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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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325 Ratings
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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 6
Gots: 45 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

bca115, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

BillRoth, Dec 08, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

dannydetox, Sep 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

moonknight31, Jul 24, 2013
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

WOLFGANG, Jul 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

jaxon53, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Zbeetleman, May 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

mikeincharleston, May 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

cadaugherty, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

spycow, May 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22%

MrMattC, Apr 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

2beerdogs, Apr 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

atoulouk, Apr 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

jvillefan, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

brheuer, Mar 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Dirt, Mar 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

MiamiRedSkins13, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

t0rin0, Feb 25, 2013
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4.59/5  rDev +12%

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.

AmitC, Feb 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

baybassboy, Feb 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

DmanGTR, Jan 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

MordorMongo, Jan 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

freewill35, Dec 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

cdayb1, Dec 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

fox227, Dec 04, 2012
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2009 from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.