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Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine - Stone Brewing Co.

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Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED BarleywineOld Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine

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BA SCORE
88
very good

700 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 700
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 7
Gots: 107 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 02-18-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

ToddGingerich, Jul 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Brewski, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of tviz33
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

tviz33, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

seanchai, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Comparison_Ford, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

WhoWeCallMeat, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

morrowd3, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Joe_Mahma, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

bleedsblu, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Flight317, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Mikeluzzjr, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of utfiero
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

utfiero, Jun 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Chris00710, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Gus_13, Jun 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

SoCalSuds, Jun 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Durandal_777, May 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

MattXT, May 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

JohnBender, May 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

robear, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
Photo of hardy008
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

hardy008, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

kybeerdrinker, May 11, 2014
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Stinkypuss, May 08, 2014
Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 700 ratings.