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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

151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
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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3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, herb, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with spice and herbal toothpaste flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of herbal bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting barrel aged treatment that makes the base beer super herbal and spice forward.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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.

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

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of russpowell
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
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

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Chocolate mint liqueur pretty well covers the sensation. Not a gusher but huge foam-up, taking eight minutes for the tall glass to settle down to a half-inch of brew. In the snifter, more success after five minutes with piles of beige whipped cream and enough beer to taste, finally.

The smell is my favorite feature, with a deep minty fragrance and some floral aromatics. The flavor is sharp and sugary, with an intensity matched by few beers outside the hop showboats. Syrupy is for once applied accurately to this stuff. Yet weirdly sudsy as well.

From the big Belgian-style bottle purchased at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins, Colorado. Fortunately I have forgotten how much this cost.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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2.95/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The beer is dark mahogany with a thick beige cap. The aroma is interesting and complex, offering mint, herbal teas, red wine, chocolate, cinnamon, prunes, figs. The flavor is dominated by mint and an odd herbal sweetness. A myriad of flavors struggle to cooperate. Dark fruits and booze with a weird bitter finish. Licorice and mint with raisins and chocolate. A small sample is more than enough. I'm not a fan and won't be returning to this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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Fernet Aged Porter from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.