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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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Over the past year, weíve 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%.


strattonspeaks' rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2013
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MetalNHopHead (1299) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Imperial Porters are eclectic brews, but itís unlikely youíll ever come across one more floral and herbaceous than Fernet-Aged Porter. Thereís no denying that itís strange stuff. Its long list of botanical and spice infusions creates a brew thatís spicy and complex. The odd ingredients donít get in the way of the experience, though. This brew does have lots of earthy bitterness but itís balanced by the chocolate/licorice notes in the malt. There is some oak flavor which helps to enhance the herbs and spices. Pretty unusual but extremely well-executed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (1566) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle. A- Chamomile, tea, rose petals, subtle ginger, spices. A- Black color, dark liquid, tan head. T- Tea, spices, soft caramel, cocoa. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish. O- Lots of aromas and flavors going on. Really hard to pin point them all. Lots of tea and spices. Never had Fernet, but now I want to try it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (3445) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle from McHughs. Dark brown with a thin head. Aroma of barrel and fruit. Flavour is a lot milder than expected, coffee, chocolate, oak, mild fruit, no real alco kick.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4349) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 16, 2016
On tap at the Brewery. A ruby highlighted black with a mesquite woodsy medicinal seeming aroma. Fairly full bodied I get mint chocolate chip, caramel and oak flavors. Thereís some definite nods towards 90 shilling in terms of malts. Sweet and good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (2851) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAY 11, 2016
At a tasting, thanks, big bubbly creamy beige head, dark brown color, shrubby fernet like aroma with some licrice and caramel, flavor of coffee chocolate that shrubb licorice and biscuit, light to medium sweetness, medium strong mellow bitterness. Original and highly enjoyable after dinner beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at troublesís place. Thanks Tom L. Very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roast, dark fruits, licorice, some herbal spiciness, alcohol. Bittersweetish flavor with some roast, caramel, a sourish note, dark fruits, wood, a bit of licorice, spiciness, and a bit of alcohol. Medium to full-bodied, quite rounded. OK, but not really my thing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2171) - CROATIA - MAY 3, 2016
On tap at Brewdog Shoreditch/Two-Bits. Pours dark brown with medium beige head. Roasted malts, dark fruit, chocolate notes, herbal. Medium to full bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1254) - Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2016
Draft at Bricks. Pours dark brown with thin brown head. Nose is chocolate. Taste adds ginger and cinnamon. Great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (6274) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle drank at Cotteridge Wines tasting room; dark brown pour with a creamy tan head, aroma has vanilla and dark roast, taste has some dark fruits a hint of coffee, quite thin mouthfeel, some chocolate, ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2748) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Black pour with a dark beige head. Vanilla, dark fruit, chocolate, sweet spice aroma Smooth flavours of warm spice, cocoa, pepper, coffee. Warm alcohol linger. Good stuff.


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