Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2010 - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by northaustin:
4.45/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
pours a very clear red/maroon with a finger and a half of very even white head which has long retention and leaves a solid strong lacing.
smell is upfront with fresh hops of the citrus and pine variety backed by an earthy note of malts and hops. alot of alchohol heat as well.
taste is suprisingly mellow after the smell. everything balances nicely in the beginning and leaves with a huge bang of hops and syrupy sweetness. not so much alchohol in the taste, but it is still noticeable.
mouthfeel: lightly carbonated, but sorta foams up in the mouth helping it go down smoother. im left with a nice mixture of a oilyness and flavor.
drinkability: lets just say im glad this one is back. it was the first beer i have bought an entire case of at once. i cant wait to try this one with some age. very sessionable for the big beer drinker.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2010 07:38:40 | More by northaustin
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Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2010 from Stone Brewing Co.
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