Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by jdklks:
3.25/5 rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A- pours an amber/hazelnut murky brown with a head somewhere between white and caramel colored.
S- smells of malts, slightly fruity (more exotic fruit though... maybe mango), bubble-gum sweetness i have only ever gotten before from god-awful honey beers.
T- takes awhile for the flavor to develop on the palate. sweet, sweet, sweet and malty with a slight spice. not as fruity as would be expected from the smell, but definitely some cherry up front. the bubble-gum that was in the smell comes through in the aftertaste and it again reminds me of a honey beer- and i DONT want to be reminded of a honey beer! if you wait a minute or so between drinks the lingering flavor finally reveals the fruit hinted at in the smell, and sure enough its mango.
M- somewhere between medium and full-bodied, but who the hell knows? its pretty damn thick for a barleywine. it isn't crazy smooth, but it does go down, and its easy enough on the palate.
D- maybe i drink too much, but when i got these i started the night with 5 of them (i saved this one for the review) before moving on to a six pack of SNPA, so they are drinkable in the sense that if you want to get through them and are looking to get drunk they will go down, but they have no drinkability if you have other options, because you will be reaching for something else.
Not recommended. a poor example of such a great style of beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2009 06:30:46 | More by jdklks
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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 1,625 ratings.