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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1176) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2014
750 ML bottle Black pour with ruby highlights. Thick light brown head. Good lacing. Nose is dominated by the sourness and cherries. Some slight sweetness but not a lot. Taste is the trademark Bruery acid and sourness. Lots of up front cherries. Some coying sweetness but a lot of bright fruit. Some prickly carbonation. Not a lot of the BT I get in this. More like a beefed up version of tart of darkness. ABV hit like a hammer though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastmaster (349) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Rootbeer froth head in pour. Sour aroma. Ruby red in direct light. Cherry aroma, licorice, and sugar. Light body, uber tarty. Tart black cherry. Not getting too much black tuesday, perhaps at the tail end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1355) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle. Pour is deep cloudy reddish brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is tart cherry, light roasted malt, faint BT sweetness, and light acidity. Flavor is BT up front then notes of tartness, lots of woodiness, and a spicy tart finish. Wow. Not boring. Lots going on but I’m not sure how well it works for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1597) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle from my trip to the brewery in Cali. Batch #3 (11% abv). Pours a dark and nearly opaque red with lots of cherry red light shining through the edges. Big sour cherry and vinegar aroma, chocolate, brown sugar. Flavor is black cherry skins, a little booze, tart vinegar, some strange flavors in the background I can’t put my finger on that I assume comes from the Black Tuesday. Much more body that Oude Tart and not quite as much lactic tartness. Still sour but with an expected big sweetness to go along from the blend. Plenty of carbonation. Really neat blend that works despite sounding totally weird.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
750 ml red waxed bottle. Batch 3. Poured a dark mahogany / brownish color with a thin sized head. Aromas of tart cherries, roast, chocolate, funky, wood/oak, and read wine. Tastes of tart cherries, lighter vinegar, funky, vanilla, roast, and wood. Medium alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1829) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Light brown pour with a light tan head at the tasting room. Really interesting nose, some acidic notes with bourbon undertones. Nice blend and balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Aroma is sweet chocolate and sour cherry. Pours muddy Bruery brown with very little head. Taste is chocolate tort, sweet bourbon toffee, super sour cherry, some red wine, and a caramel molasses finish. Wonderful blend of sweet and sour. The syruppy booze of the BT is balanced nicely with the acidity of the Oude Tarte. Just fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2570) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2014
1/27/2014. 750 ml. bottle with a wax seal that takes forever to open! Dark brown color with a tan head that quickly diminishes. Aromas are fruity and oaky. Tart fruity flavors with oak and a long sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (9140) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
On tap at the Bruery Tasting Room. Oude tarte sour aroma. Dark from Black Tuesday blending in. Thick cherry, smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Dark reddish brown - nearly black pour, smallish head, some lace/retention. Aroma is sour cherry, vanilla, chocolate, darker fruit, light roast. Medium to full body, moderate to high tartness, some chocolate sweetness, minimal bourbon character. Black Tuesday is barely here relative to Oude Tart. Interesting in balancing an overpowering imperial stout with a sour.

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