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Fernet-Aged Porter - Odell Brewing Company

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Fernet-Aged PorterFernet-Aged Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: 1759Girl on 10-11-2013)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.51/5  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.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

djrn2, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

acurtis, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -20.8%

GRG1313, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

jaydoc, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Oct 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

zeff80, Apr 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

SocalKicks, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of russpowell
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
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

russpowell, Feb 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

oline73, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.64/5  rDev -4%
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.

mactrail, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

mendvicdog, Oct 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

MarkyMOD, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

XmnwildX12, Dec 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

beernads, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

yourefragile, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

duceswild, Oct 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

afsdan, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
2.91/5  rDev -23.2%
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.

Huhzubendah, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Mebuzzard, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours fairly thick dark brown with little light escaping with a low dark tan head.. nose is thick licorice and minty.. little dark maltiness really translates except a bigger malty sweetness that helps carry the sweet herbaceous qualities.. hints of dark chocolate rise with warmth, but when this is cold it is a liqueur delivery device.. interesting but I could not appreciate a full bottle of this one.. It is definitely a "sharing bottle" IMO. Glad I was able to have it on tap so many times.

3.5's across the board... and that is generous.

JohnGalt1, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

drummermattie02, Dec 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

xnicknj, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of Bitterbill
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very nice looking brew in the glass. A 2 finger head of off white foam sitting on a pitch black beer.

The smell is of roasted and chocolatemalt, some kind of barrel aging that must be Fernet, what ever that is. Reading the label on the bottle...holy heck. all sorts of herbs and spices are used. Hell yes, I do smell some peppermint here. Ginger too. The others kind of, at least those I'm familiar with.

And so steps forward a biggish blast of peppermint in the taste. The very first thing I noticed. Plenty of chocolate goodness there as well. Roasted malt in lesser quantity, I get some ginger but also what has to be lavender slash rose petals..anywho, pretty much what I'd expect to taste if I grabbed a flower way form the long missed honey bees. A real mix of flavours that, obviously, is confusing the heck out of my palate.

Fairly light bodied for the style.

I'm guessing that this is a brew that will have a love/hate relationship with the peeps that try it. Or at the very least, a like/dislike. I like.

Bitterbill, Nov 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

KAF, Aug 06, 2014
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Fernet-Aged Porter from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.