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RATINGS: 329   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cstuartj (949) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2014
bottle, pours a deep ruby read, almost no head or lacing. big bold nose, tons of alcohol, oak, sweet sugars. very sweet yet deep taste, oak, ripe plum, alcohol. clean dry finish. great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (4107) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
pours hazy dark brown reddish with a small light beige head, some retention, nice lacing and nice legs sticking. cherries and raisins-galore, tobacco, dark and smooth milk chocolate, spices, vanilla, burnt caramel, nicely woodsy, coconut. moderate to low carbonation, medium to full body - oily, sticky and i guess cloying, but i’m digging these sugars. warming, very tasty and good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2613) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by mathieuc, thanks! Brown with reddish reflects and a light ring of beige foam. Aroma is boozy with caramel, vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, fruity notes and sweetness. Taste is moderately sweet and quite boozy with chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, caramel and a warming/burning finish. Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Sirupy mouthfeel. Complex, but too boozy and not well balanced. Decent sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1671) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Pours brown with low beige head. Red reflects, minimal lacing. Aroma is of alcohol, fruits, caramel. Taste is of chocolate, caramel, sweetness, roasted malt, heavy alcohol, nuts, spices. Palate: Full bodied. Very sweet. Questionnable balance (lots of sugar). Cloying. Low carbonation. Overall: Pretty good, but too heavy on sugar.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1142) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Pours a dark brown with no head but that’s OK for such a big brew, I guess. Aroma is of raw alcohol, caramel and a little chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate and maple syrup. Pretty sweet but somewhat balanced. Body is full, mouthfeel slightly syrupy. Finish is hot and full of maple syrup/brown sugar. A good sipper but I think I expected more, the nose wasn’t particularly pleasing and all the booze distracting really...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3742) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 2, 2014
750ml bottle in a teku. Pours deep, murky brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of chocolate and toffee malts, some oak and vanilla, light bourbon, and hints of alcohol. Flavor the same with a nice maltiness that blends well with the oak and bourbon. Smooth, thicker texture. A pretty good beer but sort of simple.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sitzds (280) - - JAN 2, 2014
On tap at The Bruery, poured into mini-snifter (which would prove to be plenty). Appearance is dark reddish-brown with a tan head, streaks, and minimal lacing, which is not unexpected for such a high abv beer. Aroma is powerful butterscotch, vanilla, toffee, cocoa, bourbon heat, roasted malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, and oak. Taste is very sweet with toffee, vanilla, and fig up front. Some oaky bitterness, but not balanced whatsoever. And heat, but less than the 15% on the bottle prepared me for. A sipper, certainly, due to both booze and sweetness. Full bodied, thick, slightly oily texture, low carbonation, sweet, warming finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3045) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
Poured a clear medium brown with a small off white head. Aroma of alcohol soaked fruit and caramel malt. Full body, flavour as per the aroma, some liquorice over an oily mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting, courtesy of allesmetkaas. Pours a clear light brown beer with a small ring of off white head. Aroma has barrel characteristics, malts, chocolate and vanilla. Very nice. The flavor is sweet, oaky and alchoholic. Very sweet flavor overall, perhaps a bit too sweet for me. Still a very nice, impressive full bodied beer of epic proportions. Very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1597) - AUSTRIA - DEC 20, 2013
Dark brown with a tan, lacy, slides off the glass, thin head. Smells of sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar, raisins, plums, figs and roast. Medium oily body. Tastes of smoke malt, roast, chocolate, coffee and so much malt, with liquorish, and caramel. Decent and full of sweetness.


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