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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Pulpy, murky orange-brown body, thin beige head. Strong nose of chocolate wafers, cocoa puffs, caramel, and wood. Super-sweet body, with Hershey’s chocolate syrup and potent alcohol, like a chocolate liqueur or a chocolate candy followed by a shot of liquor. There are also some caramel and vinous notes that escape the clutches of chocolate and alcohol. Sweet, challenging, and delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9871) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2011
A reddish brown ale with a thin light moka head. In aroma, a sublime dark fruits, molasses, cinnamon, just beautiful. In mouth, a sweet candy sugar, dark sugar, plums, molasses and warming alcohol. Rich and delicious. Shared with Orlando crew, Jan 6 2011.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Pours a dark ruby red with small tan head. Smells of roasted oak and dark fruits (raisins, plums) also some hints of vanilla. Moderate carbonation with a heavy body. Taste is rich with dark fruits and finishes with an oaky taste. Delicious brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1501) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Monster bottle shared by jayson at SL... Black in color....Strong alcohol aroma and some vanilla.... Taste is lots of vanilla, lots of alcohol.... but the alcohol is warming...not offensive. Typical stout taste.... roasted malts, chocolate.... Medium body... Overall a nice beer but definelty over the top. Thanks jayson

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2011
On tap at the Bruery Reserve Initiation party 2011. Pours a reddish hued mahagony dark brown murky color with a tan head. Oaky notes in the nose along with some roast, vanilla, with an odd mix of fruit notes. Not sure on the nose or not and if I like it. The taste to me is heavy on the Black Tuesday, either that of those flavors just dominate the whole thing. The blending works though I am enjoying this. What I would say is that on a day like this, trying so many great beers, this one sort of gets lost in the mix and doesn’t stand out for me. I’ll have to try it again on its own and re-rate I think. Medium mouthfeel.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hamilton23 (606) - Alpine, California, USA - JAN 9, 2011
On tap at the Bruery Reserve Society Initiation Party. Pours nearly black with limited amount of head. This one had all the sweetness of BT and Coton, but the addition of the White Oak Sap really made the difference...it gives it a port/dessert wine flavor that I absolutely loved. This was one of the stand outs of the day.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2011
shared with silphium. pours murky and swampy brown with small head. aroma of whiskey soaked wood, alcohol and charred sugar, with lactose and cocoa undertones. flavor is a giant mess of malt, alcohol and oak. chocolate cereal comes out heavy as well. taste is good, but way over the top and intense. not sure what i think about this brewery really. a messy mineral-laden finish...good but tone it down.......a LOT

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doodler (312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Notes from tasting party + multiple tastings at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting in Sept. Hazy dark pour with a large foamy tan head. Big blast of vanilla on the nose with dark fruit and bourbon notes. Delicious stuff with loads of roasted malts, raisin toast flavors and a vanilla sweetness. Sticky finish with some heat. Chewy big and wonderfully complex. Did I mention the vanilla? Yummy stuff. Must try again sometime....

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 Huge thanks to bmanning for opening this bottle. A: Pours a very deep brown bordering on black with a fairly nice head and whisps of lacing as it goes down. S: Quite sweet. Amazing how all the different components of the three beers come out. Can absolutely simultaneously sniff out the Black Tuesday, Papier, and White Oak, all of which are great beers in their own right. T: Sweet, caramel malt alongside dark, roasted chocolate malt and a good dose of bourbon and oak. Surprisingly not hot at all in the flavor department; however, my nose feels the slightest alcohol burn after swallowing. M: Thick and fairly chewy. Remarkable how little alcohol presence there is for a beer of this strength. D: Only gets better as it warms up. Delicious all around. Great to savor its complexity throughout and keep discovering new flavors. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-26-2010

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6624) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2010
Bouteille partagée avec Kiefdog brune foncée, col beige. Arôme, alcool a plein nez, malt et caramel, note de vanille et de baril qui présage une bière épaisse. Goût, baril, note de whisky réchauffe la palais, épais au palais avec du soja et caramel, vanille est légère, biscuité, chêne rajoute un côté épicé, riche en fruits noirs.


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