Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2007) | Stone Brewing

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2007)Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2007)
BA SCORE
4.13/5
Exceptional
290 Ratings
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2007)Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2007)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.26%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Wildman on 01-25-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
239
Ratings:
290
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 290 |  Reviews: 239
Photo of Texasfan549
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McMatt7
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of BDeibs
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of MickeyHops
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ccurrid
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ricecracker420
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Beersnake1
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jvillefan
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of moonknight31
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jaxon53
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of mikeincharleston
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of cadaugherty
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of thetastywort
4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fortunate to grab a growler and a glass at the company store. Served in a 10oz. Glass.

A: A golden copper color. Very cloudy/opaque, such that I cannot see through the glass. Thin white head retention.

S: Very malty and strong flavors of carmel. A beautiful and complex aroma. you can tell its aged well. Reminds me a little of a dry 18-year old scotch.

T: immediately, the sweet carmel and toffee hits me. Next, is a nice, smooth malt backbone, followed by a bitter, hoppy finish that lingers. I feel like I'm going to taste this for hours (but in a good way). It's amazing how the flavors are so bold after almost six years. It's definitely one of the best barleywines I've had.

M: Definitely thick and chewy. It completely coats my mouth.

Overall, fantastic! 'Nuff said.

07-22-2011 21:47:43 | More by akorsak

 823 characters

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Budinetz
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of btesta
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Nickfellow007
5/5  rDev +21.1%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2007) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 290 ratings