Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2014 Release

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This annual release is always a stunner from Stone, best known for its affinity to produce beers that showcase a strong hop presence, so it's not surprising that the brewery would excel in this style category. Immediately attractive, the mahogany-amber colored beer offers aromas of banana bread, turbinado sugar, caramel malt, toffee, molasses and dried dark fruit that are all married to a core of citrusy hops. The mouthfeel is smooth and satisfying, with a rich orange-oil flavor that coats the palate and lingers long on the finish, ending moderately bitter and pithy. Enjoyable now, but should hold well through 2016, at least. Lauren Buzzeo

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  • Rating
    92
  • Alcohol
    11.6%
  • Bottle Size
    22 oz
  • Category
    American Barley Wine
  • Date Published
    2/1/2015
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