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Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

676 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 676
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 6
Gots: 102 | FT: 10
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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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

07-01-2014 20:55:59 | More by Brewski
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LakerLeith

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-28-2014 23:25:09 | More by LakerLeith
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tviz33

New York

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
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seanchai

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-24-2014 19:33:20 | More by seanchai
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Comparison_Ford

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-24-2014 04:40:22 | More by Comparison_Ford
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WhoWeCallMeat

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-22-2014 22:40:32 | More by WhoWeCallMeat
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morrowd3

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-22-2014 02:40:19 | More by morrowd3
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Joe_Mahma

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-19-2014 18:14:06 | More by Joe_Mahma
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-19-2014 15:51:19 | More by bleedsblu
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Flight317

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-17-2014 18:22:22 | More by Flight317
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-13-2014 12:38:55 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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utfiero

Texas

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
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Chris00710

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Minnesota

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
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Pennsylvania

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.