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RATINGS: 466   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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 werent originally offering the traditional Old Guardian alongside it, but weve mended our ways and decided to make both. Youre welcome.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Good style and this is a good rendition! Nice stout body and good bite on it, a little over bitter though. Overall, this is a strong Old Ale!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wilnatp (692) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Barley notes and slightly complex. Nothing too special or distinguishing to note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4964) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 20, 2016
A crazy clear Amber orange red color with a rich poignant sharp hoppy aroma. Medium to light bodied and very dry with lots of raisin+plum, malt and a sharp boozy finish. Nice but not so belgian. 3.6/7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (4303) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2016
2011 Vintage, Sampled from tap at Stone Garden Berlin. Hazy amber color with big eggshell head. Aroma is toffee, slightly oxidized, some fresh yeast, resinous, piney, dark fruits. Taste is more toffee, piney, sticky, slightly oxidized. Oily mouthfeel. Very good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ALIBALI (1551) - Kiel, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
Schweres sehr fassig wirkendes Barley Wine Freudenfest. Sure und trockene Rotfuchtflavours gehen eine heilvolle Allianz ein. Besonders der spte Trunk fngt den Komplexiwurm. 0,15/3,30 vom Fass in der STONE BREWERY Berlin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (1131) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2016
Drank with Marijn, Bram and Lennart in the Stone brewery bar (awesome place!) in Berlin. Fine beer, sharp taste with lots of alcohol in the taste. Not that sweet. Belgian hop taste. More like an English barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (6719) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
From a 22 oz bottle. Vintage 2011 courtesy of Ryan. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Flavors of caramel. Sweet, but mellow finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4778) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2016
Bomber bought @ Systembolaget five years ago. Pours hazy reddish brown with a small offwhite head that doesnt leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and piney with caramel, toffee, sweet dark bread, while grapefruit a, caramelised apples, pine needles, resin, minerals, alcohol and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty, resinous, dusty and tiny fruity. Mouthfeel is soft, sticky, tiny oily, astringent, boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with caramel, toffee, sweet dark bread, grapefruit, tangerines, apples, pears, pine needles, resin, moist soil, alcohol and lemon zest. Big and heavy. Oxidised with both dark fruit and cardboard notes. Light belgo notes. Quite enjoyable...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pyrmir (5864) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
650 ml bottle at Mackan, thanks! Amber with off white head. Aroma complex, sugar, toffee, malt, yeasty esters, woody notes and alcohol. Taste is similar, complex, fairly sweet, malty, sugar, wood and yeast in nice harmony. Really nice!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
tone_leggett (14) - - MAY 10, 2015
Complete miss for me. From first sip to the after taste bitter throughout Somewhere in the middle i think there was a slight sweetness but it quickly receded into the bitterness. Not smooth at all and this was not due to the alcohol content... if anything positive is to be found it is that the alcohol % is masked well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomat (3710) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle. Amber with no head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, malt, caramel and hops. Full body with a very nice, bitter sweet after taste.

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