Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by barczar:
3.96/5 rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Think this is a 2010.
Aggressive pour of a warmer beer yields a slightly hazy medium brown with copper highlights, a touch of red, and a frothy 2 inch tan head that lingers indefinitely, and leaves sheets of lacing. Chunks of sediment float in the carbonation.
Dark cherries, nutty toffee, butterscotch, and toasted brown sugar form the initial aroma. Vinous notes of sherry emerge. Decidedly buttery and fruity.
Flavor reveals more dark cherries, slightly bruised, accompanied by dates and a hint of raisins. Sweet, nutty malt forms the backbone, which is not cloying. The finish is fairly dry and toasty. Vinous sherry notes are evident in the aftertaste.
Body is extremely thick, viscous, with light carbonation and slight alcohol warmth.
Overall, it still has some years in it, I think. Held up well so far. Good esters, though they do overpower the malt complexity a bit.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2013 03:51:00 | More by barczar
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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 1,626 ratings.