Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.78/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY
A: The beer is very dark hazy amber in color. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving lots of lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass and lots of lacing down the sides.
S: Moderate aromas of smoked oak chips are present in the nose.
T: The taste is mostly dominated by flavors of oak along with notes of smoke.
M: It feels just about full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I wasn't very impressed with this beer as it seemed a little too smoky, and these aromas and flavors didn't mesh with the underlying barleywine.
Serving type: on-tap
03-01-2014 23:48:04 | More by metter98
4.75/5 rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Picked this one up at TW in Glendale. I have to admit at first I wasn't so sure about it, but for some reason smoked beers are never rated as highly as I think they should be. This one is very similar to The Bruery's Smoking wood at 1/3 of the price.
A - 4.75 - Nice copper crystal clear beer wtih an off white head that leaves great lacing.
S - 4.75 - Bourbon, caramel, vanilla, smooth smoke, butterscotch/toffee type notes,
T - 4.75 - follows the nose with the same smooth smoke, bourbon, caramel and vanilla. Butterscotch, toffee,
M - 4.75 - Medium-heavy. Alc is noticeable but integrates with everything else, this is VERY easy drinking for a smoked, 11.4% beer. Aftertaste is smokey bourbon.
O - 4.75 - Absolutely amazing for the $6 price. This beer is a perfect example of why beers don't need to be that expensive. I'm really surprised at how much it tastes like The Bruery's Smoking Wood, and would much rather have 3 bombers of this than one bottle of SW.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2014 19:52:45 | More by ISmith87
Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine from Stone Brewing Co.
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