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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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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.

FYI: the first pilot batch was 7.3%.


3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1799) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bomber into glass brought over to club w for dinner form nate and sloppy, hated it atirst, then we all grew to love I, t the aroma is horrible, but taster is awesome

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2005) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
On Draft at the Three Johns in London. Amazing chocolate mint aromas flavors were similar with some anise too. Good stuff

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tania_nexust (157) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Draught keg from tap takeover at the Three Johns on 24 Aug. Complex herbal notes come through but in a very complementary way, with a minty finish that isn’t out of place. It may sound strange but it’s a flavour combination that really works.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6644) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a good amount of barrel with some dark grains, light spice and a hint of roasted malts. Flavor has a good amount of spice with dark grains, light mint and a bit of barrel in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfroms (254) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours an inky dark chestnut color with cork shooting out of the bottle and straight into the ceiling--pretty serious carbonation issue here. Aroma is tremendous and complex: licorice, sour cherry, chamomile, cocoa. Taste is cocoa, prunes, light tartness, licorice, herbs, oak. High carbonation, low ABV, alcohol is well-masked. Good.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Huhzubendah (2553) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2014
The beer is dark mahogany with a thick beige cap. The aroma is interesting and complex, offering mint, herbal teas, red wine, chocolate, cinnamon, prunes, figs. The flavor is dominated by mint and an odd herbal sweetness. A myriad of flavors struggle to cooperate. Dark fruits and booze with a weird bitter finish. Licorice and mint with raisins and chocolate. A small sample is more than enough. I’m not a fan and won’t be returning to this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (496) - , Idaho, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pours fairly thick dark brown with little light escaping with a low dark tan head.. nose is thick licorice and minty.. little dark maltiness really translates except a bigger malty sweetness that helps carry the sweet herbaceous qualities.. hints of dark chocolate rise with warmth, but when this is cold it is a liqueur delivery device.. interesting but I could not appreciate a full bottle of this one.. It is definitely a "sharing bottle" IMO. Glad I was able to have it on tap so many times.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1075) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Aroma has a bit of cherry tartness in the back. Interesting beer, a lot going on, though I guess that is true of fernet. Finishes is chocolatey with herbal over tones n shit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12627) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
Medium brown and murky. Big herbal, boozy fernet aroma. Taste is herbal first, then booze, touch of porter chocolatey, but the two aren’t really talking to each other. Not a beer I can connect with.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Bottled at Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, on April 6, 2014.
Black color, tan head. Sweet, herbal scent. Herbal, sweet taste. Liquorice aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.


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