Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by Cozzatoad:
3.85/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A- Slightly murky dark orange, with some reddish hints if seen through light. 1 and a half finger off-white head, which does not show much retention or either lacing
S- Sweet caramel and honey malts with a slight warming alcoholic touch to them. Some notes of chocolate may be noticed. A fresh herbal hops whiff was quite easily detectable but it disappeared pretty quickly
T- Malts playing a major role as the smell suggested. Caramel is pretty dominant though honey and a slight soft, buttery feel (very much english ale-like) are also showing up. A bit of hoppy citric feel can be easily noticed, it brings a touch of freshness but it does not affect the beer's overall sweetness. Warming (but not at all spicy) alcoholic notes are quite easily detectable, along with some background chocolate and liquorice notes
M- Medium to full body, maybe just a bit on the light side for the style. Minimal carbonation resulting in a soft, smooth feel on both tongue and palate. Warming
O- Despite it's quite strong hop presence (at least for the style) this is very much a sweet beer, and maybe even a bit too sweet for my liking. Has the strong, full-flavoured character of a good barleywine though maybe it lacks a bit in terms of balance and drinkabilty. Still a good, solid beer
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2012 10:26:34 | More by Cozzatoad
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3.89/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on-tap at Thirsty Monk Asheville. Served in a Lagunitas pint glass.
A- Pours a reddish dark amber with a 1/2 inch light tan had that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.
S- Sweet smelling with some notes of dark fruit, caramel and a touch of brown sugar.
T- Big hits of Bready malt, booze and more dark fruit. Everything melds together to make for a drinkable barleywine, there's just not a lot of complexity. Bitter aftertaste.
M- Somewhat syrupy with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.
O- Definitely a sweeter barleywine with a lot of residual sugars but still quite drinkable if not very complex.
Serving type: on-tap
07-08-2014 21:35:00 | More by Immortale25
Anchor Old Foghorn from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,627 ratings.