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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
87
very good

341 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.06%
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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jrohrbacher, Feb 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

mikemoeller112, Feb 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

bearisprime, Feb 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

stairwell2811bre, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of Agold
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a dark caramel brown color with just about no head. Leaves no lacing at all. Aroma is mild citrus with lots of caramel and a bit of toffee. Sort of a dulled orange zest aroma. Taste is well balanced. More toffee, nice caramel a bit of citrusy bitterness, very nice. It is a bit hot, alcohol is not well hidden and is more hot than warm. Mild carb, medium to heavy mouthfel, nice, but it is a bit sharp instead of smooth. Really nice beer,

Agold, Feb 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

UAyeroc2425, Feb 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

CEDAMA, Feb 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

jt6174, Jan 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

sponger, Jan 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

lilnicky068, Jan 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jskennedy, Jan 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

PhineasGage, Jan 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

likeemdark, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

dandmc24, Jan 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

brez8791, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

OldCrustacean79, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

savagepm, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

GrindFatherBob, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of TTAmod
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber into snifter.

A: Fairly good pour yields a hazy brown-ish amber liquid with a one-finger khaki head with a decent retention. Yeast and carbonation bubbles remain suspended in the liquid. Lacing looks good.

S: Smell is of dark, vinous fruit, strong malt, resiny hops and alcohol.

T: Strong malts up front. Tastes of toffee and caramel. A little bit of darker fruits show up after that. A bit of hops come in later and ends with a really strong, lingering tea-like bitterness and a quick taste of alcohol.

M: Thicker side of medium, yet pretty easy to drink. Carbonation helps balance out some of the malts and lingering bitterness.

O: This one needs to be a tad sweeter and maltier to really shine. It's obviously well-crafted, but needs to be a touched up a bit. Age would probably benefit this beer. It's better than average, but not quite great.

TTAmod, Jan 17, 2012
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2011 from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.