Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by hoegaardenhero:
4.66/5 rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
a: beautiful brown body with ruby highlights; great fluffy off-white head that lasts like none i have seen--i poured it as i made dinner to give it a little bit of time to warm up and it lasted for at least 20 minutes thick and creamy as ever; leaves light sticky lacing; light movement glistens in glass
s: darker caramel and toffee malts; light chocolate and sweet apples; spicy kick; really nice warm fragrance; alcohol
t: warm toffee; nice nuttiness; some grain; light alcohol/brandy; fruity apple malts; butter; light citrus hops
m: creamy and smooth but medium body and medium carb so a good mix of the heavier side and the refreshing side
d: i think that this is an amazingly good beer and the pour was one of the best i've seen period; strong flavors and a smooth finish; i'm interested to see how it ages
ok, from the same six pack, has been in the cellar for almost exactly 2 years
a: insanely beautiful; deep purple brown body with a 1/2-1/4 inch of tan-yellow foam that is thick and has great retention; eventually it fades leaving light traces f foam on the glass and a light coating of foam on top
s: mellow sweet abv; whiskey; light bitter tinge; grapes; warm
t: first sip abv is strong followed by a slow fading in of beautiful toffee and light chocolate flavors; abv slowy fades and rich toffee really fills the mouth with hints of piny hops in the back of the sip; buttery quality; quite good
m: smooth and creamy; mild carb
d: really good beer; at least as good as the two years ago taste and a little diffrent from what i remember
Excited to taste this beer after 6 years in the cellar:
A: beautiful cafe au lait head made up of tight distinct tiny bubbles, like fish roe, with a deep, lush brown/ruby body; some small columns of quickly moving bubbles; foam leaves beautiful lace on the glass and lasts for the duration
S: caramel, sweetness, light brandy in the back of nose, toffee, some brown sugar, light raisins
T: the taste has smoothed out immensely; almost no abv (a little bit at the back end); toffee, light hop twinge still present in the finish;
M: the mouthfeel has become basically perfect; light carb; buttery medium body; so smooth; maybe a teeny teeny bit of cloy, but I've never had a barley wine with no cloy at all
O: i already thought that this was a great beer, but the age has really mellowed out the flavor and made the abv disappear; great beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2014 02:19:42 | More by hoegaardenhero
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3.63/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce bottle poured into snifter.
A: pours a wonderful deep amber / ruby red color with about a finger of nice thick, tan head. this fads to a fair ring around the glass, with some lingering in the center.
S: upfront, I get a malty sweetness with dark fruits like plums a little bit of hop, but not much.
T: I get a sweetness and a breadyness from the malt initially, then some fruits, figs, and a bit of resinous hop character at the end.
M: pretty good mouthfeel, good carbonation.
O: i havent had a whole lot of barleywines (even less english barleywines) so im certainly a bit out of my element in regards to this beers representation of the style. this is based more on my general opinions. a pretty good beer, though. I wouldn't ever turn one down.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 01:46:39 | More by ilikebeer03
3.9/5 rDev -0.3%
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
Anchor Old Foghorn from Anchor Brewing Company
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