Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine | Stone Brewing

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Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED BarleywineOld Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by EgadBananas on 02-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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A: Pours a copper color with a fingers worth of off-white head

S: Quite a bit of smoke, oak, and saltiness/bacon along with lightly sweet malts and alcohol

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with quite a bit of smokiness, oak, and smoked meat/saltiness and then goes into a very mild sweetness from the malts which is rounded off by the alcohol and more smoke. Finishes surprisingly/unexpectedly bitter with an oaky undertone

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Quite dry

O: A very interesting and pleasant twist on the regular. I really think the smoke and oakiness make it quite a different beer than the regular version. I love smoked beers, and this one was no exception. A great addition to an already solid base beer. I'd love to see how this one ages

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Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED Barleywine from Stone Brewing
3.97 out of 5 based on 762 ratings.
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