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RATINGS: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
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Whether you are writing the correct year by now or not, its 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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18837) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle at omhpers tasting 130817. Nice clear amber/copper beer with nice beige head. Malty caramel aroma, oak, vanilla, toffee, raisins, dades, candy notes, biscuits, nutty notes, earthy notes. Hoppy flavor at first, caramel, toffee, oak, vanilla, hay, raisins, nuts, biscuits, earthy notes, floral, woody, some pine. Full bodied. Caramel and biscuit finish with warming alcohol. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (11186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
Draught @ Stone 17th Anniversary Brewers Reception, San Marcos, CA
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, toffee, dried fruits, alcohol and hint of smoke. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, caramel and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7514) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
On tap at Stone 17th. Pours brown with a small off white head. Aroma of sweet malt, brown sugar, caramel and grains. Flavor is sweet and Mallory with some caramel, grains, some herbal notes, hints of smoke and brown sugar. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16768) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
On tap at Stone 17th anniversary party. Clear golden in color, with a dense beige head. Malty aroma with oak notes, fruity hints, alcohol, vanilla and hoppy hints. Quite bitter, sweet too, and oaked. Full body, warming, soft carbonation. Long finish. Nice, nothing more. 130816

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (6721) - rebro, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Quite mild smell with smoke and dried fruit. Powerful taste, very bitter, smoky and also some vanilla. Very nice taste, the smell was a bit too mild. Felt like it would age well. The bitterness is a bit overpowering at the moment.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2013
22 oz. Fresh. Astringent smokey scent, low head over bronze body, medium syrupy feel, with a n oak light smoke over very light fruity flavor. Not really my preference. Id rather stick with the original OG.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Deep amber, very fiery, moderate to large frothy sandy head, nice lacing.   Smoked malt nose are very apparent.   Otherwise slight biscuit, alcohol, caramel, breadiness, and even a touch of band-aid.   Somewhat odd, a smoked Barley Wine.   Big maltiness up front, faint alcohol, and a strong presense of smoked malt.   Not as sweet as I would have hoped.   Thats the one thing that kinda detracts, needs more sweetness to aid in the heavy smoked breadiness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Warming malty finish, bready, and really smokey.   Hard to really get the Barley Wine aspect without it being all that sweet, like most Old Guardian.   The smoke is overdone in my opinion.   Not bad, well made, but just in the wrong direction.   Needs only subtle smoke to make it interesting, this one is too much.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
krumbum (1096) - truckee, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Thick honey red color. Smells of smoke and clove. Like smoke taste with bbq sweetness mixed in. Mouth coating is sticky and has a woody after taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cool_Bond (2475) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2013
Aromas of oak barrels. The taste is good and you really feel the roasted malt in the beer. The aftertaste is never ending. Follow me @ Kung av l @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mezr (115) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
bread, earthy, amber, orange, hazy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter, 20 oz bottle. Poured an amber-orange, slightly hazy, with a small, tan head that dissipated in about 3 minutes. Aroma is distinctly smoke, bread and earthy tones. Medium body, slick and somewhat soft carbonation. The taste is at first surprisingly sweet at first and then abruptly bitter. A long bitter aftertaste thats very enjoyable and coupled with a sense of warmth on the palate.


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