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Stone Old Guardian (Vintages 2004 and later)

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RATINGS: 1896   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (875) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
A great yeast and malt aroma, sweet fruits on the tongue, with a mouthful of alcohol. Somehow, there are enough hops in this to clean the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enwiebe (216) - - OCT 2, 2015
10/2/15. 2013 bomber. Pours classic dark hazy amber. Last few drops were even darker viscous spots on top of the foam. Still big boozy and bold. Wonderful complexity. Still very challenging. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (523) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2015
2012 vintage at Hopcat Detroit. Aroma is mellow, caramel, toffee, butterscotch, some hop. Appearance is orange red, off white head. Taste is mellow, a great caramel and salted candy flavor, real nice. Mouthfeel is perfect, thick and the flavor is still here. Overall, yowza this is good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (1204) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 25, 2015
Apparently haven’t rated this. Thick cloudy syrup deep golden. Big boozy caramel and sweet sugars. Well balanced, bread dough and alcohol heat but the caramel is great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malin_aiisa (325) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle. Clear red, brown, small white head. Aroma of brown sugar, mature grapes. Fizzy, bitter, alcoholic, round feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fantti (806) - FINLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Pullo @ Systembolaget, 11,2% versio. Kaatuu lasiin mahonginrusekana ja kirkkaana, noin kahden sormen paksuisella pysyvällä ja vahvaa pitsiä jätävällä vaahdolla. Tuoksussa vahvimpana on tuhti keksinen, pähkinäinen ja karamellinen mausteisuus. Mukana on sitruksinen ja makeampi hedelmäisyys, joka on paikoin jopa makeaan marjaisuuteen vivahtavaa. Maussa tuhti makeamman puoleinen maltaisuus (karamelli ja pähkinä) on edelleen hallitseva ominaisuus, mutta nyt makea marjaisuus työntyy selkeästi mukaan monipuolistaen makua. Humalointi on puumaisen ja havuisen tuntuista. Suutuntuma on melko tuhti ja täyteläinen, alkoholikin tuntuu, muttei polta liiaksi. Hiven tuhdimpi olisi saanut tuntuman puolesta olla. Hienosti tehty BW, monipuolinen ja sopivan hitaasti juotava. Stone pitää paikkansa yhtenä suosikkipanimoistani.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2448) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2015
Pours copper with a large head. Nose shows golden syrup, spicy and resinous hops, honey and caramel. Similar flavours: honey, resinous and spicy hops and a massive aggressive bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle. 2008 vintage from Corvallis Brewing Supply. A: Semi-clear reddish brown in color with a dark creme colored head and lacing. N: Toffee, marshmallow, pines, very earthy and dirty hop notes, toasted biscuit, woodiness, a hint of iron and oxidation - but not much. T: Quite sweet and surprisingly bitter given its age. Seems to be holding together pretty well, too - not breaking down at all. M: Medium heavy body, sticky, foamy carbonation, alcohol is there, but it doesn’t have the usual Stone punch. O: Fine barleywine, especially with some age on it. Doesn’t pull any punches, but it’s more restrained now than fresh - when I would give it a much lower score in all likelihood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (766) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2015
650ml bottle from Systembolaget. Big pine and sweet fruit nose. Beautiful dark amber with a rich lacing head. Complex taste, this is vintage 2015 still a bit sharp, still, apricot, caramel, fig, oak. Finish with pine bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (4809) - Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Poured a Depp copper rust color with aromas of malt and booze. Flavors are sweetness, booze, and more booze, harsh alcohol aftertaste.

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