strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really dug this crazy mo fo. Dark black pour with deep mocha head. Heavy aroma of licorice, chocolate, and mint. Taste couples the nose quite closely with subtle earthy, herbal, bitter notes. Rich and smooth, lively carbonation. Delicious.
NielsenRatings (8120) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle offered @ home late last year. Not sure why my rating isn’t here, but I’ll re-add it. Kind of hazy dark brown appearance with a creamy light brown head. Tons of peppermint and dark chocolate in the nose which is kind of herbal and earthy. Thin mint flavor. Rich dark chocolate. Some spicy notes along with some black licorice / anise notes. A bit of a bite on the back end but not bad. Kind of fun to drink.
ectotherm (12) - farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Drink beer this with a big ass under cooked steak. That would moo then staged with a knife. It does hold up with the flesh due to the spice palette and the grain overtones.
jeremyh70 (563) - Missouri, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque brown with big tan head that settles to a thick film with decent lacing. Aroma has some sweetness with chocolate, licorice and fernet. Taste is very complex with some sweetness and toastiness. Fernet herbal and licorice flavors are apparent along with some chocolate. Finishes with a bit of sweetness. Mouthfeel is slick and medium bodied with medium/high carbonation. Very interesting and complex.
kambei70 (463) - - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 bottle to a wine glass. Pours a black/brown with just a hint of red at the edge. A dense khaki head that recedes quickly. Sweet, sour, tart with all the frenet flavors and smells. The malt is a nice balance to it all. Very different. Nice slick, full, round mouthfeel.
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TheHOFF43 (1616) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with weak ass head. Aroma is sweet liqueur, chocolate. Taste is sweet fruits, really interesting but hard to describe.
zach8270 (3175) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 750 ml) Dark brown pour with a brown head. The Fernet aroma really comes through. So many different aromatics and herbal scents. Definitely get the anise, menthol, ginger and lavender right off the bat. Flavor is a good solid porter underneath with nice roast and then that blend of tons of different herbs and spices mixes into it and really elevates it. The warmer it gets the more spices you get. Fantastic.
OPIE788 (220) - Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Let me start by saying that I like Fernets. So the idea of a porter aged in its barrels sounded great. Poured a very dark brown with a slight head. Hits the pallet like a porter should and then you get a flood of herbal flavors. Like a mild coco porter cut with root juice. Menthol, licorice, leaves and dirt (in a good way) come out more as it warms. This was a good one.
Iphonephan (2609) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Crescent Moon Alehouse in Omaha. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. Feint root beer nose. Flavors of anise and vanilla. Medium bodied. Sweet finish with som hop bitterness.
boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (thanks goodbyeohio for sharing)... Poured dark black with a thick forming brownish head. Aroma of herbs and spices and botanicals. Boozy flavor with the fernet and wood with mild roast and malt sweetness. Great flavor, one fault was that it was over attenuated lending to an out of place dry finish.
Nsanders (398) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Corked and caged 750 mL. Deep brown with huge foamy beige head. Gentle spearmint, cream, tea, sour berries and malts. It has a light creamy sweetness with a mild sourness and tea like dryness to follow. Body is medium with a very foamy feel. Interesting aroma and flavor. This would probably be good with Mediterranean food, but not by itself unless you like tea.