Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2010 - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by AwYeh:
3.25/5 rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
22 oz bomber into nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a foggy amber color with half a finger of fine, white head.
S: My initial impression is that this smells surprisingly like a Fig Newton (plus alcohol). Bready and syrupy smelling, with heavy doses of lighter fruits and spices.
T: A heavy dose of alcohol is here, of course, but the sweetness of the beer's other flavors can hold their own against it. Similar to the smell, with a nice piny bitterness on the finish.
M: Thick and almost flat, very sticky. Lingering heat from the alcohol is consistently present.
O: A good beer, looking forward to trying other offerings in the Old Guardian line after this one– but maybe not too soon, I can still almost taste this one when I think about drinking it yesterday. [Reviewed to a 3 average with style heavily in mind, so it's a decent amount above average even if my score looks woefully low compared to the other ones for this beer.]
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2012 21:58:36 | More by AwYeh
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Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2010 from Stone Brewing Co.
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