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Stone Old Guardian (Vintages 2004 and later)

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RATINGS: 1908   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
A beautiful bold barley wine. Massive malt and hop notes. Silver Medal winner at the 2000 Great American Beer Festival in the Barley Wine category. Gold Medal winner at the 2002 World Beer Championships in the Barley Wine Category. Look for it in the first quarter of each new year. Can be cellared or enjoyed upon its release.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
My first favorite barleywine style ale. Strong but not harsh, sweet honey flavor, and nice malt backbone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
Rating #1289 - 21.10.2014 - Stone launch @Craftbeeryeg. Draught. Hazy orange-brown pour, bubbly head, not much lacing. Aroma is hot, alcohol, pastry dough, burnt sugar, orange rind. Taste is an alcoholic hoppy punch, lots of IBUs tempered with sweetness, and a ton of alcohol on the palate, but not thoroughly undisguised. Would love to try a 2-3 year aged.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odysseyalien (66) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle aged from 2014. Still a good bit of carbonation on the pour. Sweet tropical fruit on the nose as well as on the palate. Truly delicious. I hadn’t been anticipating this year’s release but I am now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (811) - SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Big heavy and so tightly stuffed but difficult to see all the individual elements. Dark brown, boozy and long on the palate. Needs more definition. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (776) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle from CBB. Ruby amber with an off-white head. Sweet malty aroma. Starts as malty as the aroma but has a hint of hops at the end to stop it being too cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emartell (307) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - OCT 24, 2015
Notas dulces, malta, granos. Color rojo cobrizo, destellos granates, carbonatacion media, Corona de espuma abundante de alta retención. En boca maltosa, dulce, afrutada y potente. Al paladar es compleja, notas a frutos secos, principalmente higos y pasas. Ligeramente dulce, maltosa, cremosa. En general muy buena cerveza, sin embargo al ser del 2015 aun se percibe demasiado joven.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE (1000) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Reddish brown pour. Sparse lacing. Sweet caramel aroma, with notes of spice and dark dried fruits. Taste is quite sweet and a bit boozy. Oily, sticky mouthfeel, mild carbonation. Very pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vjohans (568) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
2013 Bottle Fruity american bw. Full body long finish. Medium sweet. Nice bw

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kroney (233) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Growler to snifter. Appearance: unfiltered apple cider. Aroma: honey, burnt sugar, alcohol, musty hardwood, raisins, dried apricot, hints of floral hops. Taste: dried fruit sweetness, honey, sweet malt, alcohol, good hoppy finish to balance. Palate: minimal carbonation, dry, warm. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1499) - Bodř, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle at home. 3 year old. Has a slightly hazy deep reddish orange color with a small ivory head. Lots of hops in the aroma with apricot, ammonia, caramel, oak and alcohol. The flavor has a lot of caramel along with sweet biscuit, grassy hops, harpix, ammonia and dried fruit. Full-bodied, soft mouth feel, and has a medium bitterness. A rich, hoppy and well balance American barley wine. The hops area surprisingly present after three years.

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