Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +9%
Draft into snifter at Yard House in San Diego, Calif., on July 28, 2012. Three fingers of head when I got it. Mahogany brown color. Thick white foam/lacing. Good retention all around (sides and top).
Smelled caramel, light chocolate, rye and nuts.
Tasted nutty, toffee, caramel. Very malty. So smooth.
Full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long lasting smooth finish.
Absolutely loved this beer. Very malty, but it worked. So smooth and a great aftertaste.
07-29-2012 22:01:42 | More by BucannonXC5
4.43/5 rDev +11%
A - Pours an almost clear amber-orange with a thin layer of frothy off-white head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel, biscuit, and caramelized malts with grapefruit, citrus, and pine hops and some booze.
T - Starts off with some sweet caramel and biscuit malts with lots of grapefruit and citrus hops and some bitterness. Through the middle, pine hop flavors comes through with more bitterness alongside some caramelized sugars and some more biscuit malt. The finish is a mix of sweet caramelized malts with lots of tropical, citrus, and resiny pine hops, bitterness, and some booze.
M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a resiny, bitter, dry, and warming finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really nice hoppy American Barleywine. The hop profile is really great and helps to balance out the hotness and body. Enough malt flavor to keep up as well.
07-27-2012 06:30:33 | More by ngeunit1
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,472 ratings.