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RATINGS: 433   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
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Whether you are writing the correct year by now or not, it’s officially 2013. That means a new Stone Brewing Co. Odd Beer for Odd Years release. The first time around, Old Guardian was “Belgianized”. This year is a oak smoked edition. This beer makes uses of the same smoked malt used in recent collaboration The Perfect Crime.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Draft. Clear dark amber color. Smoke aroma. Light feel in mouth. Smoke taste and not much else.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Draft at Stone tap takeover at Crunchy's. Lots of smoked meat aromas. Dominates the aroma. Sweet but smoky flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6641) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2013
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a dark honey-amber color with an enormous foamy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was tangy and fruity with a touch of hickory. The flavor was sweet yet bitter with a strong orange presence and light notes of grapefruit, wood and smoke. A bit sour underneath. Long orange, wood and smoke finish. Medium body. Interesting.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wildbeercat (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2013
22 fl oz / 650mL bottle into a tulip. Served cool. Aroma: Boozy like regular OG, but incredibly smoky. Smoky. Meaty. Woody. Oak-y. Appearance: A translucent dark red. Not as amber-y as regular OG; more of a dark red. Taste: Smoky meat on arrival. Transitions to and finishes on smooth, rich malt. Hop bitterness throughout. This one about knocked me on my back. Incredible depth. Palate: Rich and full. Flavors linger a long time. A very long time. Definitely a warmer. Overall: Incredible beer. The malty character is pretty equal to that of regular OG, and the hop profile isn’t as present because of the strong smoky flavor, but this one is really good if you like strong, smoky beers.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2013
I’m just not a fan of smoke beers....from what I understand this one was made well, but I don’t go for it. Smoke dominates the flavor...not the usual hop monster.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4755) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
This was a pleasant surprise at the esbls tasting in Wood River IL that I was fortunate to join. Poured a clear ruby color with a frothy tan head. Nose is caramel malts, some smoke, woody, and some raisins . Taste is bitter with lots of malts and some smoke. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottle at Antenna America, Yokohama - RBJG#2. Clear amber/brown - offwhite head. Sweetness, nice oakey, ryebread, nutty, nice smokey, sweetness, ok hoppy, some sharpness, lovely smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5550) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 28, 2013
Well, this is quite tasty as a standard barleywine. Unfortunately, I don’t get very much smoke at all and just a little bit of oak...so, disappointed by the name but still enjoyed the beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marheb (4806) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
J’avais assez hate d’essayer la version fûmée d’un des bons barleywine disponible à l’année. Juste trop d’amertume qui prolonge un charbon trop intense, on perd complètement la base maltée. À côté de la track pour moi.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2013
Poured a clear ruby red with a frothy eggshell colored head. Aroma is caramel, smoke, woody, resin, floral, herbs, and faint raisin. Taste is bittersweet hops and malt with a strong boozey and smokey finish.


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