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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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very good

709 Ratings

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Ratings: 709
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 7
Gots: 105 | 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 709 ratings.