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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

124 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: 1759Girl on 10-11-2013)
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Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

beernads, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

BMart, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.64/5  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.

mactrail, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of chanokokoro
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a formerly corked and caged 750 ml bottle into an Odell Brewing Company branded snifter

Pours a very dark brown, bordering on black capped by light tan two finger head. Average retention, some thin lacing here and there. Very unique nose, bakers chocolate with hints of roasted malt, mint, herbs, flora, and mixed spice rounded out by anise. Some herbs and spice upfront with quickly shifts to minty dark chocolate. Roasted malt pokes through; finishes with continued dark chocolate notes, some oak, and boozy black licorice. Smooth, medium bodied, fairly high level of carbonation. One of the more unique brews I've had lately. Very enjoyable.

chanokokoro, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of yourefragile
4/5  rDev +5.8%

yourefragile, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Bosoxfan20, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of JSchock7
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

JSchock7, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Chuck_25
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Chuck_25, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of XicanoBeerRun
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

XicanoBeerRun, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

stephensinner, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Kramerbarthomer, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of Joey1566
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Joey1566, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of bigbeers84
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

bigbeers84, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of denver10
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

denver10, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of mattmarka1
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

mattmarka1, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of mayerale
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

mayerale, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of dozier77
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

dozier77, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of dillon_1005
4/5  rDev +5.8%

dillon_1005, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

ralphw56, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of Tuckersmth
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Tuckersmth, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of russpowell
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
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
Photo of morimech
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

morimech, Feb 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

DaveAnderson, Jan 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

chippo33, Jan 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

xnicknj, Jan 28, 2014
Fernet-Aged Porter from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.