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RATINGS: 1852   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2012
aroma, fruitness, in the nose, old malts, color, sparkling medium amber, taste, the sweetness from the malts comes right through in front a ceral sweetness, ans a warming essence as well, the backend hops comes out, some bitterness, but awesome balance, overall, this is one of my favs, Iam glad I still have this one, after losing Old Horozontial

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thetmaxx (770) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
On tap at Rubicon for cask night! (From notes) Aroma is fruity, some alcohol. Smooth. Hard to describe, there is a lot going on. Tastes like wine made of barley, literally what I imaging Barley wine to be. Very good. Also have this in a bomber, will update and contrast the difference.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Peter_L (1037) - SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2014 Flaska från Systembolaget. Djupt bärnstensfärgad med ett massivt skum. Dofter av russin, fikon och karamell. Alkoholsmak kommer fram för att snabbt dämpas av humlebeska. Beskan är typisk för Stones drycker. Lååång och fyllig eftersmak.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pandafisk (15) - SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2012
2012 release 60cl. Freakin awsome. bitterness, alcohol and this amazing "Stone" taste makes this beer allmost flawless

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hfmejias (929) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle poured on pint glass great dark brown color, very cloudy; big kick tons of malt and hops flavor definitely strong taste. Great rich aroma. Overall great Ale.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aenima (293) - Askim, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
Aroma of hops and caramel. Taste of nuts, caramel and american hops. A little to bitter.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3302) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
One of those barleywines that has as much hop definition as it does malty dark fruit flavor. Tried at the KC Hopfest in 2013.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeersweden (278) - SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2014
2013 Classic Release. Released in Sweden june 2:nd 2013 and bought the same day. Managed to save a few bottles in my beercellar until today jan 18-2014 when I opened this one. Hazy, copper beer with a biege-yellow big head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Nose: Caramel, cream, milk, orange, butter, banana, syrup, hops, malt and grass. Taste: Burned malt, coffee, burned christmas candy, dark syrup, grapefruitcest and orange. Body: Medium to full body. Oily. Little carbonation. The seven months in my cellar has only made this beer even better. A little bit more hazy and soft taste. WTF! This is sooo good! I just love Stone! How the h*** do they always deliver?

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2007 Early 2007 Release After its release from the 22-ounce brown silk-screened bottle, it resides in the glass a cloudless burnished copper with a gigantic head that is tan in color, creamy in texture and as it slowly erodes, the lacing provides a glutinous curtain to drape the glass. Nose has a big sweet malt aroma, caramel, with hints of strawberry cotton candy, oh yeah, fusel alcohol, also in the mix a touch of hops. Start is ambrosial, with the alcohol and hops providing a serious bite at the rear, the palates not my derriere? lol Top feels medium to full, with the finish modestly hopped, sweet with malt and the acidity generous, alcohol evident, with the aftertaste sweetly dry, a true tummy warmer, maybe a better term, "Stone Old Guardian Sensation"! Early Spring Release 2006 The beer upon the pour from the 22-ounce brown silk screened bottle is a clear burnished copper with a voluminous creamy light tan head that after erosion leaves a nice coating of lace upon the glass. Nose has a nice malt sweetness, hints of caramel, and oh yes a bit of fusel alcohol, and touch of hops me thinks, start is sweet, and the grain profile perfect and the top medium to full in feel to the palate. Finish has perfect carbonation, the delectable in their spiciness, nice bit of tummy warming, and the aftertaste dry. This beer has been a longtime favorite, and one I look for each year, along with the Imperial Stout, of course any beers from Stone Brewing are always a welcome site. Vintage 2005 Every year I wait for one of my favorite Stone beers to hit the shelf, of course this one hit while I was under the weather, so it got pushed back in a corner of the DBF. The beer as it emerges from the 22 ounce brown bottle a tralucent deep copper color, the head is mastodonic in size and spumescent in texture, after it slowly fades to nothingness, the lace forms a tight girdle to surround the glass. The aroma of sweet malt, over ripe fruit, hops, cotton candy all occupy the nose, what a treat, start is sweet with a thick grain profile and the top middling to full in its feel to the palate. Finish is delectably acidic and the hop potent in their spiciness, and the 11. 26 percent ABV makes itself know in the tummy warming and the alcohol bitterness in the very dry aftertaste, Another splendid vintage that will age nicely. "bonum beer laetificat cor hominis" Vintage 2004 One of my favorite beers that I look for each year, and one I get by the case. The beer as it renounces the 22 ounce bottle in favor of my beer glass is a tralucent deep copper color, the head is behemothic in size and spumous in texture, after it dissolves, the lace forms a thick blanket to cover the glass. The aroma of hops, fusel alcohol, fresh pineapple also sweet cotton candy like tones, a real treat for the schnozzle and the peepers, start is ambrosial, rich in malt, the top middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is controlled in its acidity, the hops unyielding in their spiciness with the aftertaste bone-dry, and long lasting, the 10.6% ABV produces a nice touch of alcohol bitterness and a definite belly warming sensation, a “Hoot” as it is every year, and it only gets better with age just like “Old Gusler”?

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - APR 9, 2004
Beautiful glowing orange color with a creamy medium sized off-white head. Sweet candy grape, brown sugar, light floral hops and alcohol aroma. Sweet malt, brown sugar, floral hops, citrus and alcohol flavors. Thick but crisp feel. Very good!


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