Stone Old Guardian - White Wine Barrel

 
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style
Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Barley Wine
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrNosha (2119) - Wrttemberg, Germany, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2017
Vom Fass in Berlin. Braunes trbes Bier, wenig Schaum. Holz, etwas Vanille, apfel in der Nase. Bitter im Antrunk. Kumquat, Apfel, Kruter, Gewrze. Im Abgang Grapefruit und Orangenschale. Nicht ganz so rund wie die Rotweinfass Variante. Der Weisswein bring Citrus Aromen.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2571) - FRANCE - DEC 24, 2016
On tap @ Stone Berlin, Berlin - DE. Color: clear dark amber beer with no carbonation and small ivory head. Smell: toffee and caramel malt, full body with oak and candied fruits notes. Very intensive and quiet boozy. Taste: full body intensive caramel malt balanced with strong fruity and candied notes. Oak. Good attenuation, quiet drinkable. Aftertaste: oak, candied notes, grapes. Boozy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dambor (610) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2016
On tap at Stone Bistro and Gardens Berlin. Pours ruby red with medium head. Aroma: intense vanilla, a touch of whisky wine sweetness but also a lot of maltines. Taste: again vanilla, malt, nice hoppy character in the palate. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (5464) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2015
2012 vintage. Pours opaque orange copper with a bubbly white head. Tastes like white wine, booze, grapes, caramel. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like white wine, booze, grapes, caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
On tap at 10 East. Admittedly Im a huge fan of regular Old Guardian, this kicks it up a few levels with both the wood and the wine components. Aroma is lots of caramel and malts and coming to the party is the white wine and wood aromas. The flavor is much less hotter than the bottled version or non-BA OG, and the caramel flavors really come out, along with the vanillin. The wine flavor is much more subdued, and the hop presence is noticed instead. A good switch IMO. A solid offering.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (1812) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2014
On tap at Liberty Station. Cloudy orange with nice white foam. Very pleasant oak aroma. Pear and brown sugars round out the nose. Wood flavors are sharp and dry. Tart stone fruits and citric acids bury the pallette.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4708) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
On tap at Stone Liberty Station. Amber in color with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of caramel, citrus, pear, heavy florals and perfume, light oak, and a hint of unripe berries. Taste is of citrus, stone fruit, raisin, light pine, bitter florals (lavender mostly), pear, and oak. Dry and complex.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
[ Tap ][ Stone Liberty Station ][ 5oz ][ Red Wine Taster ][ $2 ][ 2/2/14 ]
>> Pours a hazy bright orange, spotty lace. Skunky nose from sun, mild white chocolate, vanilla, light berry. Taste is dusty, spicy, dry, mild white chocolate. Over oaked, dry palate.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
On tap @ Stone Liberty Station. Hazed amber pour with a small tan head. Smells a bit tart and fruity. Gooseberry, green apple, grapefruit, raspberry, and green grapes. Sweet caramel, some charred wood, and a hint of vanilla. Interesting. Bitter flavors of green apple skin, grapefruit peel, and pine. Some tannic oak, mild wine, grape, and a light sweetness of caramel. A touch of booze on the back end. Shouldnt be good with the tartness, but didnt mind it too much.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Tap @ Stone OSide. Murky copper/orange pour with a froth of off-white foam. Noticeable white wine grapes in the aroma over dense, sweet malt and pine bitterness. Taste is semi-boozy white wine up front followed by thicker sweet malt with raisin and dense caramel before finishing with hop bitterness, pine, and lingering alcohol heat. Theres an interesting flavor interaction between the white wine and the heavier malt notes where the wine influence seems to accentuate the density of the malt. Coating mouthfeel. This is a great variant as the white wine clearly alters the base beer but you can still identify the components of the base beer which are quite well complimented by the white wine. Excellent.


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