetox

California

4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

had the pleasure of tasting this vintage keg at the stone outpost in pasadena. poured into a short stem glass, the ale has a hazy amber tone, with a thin, off white head. smell was less intense than i would have expected; there is a subtle smoked quality accompanying the malt-driven nose, perhaps some toffee as well. taste is excellent; loads of rich caramel and dried fruit flavors lead into a bitter, yet balanced finish. alcohol is present, but not overpowering. this four year old beast held up nicely.

Serving type: on-tap

09-10-2013 22:15:52 | More by dannydetox
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moonknight31

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

07-24-2013 05:53:50 | More by moonknight31
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

07-08-2013 04:57:34 | More by WOLFGANG
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-07-2013 11:59:21 | More by jaxon53
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Zbeetleman

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-15-2013 03:03:42 | More by Zbeetleman
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

05-13-2013 22:30:43 | More by mikeincharleston
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

05-07-2013 23:21:22 | More by cadaugherty
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-02-2013 04:51:27 | More by spycow
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MrMattC

California

5/5  rDev +22%

04-22-2013 00:31:25 | More by MrMattC
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2beerdogs

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

04-19-2013 05:36:47 | More by 2beerdogs
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atoulouk

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

04-15-2013 02:49:16 | More by atoulouk
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jvillefan

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-06-2013 23:50:46 | More by jvillefan
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brheuer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-24-2013 20:33:17 | More by brheuer
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Dirt

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-15-2013 02:23:55 | More by Dirt
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MiamiRedSkins13

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-05-2013 01:46:16 | More by MiamiRedSkins13
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-25-2013 02:16:59 | More by t0rin0
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AmitC

New York

4.59/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A pure bliss of a bottle.

Got this in lieu of 3-12 fl oz Hopslams.

Poured from 22 oz bomber into large snifter glass. Very clear, deep amber color with great ruby hues. Still has a lot of carbonation for a 2009. Some bubbles are seen rising up slowly. Very less, thin layered head from the first half pour. Tan colored and does not stay. Excellent stickiness shown by the side laces with each sip.

Aroma is huge. Smells a lot like old ale. Some very obvious malt-hop presence upfront. A little bit boozy as well. Smells fills the nose from a feet away once you open the bottle. Hops shine along with a lot of malt but do not have a distinct presence of their own.

Taste is all malt and boozy. This one is heck of drink, Alcohol has not mellowed down much i would suppose or it would have been hell boozy when fresh. Bitterness is still there. In fact a lot of it. A little bit of toffee flavor and a lot of caramel flavor dominate the taste. An excellent blend of malts and hops is what barley wines are all about. I like it very much. Finish is bitter to very bitter.

Mouth feel is medium to slightly full. A lot of oily and resiny touch. A very good warmth when drinking this. A lot of booze and might appear astringent to some.

Strong and drinking nice.

I love it.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 01:25:19 | More by AmitC
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baybassboy

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-02-2013 18:30:51 | More by baybassboy
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-28-2013 14:39:07 | More by DmanGTR
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MordorMongo


3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

01-13-2013 23:38:50 | More by MordorMongo
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freewill35

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-24-2012 23:00:39 | More by freewill35
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cdayb1

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-16-2012 22:16:42 | More by cdayb1
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fox227

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-04-2012 05:17:36 | More by fox227
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-09-2012 11:59:04 | More by Hanzo
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funkel81

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-06-2012 03:37:38 | More by funkel81
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2009 from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.