Fernet Aged Porter | Odell Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
213 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:
213
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
11.92%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
53
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 213 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of snowmageddon
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
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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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MickeyMonk
4.37/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcscientist
4.49/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another stellar offering from my favorite brewery. This is so much more than a traditional porter thanks to the barrel aging. You definitely get the chocolate and mint flavors first, sort of like a starlight mint, but it's not overpowering. Odell understands balance, and this is no exception. I'm a little surprised that it's this high-alcohol, but hey, it's worth it. Worth seeking out for sure.

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Photo of pnelting
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zard
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt141
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bmurray10
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Westyn
3.37/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of abex44
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdwil
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Crusher
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryno3031
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle, pours jet black with a big, over carbonated light brown head that laces the glass and leaves head after finishing the liquor. This is a bit too carbonated.

The smell is heavy licorice and anise, a bit of earthy hops, chamomile tea, black pepper, and roasted chocolate malt. I think the flavor is slightly better. Dark fruit, some plum, roasted chocolate malt, a little mint. This drinks like a liqueur. This is good, but I wouldn't want alot of it.

Overall, average but taxing on the palate. It is way over carbonated.

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Photo of JohnBender
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TetonMike
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fabiand
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of azdback
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hoppy91
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Fernet Aged Porter from Odell Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 213 ratings.
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