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RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 519   ABV: 17.3%
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.

Previous Vintages: 15.5% ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (969) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle shared at Blåbær Lambic release. Pours hazy dark reddish brown. Aromas of booze, caramel, malts, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, chocolate. Taste is booze, caramel, malt, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, toffee, woody notes, light sweet licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (1737) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2015
750 mL bottle poured and shared by Tcon. Huge thanks for sharing this one, with a nice touch of about a year of age on the bottle. I can only imagine it made this incredible beer even more enjoyable. Pours a dark muddy brown color with a thin ring head. What a fun blend this is. Heavy raisin, toffee, oak, and spice aroma. Flavor has some vanilla, wood, toffee, and chocolate. So much going on here. Very complex, which is no surprise, considering it’s a blend of three beers that are plenty complex on there own. Has a bit of a lingering bourbon finish. Slightly cool, and boozy, though not off putting. I can’t say that I absolutely love the flavor entirely, I am easily able to admire it. Overall, this was a fun beer to finally try. Very much a big league beer, and is an ass kicker, but enjoyable to say the least.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcon25 (335) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle pour split at the condo. Got this for Andrew and I to split for him getting married. Dark deep amber, sweet aroma kindof boozy, rich flavor raise, some coco, really awesome beer to try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarcoDL (3199) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Dark oily pour. Delicious aroma of vanilla, cherry and chocolate. Taste of soft vanilla, milky chocolate, cherry, coffee, oak and with an everlasting finish. Extremely good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barrelbelly (723) - BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
Liquorish and very well balanced blend. Chocolate and a lot of bourbon. Somewhat sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abio (1817) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
A very nice blend of different brews. The brewery haves even better beers, but this one is no shame nether for sure.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bule (1395) - California, USA - JUN 11, 2015
2012 vintage in 750ml bottle. Pours a brown color with a surprising amount of carbonation for the strength. Aroma of plums. Flavor of plum and a touch of pepper. So smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1573) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2015
2011 bottle from a trade a long time ago over my birthday weekend May, 2015. Dark reddish brown. Nose of sweet vanilla, bourbon, light baking spices. Rich toffee, some dark dried fruit, light milk chocolate, and a lot of cinnamon and barrel spice as it warmed. Had it with s’mores and it held up quite well, even got spicier. Really good, but a sweet and hot and probably on it’s way out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (2490) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
Shared 2014 bottle by a friend. Poured a cola to more chesnut Brown colour with a small non lasting off ring. Leading into Some alcohol legs on the Side. Nose is instantly hit with sweet bourbon, sweet notice of toffee, caramel, bourbon covered raisins, nutmeg, alcohol spice, small notice of chocolate, oak, and more sticky bourbon in the end. More red fruits as it’s starting to warm. Pretty sweet finish. Wich i kind of like. To bad there is not as much black tuesday notice as i was expecting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - 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.

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