I do not think Im ready for barleywine. lol. I picked up a bottle of Stone Old Gaurdian a few weeks ago. I have never had one before and after reading about them on the forums i wanted to try one. Is Old Gaurdian a pretty good representation of most barleywines? I can not see myself purchasing another anytime soon. I felt like it should be in a rocks glass like i was sippin scotch or something. lol.