Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2010) | Stone Brewing

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Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2010)Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2010)
BA SCORE
4.14/5
Exceptional
335 Ratings
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2010)Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2010)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by northaustin on 02-13-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
202
Ratings:
335
pDev:
9.66%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2010 Release poured into a tulip glass. Deep transluscent amber in color with a nice two and a half finger white head. Great retention and lacing. The scent is strong of carmeled malt. The alcohol scent that accompanies fresh bottles is very faint. The taste shows great aging. Flavors of carmeled fruits like figs. Very high in candied flavors. But there is still a piney bitterness from the hops present. For it's age, the mouthfeel is great: medium bodied, syrupy, and well carbonated.

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22 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- A clear deep ruby red with a two finger off-white head.

S- Dark fruits, cherries, figs, syrup, caramel malts, some alcohol, faded hops, sweet.

T- Piney hops are big and bitter, brunt aftertaste, syrup and dark fruits up front, very little alcohol. The burnt aftertaste is less off putting the more I drink this.

M- Medium body, little syrupy.

O- I did not try this fresh, but I still feel this is a solid beer at two years old. I am surprised how much hop bitterness is still in this beer. 11.1% ABV is not noticeable.

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Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2010) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 335 ratings