Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points - Pretty coffee brown/espresso color. There’s an entire botanical universe of aroma happening here including sassafras, root beer, sage, rosemary, basil, parsley, white pepper. Taste-wise, the attributes appreciated in the bouquet are all present and accounted for the flavor, which is crisp, incredibly bitter, yet stunning in its earthy, woodsy elegance. (Mar 2015)
Fernet Branca is one of Italy's most enduring and unusual drinks. Its thick, bitter flavour and smell make it something of an acquired taste, but those who do like it often become dedicated fans.Fernet Branca is a dark, oily alcoholic drink similar to an amaro, but less sweet. The flavour might best be described as being a cross between medicine, crushed plants, and bitter mud.