Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MrJolly:
4.6/5 rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Color is slightly hazy copper-gold. The little carbonation in the pour dissipates after a couple minutes. The slightly bronzed head, which is thin and full of small bubbles, pours to two fingers but settles to less than a half.
Smell: It is a sweet and rich smell with definite alcohol in the nose.
Taste: This one starts out a bit tame, actually, with a very sweet kiss at the tip of the tongue and a warming in the middle. At the end, though, you might be swerving homeward with the lingering sensation of citric bitter. It's a good taste, but leaves you a little forlorn. What a lot of emotion in this outwardly-sweet looking beer.
Mouthfeel: It is a thick beer, not super slippery. It is almost edible. You could take a bite, maybe.
Overall: Wowzers. The barley wine-"style" means maybe a lot more hops than a barleywine. It is a good thing Stone Brewery exists in the world.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2013 00:52:32 | More by MrJolly
More User Reviews:
4.3/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Size able head. Leaves ample blanketing lace. Cloudy amber to brown color where light passes in a murky way.
Sweet malt sugar nose. It smells like pre-hopped, pre-fermented batch of home brew. Some alcohol in the background.
Rich, thick and full of caramel. This could probably go well on top of vanilla ice cream. There's enough hop to prevent this from becoming cloyingly sweet. It's surprisingly easy to drink despite the 11% abv. The mouthfeel is chewy.
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2014 20:13:16 | More by smcolw
4.93/5 rDev +23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Poured into my trusty pint glass. A strong copper look with little head. Smells of barley of course and taste of strong barley and hops. Goes down fairly easy. Overall a great beer and btw I had the 2014 realease of this beer. so enjoy this delicous treat
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 20:37:04 | More by yuenglingfan101
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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