tania_nexust (93) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
dfroms (234) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Huhzubendah (2496) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
JohnGalt1 (480) - , Idaho, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
ketchepillar (1068) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
gnoff (7780) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
bhensonb (10933) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours dark brown with a rather fizzy beige head. Mixed, very mixed, aroma with ginger and mint. Med body or better. Flavor is mint, ginger, chocolate, dark malt and more. Very flavorful. Finally a little bourbon and oak. Doesn’t fit the style, but pretty good.
marcus (6436) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours. Dark brown with a chocolate and herb aroma and a rich beige head. There is a peppery and herbal chocolate malt flavor.