Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by kkipple:
3.88/5 rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
Got a tiny 7oz bottle of this from a fellow home brewer. No freshness date. Has 9% scribbled on the front label.
I attempted an aggressive pour on this one, but it was for naught as I got no head, (not like that, perv) only some timid tan foam hugging the edge of my goblet. I note, with some trepidation, the dozens of yeast bits floating in the deep russet brown beer. Theres also a bit glob of the stuff stuck to the bottom of the bottle.
The smell is interesting, Im getting more esters than malt OR hops. The smell reminds me strongly of something I cant quite put my finger on. Port and brown sugar mingle with roses and brandy. Behind that, a strong malty sweetness and a chewy, alcoholic presence. Some citrus hops are present, but theyre quite muted for a barleywine.
Sip. Smooth, slick, sweet. Sip. Huh, almost no carbonation. Sip. Really sweet malt hits my tongue, and the alcohol makes itself known warming my throat on the way down. Dark molasses, rum raisins, brown sugar, bittering hops, and a Madeira-like sweetness combine to make an interesting, if not particularly drinkable, beer. The 7oz bottle suddenly makes sense. Some diacetyl, but it just adds to the smooth drinking character of this beer.
Mouthfeel is syrupy, but slick. Warming and finishes fruity. Probably the least carbonated, least hoppy barleywine Ive had to date.
I really have no idea how old this bottle is, but I suspect a few years, mostly due to the lack of carbonation and ultra-smooth flavor.
Bottom line: Old Foghorn is a sweet, fruity, smooth alcoholic sipper. Went well with my brie and crackers. Not very beer-like, but treat it like a digestif or sip it in front of a warm fire and itll treat you well!
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2007 02:31:32 | More by kkipple
More User Reviews:
3.73/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.
Review from notes: February 7th, 2014.
A: Amber with off-white head which quickly disappears.
S: Citrus; lemon with slight hop aroma.
T: Somewhat bitter and boozy. It gets better as I drink.
M: Interesting. Slick and thick.
O: This is my first taste of this style. It's pretty interesting. The only negative with this brew is that it is expensive around here, around $3 a bottle.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 03:50:33 | More by ranger7
Anchor Old Foghorn from Anchor Brewing Company
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