Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
3.15/5 rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
A - This one is a semi-transparent chestnut brown with a big fluffy three finer head. There is a reddish tint to this brew, as if the smallest amount of rhubarb or strawberry color shines through. A decent amount of lace is left on the glass, and head retention is awesome.
S - I can smell malty scotch notes wafting off this like on of Speyside's finest. Up close, this is malty as all get out, with chocolate cake, scotch whisky, flaky pie crust, pound cake, almond puree, and a hint of something darkly fruity. Raisins, but only just. There is also something there that is like an old guy's cologne....musty, but distantly floral. Like old dead flowers.
T - Mushrooms, earthy vegetation, sweet malty cake batter, and cashews. Soy sauce and Thai peanut sauce. Oddly lacking in hoppage, but interesting and complex nonetheless.
M - Medium bodied with almost non-existent carbonation and a slick sugary mouthfeel. This is sort of bland in the mouth, but is redeemed a bit with the nice dry finish.
D - Too sweet and severely under-hopped. This is sort of a poor stab at a barley wine.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2008 05:54:12 | More by pmcadamis
More User Reviews:
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.