Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by Shiredave:
3.68/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I found this dusty little bottle way behind some 2003 and "04 stuff - no date just a brail type stamp of: " 2 0(G?) 3(8?)". I dont know what that means, or how long I've had it or if Anchor still puts Foghorn in these little 7 oz. bottles but Im thinking this is has been here at least 4 - 5 years. It's been in a good "cellar" but I'm not sure of the bottling year.
It pours a murky medium brown color with a tight tan head and lots of lacing.
Strong higher alcohol aromas blast the nose along with some pastey oxidized notes - this one has seen better days. The classic foghorn nose of rich toffee and stewed fruit is there but behind the stale scents.
Sour cherry flavors dominate a once succulently sweet flavor profile. Not a nasty sourness but a sour edge floats around the perimeter of bittered caramel and fruit. Full bodied, mouth flooding flavors to which the sour notes strangely both add and detract.
Finish is a long mix of warm alcohol, meloow smoldering bitterness and mild sour bite with a side order of oxidation funk.
This one was old and on the edge buy still quite drinkabe and interesting and complexly tasty after the stale aromas out gassed. Not the best example to crtique but worth noting that 3 years may be the max for optimal enjoyment when aging this one in the future.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2008 02:58:44 | More by Shiredave
More User Reviews:
3.73/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.
Review from notes: February 7th, 2014.
A: Amber with off-white head which quickly disappears.
S: Citrus; lemon with slight hop aroma.
T: Somewhat bitter and boozy. It gets better as I drink.
M: Interesting. Slick and thick.
O: This is my first taste of this style. It's pretty interesting. The only negative with this brew is that it is expensive around here, around $3 a bottle.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 03:50:33 | More by ranger7
Anchor Old Foghorn from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,528 ratings.