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RATINGS: 120   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.


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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 6, 2008
On cask at the bruery. They were selling glasses of it for $5, so yes it was commercially available... dark walnut brown pour, a very nice combo of the roasty/chocolatey of an imperial with the vinuous characteristics of a flemish red. complex up front, finished smooth.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Cask at brewery. Wonderful blend of their Russian Imperial Stout and Flemish Red. I liked the blend of the RIS with the Flemish Red. It took away some of the sweetness of the stout and was very smooth. Finished dry with a slight alcohol burn. Complex and wonderful.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
I ordered this up with trepidation. Stout and Flanders together conjures up a battle of different styles. This is a lovely beer. The bold malty stout complements the sour wonderfully. Sampled at the Bruery’s One year anniversary party.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2490) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Dstructo. Murky brown pour with a small tan head. Sweet chocolate/fruity aromas. The taste is outstanding with chocolate, dark roasted malt, and tart cherry flavors. One hell of a blend....

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Dark brown pour. Aroma of chocolate covered cherries! Flavor is sweet/tart, chocolate, cherries, wood...what a neat beer! Thanks dstructo!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2011
(750ml bottle shared at Dak’s Final Four Tasting). Pours a hazy dark caramel with off-white head. Around is sour with cherries and chocolate. Taste follows suit with sweetness from Black Tuesday and sour from Oude Tart. Medium bodied with a slick texture. This is a super beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4545) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1630) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Shared generously by Zack S. at Swamp Head. An interesting beer, much more heavily leaning towards the Oude Tart part of the blend than the BT part. Sour cherry notes with hints of chocolate stoutiness. Doesn’t pick up the sweetness from BT which is awesome. A really good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours clear, dark and Longhorn-orange with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Fantastic retention - never dissipates. The aroma is fruity, roasty, malty and acidic; featuring cherries and purple grapes with undercurrents of chocolate and espresso. Full-bodied with moderate carbonation. The flavor is quite tart, vinous and roasty; flanked by delicate notes of vanilla and milk chocolate. Finishes tangy and lightly roasty. A big tip of the cap to 50belair for sharing this baby with the south Florida crew!


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