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RATINGS: 2179   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2006
bottled 05-06, wow looks amazing & I love the way it "tames" itself & becomes a differnet ale... Very complex & strong, esp. for the claimed 8.2%. Wish I had bought a six pack :(

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrus86 (429) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2016
BOTTLE. Crimson pour with quick fading head.. Sweet toffee, malt & candy nose.. Sweet caramel/toffee malt throughout, some heavy hop bitterness in middle, finishing almost as fruit cake.. Sourced RW

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbbeer (745) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Pours amber brown with medium large beige head. Aroma is caramel, yeast, raisins, bread. Medium full body. A minor alcohol presence. Flavor is quite tasty up front, sweet bread and dried fruits and caramel. Unfortunately the finish does not quite live up, somewhat less complex and harsher. Nonetheless quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
siewczenko (36) - POLAND - OCT 6, 2016
Mocno miedziana barwa. Piana niska i szybko ulatująca choć to raczej normalne w tym stylu. Aromat słodowy. Delikatna goryczka. Super zalepek. Fajne piwo do sączenia na jesienne wieczory

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
m.mahu (40) - Iasi, ROMANIA - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark, cloudy orange. Smells of sweet caramel, malt, fruit. Sweet, heavy taste, medium bitterness. Very good and a well done barley. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Echon (386) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2016
Dark red. Rich aroma and flavour, with malt, caramel, fruity esters and spicy hops. Full, sweet taste, and a dry finish with low bitterness and a bit of alcohol. Full and rounded body. Overall, a great barley wine. Beautiful, rich, tasty, harmonic, and very drinkable. Not cloying at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mario80 (29) - Galicia, SPAIN - SEP 7, 2016
One of my favorite beer! Pours gold colour beer with a medium head. Well-balanced!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AssKicker (240) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - SEP 3, 2016
Belle couleur brune/orange, belle mousse qui finit sur un léger col persistant. Au nez, ça schmeck principalement le pruneau et le fruit sec. Pas excessivement sucrée en bouche, pas très amère, pas trop alcoolisée, arômes portées sur la prune et les fruits secs, un peu sur la peau d’orange amère. Une barley qui ne va pas dans l’excès et qui se boit bien.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzgorog (719) - FRANCE - AUG 30, 2016
Magnifique robe cuivrée, mousse minimale. Nez caramel, toffee, fruits confits, prune, liqueur. La bouche est sucrée et amère, toffee, marmelade, prune, finale sur des houblons herbeux. Le corps est liquoreux et dense, la longueur interminable. Fabuleuse bière, chaleureuse, un vrai régal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (2257) - Hagen, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2016
0.355 l bottle from ’REWE Budnik & Homberg’ at 9.4% abv, best before August 2016, presumably two years old. Clear, dark mahogany with a medium large, frothy, almost stable, beige head. Sweetish-malty, slightly fruity aroma of caramel, molasses, raisins, prunes and a touch of licorice. Very sweet, malty and moderately fruity taste of caramel, molasses, raisins, prunes, candied cherries, figs and some licorice, followed by a long, quite bitter, rather warming, pleasantly alcoholic finish. Medium body, slightly oily and a bit effervescent mouthfeel, average carbonation. Heavy, moreish and intense but quite well-balanced and tasty brew, maybe a bit too alcoholic. Should be a good winter warmer, and it held up very well in the cellar!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Blueshawk (387) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2016
- schöne rot-braune Farbe mit leichter Schaumbildung - sehr schöne Aromen nach Malz und Trockenobst machen sich in der Nase breit - die Kohlensäure ist für diesen Stil passend dosiert - geschmacklich ist alles in harmonischer Balance - Hopfen, Malz und süße Früchte stehen in perfektem Einklang - selbst der Alkohol hält sich dezent im Hintergrund - im Abgang gewinnt der Hopfen dann leicht die Oberhand und ruft einem in Erinnerung, dass es sich hier um ein Bier handelt Fazit: Ein fantastisches Barley Wine mit einem sensationellen Preis- / Leistungsverhältnis

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