Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by mikeys01:
4.22/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served from the mini-sized 8oz bottle - cute, but they could stand to be a little more generous with the bottle size. Other than that, I can't complain, the Old Foghorn is an excellent barleywine. Pours out a nice toasted auburn color, crystal clear, no visible head. Mildly but perfectly carbonated. Aroma is very sweet and caramely, very little hops in the nose. Taste has just enough hops to grab you at first before easing into a tantalizing blend of malty complexity and fruity esters. Alcohol is definitely noticeable, but pleasantly so such that it lends a bit of a spicy bite. Finish is a bit bitter with notes of bourbon soaked raisins. Damn tasty...very drinkable barleywine. Mouthfeel is on the medium side for a barleywine, sending it down easy despite its alcoholic character.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2004 02:24:59 | More by mikeys01
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3.9/5 rDev -0.5%
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
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 1,630 ratings.