Stone Old Guardian Aged in Temecula Red Wine Barrels

Stone Old Guardian Aged in Temecula Red Wine Barrels

2013 Series Batch No. 05

BREWED MARCH 9TH, 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
2 Row Pale & Maris Otter Crystal Malt

IN THE BOIL
Warrior & Columbus Hops

IN THE WHIRLPOOL
Columbus & Ahtanum Hops

UNFILTERED AND AGED
in 60% American Oak Red Wine Barrels / 40% French Oak Red Wine Barrels

CELLAR NOTES
The beer gained a fruity tartness from the red wine barrels, contrasting yet blending beautifully with its big malty sweetness and accentuating the dry finish. The lengthy aging time contributed candied fruit/fruitcake flavors and a profound smoothness, diminishing the mild alcohol heatof the original brew.

February 24, 2013
Barley Wine
10.5%
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