Buxton Double Axe (Barrel Aged)

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Brewed by Buxton
Style: Imperial IPA
Buxton, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aging in Armagnac Barrels has transformed this special version of Double Axe into an American style Barley Wine. Available in keg and bottle.

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3.6
DruncanVeasey (8683) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2017
Bottle, August 2016. Pristine, steady beading gold with a dense white foam speckling the tulip. Mellow late night/early morning Belgian vibes; aromas of peach and orange liqueurs, mint, pine and menthol. Silken orange liqueur fruit, tangerine and honeyed heat with a slightly toasty pale nut conclusion. Gummy tack of residual sugar on the lips. Plenty of gelatinous fruit chew citrus. The oak imparts mellowness if not flavour. Hints of nougat, liquorice and whiskey on the dregs. The barrel at last. Subtle. Maybe too subtle-prefer bog standard Axe without the bells, whistles, bollocks and eye-watering price tag. Sorry.

3.4
jinroh (2727) - ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2017
Amber, clear and not overly carbonated. Sweet marmalade, booze and apricot jam with lots of sugar. Taste is also super sweet, fruity and sugar crystal overripe apricot. Drinks like honey or mead. Hops there as well, leaving a nice fruity tingle and spices are there in the back if my throat.

4.5
colui72 (1216) - HONG KONG - JUL 25, 2017
Clear amber, with a finger of white head and nice sticky lacing. Rich aroma of resin, sweet malts and ripe fruits. Tastes sweet, malty sweet (lovely), with orange peel, ripe fruits, resin and wood. Easy to drink, no taste of booze. Medium body, slick feel, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish. Absolutely gorgeous barleywine-ish IPA.

3.5
MarcoBasile (580) - DENMARK - JUN 26, 2017
It’s a barrel aged Double IPA, and not a barleywine as stated. It pours a golden amber colored body with a slightly beige head. The beer is clear but with some traces of dirt or something (barrel maybe). The aroma is grassy, resinous hops, rotting vegetable, hay, grain and malts. Some caramel. Taste is insanely sweet up front. Like drinking a mixture of water and sugar where 30-40% is sugar. It’s that damn sweet! It has a decent hoppy profile in the aftertaste. Grassy and dank but not that bitter. I’m getting a bit of a warming, oaky Barrel charachter. It’s an interesting beer, but oh my, it is sweet! This should be a dessert beer. Smooth carbonation, oily mouthfeel, medium body.

4.4
s_hartshorne (2859) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2017
Bottle from cotteridge. Amber slight head. Nice aroma of candied orange and brandy taste the same lovely sweetness nice wood and booze warming finish. Lovely and sticky. Amazing stuff

4.1
shoulderbroken (4256) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 8, 2017
Bottle. Very nice aroma, wooden, light booziness, brandy. Apples, and loads of fruit. Good stuff!

4
Maarten1993 (1451) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2017
Drank 14-3-17 while watching the debate. IIPA-ish with sweet, soft, rich ending. Malty taste.

4.2
AssKicker (835) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - FEB 21, 2017
Couleur orangée, fine mousse qui perdure à peine, nez résineux. Très liquoreux en bouche, notes boisées, toffee, caramel, raisin sec. L’Armagnac ressort vachement en fin de bouche. Le sucre est aussi bien présente. Vraiment très chouette !

4.1
Gerbeer (4354) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2017
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with moderate head. Aromas of toffee, sweet bready malts and sweat. Flavors of rich toffee, golden raisins, doughy malts and light pine. Barrel aged IIPA or barley wine? Can’t get much barrel but a very nice barley wine ready to drink now.

4.2
alex_leit (5786) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle. Dark-golden, thin white foam. Excellent aroma: barrel, wood, a little vanilla, fruit, raisins, white port wine, brandy. Taste: sweet port wine, a little vanilla, oak, soft hop bitterness, slightly dried fruits and raisins, sweet liquor.


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