Stone 2010 Old Guardian Aged In Bourbon Barrels
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Stone Brewing – Stone 2010 Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels – 500 ml. bottle poured into a goblet. 10.7% abv.
Appearance: Pours a dull copper with a large tan head.
Aroma: Chewy caramel, dark fruit, dried sweetened coconut, vanilla. Bourbon.
Taste: Bittersweet first sip of malt and hops, the comes the booze. Tons of barrel character. Wood tanins mixing through.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied,creamy.
Overall: Fantastic. The barrel treatment cuts down sweetness and adds new levels of greatness to the beer.