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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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When our illustrious brewing team spiked a few barrels of the Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine with our Belgian yeast strain last year, we absolutely loved it. So much, in fact, that we knew we needed an excuse to make more. So, in our unending quest to constantly challenge the status quo (even our own), we came up with Odd Beers for Odd Years, a program to release odd beers – e.g. Stone Old Guardian BELGO Barley Wine – in odd years (2011, 2013, 2015…). It was met with a bit of resistance (to say the least) since we weren’t originally offering the traditional Old Guardian alongside it, but we’ve mended our ways and decided to make both. You’re welcome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
m4rest88 (387) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5243) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MeadMe (1382) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2010
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - MAY 22, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3287) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4217) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2010
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.

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