Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2010 - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear amber color with a small white head that leaves enough lacing on the glass.
Smells of pine hops with some caramel sweetness.
Tastes of a big caramel malt flavor up front followed by that west coast hop flavors of pine and citrus. Some fruit makes an appearance to add depth to the sweetness. Alcohol is very well hidden. Compared to the 2009, I would say it is more balanced and less raw. My complaint about 2009 was that there was too much alcohol character, but that has been resolved and this is more to my liking.
Mouthfeel is on the full side of medium with a good creamy amount of carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2010 01:58:33 | More by ocelot2500
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Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2010 from Stone Brewing Co.
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