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Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

663 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 663
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.27%
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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Chris00710

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

06-12-2014 02:00:35 | More by Chris00710
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Gus_13

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +2%

06-10-2014 21:07:28 | More by Gus_13
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SoCalSuds

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-02-2014 04:43:30 | More by SoCalSuds
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

05-27-2014 21:34:13 | More by Durandal_777
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

05-27-2014 15:07:13 | More by MattXT
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JohnBender

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-26-2014 02:38:42 | More by JohnBender
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robear

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

05-24-2014 17:15:15 | More by robear
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

05-24-2014 15:44:23 | More by Latarnik
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

05-18-2014 15:08:35 | More by Kubrickx
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2014 02:53:23 | More by hardy008
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2%

05-11-2014 18:33:34 | More by kybeerdrinker
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2014 13:44:23 | More by Stinkypuss
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RaijinQ

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

05-06-2014 23:19:05 | More by RaijinQ
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz. bottle
Served in a Stone tulip
2013

A - This beer is deep amber. It is topped with three inches of tan, clinging head.

S - I smell lots of smoke and a little salted pork.

T - I get more smoke, but the barley wine parts the smoke and comes through. It almost tastes like Arrogant Bastard trying to get through.

M - Medium

O - I like this beer. This has more of a rauchbier flavor than just smoke, and the base beer is a nice compliment to the smokiness.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 00:32:53 | More by buschbeer
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atrocity

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-23-2014 20:07:48 | More by atrocity
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Tuckersmth

California

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

04-22-2014 05:28:25 | More by Tuckersmth
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assman79

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-20-2014 02:49:48 | More by assman79
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2%

04-09-2014 17:24:34 | More by afsdan
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p-wagz

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

04-05-2014 02:59:31 | More by p-wagz
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

04-04-2014 16:42:38 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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dphillips

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2%

03-30-2014 00:07:08 | More by dphillips
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Bluescooter

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +27.6%

03-29-2014 15:57:33 | More by Bluescooter
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masterofsparks

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

03-24-2014 20:06:31 | More by masterofsparks
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vma

California

5/5  rDev +27.6%

03-24-2014 05:41:58 | More by vma
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DavidHume

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

03-21-2014 01:18:20 | More by DavidHume
Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 663 ratings.