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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3158) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Bottle courtesy of marsiblursi. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head that quickly dissipates while leaving some small spotty trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and boozy with toasted malts, caramel, toffee, maple syrup, charred wood, alcohol, figs, raisins, glue and hints of paint thinner. Taste is sweet, tiny bitter, malty and boozy with toasted malts, caramel, toffee, raisins in rum, prunes, figs, hay, charred wood, vanilla, brandy, madeira wine, alcohol and brown sugar. Mouthfeel is round, sticky sweet, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, tiny bitter, malty and boozy with toasted malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, raisins in rum, figs, dates, prunes, hay, soil and alcohol. Way too sweet and boozy but has some redeeming complexity that would make me love to sip on this again in the future.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (11704) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Haxy deep amber/brown beer with a small head. Malty toffee aroma, figs and raisins, banana, vinous, caramel, some oak and spices. Sourish alcohol flavor, quite boozy, vanilla, vinous, figs and raisins, toffee. Too boozy and sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yoachim (46) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Flaska på provningen USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Luktar surt, vin, russin, vanilj, kryddor, alkohol Väldigt blaskig mörk färg. Smakar, alkohol, surt, karamell, sirap, beskt, gräs, frukt. Ganska fyllig.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4116) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle @ rlgk. Pours cloudy darker amber with a small tanned head. Aroma is malty bready raisins boozy vinous vanilla. Flavor is as aroma bitter a bit acidy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
umich03jm (2235) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Murky dark copper-brown color with very little head. Aroma is rich and awesome. Toffee, caramel, cherries, dates, licorice, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, and burnt brown sugar. Tastes great too. Big barrel influence without being too hot or boozy. All the aromas come through balanced well. Moderate to strong sweetness is toned down by the booze. Syrupy mouthfeel. Full body. Probably my favorite Bruery beer so far.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5267) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Brown pour with watery whitish head and lace. Aroma is brown sugar, roasted malt, dark fruit and oaky. Flavor is super sweet malt, brown sugar, dark fruity esters, nice abv warmth masked well by the sweet malt. A touch of BB with a flat lite finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. a very nice beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6452) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Draft at Ginger Man. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Rich malty sweetness, bourbon, chocolate, molasses and boozy sweetness, and caramel shews. Like a boozy chocolate candy. Ooof, I tend to like big overly sweet beers more than most, but this one is a bit too much.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Possibly the most I’ve ever paid retail, but worth it...one of my friend Dave’s favorite beers, period. That alone is worth it. I really really liked it. though it’s not quite in the upper stratosphere of the elite, it IS elite. Tempers a little of the sweetness of the slightly stronger Black Tuesday, and adds a little depth, though BT isn’t exactly lacking there. Womderful, wonderful aroma (between a 9 & 10). Body is warming, still slightly cloying. Flavor (and aroma) a nice mix of vanilla, bourbon, roasted and sweet malts, sugary sweetness, tofee and deep fruits. One that I could sip all night for sure. I was juuust about ready to give it a 4.5, but I can’t quite say I straight out like it BETTER than BT, so for now a 4.4. One more bottle that’ll come out in the winter... "

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (941) - New York City, TURKEY - SEP 17, 2014
Drought. Inky black with small foamy beige head, strong oak aroma, low carbonation, strong and sweet bourbon taste with sharp wood flavor, low carbonation, long finish with woody aftertaste. This is a great blend but the overpowering oak aroma is a bit too much.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a ruby reddish brown with a short lived whitish-beigeish head. Aroma is roast, coffee, prune, fig and caramel. Flavor is prune, fig, cherry, chocolate, loads of dirty caramel, port wine and some booze. Finish is chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, with lingering wood and booze. Medium to full body, soft, velvety mouthfeel, weak carbonation. A very solid brew.


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