Anchor Our Barrel Ale | Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Our Barrel AleAnchor Our Barrel Ale

Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-09-2009

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Anchor Our Barrel Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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