Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by unclederby:
3.78/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled in May 2006 so fairly fresh stuff here...
Medium amber in color, the head retained itself for only a moment and then disappeared completely. Smells of caramel, over-ripened prunes and maybe a hint of cherry and a touch of smoke. Taste is on the malty side for sure, with flavors of cherry, vanilla, maple, wood and a bit of hoppy pine resin on the finish. Mouthfeel if creamy with a pleasant viscosity and some prickly carbonation. Drinkability is solid for a barleywine. A solid ale that has more in commen with the English style as opposed to the hoppier, American style. It loses a bit in taste for me because there is a slight funky/medicinal quality I'm associating with the alcohol.
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2006 03:28:46 | More by unclederby
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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
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