Barrel Aged Axis Mundi | MadTree Brewing

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BA SCORE
4.17/5
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115 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
MadTree Brewing
Ohio, United States
madtreebrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dataylor21 on 02-03-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,787
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
115
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
46
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 115 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by davemathews68:
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.23/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Aroma is mainly boozy alcohol and some vanilla. I really don't smell anything else.

Kind of tastes the same. Very sweet. Vanilla and some bourbon. More heat than flavor though. I didn't get any stout flavors until the very back end and through the aftertaste. It is mainly dark chocolate and marshmallow. Like a Smore without the graham cracker. Very, very weak though. No coffee or deep roasted flavor to be found.

The carbonation seems very high. By far the most I have felt in a stout, let alone a barrel aged one. It did not show in the pour though, which makes me wonder if it is more of an infection/bad bottle.

Regardless, I was very disappointed. I know I am definitely in the minority here, but my brothers both felt the exact same way. We didn't even finish the bottle between the 3 of us. We all found it to be very muted flavors and the crisp/sparkling aspect was hard to overlook.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jminch
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iparedman
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of thepingster
4.71/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FalconOne
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ohiobeer29
3.51/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A solid Ba stout nice chocolate and bourbon flavors nothing outstanding but not a bad pick up

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Photo of drone
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Heavy roast and sweet lactose on the nose. Medium bodied, mellow bourbon, and heavy chocolate up front. Really fantastic BBA RIS.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16.9 ounce bottle, no date on it that I could find but I believe it's from a recent release a couple months or so ago. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch or so tan head that lingered around a while. There's also a lot of lacing. I like the aroma, it smells like bourbon, wood, vanilla, coffee and chocolate. For the most part I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some dark fruit noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's slick and smooth, and easy to drink. Moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, definitely worth picking up if you come across some! $11.99 a bottle.

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Photo of yeahman
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfectly crafted bourbon barrel aged beer.

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Photo of screamking
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

On tap at Madtree tap room, poured into snifter.

Pours black with a thick dark khaki head.
On the nose you get tons of vanilla, oak, espresso, and some mild chocolate.
Bourbon notes are very strong throughout.
The taste is very similar, loads of creamy vanilla on the front of the tongue.
Mid palate you get roasted espresso, turning into bitter chocolate in the back.
Thick full bodied mouthfeel, zero alcohol burn.
This is a very solid barrel aged stout. If your a fan of the style, this will not let you down.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tripsforjoe
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of elkinbrown
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.08/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1424IpA
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sak3
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: A rich brown that looks similar to black with my low light setting. The head is an off white that was quick to dissipate one.

Smell: Holy BOURBON, as soon as it was pouring I felt a large kick to my nose with it.

Taste: Seems to be like a blend of coffee and chocolate. This was a very subtle taste though and it took a back seat to the quiet feeling.

Feeling: Surprising little effect on my taste buds here and this might be due to the warm nature of the drink. I opened the beer and poured it a while ago. After doing that I have sipped slowly on it.

Overall: Good drink, I don't find it to be outstanding.

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Photo of schwemjw
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Syracuse12
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crbnfbr
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Barrel Aged Axis Mundi from MadTree Brewing
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 115 ratings