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Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2010 - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2010Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2010

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

322 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 11
Gots: 88 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: northaustin on 02-13-2010)
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cynical1027

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-21-2012 00:54:37 | More by cynical1027
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Mar02x

Netherlands

2.98/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

With thanks to ?, Sorry I forgot who brought this bottle. I was able to try this beer on a tasting organized by Fiona de Lange (the Dutch beer lady) at 'de Molen'.

A - An amber looking fluid with a slight beige lacing.

S - A bit woody and no hops in the smell.

T - Smells like a 'wine IPA'!!

M - A medium carbonation.

O - This is not my style.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 19:12:23 | More by Mar02x
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Atyoungberg

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-16-2012 22:59:32 | More by Atyoungberg
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Fitzmke

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-08-2012 22:17:34 | More by Fitzmke
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vic21234

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Early 2010 release bottle poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a nice dark and cloudy orange with only a bit of head. Lots of lacing along the side of the glass.

S- Not much in the smell. Smells slightly boozy with some hints of light fruits.

T- Starts off smooth with hints of cherries and similar fruits. Then comes a biting finish combined with booze and hops. Lots of piney resin notes in terms of the hops.

M- Light and very carbonated for an 11%ABV. The alcohol is apparent and the warming sensation from it is there.

I have quite the collection of Old Guardian vintages in my cellar and I enjoy them, but there are several better barley wines that I can think of.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 03:44:42 | More by vic21234
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dudeabides76

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-04-2012 02:01:46 | More by dudeabides76
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -27.5%

02-03-2012 19:34:26 | More by chrispoint
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-27-2012 18:56:57 | More by PhineasGage
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jh1982

Nevada

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-26-2012 05:19:03 | More by jh1982
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Zimbo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

In the bottle this smells like an old tire yard in the mid day Summer sun but develops a nice complex perfume in the glass. Cooled and carefully poured, this had a cloudy deeply concentrated orange core with some unusual pockets of faded paleness towards the bottom of the glass. Thin head, almost off white with a fairly faintly light yellowish tinge. Very little carbonation, almost none at all. Fat silky body with a slight volatile fizzy end before leading a uniform and long but not overly challenging boozy bitterness. A pretty pumped up inflatedness which brings bigness at the expense of individuality and complexity.

Decent but a bit clumsy and not surprisingly unchallenging. A bit of a disappointment really. Maybe my expectations were too high but this certainly does not to be what I would expect from Stone.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 20:47:40 | More by Zimbo
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djaeon

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-22-2012 23:28:52 | More by djaeon
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Jakers90

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-12-2012 18:58:36 | More by Jakers90
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-11-2012 22:09:18 | More by lccrunchy
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leschkie

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-11-2012 06:19:15 | More by leschkie
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-10-2012 18:22:48 | More by djrn2
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bbadger

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

01-08-2012 18:23:16 | More by bbadger
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DCon

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-08-2012 09:01:40 | More by DCon
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towlea25

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-07-2012 18:03:17 | More by towlea25
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pushstartnow13

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-07-2012 16:44:15 | More by pushstartnow13
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josssmith

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-05-2012 21:57:10 | More by josssmith
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RyanLigeia

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Love it. Looks like a glass of auburn/brownish/reddish muddy water. Surprising head for such high abv that dissipates to froth. Excellent lacing. It almost looks like the foam at the top of a mug of cocoa.

Smell- Oaky booziness. Sort of sweet.

Taste- Delicious. VERY boozy. Some may not care for that but I personally love that. Tastes like its been aged in oak barrels, not sure if it actually has though. Excellent winter beer, has a little spice to it as well. Not a ton, not like a winter warmer or anything but its got some strong flavors. Maybe a dash of nutmeg or ginger.

Mouthfeel- Incredible. Very full and smooth. Good carbination but not at all "bubbly" somehow.

Overall- Would DEFINITELY buy this one again. Could be priced way way higher and still be worth it. I highly reccomend it if you like strong beers in general.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 03:16:35 | More by RyanLigeia
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Sinewave

Texas

2/5  rDev -51.7%

01-01-2012 23:39:14 | More by Sinewave
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buckyp

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-31-2011 22:09:29 | More by buckyp
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hawkmage

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-31-2011 17:42:45 | More by hawkmage
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cdwil

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-25-2011 19:59:04 | More by cdwil
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2010 from Stone Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.