Beer Information and Tasting Notes

Stone Old Guardian

Stone Old Guardian

Brand
Stone
Expression
Old Guardian
Category
Dark Ale
Style
Barley Wine
Abv
11.26%
Country
USA

By Jeff Evans

82
Nose
Fruit features prominently, with oranges and red berries to the fore. Otherwise, it's a mix of creamy, but not forceful, malt, earthy hop resins and alcohol.
Palate
Powerfully hoppy yet surprisingly light in body, thanks to an airy, creamy texture. Tangy hop resins dominate over subtle berry and cherry fruits and a smooth, mellow, malty sweetness.
Finish
There's a hoppy burn on the swallow, with tangy, leafy hops continuing to control the finish, overshadowing creamy malt and a cognac-like alcohol note.
Comment
A chunky, take-no-prisoners barley wine with the hop rate of an IPA, or even a double IPA.