Anchor Our Barrel Ale - Anchor Brewing Company
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3.79/5 rDev -9.5%
A- clean near amber with some copper accents. Big 2 finger head with lots of staying power. Tons of scrubbing bubbles.
S- sweet fruity malts. Similar to their barleywine ale. Not much barrel detected in the nose.
T- sweet again to start- caramel, mix of bright and dark fruits, and candy-like confection. Just when u think its going to turn cloying, the barrel makes its presence. Undertones of whiskey and brief vanilla clear the way for a sharp, timely bitterness. A lot going on here, but it works.
M- fairly slick and oily, but not far off for the style. Buttery. Alcohol hidden.
O- unique as it seems to carve out a niche in a relatively lonely style. A great example of letting the whiskey barrel aging complement the beer rarer than dominate it.
07-31-2014 20:19:51 | More by Bosoxfan20
3.58/5 rDev -14.6%
On draft at Hops and Pie, I was pretty surprised to see this since I knew the bottles were very rare. No wonder given the fact they age it in their own whiskey barrels. Bright amber color, small head. Aroma is weird, sort of sweet, no whiskey, hints of wood. The flavor was sweet, had notes of cola and then dr. pepper, booze and then wet wood. Honestly based on the taste I assumed this was aged in first use oak or something because it tasted like it was barrel-aged but did not taste like any sort of spirits. Overall very interesting but a whole bottle would be quite cloying.
08-22-2013 01:07:24 | More by ArrogantB
4.44/5 rDev +6%
Served in a pint glass at Toronado.
Bartender said it was aged in Anchor Distillery's Old Potrero barrels which is some mighty fine whisky.
Tan or beige color with very little head.
Anchor malt shows through liberty like hop profile with a very well balanced whisky flavor.
I've always felt that Old Potrero has cinnamon and burnt sugar flavors and I found them here as well. This is dangerously drinkable at 8%. I hope its bottled.
07-31-2013 02:44:29 | More by dudeman
Anchor Our Barrel Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.