Errl (2400) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a light tan head...Nose is light bourbon, flaked chocolate, oak, alcohol spice, bitter...Taste is light bourbon, cocoa, dust, spice, oak, dry, roast, vanilla..
DrunkSanta410 (769) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Thanks Brad! Pours black with a thick brown head. Good retention. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, faint cocoa, coffee. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, fruity, ripe berry, a bit of toasted malt / burnt caramel. Slightly yeasty. Peppery. A bit distracting and out of place. Overall Pretty good! Full bodied, medium carbonation. Nice!
bluejacket74 (1676) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a dark brown head. Aroma is very sweet, bourbon and vanilla upfront, boozy, raisins, oak, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is sweet at first with chocolate,vanilla, bourbon then into a nice dark chocolate, toasty note, raisins, wood and a sweet toasty balanced finish. Overall pretty good but can get a bit too sweet at times.
Homer321 (3486) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to phaleslu. Nose is peppery and herbal and earthy. Interesting. Almost vegetal. Taste is similar. Very interesting. Hmmm. Not much cocoa or chocolate. Hmmm. Yeah.
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled poured into a snifter dark brown black with a thick brown head that left quickly.
Aroma is cocoa coffee sweetness
Flavor is impressive. Vanilla. Coffee. Bittersweet finish.
Nice blend of flavors yet carbonation felt a tad over the top. Maybe if I lay a bottle down for a few months it will settle into its prime. Don’t get me wrong its a wonderful brew but its not as thick and chewy as I prefer in my BBRIS.
madelfonatree (298) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2016 Review is from the first batch in 2015. Edit is from batch two in 2016.
Look - Oily black body with a tan head. The head is a mixture of thin and thick bubbles. It settles quickly with little lacing.
Smell - Bread. Bourbon. Chocolate. Oak. Sweet. A little maple. Vanilla.
Taste - Smooth. Coffee. Chocolate. Bourbon. Slightly bitter finish.
Edit - Raisin.
Feel - More carbonation than other high alcohol barrel aged beers. Full bodied.
Overall - I can’t really go wrong with BBA Axis Mundi. Take a few dollars off and release it every month, I’d buy it by the case.
wedgie9 (2544) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. Tasted on 8/22/13 on draft at the brewpub during a baseball trip with Adam and Taylor. Pours completely black with an average tan head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is maple, caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, raisin, and plenty of raisin. The flavor is complex with the maple bourbon and vanilla sweetness up front, moving to raisin, and finishing with a drier toffee and bitter dark chocolate note. The body is full with light carbonation and a long roasted bourbon, vanilla, and coconut finish.
Ferris (9646) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Lots of boozy bourbon notes, chocolate and toffee. Maroon with a light beige head. Chocolate, roast malts and vanilla, with tons of boozy bourbon toes.
rondphoto (3337) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque black, heavy tan head cover, bands of lace. Taste is toasted malt infused with bourbon and vanilla, a little chocolate in a finish that is already balanced, so, no hops. Bourbon dominates this, although I don’t taste so much alcohol. A big brew, easy to drink, recommended.