Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by karengarys:
4.01/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
what am I reviewing?....
Okay, I'm not a barleywine person, and not real famailiar what to expect. Found this for so cheap I couldn't pass it up (end of season blowout).
I'll approach it from the point of view of a person who drinks beer, likes RIS and Scottish ales, and now is trying some new real malty thing on the opposite side of the IPAs...
Pours crystal clear mahogany, but leaves little head. There is a ring of super fine froth around the edge of the glass. It seems to stick a little, but follows the liquid down without sticking.
smells spicey, like, anice and nutmeg and brown sugar - a spice from a bakery, not a spice from an Indian restaurant. Rasins? Mango? Canteloupe? I don't know if I can put my finger on it, but it sure seems like a mellow dark overripe fruit (which I like).
A sip. It's got a lot, but, how to decipher. It is wierd. Alcapop? No. ...beer.... ...barleywine... ...beer... ....barleywine.... what is this stuff? Well, there aren't any bittering hops, that's for sure. It is smooth, though, that is pretty amazing for a heavily acoloholic, um beer? Okay. Rasins. Nutmeg. Hint of molassis. Pepper? I have to figure this out like a wine, not a beer, sipping it slowly and letting it swirl in my mouth. This is a strange drink to try and figure out. ...but I'm really liking it.... So there you go: Brown sugar, cantelope, molassis, nutmeg and an ever so slight hint of pepper.
Mouthfeel is quite rich. Creamy. drink. fizz. blanket with bubbles. gone. nice.
This is a really cool drink. I recommend it highly. I know this review is getting dinged for appearance. What can I say, the fizzy ring is gone and now it looks like a glass of mahogany water. ooh, but it is so delightful, and I'm glad the carbonation is locked in there somehow making it continue to be very drinkable. ....it is losing some of the fizzy impact, well, 10-20 minutes have gone by... sip. keep on sipping keep on sipping keep on sipping keep on sipping... I recommend this!
Serving type: bottle
08-17-2013 01:31:14 | More by karengarys
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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
88 out of 100 based on 1,647 ratings.