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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17714) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Draught at Churchkey. Good body, nice aroma of wood, dark fruits, bread dough. Taste is more complex than most Stone offerings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15381) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle shared in London during Scopey’s 10k - I picked this one up at the brewery. Old fruits in the nose, earth, bread, toasted caramel. Medium sweet flavor with earthy bitterness, some oily pine, dried fruits, berries, leather, orange peel. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Warming finish, plenty of oiney bitterness, jammy fruits, leathery berries. Great stuff. It’s a few years old now but there’s still a lot of kick here. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle split at Scopey 10K, massive thanks to LKS, 26/11/15. Rich chestnut brown with reddish hues topped with a decent beige head. Nose is rich malt, toffee, red berry, spice, tannins, red wine barrel, figs, toasted sugars. Taste comprises dark malt, fruit loaf, red wine notes, leather, plum duff, caramelised sugar, dates, red berry snap, candied fruit. Full bodied, fine carbonation, light warming alcohol in the close. Solid BA barley wine. Well rounded and balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
A: A rich copper color with about one finger of head that quickly dissipates. S: Like you would expect from Old Guardian, very malty and sweet. The red wine barrel aging has definitely imparted some fruitier characteristics to this beer. T: The taste is very much like "regular" Old Guardian, but a slight fruity sweetness is present here (on top of the malty sweetness). A slight bitter hoppiness is present as well. M: Enormous body, no carbonation. D: Not a beer you drink very quickly, but incredibly tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12512) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2009
(Stone tasting at Brickskeller) Lightly hazed amber body with soft beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous, caramel, grapefruit, light vinegar. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some grapefruit, buttery, alcohol, light vinous, molasses. Smooth medium-full body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11778) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2009
On tap at Bistro BA Fest poured a hazy amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of red wine, carmel, citrus and light oak. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, red wine, citrus, oak and pepper with a crisp dry lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (11059) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Tap. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy cream colored head, no retention or lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, cookie, bread), average hops (floral, pine), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol and wine. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel), heavy hops (floral, pine, citruus), and average esters with notes of wine and plum. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Name: Old Guardian 2008, red wine barrel
Date: April 25, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Tasting, DLD
Appearance: cloudy orange, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet wine and caramel aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, winey sweetness brings out a fruity character, light oak along with a spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Growler… Cloudy dark caramel ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The nose furnishes caramel and toasted oak with a splash of red wine. It’s just a hint medicinal, but fortunately no more than that... very slight. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and pillow-soft carbonation. Bittersweet, caramely flavor with additional notations of toffee, brown sugar, oak and a faint medicinal component. Lengthy, lingering, bittersweet finish. Growler courtesy of Dstructo!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (10045) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2013
This one is a pretty solid one. Blend of red wines but it doesn’t take away form the classic base beer.

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