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Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2011 - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2011Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2011

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BA SCORE
86
very good

336 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 9
Gots: 109 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: muttyd on 02-14-2011)
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stairwell2811bre

Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-05-2012 23:48:14 | More by stairwell2811bre
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Anthony1

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-15-2011 06:51:58 | More by Anthony1
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-17-2012 02:21:57 | More by jrohrbacher
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours a murky copper orange with a 2 inch foamy tan head that settles to a film on the top of the beer. Nice chunks of lace cling to the sides of the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, and some citrus zest hops. Taste is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, citrus fruit, citrus juice, and citrus zest. A mild hop bitterness sticks around the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a smooth and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good barleywine with a nice hop presence but the flavors are still a bit all over the place. I bet this one would get better as it ages.

10-12-2011 03:41:18 | More by UCLABrewN84
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sommersb

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-11-2011 02:27:29 | More by sommersb
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-14-2011 20:07:03 | More by Exiled
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Daveychu

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-30-2011 20:09:46 | More by Daveychu
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-15-2011 02:27:22 | More by TXhomebrewer
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bearisprime

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-08-2012 22:41:50 | More by bearisprime
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cheers405

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-15-2011 02:31:49 | More by cheers405
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surprenant1138

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured into a snifter. Hazy, murky, dark amber pour leaving almost no head. Slight lacing. Smell is lightly earthy, nutty, with some maple syrupy hints. The hoppy taste is there, but moreso after the swallow. It is then that the rich malty flavors rise. Mouthfeel is light, not too heavy. This tasty barleywine is not my favorite, but it certainly keeps me content.

03-22-2011 02:03:07 | More by surprenant1138
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capeannbass36

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

A- 2011 bomber poured into a Duvel tulip. Slightly hazy, orange, amber with a slightly yellowish tan, cream colored, two and a half finger head that faded after 5 minutes. Light lacing remained throughout.

S- Sweet malt, caramel. A little piney hops. Some booze.

T- Bready. Sweet malt. Caramel. Slightly bitter pine hop finish.

M- Light carbonation, but still somewhat creamy.
Very warm in the belly.

O- Like it a lot. Especially the finish. Only a hint of bitter hops. Just what I like. Not too sweet or syrupy. Will gladly have another.

08-16-2011 20:12:02 | More by capeannbass36
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moonknight31

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-24-2013 05:53:27 | More by moonknight31
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p-wagz

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-05-2014 02:19:33 | More by p-wagz
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-25-2012 02:19:57 | More by kspongeworthy
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pushstartnow13

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-07-2012 16:40:46 | More by pushstartnow13
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-08-2013 05:21:50 | More by BillRoth
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-16-2011 01:28:13 | More by PEIhop
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-27-2011 21:32:14 | More by JAHMUR
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-11-2011 05:42:56 | More by PhatAtUT
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McLaughlin5350

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-26-2011 22:59:35 | More by McLaughlin5350
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Stoutlad

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-29-2014 21:17:34 | More by Stoutlad
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DeanMoriarty

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-01-2014 16:53:47 | More by DeanMoriarty
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-12-2011 20:47:50 | More by drummermattie02
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TicoCali

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2011 17:14:58 | More by TicoCali
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2011 from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.