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Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

666 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 666
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.27%
Wants: 6
Gots: 101 | 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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4/5  rDev +2%

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New York

3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 06/17/13 notes. Had an 8oz. pour of this on tap at Pony Bar on the UES in NYC, side by side with 2010 normal Old Guardian.

a - Pours a hazy amber brown color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Leaves some light lacing on the glass. Looks exactly the same as the normal OG.

s - Smells of smoke, caramel malts, toffee, toasted malts, light dark fruits, and burnt malts. Nose is nice, but the smoke is heavy and dominates it a little bit. I like the normal version better as more comes through.

t - Tastes of smoked malts, toasted malts, oak, fruits, caramel malts, and charcoal. Smoke dominates the taste; not bad, but again, takes away from a great beer by dominating like it does.

m - Medium to full body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall a good beer but the smoke takes away from the base by dominating it too much. If you like a lot of ham and smoke you'll probably like this one, but I'd much rather just go with the normal version personally.

Serving type: on-tap

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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy dark copper with moderate light tan head.
S: It smelled like charcoal and campfire smoke, with some highly caramelized ham and raisin, with a bit of roasted coffee.
T: It tasted like copper hops and peaty smoke and charred oak, with some earthy caramel and alcohol. It had a lasting bitter and smoky aftertaste with alcohol warming.
M: It was thick with lots of carbonation. Nice huge body.
D: This was a great rauchbier. The scent and taste were surprisingly smoky and oaky, with great body. The finish was a little harsh with noticeable alcohol, so it was easier to sip. Age may help mellow, but I kind of like this beast with an edge. I didn't expect such a departure from the standard brew, but was pleasantly surprised.

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Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.