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RATINGS: 2085   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2985) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Blood red color with a small eggshell head. Aroma is roasted malt, brown sugar, caramel, and dark fruit. Flavor matches and hides the 9% ABV well. Alcohol isn’t sharp but warms. A very well crafted beer. Love that this one is on the shelf in AZ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmongoose (1798) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle shared pours a dark orange with off white head. The aroma is dark fruits, biscuits, toffee, sweet malts. The flavor is medium to heavy sweet malts with dark fruit notes a bready biscuit flavor and toffee, solid all the way around. Not as rich and deep as done others but very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (131) - Lyon, FRANCE - OCT 3, 2015
Nez assez houblonné pour une barley wine, fond fumé, peu de caramel. En bouche : plutôt légère, sensation lactée, petite rondeur plutôt subtile. Fond houblonné genre dry-hopping (herbal). À 8,8% abv, et vu ces caractéristiques, est-ce encore une barley wine ?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pityu (131) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle - A bit hazy, deep copper colour with lacing, creamy tan head. Mostly malty sweetness in the nose, toffee, biscuts, red fruits and resinous hops. Taste of caramel, honey, oak, dried plum with rich malty notes. Resinous hoppy tase in the finish. Full body, thick texture, average carbonation, slight alcohol warmth. Massive, comlex barleywine, highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (837) - HUNGARY - SEP 21, 2015
0.355l bottle. Clear ruby body with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, reisins, orange peel and booze. Taste of caramel, orange zest, reisins, plums, booze and floral hops. Nice beer, but the alcohol could be a bit less obvious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeatyPete (589) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Amber coloured beer with off-white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Taste of molasses, sweet malt and pine hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (6063) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle shared at Leighton’s place. 25/08/2015. Thanks to Leighton. Clear reddy / amber coloured pour with a halo of off white head. Aroma is sweet toffee, mint apple, toffee. Palate is medium sweet, full airy carbonation, velvety. Flavour is composed of medium sweet, full layered sugars, toffee and dried apple, , pine needle hops, nice and chewy. Lovely barley wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChtiBreizh (258) - Rennes, FRANCE - AUG 30, 2015
Clear amber with a very fluffy vanishing head. Caramel, toffee. Very sweet and brandy like. Too sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
w_adwersarz (384) - Cracow, POLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Piana skromna, po chwili brak :P Barwa ciemny bursztyn, zmętnione, spora ilość drobinek, pochodzenia białkowego. Aromat słodki, słodowy, karmelowo/toffi, jest dużo owoców, ciemnych owoców, ale jest też odrobinę pomarańczowe i brzoskwiniowe. W smaku jest alkohol, rozgrzewający przełyk i poniżej aż do żołądka, ale jest to bardzo miłe uczucie. Jest słodkie, owocowe, lekko winne ale słodko winne, później słodowe, chlebowe, karmelowe. Wysycenie średnie, pełne jak cholera, można wręcz gryźć, oleiste, goryczka średnia z owocowo alkoholowym finiszem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tayeth (511) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2015
Nicht besonders intensives Aroma nach Alkohol, Malz und ganz schwach nach Lösungsmittel. Geschmack auch relativ alkoholisch und vergleichsweise bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gueuze (661) - - AUG 27, 2015
Farbe braun und kaum durchsichtig. Geruchlich eher unauffällig. Im Geschmack süß und bitter. Mit Noten nach Pfirsich und Kirschen.

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