Fernet-Aged Porter - Odell Brewing Company
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3.66/5 rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours black with a creamy khaki head. Aroma is peppermint, licorice, a touch of roast. Flavor is similar with its peppermint, licorice, and roast, but also a touch of creaminess in the flavor and chocolate as well. A soft, creamy, fuller mouthfeel. The highlight of the beer for me. Overall, one of the most unique and interesting beers I have tried. Not familiar with the liqueour, so perhaps why I was so intrigued by it. Not sure I was a huge fan in the sense of how much I liked it, but it was very interesting and I definitely enjoyed trying it.
Serving type: on-tap
02-21-2014 01:59:39 | More by denver10
4.24/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours an effervescent ebony with 3 fingers with mocha colored head. Stellar head retention & lacing
S: Grapes & plums & carob & oakyness
T: Follows the nose, some dark chocolate, figs & a bit of booze bite up front, I do get some mint & some gin-like flavors. Figgy & herbal notes as this warms, plus oaky dryness, plus a touch of anise & mintyness & carob once warm. Finishes with red grape notes, oaky dryness, herbal & minty notes
MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation. warming
Nice offering, a tad pricey, well over 80 cents an ounce. This drank very well despite the complexity & heft
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2014 05:08:35 | More by russpowell
3.73/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Large pillowy head sits atop a dark black brew. Light spotty lacing is left down the glass. A thin cap remains behind.
Herbaceous aroma that is not a surprise. I have no experience with Fernet but the description of the label gives me an idea what to expect. Chamomile and lavender being the most distinctive. Slight mint notes as well as influences from the oak barrel.
There is a robust porter that is the base for this beer, and in the end, it has the most positive qualities. The barrel-aging aspect did not result in a product that appealed to me. This tastes very woody, earthy, herbal, and licorice. It kills the chocolate malty notes that I enjoy.
Big robust body. Expertly carbonated results in a silky smooth, soft texture that is a joy to drink.
The first few sips were very enjoyable, but it soon became overwhelming. Not sure what the use of Fernet is, but there is probably a reason why I never came across it before.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2014 20:03:48 | More by morimech
Fernet-Aged Porter from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.