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RATINGS: 2156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
San Francisco’s celebrated Old Foghorn Ale has been virually handmade by the brewers of Anchor Steam Beer, in one of the world’s smallest and most traditional breweries, since 1975. Our barleywine-style ale, the first of its kind in modern times in the United States, has a luscious depth of flavour that makes it ideal for sipping after dinner. It is made with top-fermenting yeast, fresh whole hops, and "first wort", the richest runnings of a thick all-malt mash. Old Foghorn is "dry hopped" in the classic ale tradition and aged in our cellars until it attains the perfect balance of malty sweetness, estery fruitiness, and exquisite hop character, for which it is known throughout the world. A ruby red ale with little carbonation and a warm finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1893) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle from Jane’s Beer Store, Mountain View. Caramel and raisin aroma. Buttery caramel taste. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankZappa7 (432) - GERMANY - MAR 1, 2016
27-Feb-2016-0,33L Flasche @ MühlenBar. Kupferrot, klar, cremefarbener Schaum. Aroma : Malzig, Toffee, Rosinen. Antrunk Malzig, Trockenpflaume, gegen Ende leicht zitrisch. Gut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (4636) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 29, 2016
12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass. The beer is a dark mahogany color with a thick head of beige foam. Strong retention. The aroma has nuts, molasses, fig, and raisin. Fairly sweet with a lot of dark fruit character going on. The molasses is near a horehound note. Some woody notes do come through as well. Thick mouthfeel with soft, subtle carbonation. Big body. Delicious beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (1348) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy darker amber with small yellow head. Aroma: caramel, toffee, hay, rasin, candys, acetone. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, caramel, toffee, candy, brown sugar, wine tones, Medium to full body. Sweet finish. Easy to drink. Nice one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1560) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 16, 2016
butelka, warka do 6 2017. bursztynowe, z niewysoka, ale bardzo ladna, gesta, kremowa piana. aromaty... o dziwo na przedzie mocne, owocowe estry, glownie ananas, pomarancza, figi, jakies tropiki. czuc tez ewidentnie ta cukierkowo-chlebowo-toffi slodycz charakterystyczna dla stylu. brzmi to niby prosto, ale i jedna i druga warstwa bardzo zlozona, fajnie grajaca ze soba. W ustach jest geste, lepkie, troche syropowe, ewidentnie slodkie i - tu zaskoczenie dla mnie - tez ewidentnie kwaskowate. o dziwo - dosc rzeskie, nie to moze, zeby pic jedno po drugim, pod rzad, ale jednak szybko znikajace z pokala. goryczka nie jakas duza, ale wystarczajaca, by kontrowac slodkosci roznorakie. oczywiscie w trakcie picia, w smaku czuc rowniez to, co w aromatach. ewidentnie super piwo, sprostalo swojej badz co niebadz klasycznej legendzie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NallePalle (441) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle, 12 fl oz, O’Connor’s, Uppsala. Decent, sweet, smooth, little carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KW92 (1093) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 1, 2016

WYGLĄD: Barwa miedziana, klarowne. Piana drobna, wysoka, trwała. Pięknie zdobi szkło.
AROMAT: Intensywny. Karmel wymieszany z czerwonymi owocami (żurawina, borówka, porzeczka, czereśnie). W tle nuty ziołowe.
SMAK: Absolutna dominacja karmelu. Nieznaczny posmak owoców. Goryczka średnia, krótka. Alkohol dobrze ukryty, delikatnie rozgrzewający przełyk. Odczucie "zaklejania ust".
OGÓLNIE: Zacny klasyk. Nie zawiódł moich oczekiwań. Ponadczasowy Barley Wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2942) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2016 Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Clear Amber with small beige head. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (1044) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Truly an American classic. Deep garnet pour with a minimal eggshell colored head. Lots of fruity esters, caramel for days, cake, earthy hops, touch of booze. Flavors were full of dark fruit, caramel, cherries, roasted nuts. Lingering bittersweet finish with a viscous and slick mouthfeel. Super balanced, slight heat in the finish, sweetness held in check. So good. Can’t imagine the response when this was first brewed. Classic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McDef85 (34) - ITALY - JAN 13, 2016
Strutturata e luppolata, ma mette in risalto la dolcezza dei malti. Aromi di frutta, calda e pastosa.

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