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Fernet Aged Porter - Odell Brewing Company

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Fernet Aged PorterFernet Aged Porter

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85
very good

150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 16
Gots: 28 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: 1759Girl on 10-11-2013

Over the past year, we’ve collected empty Fernet Barrels from our friends at Leopold Bros. Distillery. Their distinct Fernet includes lavender, honeysuckle, ginger root, bitter aloe, dandelion root, rose petals, chamomile, and pepper. Inspired by the herb & spice flavors of this dark minty liqueur, we promptly filled the barrels with a rich porter. The roasty chocolate malt character is infused with hints of mint and licorice from the herb-soaked oak, creating a decadent flavor and aroma.
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Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdwil
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Crusher
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryno3031
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle, pours jet black with a big, over carbonated light brown head that laces the glass and leaves head after finishing the liquor. This is a bit too carbonated.

The smell is heavy licorice and anise, a bit of earthy hops, chamomile tea, black pepper, and roasted chocolate malt. I think the flavor is slightly better. Dark fruit, some plum, roasted chocolate malt, a little mint. This drinks like a liqueur. This is good, but I wouldn't want alot of it.

Overall, average but taxing on the palate. It is way over carbonated.

Photo of JohnBender
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TetonMike
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fabiand
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of azdback
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hoppy91
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sirhc3034
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of toothirsty
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brandon911
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Musineer
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RDW
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SavageHopHead
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zonker17
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Really wish it was 100% barrel aged instead of 50%. Maybe the booze was too high for that. A bit too thin on mouthfeel. I'd drink it again.

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3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated bottle at 55 degrees into snifter
Aroma of lavender, slight ginger, toasted malt
Head enormous (>8 cm, gentle pour because when I loosened the cage, the cork rocketed away, hit the ceiling and bounced off my head), light brown, extremely frothy, sloooowly diminishing to frothy irregular ring and partial layer
Lacing fair – few frothy islands and partial rings
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor kind of vague – a little chocolate, a little licorice, a little medicinal/herbal overtone; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 3.75, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Fernet Aged Porter from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.