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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2013 bottle. Big caramely and vanilla nose. Flavor is nice, very hoppy , some caramel. Seems to be stuck in the middle, in a few years its probably a nice caramel bwine, fresh its probably nice and hoppy. lots of potential

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
2010 bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a clear orange copper with no head. The aroma is wood, booze, vanilla. Sweet malt, vanilla, light booze, very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2310) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2014
2014 bottle of Guardian Slumber. Pours brown, thin cream hued head that last. Strong nose of bourbon and toffee. Taste is sweet with caramel, toffee, vanilla, light oak, and a nice bourbon finish. Big burly body with a decent amount of booze burn.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
2010 and 2011 vintages, 500 mL bottles from the brewery tasted side-by-side with the early 2010 base beer. Pours hazy orange-brown with a small, off-white head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves trace lace. The nose of each has huge bourbon, vanilla and molasses, with more oak, molasses and charred barrel on the elder vintage. Notes of figs and raisins come through as well, with more raisin in the younger. The flavour is moderately sweet with brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, oak and bourbon with a touch of smoke. Herbal hops are delicate and come through mostly on the back side. These develop into a resinous hop-molasses finish with lots of vanilla and bourbon. On the palate, both are medium-full in body with a syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, wow, a truly amazing bourbon twist on a hoppy, sophisticated barley wine. The ’10 is smoother and more refined with more bourbon, while the ’11 retains more of the fruit from the original and has slightly more hops. The ’11 is a bit bolder and retains a bit more of the base’s punch while the ’11 is more of a sipper. Both are amazing. 2014-10-17

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5757) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
50cl, at 14.9%Vol, as Stone 2014 Series Batch 02 ’Guardian’s Slumber’, new exclusive American brew Anno 2014, thx alot to Secret Santa!, very complex brew, alcoholic/woody/sweet and slightly fruity/bitter, heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew, WOW!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (7860) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Loved the barrel influences in the brew. Nice wood and vanilla and a hint of pepper. The base was unfortunately a little past it’s prime (2006) or this would have went from great to epic. 11/12 had a bottle, 2010 bourbon - lighter than expected barrel influence ended up being near perfect, letting the original beer and the barrels shine. In 2012, 2006 = 4.3, 2010 = 4.7. Aaaaaaaand the 2014 version is COMPLETELY different than the other bottled release. Like night and day. While I loved the 2010 for being light on the barrel and showing the base more, I love the silkiness and the decadent overbarreling of the 2014 version, called Guardian’s Slumber. If I had to pick one verision, Guardian’s Slumber would be it. 4.6+."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scott65 (3) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
Incredible taste, not too boozy- just the right amount of time in the bourbon barrels. The Stone barley wine was already fantastic, but this edition set the bar even higher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2462) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Hazy mahogany brown in color... Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, oak, caramel, sausage... Flavor is bourbon, heavy smoke, caramel, toffee, light toffee and smoke on the finish... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (17657) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draught at Churchkey. Massive presence of bourbon that overshadows everything else in the beer. Like a bourbon aged in beer barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (4985) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2014
From a 50 cl bottle, Labeled 2014 series, batch 02 Pours a cloudy brown with an off white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel and bourbon Flavors of vanilla and oak. Viscous mouthfeel. Rich, slightly boozy finish.

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