Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by nhindian:
3.55/5 rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12oz bottle poured into a Delirium Tremens tulip.
A - This beer is certainly one of the better looking beers I've had. It pours a dark ruby color, almost like a deep cherry cordial. The head and retention is pretty modest, only about 1.5-fingers worth of cream colored head. Definitely a steady stream of carbonation rises in this beer. Moderate lacing, just a few randomly strewn legs here and there.
S - Smell is very sweet with a fruit and caramel background to it. Some darker fruits like plums and raisins come through after the malts, and it has a sort of toffee characteristic that it a light rum aroma to it. Very aromatic.
T - Taste is extremely sweet throughout the beer. The malts and barley up front set the sweet course for this beer and the fruits certainly carry that throughout. The hops are noticeable, but are faint and only contribute a mild citrus bitter finish before, again, being swept away by the sweetness. The alcohol hits the roof of the mouth about midway through and slowly creeps down to the throat, hitting a bit after the rest of the flavor finishes. This leaves a bitter finish that helps contrast the almost saccharine nature of the front of this beer.
M - Mouthfeel is heavy with ample carbonation. It moves well through the mouth and activates all sorts of taste buds.
D - Drinkability is moderately low. The sweetness just pushes this beer a bit too much, and the hops are a bit too muted to counteract this. I understand that barleywines are notably malt-oriented, but this one could use a little less sweetness. However, the alcohol is well masked, only coming through about midway and takes a back seat to the malts.
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2010 06:47:04 | More by nhindian
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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.