Stone Old Guardian - Oak Smoked

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


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RATINGS: 438   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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hackobock (4095) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2016
August 1, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2013.
Light hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty with caramel, dark sugars, notes of smoked meat, burnt wood, some dried fruits and and hints of higher alcohol. Taste is sweet, malty, smokey and light bitter. Finish is sweet malty and resinous with toffee,hints of ripe pineapple, dark sugars, smoked charcuteries, some bitter grassy notes and alcohol. Medium bodied, soft to average carbonation.
Some higher alcohol notes that puts it a bit off.

zoucrew102 (2104) - - MAY 4, 2016
Bomber, 2013 vintage. Rich, smokey aroma with a bit of oak as well as caramel, pine hops and a surprising amount of booze for a 3 year old beer. Pours deep amber colored with a thin off white head with ok retention and a little lacing. Starts with rich smokey flavor right off the bat with some caramel. Finishes very dry with smoke permeating through out as well as bitter pine resiny hops that dominate the palate before ending with a bit of boozy burn still. Pretty nice with my only complaint being the finish.

oldrtybastrd (5228) - 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.

avantdagare (287) - 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.

Viper666 (3289) - 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.

cobaink2 (799) - 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.

McNeillR (2329) - 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.

Stuu666 (14841) - 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.

GlasgowTAD (1898) - 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.

cgarvieuk (25987) - 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

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