A quick note on a tiny beer. Many but not all Christmas barley wines come in small bottles - this one being 7 oz, a lovely little thing. The bottle promises big, however: "Old Foghorn is dry hopped in the classic ale tradition and aged in our cellers until it attains the perfect balanace of malty sweetness, estery fruitiness and exquisit hop character..." Pretty happening adjectives and I have not even opened the bottle yet.
Now that I have opened the bottle, I notice that it was filled to the rim of where the crown cap's edge would sit. Very little air to place at risk its conents during the long moths of maturation. It pours into less than half a pint of my big Polish beer snifter - yes, such things do exist. The nose is all malt and the flavour of malt is massive - concentrate of beer. I need to go think about what is happening to my mouth...back later.
Leathersweet Mennonite apple butter laced with boozy heat and a thread of cigar tobacco. Divine. Glad bought two. 8.8% and $2.69 USD each at the Galeville Grocery. Add about 15 % for exchange and maybe about 27% tax and duty at the border. Four other Anchors reviewed here.