Fernet Aged Porter | Odell Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
212 Ratings
Fernet Aged PorterFernet Aged Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
odells.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by 1759Girl on 10-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
212
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.95%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
53
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 212 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of smithj4
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acbe
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kew
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: It is a lively pour with deep bright mahogany producing a clingy and persistent frothy 3” tan foam collar with heterogeneous bubbles.
S: Prune and raisin, dark malt, chocolate, faint spice.
T: The attack starts with dark dried fruits, some dark sugars, light roast and hints of chocolate.
F: Creamy medium-high carbonation, medium to medium full body.
O: While the influence of the barrels is very subtle, this is one fine porter.

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Photo of timsoder
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dimitri
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prasm
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The fernet would work better with a big stout. The mint and spice from the fernet just overpowers this porter in the mouth - seems a bit disjointed. Though the aromas are high pitched and very enticing.

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Photo of twincano
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of grimey68
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #84 (Jan 2014):

We dig it when a brewery thinks beyond the norm. Aged in Fernet barrels from Leopold Bros. (who use lavender, honeysuckle, ginger root, bitter aloe, dandelion root, rose petals, chamomile and pepper in their spirit), this is a 50% Porter and 50% Fernet barrel-aged Porter blend. Simply put: This is one of the most complex and delicious barrel-aged beers we’ve ever had.

STYLE: American Porter
ABV: 9.8%
AVAILABILITY: Limited

LOOK: Black, opaque, creamy coffee lacing

SMELL: Earth, chocolate, mint, ginger, herbal, root

TASTE: Lively, very creamy, tangy, syrupy, honey, minty, chocolaty, ginger, earthy, woody, endless herbal linger

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Photo of Dave2234
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at BitterCreek Alehouse. Aroma is nutty and herbal, roasted malts lurking in the background. Muddy brown body with minimal head. Complex flavors throughout.

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Photo of thereal_adam
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismattlin
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of einman
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rkarimi
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goochpunch
4.56/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with a long lasting creamy khaki head. Smells of roasted malts, licorice, and herbs. This doesn't taste overly roasty. Dark malts, light chocolate, well-integrated licorice, some minty herbal character, which pairs well with the chocolate notes. Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth, and full. This is interesting, tasty, and unique.

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Photo of ChaseTheAce
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Huffaroma
4.87/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic flavor smooth beer with a great depth that didn't get old

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Photo of snowmageddon
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: pours an opaque dark black with a lively brown head that recedes fairly slowly for a BA beer.
S:sour, licorice, fernet notes dominate. wouldn't have guessed this is a porter based on the nose.
T: sweet licorice, barrel, ginger, some chocolate and roasted malt notes in there, too.
M: ridiculously creamy mouthfeel, with a prickly carbonation.
O: the fernet barrels give this beer an herbal,licorice, flower-y character that reminds me of gruits i've tried recently. Worth trying for sure. A fun, unique take on a porter.

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Fernet Aged Porter from Odell Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 212 ratings.
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