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Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine - Stone Brewing Co.

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Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED BarleywineOld Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine

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BA SCORE
88
very good

658 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 658
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 6
Gots: 100 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 02-18-2013)
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EigenBeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-18-2013 19:57:55 | More by EigenBeer
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rootbeerman

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-24-2013 03:33:28 | More by rootbeerman
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harrylee773

Illinois

5/5  rDev +27.2%

03-20-2013 00:47:30 | More by harrylee773
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archero

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-15-2013 03:58:55 | More by archero
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Fcolle2

Illinois

3.51/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours deep brown with a 2 finger tan head. Lacing looks good.

S: smoked peat on the nose with a lot of sweet malt undertones

T: rich malt hits you in the face followed by lots of smokey peat flavors. Not once incredibally balanced but its not meant to be.

M: good carbonation not to thick and peat stays with you throw the exhale.

O: good beer, I like the traditional a little more but it's yet another creative take on an already well established delicious line.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 02:35:52 | More by Fcolle2
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Auraan

Arizona

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a deep amber, but with very little head that didn't stick around. Rings of lacing were left down the glass. It looks pretty good, but more head would be beautiful. Scents of burnt sugar and smokey wood. Flavor begins with a hit of sweet and roast malt moving into smokey flavors with some hop bitterness and ending with a bitter and smokey aftertaste. Also a pronounced hit of alcohol and alcohol burn. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and sticky, with moderate carbonation. Big, abrasive and intense, like every Stone beer. It's pretty good, and I'll probably pick up a second bottle to age, but I've had better.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 06:25:24 | More by Auraan
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-23-2013 13:34:29 | More by YamagamiTravis
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-28-2013 01:26:16 | More by firstlighthiker
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-10-2013 22:26:53 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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Beefytits4

Illinois

2/5  rDev -49.1%

05-12-2013 14:11:38 | More by Beefytits4
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BEERschlitz

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-24-2013 18:29:47 | More by BEERschlitz
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wesley14

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-15-2014 04:13:05 | More by wesley14
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bmoney

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-04-2013 03:28:42 | More by bmoney
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crob3888

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

02-22-2014 22:18:31 | More by crob3888
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J_Dub

Texas

4.56/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours an amber/copper color. Minimal lacing but with a decent off-white head initially that vanishes quickly.

The initial smell is of malts. This is very quickly married with a robust oak aroma. I can almost smell the "heat" of the alcohol. Wonderful smell overall.

The taste is similar to the smell. Immediate malt and oak mixture. After a few sips I can detect a certain sweetness to it. Some brown sugar perhaps. Some bitterness but surprisingly little compared to what I was expecting. Even less bitterness than many IPA's. The 11% is almost completely hidden by the wonderful smokey oak, malt, dark sugars blend.

Thick mouthfeel with the appropriate amount of carbonation (small) for the style. Very smooth especially considered the complexity of the flavors.

My favorite barley wine by far. I'm actually not a fan of the style but this may have converted me. Wonderful color, smell and taste combine to make this Stone another great beer. The price was such that I will be buying this more often.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 01:47:23 | More by J_Dub
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agreenman19

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-26-2013 19:33:52 | More by agreenman19
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

07-02-2014 01:08:28 | More by ToddGingerich
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rwilde

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-22-2013 15:05:01 | More by rwilde
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aflies

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

04-25-2013 03:56:15 | More by aflies
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-12-2013 15:08:54 | More by NickyDee21
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raythealeman

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-30-2013 02:33:55 | More by raythealeman
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dubdrop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-12-2014 22:39:37 | More by dubdrop
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Jmamay22

New York

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice cherry amber with a thin head of wheat colored foam. The beer's scent is less intense than expected from Stone Brewing. Faint whips of alcohol and hops. But not over the top hop resin I'm expecting. A light chocolate and smoke malt background with some fruitiness. A little bit of cherry.

The taste Turns up the volume with an initial breadiness that gives way to grassy hops, but followed by the malt and wonderfully integrated smoke. Really well done with the level off smokiness. It blends in rather than screams in your face. Medium bodied with medium level of carbonation. An enjoyable and unique twist on old guardian that I prefer.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 22:28:52 | More by Jmamay22
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dominic4beer

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-15-2013 07:50:01 | More by dominic4beer
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-30-2013 01:33:27 | More by DMarlinJ
Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 658 ratings.