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Axis Mundi | MadTree Brewing

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Siberians believed there was a ‘World Tree’ that served as the Axis Mundi, connecting the different worlds through its roots and branches. While this Russian Imperial Stout isn’t necessarily the world’s cosmic axis, it does connect rich flavors in a way to deliver you a cosmic beer.

Added by Cynic-ale on 02-28-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
86
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
82.3%
 
 
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13
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 86
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4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a brewery who skillfully named themselves "Mad Tree", their barrel-aged stout should come at no surprise. With the label fable in mind, the obsession with oak and the whimsical stories that it tells, the beer that slumbered inside those barrels have a tall task in standing up to those lofty ideology.

But black to its core, Axis Mundi pours with a lavish creaminess that soon enough separates its heady mocha-whipped froth from its ominously dark body beneath. Above it all swirls a savory and robust scent that charmingly strikes with nose with walnut brownie, heavy cream, chocohlate and Kahlua. That booze soaked latte aroma translates to an initial taste that's soaked with burnt caramel, molasses and char.

Espresso-rich in taste, the overtone of coffee is strong through the middle while bitter baker's chocolate, burnt toast, roasting walnut, and a light campfire tinge decorate the periphery of taste. As the strong boubony warmth builds, it brings about the warm esters of cherry and licorice before a heavy booze dosing of whisky-soaked oak, vanilla, caramel and char.

Certainly full, but far from chewy- the beer's lavish roasty sweetness resonates somewhat drinkable and less weighted which makes it quite a dangerous option. As it finishes with a strong coffee-like bitterness yet chalky, its aftertaste is awash with bitter chocolate and obvious bourbon.

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Axis Mundi from MadTree Brewing
4.18 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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