Old Guardian BELGO Barleywine - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by notyourdadsbeer:
3.98/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tulip at Euclid Hall.
A: Deep rusty amber with brown hues. Very little head that fades fast with minor lacing.
S: Creamy malt and medicinal notes with Belgium yeast and deep hop undertones. Boozie on the nose, notes of spice, only a touch of sweetness.
T: Belgium yeast hits first and foremost but lacks sweetness out of barley wine. The yeast really subdues the sweet caramel of the malt. Clean in the mid palate but not outstanding and finishes with just a touch of hop. As the beer warms the alcohol becomes more present and the beer becomes harder to tackle.
M: Low carbonation and heavy on the palate. This is a very full bodied beer that has a lot of booziness behind it and the alcohol strays to the hot side as the beer warms.
D: A great attempt at a new style of Barley wine. Being how the next release won't be till 2013 hopefully they work out the kinks and produce something outstanding. Maybe this beer just needs some time to age. Time will tell.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2011 04:14:57 | More by notyourdadsbeer
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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.