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RATINGS: 2041   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ontheroad (30) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Pours with a somewhat opaque amber color and a frothy head that lasts. Has a fruity, nutty flavor with a taste of alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1430) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2015
On tap. Dark ruby color with a froth of light tan foam. Caramel, light roast, raisin, and background sweetness in the aroma. Taste is light bitterness, char, plum, and roast. Coating mouthfeel. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrik (368) - - MAY 27, 2015
Rostfärgad dryck som doftar klassiskt engelsk Ale. Det var längesedan jag Kände denna doft. Ja smakar lite rik fyllig Ale från England med inslag av lite amerikanska toner. Kola åh mjuk krämig i munnen. eftersmake lite sötma godis. Nja mesig öl säger jag.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (650) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 27, 2015
bottle bought at Dobre Pivo, Ljubljana. smell is very malty sweet, maltose, malt syrup, notes of dried fruits, plums, light liqueurish / alcoholic. full body, soft carbonation & light sticky mouthfeel. tastes alcoholic, malty sweet, molasses, light sticky, dried fruits, plums, syrup, some citric notes, oranges, syrupy sweet finish. good, was expecting a bit more though, a bit bitter-sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TtV (206) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle 355ml. Hazy brown colour with an off white head that fades rather quickly. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Lovely. The taste is in line with the aroma: sweetness with a mix of chocolate, coffee and a bitter undertone. The warmness of alcohol lasts for a long time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
IngetSlick (36) - - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Big, bubbly, beige head. Dark copper colored body. Smells hoppy, some citrus and oak in it. The taste is very sweet, with barley, sugar, yeast and a bitter aftertaste. Great stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salwal (44) - - MAY 22, 2015
Thats a beer... No it’s a barley wine. And a very good one to. Creamy stable head and an Explosion of very pleasent smells. Color is Red to Brown and a bit hazy. Nose is raisin chrismas fruits and hints of lime. Taste is a Hammer of yeast and chocolate and some taste like Port or Sherry with a slight alcoholic warmth. I damn like it much...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alteregoo (241) - POLAND - MAY 21, 2015
Piana drobna ale sycząca, przypomina tą z szampana, szybko znika niemal do zera. Barwa jasno miedziana tudzież ciemno bursztynowa, opalizująca. Aromat wprost powalający - cała feria suszonych słodkich owoców z gruszkami, figami i rodzynkami na czele, syrop klonowy, miód spadziowy gdzieś w tle chmiel i likier - rewelacja! W smaku lekko słodkie, sumarycznie czuć wszystko z aromatu, fajna rozgrzewająca likierowość i lekka goryczka chmielowa w afterteasie. W odczuciu dość treściwe, oleiste ale nie gęste, nie wyklejające, bardzo gładkie, rozpływające się od razu po języku i podniebieniu, nagazowanie wysokiego jak w belgijskich Ale, drobne. Alkohol mógłby być z deczko lepiej ukryty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wiwetu (60) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 21, 2015
Bardzo smaczny BW. Lekko piecze w podniebienie, co lubię. Bardzo aromatyczny: leśne owoce, słody, trochę chmielu, drewno. W smaku podobnie. Ciało gęste. W tej kategorii cenowej rewelacja.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MikaLukanainen (131) - POLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Pours mahogany colour with an apology for a head. I couldn’t find a trace of american hops in the aroma but what I got instead was even better. A mixture of dried fruits, raisins, a gentle alcohol note. The taste is pretty much the same, the beer is sweet but not cloggy, warms up a bit but is not alcoholic. In fact, it puts me in mind of some belgian strong ales or quadruppels, the only exception is the absence of phenols. Pour me an another bottle please!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (1154) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 12, 2015
BOTTLE 12 OZ from Bov. 9,4% ABV. It’s got some citrus hops over solid malts, loads of dried fruit with mildly oxidized notes (apricot?) and a touch of alcohol that spices the thing up. The taste is mighty sweet, yet not sugary but rather fruity. The big balancing bitterness feels somewhat harsh and phenolic, but after a while it either mellows down or the palate gets used to it, but everything comes together in a perfect harmony. Great brew.

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