Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine - Stone Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
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
Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 663 ratings.