Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2010 - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by WickedSluggy:
4.3/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
The "early 2010 release" of this ale is a beatiful beer, ruby colored with half inch of foam - some parabolic retention and streaky lace.
There seems to be plenty of beauquet and aroma but unfortunately this tasting is with a mild head-cold. I can't pull out specifics so I'll just give it a 4.
Flavour is luscious. This ale seems to have significant age on it already - all those swirly ripe flavors are present and this release is ready to drink, aged yes but not extremely complex. The caramel sweetness is well balanced by plenty of hops. Satisfies need for intensity.
Mouthfeel is a thick swimmy bath for the tongue. Plenty of body. Dive in.
The drinkability of this ale is superb - good cold; better as it warmed. Dangerous, could take one to oblivion.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2010 04:12:47 | More by WickedSluggy
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Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2010 from Stone Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.