Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by liamt07:
4.38/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Decided to splurge on a bottle at Volo, served in a snifter. Bottled is dated 6OE. According to Fresh Beer Only, this was bottled October 5, 2006. Whoa, five years old? Nice.
Poured a nice mahogany, with some ruby red notes around the edges. Initial pour yielded no head, but a ring of single bubbles. Subsequent swirls procured a beige head. Nose has strong caramel and toffee notes, some alcohol, and notes of some darker fruits. Not raisin-like or anything, but significantly lighter in the 'dark' spectrum of fruits. Can't accurately describe this. Intriguing nonetheless and surely mouthwatering. Taste is a sweet, rich and complex interplay of toffee and caramel again, some warming alcohol and alcohol soaked dark fruits. Alcohol is well integrated in this, yet quite prominent still. Some bread and mild chocolate (?) notes as it warms. Great smooth mouthfeel and perfect carbonation. Only complaint is the prominence of the alcohol (sans burning character) at this ABV (this bottle is listed as 8.2%) and at this age. Mouthfeel becomes creamier as it warms. Great drinkability, yet a bit heavy for the alcohol content. Enjoyed this immensely nonetheless. Great stuff, and solid nightcap.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2011 16:59:41 | More by liamt07
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4.29/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Some people in the US may laugh at the notion, but this beer has been one of my so-called "whales" for a long time. I had yet to find it in Canada, anywhere, and still have yet to see it in bottles. Alas, Beer Revolution here in Cowtown snagged a keg and I essentially teleported down there to sample a 12 oz. goblet. A unique brick red shading into brown hue that recalls autumn leaves (uh oh, finding this brew has brought out my whimsical artsy side ...), with some light tan bubbles draped over the matte bronze. Very hop forward aroma, with rich toffee, orchard fruit, cut flowers and pine resins intermingling but not clashing. Palate features licorice toffee, molasses, leather, candy apple, burnt pancakes, port wine, pine, and hazelnuts, with a lemon-lime hop garnish that becomes more perceptible as your palate habituates to the malts. Yeast esters galore and overall features a complex and robust yet refined flavor profile, less intense than many so-called American barley wines but still hoppy and vibrant. I get the English designation but the hops are American in my book. Less thick than many other barley wines, quite smooth on the mouth but finishes rather bitter, medicinal, and woody. Although allegedly this brew has changed over the years, it still tastes like a true classic to me. With any luck we'll get bottles in this province. I have to say, coming to craft beer at this relatively late stage in my life has made the whole ride quite fun ... Read about the iconic beers, wait for them to show up in this market, rejoice when they finally do ...
Serving type: on-tap
03-15-2014 18:56:03 | More by CalgaryFMC
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
88 out of 100 based on 1,536 ratings.