1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED BarleywineOld Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

723 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 723
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 10
Gots: 111 | FT: 11
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:
Beer added by: EgadBananas on 02-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 723 | Reviews: 157
Photo of malfunxion
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of TheRavenger
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of ahalset
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of MynamesRickJames
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Tyecko
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of JoelClark
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of jeffaroo95
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of CTaylorBrew
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of JakeBarnett
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of TonyJ815
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of stoney1031
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Howlader
2/5  rDev -49%

Photo of silverking
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of KnowYourCraft
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of kevintaraross
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BreweryRun
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of MikeDAdams
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured into a snifter to a deep reddish brown with a finger of dense light tan head that is slow to fade.
S: smells of smoke and caramel. for being barely over a year old the hops are surprisingly absent
T: taste is piney and citrusy hops with an underlying smokyness and caramel sweetness. still fairly resinous. swallow is smoke, oily piney hops and caramel sweetness
M: this beer sits fairly heavy on the palate with soft carbonation and a drying finish
O: It's pretty rad, the smoke is a nice twist on the style and OG is always a pleaser after it has some time to mellow. In another year or two my last bottle will be drinking super smooth and decadently. I dare to say it would probably taste a bit like a Speyside. This beer needs to be remade and placed into barrels.

Photo of HeyItsMerl
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of daron7
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ToddGingerich
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 723 ratings.