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RATINGS: 2018   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (1954) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 This is very good. Not too syrupy like some barley wines. Nice color. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MikeTheRocker (12) - Gävle, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2015
Bottle bought at Systembolaget Valbo. Even though I tried this one a few times it’s almost undrinkable. Very strong unpleasant taste of alcohol, hard carbonation and waaaay too bitter. Must be drunk to drink this kind of beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skatanarchy (49) - - APR 17, 2015
친애하는 샌프란시스코&# 형님 브루어리. 실력파 올드스쿨. 따르자마자 엄청나게 가라앉는 침전물. 무슨 한약 내리는줄 앎. 코냑-레드와인 류의 시작, 입안에 온통 쌍화탕 냄새 ㅎㅎ Lexington,KY https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (341) - - APR 12, 2015
Reddish brown colour with no head. Aroma of fruits, some herbs, oak and yeasts. Flavour is very malty, sweet with fruity notes and with little carbonation. Alcohol is very well hidden. A surprisedly very good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (782) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 7, 2015
Best in this beer is definitely aroma. Deep, thick, sweet malty aroma, with delicate alcoholic graze. Very good solid barley wine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arsol (724) - NORWAY - MAR 31, 2015
Barley Wine er ikke helt min favorittype. Rødbrun i fargen med bra luftig skum. Lukter noe fruktig og alkohol. Smaker litt besk og søtlig. Medium med kullsyre. Litt tørr bitter avslutning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (2009) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2015
March 27, 2015 - bottle from Blue Max. Brownish orange pour with some head that faded somewhat quickly. Aroma was malty, caramel, dark fruit and light hops. Sweet malt and fruit dominate the flavors with a mild dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thmsboyd (67) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle BBE: 12.2013 (Aged). Lightly chilled. Pours a cloudy copper scarlet with a moderate, almost greenish yellow head. Medium intensity aromas of cheese & onion, cat litter, chestnuts, almonds, sweet cherry and cranberry. A subtle red fruit, Christmas Pudding sweetness, swiftly followed by a heavy, blunt bitterness and sourness. Very full body with a thick, chewy texture. Low to medium carbonation and a touch of liquorice in the finish. Overall a delightful, sipping barley wine. Aging doesn’t do much to take the edge off its alcohol punch though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (220) - Skogn, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2015
Pours a dark red with a low head. Pretty viscous beer with aromas of caramel, sweet malt, sweet dark fruits, nuts and some slight fruity hoppiness hiding behind the big, bold malt aroma. Flavor has huge caramel, sweet malt, freshly toasted bread, toffee, slight milk chocolate and nuts. The american hops are even more in the background of the flavor. Delicious beer that i will most definitely purchase in the future.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Haavard (14) - NORWAY - MAR 21, 2015
Aroma: sweet malt, prunes, caramel Palate: sweet, well rounded, "fluffy" feel Taste: dark fruits, caramel, malty, well balanced ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matbli (95) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle 355ml, pours clear redish with white fast falling head. Aroma of candies, red fruits, flowers and honey with a hint of grapefruit and melon. The taste makes the first impression of being very sweet, but it’s underlined by some delicate bitterness and a refreshing sourness that remains long in the aftertaste. Alcohol is good hidden and it’a very good drinkable. Imo it could be a little less liqueury, but still it’s a very pleasant one.

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