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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Growler Fill.. Pours orange amber with a off white head...Caramel, citrus, faint smell of grapes and alcohol..Lots of caramel, woody, it seems like the one really mellowed out from the aging.. Not sure what year went into the barrel but this one is not very harsh.. Good stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9213) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Draft, Brickskeller. Unfiltered brandy colored body, thin dark tan head. Nose is woody/nutty oak and a mix of caramel and red grapes. Body is oily and full, texture is somewhat harsh and abrasive, with a husky bite on the back of the tongue, combined with the high alcohol presence its a little bit annoying. Rich and sticky toffee, caramel, red grapes, plums and sweet tobacco round this one out. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2009
On tap at Hamiltons 2nd Saturday. Pours a nice rich amber. Oak, vanilla, caramel. Nice sweetness. The red wine notes did not come out to me. I had this one after the French Oak Double Bastard and I think that was still heavy on my palate so i will have to re-rate this one someday.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2009

Source:Guest tap at DLD.
Appearance:Dark amber pour with a one finger beige head.
Aroma:oak, vanilla, red wine, caramel malt and a hint of alcohol.
Flavor:Oak, fruity wine and caramel malt with a warming finish.
Palate:Medium/full body with soft carbonation.
Overall:Didnt care for this as much as the regular OG.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
xs2500 (187) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 27, 2009
As I say when I rate all Stone brews, you should expect nothing less from this company. Flavor is strong yet palettes well. Nice semi sweet fruity aroma

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Draught at Maxs: Aroma of oak, hops, red wine, caramel, slight bleach, and light alcohol. Poured deep orange/amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white/pinkish head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter flavor. Tastes of malts, oak, vanilla, slight red wine, hops, slight alcohol, and marzipan. Tastes like a certain holiday cookie I do not know the name of. Medium to full body. Smooth , slightly sticky texture. Averae carbonation. Oak, vanilla, slight caramel, and hop finish is a little dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13439) - 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 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2009
This beer was terrible on tap at DLD. Incredibly harsh hops with no other redeeming quality. I simply cant believe that this is rated so highly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2009
A 2008 sample at Rozis Wine House Stone Brewing event. Very light citrusy aroma. Poured a medium orange and cloudy body with a small bubbly head and little lace. Strong kick with bubbly mouth feel. I wasnt blown away by this barley wine, fine but not really great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10883) - 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

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