Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.33/5 rDev +10.7%
Poured from a bomber in to a tulip.
A- Pours a deep amber body with an off-white/ tannish head that rise up quickly to a half inch and settles just as quick.
S- Lots of bourbon and campfire smoke.
T- So rich and drinkable for such a high octane, smoked brew. Just as the nose indicated, campfire smoke engulfs the palate alongside the bourbon notes, but the barleywine flavor pierces through it all and makes this brew very well-rounded.
M- Medium to full-bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very smooth and easy on the way down.
O- Pair this one with an actual campfire and friends, and you'll have a good time.
06-26-2014 02:07:28 | More by tviz33
4.25/5 rDev +8.7%
Color- reddish amber. Full head.
Aroma of tempting breakfast including mild smoked ham and sugared grapefruit.
Taste- Smokey, meaty with gentle hoppy reminders. A very complex, heavy brew. Finishes with a lingering sweet hoppiness with hints of maple bacon and pine needs.
Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted March 2013.
06-12-2014 23:34:18 | More by utfiero
4.13/5 rDev +5.6%
Pours a dark amber color with one finger off white head with good retention and lacing. the aroma has smoked malt, oak, and caramel.
Tastes sweet and smoky with a good amount of bitterness for balance. There is smoked malt, oak, citrus, caramel, and dark fruit. Even though this beer has aged for a while, I can taste the hop bitterness which was used to balance out the sweet and smoky malt taste. The alcohol is well disguised for an 11.40 % abv beer.
Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. There is a smoky bittersweet aftertaste. Very nicely made.
05-13-2014 02:53:23 | More by hardy008
4.35/5 rDev +11.3%
The taste is sugary and malty with a dry smoke and oak profile. The smoke flavor lasts into the aftertaste. Fruit, namely cherry and date, come across well with booze and caramel notes. Real deep flavors from the big malts, oak and smoke. Tempered sweetness and very full and smooth. As expected, this beer really opens up as it warms. Overall, quite fantastic.
05-08-2014 13:44:23 | More by Stinkypuss
Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 676 ratings.