Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4.23/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice glass.
Appearance: Pours a deep and cloudy copper amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three fingers of off white head which recedes into a thin creamy layer. Lots of lacing sticks to the glass.
Smell: A fruit ester and malt driven aroma. Bready toasted malts with hints of biscuit, yeast, caramel, toffee, and grains. A nice mix of fruit esters with hints of apple, dark prune, raisin, plum, and citrus orange with a touch of pineapple. Very earthy scent with a decent scent of hops and pine. Some alcohol hints round out the aroma. Pretty solid smell.
Taste: Like the aroma hints, a malt driven taste with a very good mix of fruity esters. Toasted and pale malts with a taste of biscuit, yeast, caramel, toffee, and grains. Complex fruit undertones including notes of apple, citrus orange, pineapple, apricot, dark prune, raisin, fig, and dates. Fairly floral with a good presence of earthy hops and a little pine. Fairly dry taste with a little booze kick. Tastes good.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy with fairly drying finish. A little alcohol heat is noticeable but its still fairly smooth.
Overall: A very good Barleywine. Well balanced with some nice fruit tastes.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2012 07:22:38 | More by MattyG85
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Dark brown filtered with lots of carbonation, even bubbles cling to the inside of the glass. There are 2 fingers of creamy beige head.
S: Malt, toffee, butter scotch, crème brulee, apple candy.
T: Butter scotch, candy, alcohol on the end, caramelized sugar like crème brulee, apple candy comes in as well.
M: Thick syrupy body is balanced by the heavy carbonation so much so that its smooth with a light bitter aftertaste.
O: Considered a standard by many in the beer world for a Barleywine, I was glad to finally find this on the east coast at Brawley’s Beverage in Charlotte. Drank in Boca Raton July 12th, 2014.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 03:45:38 | More by patre_tim
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 1,630 ratings.