Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Smurf2055:
3.88/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Reviewed Nov 2011, vintage 2007
2007 vintage enjoyed at Bevridge Place in West Seattle.
Aroma was amazing! Sweet yet balanced, malt and hops, aggressive yet friendly.
Appearance was dark amber with about a finger of foam. Obviously at four years old, there’s very little carbonation on it.
Taste was decent. Warming feeling and a bit of citrus. Lot’s of malt. There was a bit of an alcohol bite, and I sort of expected a bit more complexity at four years old.
Palate was full and strong all over and remains for a while.
Overall, as far as they go, this one was pretty good. It’s very Stone brewing; up front and aggressive, and it knows it.
Serving type: on-tap
04-01-2013 07:23:30 | More by Smurf2055
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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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