Stone Old Guardian Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels

Stone Old Guardian Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels

Barley Wine
11%
50

BREWED JANUARY 13TH, 2011

Our take on this age-old style is full-bodied and heavily hopped.We tinker with the recipe every year, and this version was big, smooth, and malty, with a fairly dry and bitter edge; perfect for cellaring.

IN THE MASH
Extra Pale & Maris Otter Crystal Malt

IN THE BOIL
Warrior & Columbus Hops

IN THE WHIRLPOOL
Columbus & Ahtanum Hops

UNFILTERED AND AGED
23 months in American Oak Kentucky Bourbon Barrels

CELLAR NOTES
A nearly two-year rest in bourbon barrels added lots of bitter oak tannin, caramel, and vanilla flavors to this beer, giving it a big malt presence anda more restrained hop profile. Vanilla flavors from the oak accentuate its malty sweetness without being syrupy or overly sweet. Very balanced.

February 24, 2013