Stone Old Guardian - Oak Smoked: American & French Oak

 
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style
Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Barley Wine
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2013 Stone Old Guardian Oak-Smoked with American and French Oak.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12247) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2016
Sample from 2013 batch at Denver Rare Beer Tasting VIII on 10/07/2016. The beer is a murky orange-brown color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of oak, smoked malt and fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of charred oak, smoky malt, caramel and fruit. The finish is oaky and smoky with a malty aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (12554) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2016
On tap at Rare Beer Tasting 16. Pours a muddy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong oak, smoke, ash, roast. Medium body, dark fruit, caramel, oak, boozy finish, very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (3703) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2016
2013 Vintage, sampled from tap at Stone Garden Berlin. Hazy amber color with small eggshell head. Aroma is prunes, pears, fresh yeasts, a hint of smoke. Taste is more prunes, toffee, a bit dusty, some wood, with a nice bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation still. Very nicely aged American Barleywine!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ALIBALI (1111) - Kiel, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2016 Schwerer scharfbitterer Barley Wine der Hopheadschule. Fassig ja, smoky not so much. Mchtig und erhaben. Grossartig. 0,15/3,30 vom Fass in der STONE BREWERY BERLIN.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5457) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2016
On draft at Stone Oakquinox. Orange pour, with a small off white head. Sweet malts, caramel, very woody, oak, fruity, toffee, and smoke. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (4449) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
Draft at WOB as the double dry hopped version. Meaty and smokey aroma. Flavor follows with a lot of meat juice drippings and woody smoke with light citrus. Interesting. http://i.imgur.com/h7sBoq3.jpeg

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2808) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Copper color with sudsy off-white head. Smoked oaky aroma. Taste is quite smoked and bacony, a nice balanced barley/hop character. Notes: 2013 vintage on tap at Aces & Ales (2014) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4672) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
On tap at Stone Liberty Station. Amber in color with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of oak, smoke, light styrofoam, leather, pepper, and caramel. Taste is of pepper, oak, smoke, light charcoal, booze, a hint of stewed veggies, and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
[ Tap ][ Stone Liberty Station ][ 5oz ][ Red Wine Taster ][ $2 ][ 2/2/14 ]
>> Hazy deep orange pour, nice white foam with best retention of the flight. Nose is macadamia, white chocolate. Taste brings a nice macadamia nut bitterness, toasted macadamia nut. Long woody and acidic finish. Dont pick up any smoke unfortunately.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
On tap @ Stone Liberty Station. Hazed orange pour with a sticky off-white head. Slight smoke, lots of oak, and a really rich vanilla character. Nice caramel sweetness and plenty of fruit. Sweet flavors of caramel, vanilla, and candied apple. Quite a bit of oak, light smokiness, and subtle bitterness. Better than the original.


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