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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1406) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle (’11 or ’12; not sure). Murky dark brown pour with no head. Bourbon, dense raisin and toffee, light fruit and some alcohol spice. Taste is heavy bourbon with vanilla and thick, sweet raisins, dates, and trailing alcohol heat. Coating mouthfeel. Really nice sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1592) - Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave and Ben on 5/23/2014.

Appearance:Pours a dark black brown.
Aroma: Aroma of chocolate, bourbon.
Taste: Boozy, chocolate, bourbon, oak.
Palate:Over medium body, alcohol is present.

Summary: Really glad I got to try this. The high abv makes it rough to have more than a split of, but that is okay. Really interesting mix.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1123) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle share at my house. Snifters. Pours a very dark, opaque with a mild short-lived head. The aroma is powerful with caramel, malts, dough, booze, yeasts, hay, and oak. The taste is very complex with oak barrel, malts, caramel, chocolate, dark fruits, toffee, nuts, and leather. Full body, chewy finish of chocolate, caramel, oak, and booze. Mild carb, serious flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4095) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Location: 750 ml bottle shared with dbarnold and jcos, 5/23/14

Aroma: The nose is rich, with some toffee, chocolate, bourbon, oak, and roasted malts
Appearance: Has a murky brown pour with a small off-white head and mild lace
Flavor: The taste is much the same, rich, malty, and boozy, a little sweet, mid-hot finish
Palate: The body is full, it has a rich feel, and you can certainly feel the big ABV
Overall Impression: I really enjoyed this one, but at the same time, I’m pretty happy not to be drinking a full bottle myself. You can tell very easily that this one is big on the ABV all the way through.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3470) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
This was from the bottle sharing at Dark Lord Day 2014. It was sampled right after the Melange #3 and was even better. Poured into my sample glass it was dark red tending toward black. Tan head. Nose of chocolate, dark ripe fruit, vanilla, wood, and hops. Bold body. Creamy mouthfeel with alcohol. Flavor is chocolate and the dark ripe fruit and all the other stuff is there...booze, vanilla and floral hops. Really rich and tasty but 2 oz was enough.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2014
750ml, red waxed bottle. 2013 vintage. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits, chocolate, and toasted nuts. Tastes of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, wood, and caramel. Alcohol burn in the finish - but it is 16%.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2761) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Sampled at DLD 2014. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, oak and dark fruits. The taste was creamy and quite sweet with dark caramel, sweet bourbon, vanilla, toffee, dark fruits, some oak, light chocolate and had a boozy sweet finish. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5322) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Bottled @ Zeebra #2, small sample. Slight hazy copper color, short head. Raisin, cookie, biscuit. Quite sweet, bit bitter. Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (998) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle. The pour has a deep red hue to it. The aroma has a big bourbon to it. The taste is sweet and bourbon at the same time. Very smooth drinking big beer. Still a little hot. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3019) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2014
Bottle @ DLD. Brown sugar malt, sweet boozy bourbon, oak, vanilla, and cherry aroma. Bloudy brown with a small tan head. Brown sugar, dark fruity , big boozy bourbon, vanilla, and earthy oak flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice.


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