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RATINGS: 2152   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1467) - 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 (429) - 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 (1067) - 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 (2892) - 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 (1041) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
martpez (96) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2016 It pours out with a substantial head, and has a dark amber colour. The Aroma is dense with the malt notes leading to a fruity spice at the end. Texture is silky smooth, like velvet or good champagne. Perfect carbonation and excellent mouth feel. Taste is complex and rather interesting. Perhaps a little intense over the bottle but at first you get a wonderful depth of flavors. From the alcohol content at the front followed by a treacle finish. Maybe a little on the sweet side. Its not perfectly balance although some dry hops come through. It has a wonderful kick and excellent alcohol warmth. This is a very good beer and excellent value. A bottle is plenty enough though. I would share it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (12684) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Bottled, 355ml, aged 6.5yrs from York Beer & Wine, York. Amber to copper with off white head. This proved to be a smooth, rich and luscious beer that had aged really well. Certainly wine like in a rum soaked dark prune like way, warming with just a hint of caramelisation towards the back of the palate. Some sweetness, but just enough. There are malt biscuit and old leather notes. Oh yes, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Digzis (105) - Nancy, FRANCE - JAN 8, 2016
Sympathique petite barleywine avec des notes de miel, caramel, prune et une amertume assez légère. La consistance est un peu huileuse ce qui en fait une bière relativement lourde (classique pour une barleywine). Peu de bulles et une relativement bonne longueur en bouche. Assez agréable dans l’ensemble.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Demens (127) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 5, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2016 0,33l bottle. Dark copper colour with quickly disappearing tan head. Aroma: Honey, fruits, caramel, candy sugar, herbs, You can smell it from a distance. Amazing. Taste: Sweet nd sweet and sweet malts. A medium bitterness is hiding but the sweet malts dominates. Medium/full body, fizzy carbonation. Long malty bitter-sweet finish. Very good barley wine. Yum!

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