Stone Old Guardian - Oak Smoked

 
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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
egajdzis (6833) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2017
Reddish brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Pine, citrus, smoke, caramel, dark fruits, light alcohol.

4.1
dnstone (3719) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Pours a murky hazed copper color with a soft white head. Scotch like smoked aroma. Well balanced malty with an bitter earthy smoked overtone. Notes: 2013 vintage on tap at Aces & Ales (Tenaya) Stone Domination event, May ’17

3.9
Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a semi-clear amber color with a nice looking off white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Mild lace. The aroma takes the "Old Guardian" form and adds some wood, smoke and peat. Hops seem to have a bit more abrasion here with citrus, resin and grassiness than regular "Old Guardian." The flavor leads with a nice smooth sweet blend of malts to hops; sweet, dry and bitter. Blends nicely into the aftertaste riding into the finish the same way. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt good with the ABV feeling like it’s on par. Overall, nice variant of "Old Guardian," good job Stone.

3.8
FunkyF (1401) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2017
Flaska beställd från SB. Mörkt rödbrun med beige skum. Söt och kraftig doft med vanilj, bourbon, torkad frukt och fat. Bränd och rökig, med kola och torkad frukt.

3.6
alexsdad06 (11242) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2016
22 oz. bottle notes from notes. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have big wood and peat character over the sweet caramel, dark fruit notes, resin and citrus hop character of the base beer, tobacco, berries, dry, another solid treatment of their American barley wine, the alcohol remains well integrated into the beer, solid enough.

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Singularity (6369) - Blattniksele, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2016
650 ml bottle at home, vintage 2013. Amber with off white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, crisp smokey, burnt wood, smoked meats, toffee, dark sugar and alcohol. Taste is similar, malty, smokey bordering peated, dark caramel, toffee, sugar and alcohol. Complex and pleasant.


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