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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

109 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | 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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mayerale

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-14-2014 01:04:32 | More by mayerale
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dozier77

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

02-12-2014 15:41:22 | More by dozier77
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dillon_1005

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-10-2014 17:58:54 | More by dillon_1005
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ralphw56

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-07-2014 20:38:59 | More by ralphw56
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Tuckersmth

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-05-2014 05:43:16 | More by Tuckersmth
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russpowell

Oklahoma

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

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 05:08:35 | More by russpowell
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morimech

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
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
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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

01-30-2014 04:51:00 | More by DaveAnderson
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-29-2014 09:58:01 | More by chippo33
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-28-2014 16:27:04 | More by xnicknj
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Ristaccia

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

01-27-2014 02:38:00 | More by Ristaccia
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40ontarget

Colorado

5/5  rDev +31.9%

01-27-2014 02:02:31 | More by 40ontarget
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Docrock

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-24-2014 03:39:12 | More by Docrock
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pesekad

Missouri

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

high hopes for this as I'm no stranger to taking drinks (read: shots) of fernet, and I'm a fan of the cutthroat porter. this was pretty good -- I bought two bottles, and plan to age the one I haven't opened yet. sometimes drinks of this beer were unpleasantly sharp, others were smooth and mellowed out. ultimately pretty enjoyable, and a fun riff on a mainstay beer. as for whether it's worth the price... tbd 0:-)

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 01:30:52 | More by pesekad
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FlandersNed

Indiana

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-17-2014 01:41:18 | More by FlandersNed
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Reino

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-16-2014 16:19:54 | More by Reino
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tpaetow

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-13-2014 00:54:43 | More by tpaetow
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Near black with good sized tan head and decent lacing.

Smell: Chocolate, molasses, licorice and some odd spiciness that I can't identify. Mostly though, it smells like a Porter.

Taste: The Porter backbone is evident out of the gate, with chocolate, molasses and light licorice (although the licorice could be more more from the Fernet barrels than the base beer). Some light oak shines through, and then the finish is herbal, with touches of lavender, flower petals and ginger. There is a lingering aftertaste that is minty and herbal in a slightly bitter way.

Feel: Fairly full bodied and creamy. Moderate carbonation. I guess the finish is somewhat dry, but is mostly just a little odd.

Overall: Interesting and unique beer. The Fernet barrel aging really imparts some flavors that mostly play well with the Porter even if the aftertaste was occasionally distracting. Some sips I loved it and some I was distracted by the mint and herbs, but overall I was quite pleased.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 05:14:05 | More by bsp77
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csadkins54

Colorado

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-09-2014 22:41:41 | More by csadkins54
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-09-2014 14:50:10 | More by vermilcj
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

01-05-2014 14:48:24 | More by tbone1384
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-29-2013 03:50:28 | More by jaydoc
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BRClemons

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-29-2013 00:24:50 | More by BRClemons
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schimschim

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-28-2013 05:51:34 | More by schimschim
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-28-2013 02:21:12 | More by bsuedekum
Fernet-Aged Porter from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.