Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.49/5 rDev +12.5%
A-a hazy brown color with a large tan head that lingers and leaves a heavy lace
S-heavy hop aroma and a malt mixture
T-heavy wine taste with a heavy hop aftertaste that then goes to a heavy alcohol taste that does not go away
M-medium body and high carbonation
O-The warmer it gets or the more I drink the better this one gets. Never been much of a barley wine person but this one hits the mark
06-09-2014 23:59:14 | More by a0lbudman
4.18/5 rDev +4.8%
Bottle shared with a friend this weekend. Poured into a wine glass.
Pours a hazy dark orange/amber, with a half inch fizzy head, and not a whole lot of lacing.
Smells like brown sugar, raisins, pine, citrus, booze, and brown sugar.
The taste is similar. A big hop blast up front, sticky pine resin and some citrusy grapefruit zest, followed by a big wave of sweet malt flavor- some brown sugar, caramel, toffee, raisin, and a spicy alcohol burn that is integrated into the flavor profile fairly well. The flavor combinations in the malt profile bring to mind candied plums and cinnamon raisin bread, it's awesome.
Medium bodied, sticky, boozy mouthfeel, drinkable despite the ABV. Low carbonation.
This was awesome, glad I finally got to try it.
06-09-2014 13:22:36 | More by GreesyFizeek
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,465 ratings.