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RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle; Color: Red/blush/ Cloudy. Aroma: Smoke/Sweet/ Maple. Flavor: Strong smoke flavor, definately packs a punch. High alcohol taste extremely powerful, overwhelming smoke taste, very tough to distiguish any other flavor ... Vague sweet BBQ (which correlated with the smoke flavor) and possible hint of maple? Super sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4341) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
Pours a deep dark brown with a small reddish brown head. Aromas of liquid smoke, sardines, and firewood. Flavors of chocolate, espresso, and smoke. Nice dry crisp finish. Smokey aftertaste stays with you for awhile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
avantdagare (186) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2016
2 finger beige head, red-amber body. Nose: Wood-notes, smoked notes, caramel, dates and figs. Aroma: Smoked charcuterie, alcohol-sting, dates, figs, pine, resin, caramel, fudge, spruce, dark german bread, raisins, honey, blood-oranges, grapefruit and woody notes. Long dry, bitter ending.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dégustée le 8/5/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : ambrée foncée. Apparence : semi-voilée.
Arôme : Caramel, malt fumé, légèrement fruité (fruits foncés), légèrement boisé et léger de houblon herbeux.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Léger goût fruité (fruits foncés notes d’agrumes) avec un léger goût boisé. Une dominante maltée sucrée (caramel sucré, malt fumé aux notes rôties) est présente avec une moyenne amertume de houblon herbeux et d’alcool doux.
En bouche : Corps : moyen-ronde. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement crémeuse. Finale : moyenne-longue, composée d’une moyenne amertume de houblon et d’alcool avec un léger goût fruité, fumé, épicé et boisé.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cobaink2 (343) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Pours a Amber honey color. You can really smell the smoke on this one with a bit of char to boot. Three years have really mellowed the smoke element, however I can’t imagine what this would be like fresh. Really nice and rare. You do not see this everyday.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (2140) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Thick auburn golden, decent flecks of sediment throughout and greasy lacing from a ringed head. Nose is rich sweetness, soft syruppy. Initial taste is rich cheap honey, greasy smoke and this leads to a heavy mouthfeel. Finishes strongly, ABV really noticeable and lingers fairly stringently sweet.

Bottle fae Stu666, Pig Out Tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep amber, nose is smoky, oaky, caramel, taste is sweet, fruity, dry smoky finish, quite bitter, salty, little cheesy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1167) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Pours bronze with a huge creamy offwhite head. Aroma is caramel, slight smoke, slight straw. Taste is earthy, slight caramel, grassy, smokey and slight oak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (19760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle at home.. Copper.. Thin tan lacing... Massive toffee crystal toffee malts nose... Sweet woody malts.. Soft toffee malts... Big sweet toffee... Crystal toffee malts nose

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2016
bottle - Pours dark amber with a small tan head. It has a very smoky aroma with malt and strong oak. It tastes of very smoky, sweet malt with heavy oak flavor and big hops bitterness. The flavor is aggressive in pretty much every way. Three years of aging doesn’t seem to have changed that aspect. The full bodied brew has a long, bitter, smoky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4261) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2016
Bomber bought @ Systembolaget about 3 years ago. Pours hazy reddish brown with a small offwhite head that leaves some spotty sticky trace on the glass. Smell is malty and smokey with caramel, toffee, sweet dark bread, burnt wood, smoked charcuteries, minerals and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty, herbal, earthy and smokey. Mouthfeel is soft, viscous, round, tiny astringent, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and and bitter with caramel, toffee, smoked charcuteries, burnt wood, moist soil, moist grass, resin and hints of alcohol. Bitter but very smooth smoked US barley wine. Quite like this...

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