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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

1,647 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,647
Reviews: 997
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 62
Gots: 78 | 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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hoegaardenhero

California

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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Anchor Old Foghorn from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,647 ratings.