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.
deyholla (6514) - 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 (216) - 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 (2434) - 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 (460) - , 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 (1061) - 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 (12234) - 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 (7687) - 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 (10814) - 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 (6365) - 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.
oRos (1054) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours black with off white head. Taste is big ginger. And aroma. Some oak and wood.