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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
Melange #3 is a blend of three bourbon barrel aged strong ales. White Oak Sap, a wheat wine, our Anniversary Series old ale and our imperial stout, Black Tuesday, join forces in this luxurious strong ale that links some of the best characteristics of each of the contributing beers. Chocolate, dark fruits, oaky vanilla and rich toffee-like character reach through the bourbon veneer for an intensely satisfying quaff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3116) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle: Dark mahogany, oily pour with almost no head. Very, very fine khaki-colored trace. Aroma is huge, a ménage a trois of barrel-aging, stout, & barley wine. Burnt caramel, figs, vanilla, boozy bourbon, spicy oak, toffee, molasses, butterscotch, prunes, faint maple syrup, underlying roast, a hint of dark cocoa powder, a touch of anise, faint leather, black cherry. Very big & complex. Flavor is the same. It’s not "HOT" but it’s very, very warming. Bourbon forward with lots of oaky tannins, spicy wood, vanillin, & hints of sherry. Cocoa dust, toffee, roasted malts, caramel, raisins, figs covered in brown sugar & dipped in cognac. A dessert beer, & a slow sipper no doubt. But a very good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
Smells like a sweet, hot mess, but the palate is magic. Complex, developing sweetness that range from vanilla and chocolate to dried fruit, toffee cake and candy. Fabulous desert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (3351) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2015 750 ml waxed bottle (2013 Edition bottled 10/28/2013) poured into a snifter. Dark brownish with a finger of beige to light tan head. Aromas of rich caramel, toffee, dark fruit, slight bourbon. Tastes of brown sugar, rich milk chocolate, dark fruit, caramel, a little oak and bourbon that’s possibly faded from age. Very sweet and rich with some booze. Medium body with a dry and warm finish. Medium-low carbonation. Nice blend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (884) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle. Vintage 2013. Apperance is light brown with white head. Aroma is a mix of choclate, cherries, oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Taste is rich vanilla up front, followed by oak mixed in with some light vinious undertones. Finshes with a bit of light tartness and vanilla, lingering heat from the ABV. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, medium carbonatioin. This is a really nice blend, I actually didnt find it too sweet but it’s certainly would be tough to take down a whole bottle on your own.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olr1984 (1324) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2015
2014 750ml bottle pours a hazy brown with an off white head. toffee bourbon vanilla and dried fruit taste. very good mix of beer here

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1363) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. 2011 from Shane. Thanks! A: Opaque mahogany, thin cappuccino head, legs. N: Bourbon, sherry, caramel, port, cocoa, vanilla, maybe some rum, brown sugar, more sugars, T: Super sweet, yet not cloying. Only sweet. M: Heavy body, oily and slick, fuzzy carbonation. There is most definitely alcohol. O: Gigantic sweetie. Big caramel and easy enough to drink. Not much to compare it to.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (828) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a cloudy deep nut brown color with a thin light tan head. Aroma is boozy, bourbon, toffee, vanilla. Flavor is hot, bourbon, light toffee and toasted malts. Huge beer with a strong boozy burn in the finish. Tasty, but these beers always have a massive feel. Hard to finish a bottle without splitting it with a fee friends.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (1214) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 17, 2014
2012 vintage poured from a 750 ml bottle. Aroma is loaded with caramel, toffee and burnt sugar with hints of chocolate and roast. Moderate notes of dried figs, prunes and dates with raisin as well. Medium light oak character with faint vanilla and some spice. Pours a murky, burnt amber with a small, fairly thick, dark tan head that recedes to a thin film that lingers in the center and on the edges. Medium light lacing and moderate legs. Flavor is fairly sweet with a stupidly large amount of dark caramel and toffee with lighter notes of toasted bread and burnt sugar. Medium light chocolate character and faint roast. Lots of dark fruit, again most of it being figs, prunes, dates and raisins. Medium light oak note and light vanilla with some peppery spice notes. Medium light alcohol in the finish with lingering sweetness, burnt sugar and dried fruits. Mouthfeel is full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a big, sweet beer with a ton of flavor and character. Lots of dark fruit with caramel, toffee and tootsie rolls. Not something you would necessarily want to drink by yourself.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BiiruBierBeer (605) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Smell is bourbon and booze. Taste is heavy caramel, bourbon, and alcohol. A bit too much alcohol for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (922) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottleshare thanks to homer321. Aroma is lots of sugar and boost. Pours a ruby red color, minimal head. Taste is strong, really sweet, but still tasty. Lingers a but on my tongue. This is a certain sharer.

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