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RATINGS: 1984   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gururyan (636) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Poured from bottle, quite pungent and powerful on all levels. In fact, too much for my buds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abrakarl (355) - SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2015
Slightly too bitter for me in the taste, but a nice aroma and nice looks on this beer. Never thought too much of this brewery but they were one of the first craft breweries exported into Sweden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GraffitiVandal (28) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
ENG: 355ml bottle from Liquor Mart Winnipeg, poured into the tulip. Very dark amber color, very clear. Nice medium to high dark yellow head. Aromas of roasted malts, caramels and herbal, citrusy and pine hops with some bready / sourdough aromas. Taste is very heavy, smoky, roasted caramel, cloves, licorice, prunes, sweet grapes, soy sauce and hint of sweet bubblegum. At the finish theres some sour-bitter taste of cough drops. It’s really heavy beer, especially in taste, it’s creamy, oily and thick. There’s some medium carbonation and full body. It’s a very deep beer, but not necessarily hitting my tastes. For me too heavy, but for sure interesting! ////~~~///!!!///~~~//// ////~~~///!!!///~~~//// PL: Butelka 355ml kupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg, przelana do kieliszka. Ciemno bursztynowe, klarowne. Ładna średnio-duża ciemno-kremowa piana. Aromaty palonych słodów, karmeli oraz ziołowo-cytrusowo-żywiczne chmiele z dodatkiem zakwasu chlebowego. W smaku bardzo ciężkie, wędzonka, palone karmele, goździki, lukrecja, suszona śliwka, słodkie winogrona, sos sojowy i nieco słodkiej gumy do żucia. Pod koniec i w posmaku wyczuwalny kwaśno-gorzki syrop na kaszel. To naprawdę ciężkie, mocne piwo, szczególnie w smaku, kremowe, oleiste i gęste. Średnie nasycenie, pełne ciało. Bardzo ciekawe, głębokie piwo, nie koniecznie w moim guście - nieco zbyt ciężkie, jednak zdecydowanie interesujące!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WilleLW (203) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2015
Dark amber/red colour with a creamy head. Aroma of caramel, burnt sugar and fruity notes of apricot, orange, berries and alcohol. Taste of caramel and fruits. A smooth, round flavour with a good feel of alcohol. Fruity sweetness and a rich feel of burnt sugar and alcohol. More taste of apricot, orange, butterscotch and molasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomekboniek (41) - POLAND - JAN 27, 2015
0,3 l beczka. Bardzo ładna, bursztynowa, brunatna barwa. W smaku suszone owoce, słodkie winogrona, truskawki. Pierwsze wrażenie w smaku to przypieczony tost, który na długo pozostaje na podniebieniu. Bardzo dobre piwo na długi wieczór.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sparf (140) - Östersund, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2015
Fruktigt och bärigt söt maltdoft med inslag av hallon och jordgubbe samt lite karamelliserat socker. Vackert tegelfärgad brygd och ett mycket bra skum med stadga och lång halveringstid. Smaken är söt och med en påklistrad beska. Kolaaktig och med russintoner. Ointressant och obalanserad. Hade förväntat mig mer av denna barley wine från Anchor. Fint avvägd kolsyra men lite platt i kroppen. Eftersmaken är även den kantig och obalanserad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pedrens (23) - SPAIN - JAN 24, 2015
Color ambar oscuro translúcido. Espuma beige no mu persistente. aroma fruta madura, cituela pasa,, malta, y un toque algo citrico de fondo y alcohólico. En boca se torna dulce, con sabores a malta, afritado, y algo lupulos aunque de foondo. la carbonatacion es media y la textura algo pegajosa. El final es muy mantido donde el amargor se hace mas presente, junto con el de frutas secas, ciruela Mi primer barley wine...y la verdad me ha gustado...lo recomiendo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarageBrewer80 (77) - SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
Flaska från SB. Gyllene brunröd färg med tjock smutsvitt skumkrona. Spritig doft av torkad frukt, portvin och smörkola. Spritig smak av russin, portvin och lakrits- fudge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grubypawel (129) - - JAN 18, 2015
Pours hazy dark Amber with some cream head. Aroma of cane sugar and a bit of hop. Thick and sweet in the mouth with hints of bubble gum and some alcohol. Low bitter finish. Update: an awesome herb aroma when it’s warm. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xlts (35) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 18, 2015
Pours dark red, crystal-clear; creamy head. Aroma is malty and caramely with some evident notes of dark fruit. Taste wise one can feel the perfect combination of sweetness and hoppiness; it’s not an overy sweet, liquorish barleywine. Extremely drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hockert (103) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown and red. With a offwhite head. Smells of sweet malt, dark fruit, raisins and soil. Moist soil. Taste is thick, bit sweet, low carbonation. Quite strong are, I like that.

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