Wolf Tone: Livernois Barrel Project | Axle Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.23/5
Exceptional
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Axle Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
axlebrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
8
pDev:
3.31%
 
 
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 8
Reviews by Bunuelian:
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4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of superspak
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, nuttiness, caramel, toffee, fudge, marshmallow, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, toasted oak, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of molasses, licorice, dark fruit, leather, smoke, char, herbal, pepper, and roast/toast/oak earthiness. Bit of booze in the aromas as it warmed, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, nuttiness, caramel, toffee, fudge, marshmallow, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, toasted oak, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of molasses, licorice, dark fruit, leather, smoke, char, herbal, pepper, and roast/toast/oak earthiness. Mild roast/char bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, nuttiness, caramel, toffee, fudge, marshmallow, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, toasted oak, dark/brown bread, light molasses/dark fruit/smoke, and roast/toast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet and bourbon/oak spiciness balance; with zero cloying/acrid flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering roast bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness. Light-medium carbonation and very full body; with a very smooth, creamy, silky, velvety, and rich mouthfeel that is amazing. Slight slickness, chalky roast, and oak tannins. Mildly increasing warmth of 11.5%, with minimal barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an amazing barrel aged imperial stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts and bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV. Extremely rich and well rounded stout malt complexity, with perfect barrel integration/balance. Not overly bitter/charred on roast, or tannic on barrels. A highly amazing offering, and pretty top tier style example.

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Photo of Lazhal
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

This one was a little too thin for me. Other than that, it was a solid BA stout.

The small release they did even lasted quite a few days. Hoping to see more good things from this place.

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Photo of Zaphog
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beergorrilla
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanGeo
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MTKATL
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wolf Tone: Livernois Barrel Project from Axle Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 8 ratings