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Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2004 by Stone Brewing Company
American Barleywine
10.06 % ABV


 
Review by tavernjef on 08/26/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 10 18 5 9 2010
Dull orangy rusted murk. Slimming medium yellowed beige top of slippery smooth soft foam. Gets thin drippy rings of tiny stringy lace along with some slight clear glazed residue.

Aroma has a nice blend of caramel, pine sap, and floral hops. Fairly sweet overall and resinous with some tender orange slices, pear, and pineapple.

Simple, rich, lasting, and blended flavors of soft candyish caramel, well rounded piney hops, dullishly deep tropical fruits of pineapple, orange, and nectarine keep a sweeter complexion along with high ended resinous floral perks and light heat underneath on the finish.

Fantastic barleywine feel with a bold medium body taking on a sweet smoothness wrapped in delicate carbonation, creamyness, ruggedness, and alcoholic warmth. Nice finish of soft caramel mixed with leftover floral pine hops mixed in with the warmth.

Super swift on the drinkable scale. Goes down far too fast and easy to be 10%. A fine tasten', easy drinkin' barleywine that no doubt a bit of age has suited it well.

Served In: Goblet

Review by Kegergator on 01/28/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
92 2 10 20 5 9 2008
Murky orangish brew with no head at all. Decent lacing left on the way down. real malty smell, some sweet caramel and notes of alcohol as it warmed. Taste is amazing. Full flavored caramel malts blended with some light hops. Alcohol really comes out by the end of the glass. Awesome aged brew.

Price: $5.00 Served In: Other

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