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Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Old FoghornAnchor Old Foghorn

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,626 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,626
Reviews: 995
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 61
Gots: 79 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV varies slightly over the years.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001)
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barczar

Kentucky

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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Anchor Old Foghorn from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,626 ratings.