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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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UAyeroc2425

Alabama

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-02-2012 20:28:44 | More by UAyeroc2425
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +30.2%

02-01-2012 05:00:45 | More by CEDAMA
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jt6174

California

3/5  rDev -21.9%

01-30-2012 01:42:06 | More by jt6174
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sponger

California

3/5  rDev -21.9%

01-29-2012 05:31:56 | More by sponger
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-28-2012 06:07:52 | More by lilnicky068
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jskennedy

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-27-2012 23:59:01 | More by jskennedy
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PhineasGage

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-27-2012 18:51:54 | More by PhineasGage
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likeemdark

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-27-2012 12:35:03 | More by likeemdark
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dandmc24

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-26-2012 11:16:34 | More by dandmc24
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.9%

01-22-2012 19:14:11 | More by brez8791
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MisterGrizz

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-20-2012 23:00:46 | More by MisterGrizz
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OldCrustacean79

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-20-2012 15:55:48 | More by OldCrustacean79
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-20-2012 08:42:24 | More by savagepm
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-17-2012 14:40:52 | More by GrindFatherBob
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TTAmod

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -10.7%

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.

01-17-2012 04:34:42 | More by TTAmod
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.9%

01-17-2012 02:07:53 | More by gafferjohn
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-16-2012 00:05:05 | More by Satchboogie
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Eurytos

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-14-2012 14:32:37 | More by Eurytos
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mjmadsen21

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-13-2012 05:28:30 | More by mjmadsen21
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.9%

01-10-2012 18:23:20 | More by djrn2
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pushstartnow13

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-07-2012 16:40:46 | More by pushstartnow13
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Codytucker13

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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josssmith

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-05-2012 21:57:29 | More by josssmith
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silentnoiz

Tennessee

4.28/5  rDev +11.5%

2011 Bomber in a pint glass.

A - Deep golden amber with a steady stream of carbonation rising from the bottom. Thin smooth head across the top.

S - Malty, a bit of oak, hops.

T - Vanilla, caramel, raisin, and very bitter (in a good way) from the middle to the very end. Continues to get more bitter further back.

M - Carbonation hits fairly strong up front but then tapers nicely towards the middle and is smoothed out.

O - Great Barleywine. It's pretty bitter, which I like, but if you don't like bitter, you may not appreciate this one. I think the best year I've had from Stone if my memory serves me well. I'd love to A/B this next to Avery's Hog Heaven (a fav BW of mine).

I'll probably go pick up another bomber or two of this, really enjoying it.

01-05-2012 01:53:13 | More by silentnoiz
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2011 from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.