This is it! Stone Brewing Company's Old Guardian Barley Wine 2011 Classic. In the the purest sense of its form this Barley Wine is the uber hoppy, super malty huge beer that we know your are going to love.
Stone Brewing Old Guardian is a very dark beer with a deep rich mahogany hue and a delicious frothy head. Right after pouring this booze-like beer, your nose is assaulted with the aromas of dark fruits, bread, malt and hops; and yes, lots of alcohol. Stone Old Guardian is NOT for light-weights! Tread lightly with this 22-ouncer, like the name, Stone Brewing Company 2011 Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale Classic, this beer is heavy duty with its 12% ABV.
With the high alcohol content, the taste is warming with malty, dark fruits and caramel flavors. The after taste is bitter with its heavy hop content. Stone Brewing Old Guardian is boozey and very drinkable at the same time. And if you're one of those thatís patient enough to squirrel away a few bottles of this amazing Barley Wine, know that this behemoth is poised to continue evolving with age. Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine 2011 Classic shows us that Stone continues to be one of the best brewers of Barley Wine out there!