Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by davey101:
3.7/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Bottled on 01/08/1996. Old school 7 oz bottle stamped: 6JH. Surprisingly it opened with a faint fizz.
A - Dark brown/red murky body. Non existant head, just some dark khaki colored edging. Swirling yields some lacing and retention. There is a lot of dark "stuff" floating around in the beer.
S - Predominantly sweet dark candied fruits. Plums, raisins, figs, etc. Some roasted malts and bittersweet chocolate. The finish is burnt and alcoholic. The smell is very unique. Although its not the most pleasant, its not all that bad.
T - Similar to the nose. Caramelized figs and raisins followed by roasted malts and some dark chocolate notes. The alcohol is a tad noticeable and there is some oxidation. The finish is cloyingly sweet. Complex and flavorful.
M - Obviously its a flat beer. The mouth feel is medium to thick and coats the tongue.
O - I'm struggling to get through 7 oz. of this beer. At 16 years old it does have some redeeming qualities. Lots of robust barley wine aromas and tastes. This beer aged well.
Serving type: bottle
02-29-2012 02:51:49 | More by davey101
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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.