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Fernet Aged Porter - Odell Brewing Company

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85
very good

137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 10
Gots: 25 | 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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Photo of arizcards
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a caged and corked 750ml bottle from BevMo in early February for $14.99.

Beer poured dark brown with a solid large tan head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is roasted malts, somewhat flowery, and minty.

Taste is light roasted malts, some chocolate, light mints, and floral elements.

Mouthfeel is somewhat thin for the style.

Overall a different brew from Odell but hats off to their experimentation. Definitely interesting to try...steep price for an OK brew,,,

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fernet Aged Porter pours a black color, with a HUGE tan lacing head, lots of carbonation, looks like cola. There is a sweet aroma with hints of mint. The taste is a slight sour flavors, nice hints of peppermints, and a nice sharp malt flavor. Good full flavors, a little too carbonated. Overall its a nice beer, no porter flavors, but leaves a nice minty flavor.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Read about this one & set about stalking the shelves of the Twin Cities to nab a bottle. I hope this is a trend of more people mixing more beer with wilder & wilder liquors. I support. 750ML bomber split with my wife on a January evening here at the end of March.

The cork comes out with a sound I've only heard with my .410 in hand - loud & violent, but no overflow, thankfully. The pour is dark brown with red highlights & fizzier than shaken up Shasta Ginger Ale. I have no idea what fernet smells like but the beer is minty with a sprig of mixed spring herbs. Can't whiff the porter at all.

Fernet Aged Porter is seriously overcarbed. To the point that I can barely taste the beer at all because of the fizzing & sizzling in my facial orifice. Fighting past the bubbles rampant, there is a blast of minty freshness: wow. As it warms it takes on overtones of Altoid Peppermints. Ginger is the only thing to fight its way through the Maginot Line of mint; the poor porter appears to have been throttled in the crib, as it's nowhere to be found. Just belched some mint. Mmmm. Points for that. Certainly easy to drink.

Interesting. Wild. Weirdly tasty. Really wish the porter hadn't taken a dive, but the beer is tasty enough that I'm not pining. Good, I think so. Unique, definitely. Buy again? Not at this price. Glad I tried it.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of mactrail
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Photo of chanokokoro
3.8/5  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.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Fernet Aged Porter from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.