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RATINGS: 2196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
San Franciscos celebrated Old Foghorn Ale has been virually handmade by the brewers of Anchor Steam Beer, in one of the worlds 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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2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
hopeye101 (45) - Draughthouse, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Wow. This is really sweet. Aroma is mango / fresh figs. No hop aroma Flavor is sweet malty. Figgy mango pear. Sweet finish. Did they forget to add the hops? Tastes like it. Very disappointing. Its been awhile since Ive had this but there is no way my previous ones were this bad. Now Ill have to get an insulin shot


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blueshockey24 (528) - Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle. Pours Amber with thick tan head. Aroma is sweet malty with dark fruits. Taste is sweet malty prune, cherry and plum notes with a sweet malty fruit finish. Wish i would have grabbed more of it now.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nephirem (391) - CROATIA - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle, 0.355l. Clear dark ruby pour with virtually no head. Rich on the nose; malty sweet, herbal, boozy, lots of caramel. Medium to full body with slick and oily texture. Soft carbonation, quite lively on the tongue. Mostly sweet taste with a touch of alcohol bitterness. Aroma is heavy malt, caramel and toffee, brown sugar, liquor. Syrup. Herbal, bready. A bit peppery. Notable alcohol presence. Very rich, nicely balanced. Might be too sweet for some. Regular finish. Slight hops in the aftertaste, nice. Overall, delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vincentvega72 (534) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2017 Mooi diep amberkleurig bier met dikke romige crmekleurige schuimkraag die langzaamaan inzakt. Aroma en smaken van confituur, aardbei, beetje mout, ahornsiroop, kersen(likeur). Mooie warme, licht zoetige, afdronk. Zoet maar zeker niet t zoet, heel mooi in balans. Topper !!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogniskowicz (767) - POLAND - FEB 2, 2017
Aromat toffi, karmelu i przypalonego tosta. W smaku klasyczne karmelowe barley wine, aczkolwiek z wytrawnym posmakiem owocw leśnych i ziołowoscia chmieli. Dobre klasyczne barley wine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beertobealive (558) - Courbevoie, FRANCE - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle from la caisse de Bieres. Pours a very flat head with dense but elegant malts. Clear amber colored body. Nice density of round malts and blooming hops; not aggressive on alcohol or roasting. A easy drinking barley wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (2205) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2016
2004 bottle thanks to puzzl. Poured clear dark amber with no head. Aroma sweet caramel toffee burnt sugar. No carb med bod. Taste sweet juicy dark fruits

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Art (3205) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2016
2004 bottle on NYE thanks to Charule. Pours a clear Amber golden brown. No head. Completely flat. Aroma is oxidation and dark fruits. Tastes caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kubmal (273) - POLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Dark amber with medium head. Aroma: cookies, malt, pineapple, some caramel. Taste is moderately sweet with medium body and bitterness, some metallic notes, probably from hops. Surprisingly drinkable and well balanced but less complex than i expected.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SimonBlok (395) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2016
35,5cl bottle at home. Appearance: dark amber with low, off-white head. Aroma: caramel, raisins, banana. Taste: high sweetness and medium bitterness. Notes of caramel, raisins and some spice. Palate: medium bodied, sticky texture and medium carbonation. A bit to sugarry. Not much else to distinguish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kostasgiotis (124) - GREECE - DEC 9, 2016
Honey,rich malt character,complex sweetness,full body,caramel.There is some bitterness but overall sweet.Maybe a little bit more on the sweet side.


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