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RATINGS: 336   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.


3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2011
Thanks to the kind soul who shared this with me at like 4am in athens oh. First beer of the day. All aboard the hype train. Choo choo. Amber pour with a short lived off white head and not much lace to speak of. Whoa holy shit this is one under attenuated cloying mess of a beer. I like more balance in my beer rather than a hot cloying diabetes bomb. Thx but no thx

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5555) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
(Bottle, party downstairs at Falling Rock) ruddy brown pour, minimal head. Nose of caramel, bourbon, oak, cherry and tobacco. Taste of caramel, vanilla, maple, cola, cherry, tastes just delicious! Very well carbonated, huge long duration of flavor. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3226) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 8, 2011
huge oaky, tobacco charcoal, dark chocolate, dark cherries, dark fruit. Extremely sweet. Cloying. Great depth. Needs time to round out, but good beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
750ml bottle into my Orval glass...Pours a dark brown, dark amber highlights. Light tan head rises about a finger, gone right away, light lacing...The aroma is so boring. I just drank the ba coton and I’m confused that its the same beer. Light vanilla, bourbon, alcohol. When the bottle says made with out anniversary ales I know they refer to the Coton...The taste is sweet alcohol. I can’t believe black tuesday is even in here. No stoutness anywhere. Mostly just an ale that was laced with vanilla and bourbon...Feel is light, not easy to drink, way to alcoholic. Big, huge, disappointment here.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle courtesy of John. Pours murky brown with a 1 finger tan head. The nose is brown sugar, caramel, dark fruits and booze. The taste is cocoa, vanilla, caramel, wood and bourbon. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Very good. Thanks again John!

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 (10094) - 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 (1505) - 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 (1351) - 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.


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