Old Guardian BELGO Barleywine - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.3/5 rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured a slightly hazy red amber.
Long lasting head with some lacing
At first a quite fruity and flowery nose. Almost transported me to a florist shop. But after a while the nose settled down to a fraction of what it was at first popping the top.
Flavor-- I might as well admit that I'm a Stone Brewery Groupie.
The flavor of this beer is robust to say the least. Bitter comingled with malt. While the ABV slightly exceeds 11 % I notice that the alcohol is subdued. Whatever it is with the flavor the bitter note has me smacking my lips.. and I could envision getting very well toasted on this beer. Alas I only have one bottle.
A wonderful fruity and flowery flavor.
A long lasting "Energizer Bunny" finish that keeps going and going--
The mouthfeel is very cordial- it's as if this beer had a greater viscosity on my palate... the flavor lasts so long it incites me to keep taking swigs to renew the flavor.
Drinkability-- this is the only thing I'd downgrade-- thanks to the 11+% ABV. I admit w/o it the beer wouldn't be a barley wine.. still under the influence of this libation I'll be welded to my chair only to be released with a pounding headache.
Highly recommended a wonderful beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2010 23:24:41 | More by gueuzeonhigh
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3.34/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Bottle poured into a snifter. Great reddish-amber-brown color with thick tan head that held pretty well. Good lacing and legs. Full body and medium carbonation. Aroma is of toffee, some mahogany, medium roasted malt sweetness. Taste is funky. The big thing that throws me off is that it tastes like burnt marshmallows. That burtn flavor is front and center and I'm glad I was splitting this bottle because I would've drain poured it if I tried to finish it myself.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 03:55:48 | More by mverity
Old Guardian BELGO Barleywine from Stone Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 522 ratings.