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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3796) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2012
Bottle at monthly tasting @ De Molen, kindly shared by dreadnord, thanks! Almost clear brown pour, no head. Aroma is full of bourbon, alcohol, fruits, roasted and somewhat spicy. Flavor is quite sharp, boozy, and still amazingly complex, full of bourbon and roasted malts. Amazing flavor and very drinkable. Great blend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (7454) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish brown with a rich beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a complex flavor that includes dark fruit, vanilla, cherry, treacle and spice with a very warm alcohol trail. This isan interesting and very tasty blend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Capped 750 from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Fredís not inexpensive, but he gets the best beers! Pours darkly garnet with a beige head. Aromas of vanilla, dark fruit, dark burnt malt, oak. Full bodied. A hint of heat. Oaky. Dark fruit. Dark malt. Treacle. Plummy. Complex isnít it! On the non-dry side, but who cares.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (7382) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a dark cream colored head. Light bourbon and toffee aroma. Bourbon and oak flavor with caramel and dark red fruit. Medium-plus bodied. Bourbon and caramel lingers with brown sugar and dark red fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1197) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2010 bottle. Pours black, thin white head, little lacing. Rich nose of caramel vanilla, brandy dark chocolate, coffee grounds, noticeable alcohol. Taste is sweet, bourbon chocolate sauce, syrupy caramel, alcohol and vanilla toffee in the finish. Palate is thick and chewy. Overall rich and decadent, but more like a liqueur to me, definitely something to take your time with, or it quickly becomes overpowering with sweetness and booze. This was the third bottle Iíve had since the first release, doesnít seem to be improving much with age at this point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle shared by Bankhead. Thanks! Pours a clear red color with a thin creamy head that quickly fades. Aroma of booze, caramel, toffee, whisky, chocolate, baking spices, vanilla, maple and stone fruits. The taste is sweet malts, whisky, maple, vanilla, booze, plum, candied citrus and dates. Full bodied. Nice sipping beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (9350) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Sample at Bruery Provisions. Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a thin tan head that dissipates steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla and malt. Rich and chewy body with a dark malty aroma and touches of chocolate and oak. The finish is smooth and malty with a lingering bourbon aftertaste. Good concoction overall.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jlemus (1) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2011 does not count
This beer is amazing. I have a new favorite. Canít get enough of it. Exactly what I expect from The Bruery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6321) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 11, 2011
dark brown color with fleeting foam. Big bourbon, vanilla, pit fruit, chocolate aromas. heavy syrupy mouthfeel. Very sweet, boozy flavors of bourbon vanilla, wood, chocolate, pit fruits--nice cough syrup

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zathrus13 (1735) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Pours brown, with a tan head. Aroma is brandy, whiskey, toffee, caramel, vanilla, and malt. Flavor is toffee, vanilla, whiskey, malt, brandy, caramel, fruit, and alcohol. Medium to heavy body. Sweet and hot, with a long finish.

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