Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.23/5 rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2011 bottle. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Hazy reddish amber. Off white head. Sticky lacing. Some chunks of sediment.
Smell - Hoppy. Lots of barleywine malt aromas. Caramel. Very monotonic.
Taste - Hops and caramel. Well balanced, but it's just hops and caramel. Nothing wrong with it, as long as you're into hops and caramel. Bitter in the back.
Mouthfeel - Not boozy and not really heavy. Easy drinking and clean, but dull.
Overall - Unexciting. I wrote in my notes that it "hits hard." Take from that what you will.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2014 23:08:17 | More by Alieniloquium
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,388 ratings.