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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
On tap and for sale only at the Bruery, a blend of Black Tuesday and young Oude Tart.
Batch 1 - 9.0% abv
Batch 2 - 9.5% abv
Batch 3 - 11% abv


Bruery Description:
Mélange #1 was the first in our line of barrel aged beer blends and continues to be one of our favorites. A curious blend of our bourbon barrel aged stout, Black Tuesday, along with our Flemish-style sour red ale, Oude Tart, this beer is unique and delightful. Forging flavors of toasty oak, vanilla and toffee along with notes of leather and dark fruit, both the full bodied essence of the bourbon barrel aged ale and the sour quality of our wild ale are present in this well rounded beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Bottle brought over by the good Dr. Abmuh. Sorry, Paul, had to steal that one, it was so brilliant. Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip. Pours a dark brown color with a small creamy tan head and some spotty lacing on the way down. The nose brings forward a bit of chocolate and molasses. Behind that is brown sugar and a good amount of bourbon plus a strong oak and cherry cherry. Mild dark fruits a good dosing of acidity. The flavor carried a strong cherry presence that actually overwhelmed the Black Tuesday portion by just a bit. Nice thick roasty and chocolate stout paired with a cherry sourness. Description is dead on. Perhaps a bit too acidic in the finish, as it didn’t quite gel with the full, creamy body. At least, that’s where I stand. Glad I have a bottle of this and looking forward to seeing how it ages out. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-25-2011

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnnyJ (4912) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
750 ml bottle. Muddy brown pour, slightly reddish, with small off-white head. Acidic sour fruit, chocolate, vinegar, fairly sweet, rich vinous feel, cherry, oak, and light vanilla bourbon notes. A nice dark strong sour, with interesting IRS notes.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
shared w/ wife and others. wow what a beer. shout out to provision’s this beer poured a water chocolatesk dark brown light reddish. smells of leather vanilla barnyard yet semi sweet strong dark fruits also. taste ok it stars sweet raisin then bammm its a stout its a sour where do i go do i like this do i love it. bourbon silk tart masterpiece man the guys @thebruery are awesome

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a khaki head. Aroma shows notes of tart dark fruit dusted with cocoa powder and light roast. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of cherry balsamic, oak, and a touch of funk. Extremely interesting and well balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4769) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2011
750 mL bottle; thanks kiefdog for the share. Pours a stout dark brown with reddish highlights and a white head. Nose is chocolate, cocoa, marshmallow, cherries, plums, dark earthy fruit and a very vague tartness. Flavor is uncanny: chocolate, cocoa, cherries, plums, and more sweetness. The alcohol content is vicious- 9.5% creeps up on one like the stealthiest of ninjas in a dark alley. Medium to full-bodied with lingering chocolate, balsamic, and cherry. Very enjoyable sipper.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Thanks to Ben for bringing the 750mL bottle! Poured deeper, ruddy brown with a creamy, sticky beige head. The aroma picked up toasted coconut and vanilla over raspberry-covered dark chocolates.. very well-balanced and intriguing. The flavor found some darker chocolates, molasses, and toffee at the core, supporting raspberry, cherry, and oak tartness from the Oude Tart.. more sweet malts and lovely barrel on the finish.. the kiss of Black Tuesday was very nice here, but I’d like to see a greater proportion. Medium-bodied and well-balanced on the palate.. I’m a big fan of blending stouts with sour stuff, and this worked perfectly.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2011
750ml bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark brown. Little to no head, lace or appearance of carbonation. Sour chocolate aroma. A touch of balsamic. A cranberry fruit presence. Perhaps some rotting fruit. Cheesecloth and rotten eggs. Similar on the tongue. Light balsamic, tart cherry skin, chocolate, ginger ale, wet oak, cheese and mothballs. Medium + body with spritzy carbonation leading to a lightly acetic but mostly watery finish. Close, but lacking somewhere... Thanks fellas!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2011
[Batch 2 Bottle] shared by Armin, Caleb and Greg. Pours an ugly hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is maraschino cherries, light malt vinegar, moderate sweetness, and just a hint of the roasty Black Tuesday. The flavor is slightly sharp, tons of cherry, light acetic, light alcohol, lightly roasty. I actually enjoy this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2010) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bottle. Hazy dark brown pour, lasting carbonation and an aroma of cherries and chocolate. Flavor is slightly bready initially and then a good blend of sour cherry and slightly caramel/chocolate and slightly effervescent on the aftertaste. Very good, just short of being outstanding.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bottle shared with the MN crew. (Batch #2). Hazy dark brown pour with a slight bit of head (really just a ring), not a ton of lacing. Aroma is a blend of bourbon, oak, sweet and roasty malts, and vinegar, with a slight bit of tartness. Also cherries and chocolate, which really come through after the first sip. Taste is dominated by the chocolate and cherry, with some odd bacterial or funk character that is a bit off putting in combination with the dark and sweet malts. Fairly thin, finishes sweet, which is interesting with the sour character. An interesting beer, though not one that I would go after again.


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