Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.63/5 rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Ah, sitting down to enjoy my hundredth beer review on the site.
A - Pours reddish-brown with a two finger head that very slowly dissipates to a substantial cap and sticky lacing.
S - Roasted malt, resin, and caramel take up the scent, sweetness to it.
T - Dark caramel at first turning to heavy resiny hops on the swallow as expected from Stone. Alcohol shows through mildly in the aftertaste along with a smokiness, makes me think a little of scotch, definite numbing to the tongue after a few sips.
B - Medium body and carbonation, slightly syrupy. Oily feeling in the mouth after swallowing.
O - Overall a pretty good beer, especially if you are looking for one to sip through the whole night. Overly bitter in my opinion for a barleywine, would prefer more malt and fruitiness to show through. Would recommend for fans of Stone's other beers but would not be the first barleywine I would suggest.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2013 22:50:21 | More by JustinAniello
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