swoopjones (5666) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
BCTC 2010, OG lightly tamed & altered by the addition of Belgian yeast. Still very rich & aggressive but with a little Belgian floralness added. Still boozy & strong but with a new unique twist. didnt seem to alter it all that much though.
m4rest88 (381) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wat a great beer!
Strong enough to get a buzz going, and tasty enough to crave it all the time. Amzing.....gonna look for this again real soon!
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho.
One of my favorite bnarleywines ive had. The yeast gave it a huge peach flavor, very fruity, it went so well with the simple C60 body and that year’s hop profile. really prefer this over the regular and i love the regular OG
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler, RBWG 2010. Pours a hazy copper body with a minimal off-white head. Heavy fruity Belgian character on the nose with light citrusy hops and some sweet caramel. Nice fruity malt and floral hop flavor up front with a lightly caramel malt base. Tastes very un-Stone like. Medium bodied with light fizzy carbonation. Some nice tangerine notes on the finish. Very nice. I think I’d choose this over regular OG.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber brown color with a small head. Aroma has a lot of spice and bread with some sweetness and yeast. Flavor is sweet and loaded with spice and must. Full body and the yeast really shines. Good idea but I didn’t really love it.
MeadMe (1284) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Diego for this one.
A: Pours an amberish brown hue with an average tan head. No retention or lace.
S: Aromas of belgian yeast. Lightly sweet and fruity with hints of citrus and grass.
T: Worlds different than regular Old Guardian. Yeasty Belgian esters mostly banana and bubblegum with mild spicey notes. The hops are still here with nice sweet pine and enough bitter citrus to make this a real interesting brew.
M: Medium in body, nice carbonation for the style.
D: Very good. Tasty and unique. I would say Stone put a unique yet tasty twist on this one.
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - MAY 22, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I got the end of the keg at the Barley Oak in Mandeville, LA. Got it on the house as a result. Orange/copper colored pour with lots of foamy head (made bigger by it being the very end of the keg, I’m sure). Floral nose with yeasty and wheaty notes. Flavor was biased to the hoppy side with some sweet grape and apple notes and a tangy tart hint. Bitter finish with a subliminal citrus hint.
BelgianBeerGal (3103) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Stone Domination hosted by Aces & Ales. Kinda like you took a British style barley wine and added Belgian yeast and some extra sugar. Seemed a little disjointed at first, boozy and overly sweet, but it improved as it warmed.
vtafro (3020) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ EBF. Amber pour with some light tan head. Sweet fruit, belgian sugar, apple and pear aroma. Belgian qualities overtake beer, sweet malt and fruit flavors accompany with some yeast and a light warming.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at hams on my birthday. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Nose is sweet and rich with maybe a touch of belgian flare. Ok, I can taste the belgian yeast and candy sugar in this, its really different and really good.