Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2010 - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by lsummers:
4.3/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured an amber deep red on tap. Head took a minute to settle but eventually diminished to leave some impressive lacing.
First hints at a mollasas buttery smell but is a little faint.
The taste hits you right up front. It's like a zesty syrupy taste that changes into the molasses like flavor with a touch of the hops coming through. It ends very pleasantly with a sweet nutty burnt aftertaste. To me the sweetness of this beer combined with the hoppy burnt molasses flavors makes this one a great sipper.
The mouthfeel helps the flavor dance on the tongue at first confusing you into the complex notes. On tap this beer had a bit more carbonation than what I remember but I liked it. It lightens an otherwise thicker mouthfeel.
Can't wait to keep trying these year after year.
Serving type: on-tap
05-19-2012 19:29:23 | More by lsummers
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Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2010 from Stone Brewing Co.
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