Stone Old Guardian Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels

Stone Old Guardian Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels

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
Barley Wine
11%
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