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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 519   ABV: 17.3%
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.

Previous Vintages: 15.5% ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barrelbelly (740) - BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
Liquorish and very well balanced blend. Chocolate and a lot of bourbon. Somewhat sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abio (1831) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
A very nice blend of different brews. The brewery haves even better beers, but this one is no shame nether for sure.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bule (1652) - California, USA - JUN 11, 2015
2012 vintage in 750ml bottle. Pours a brown color with a surprising amount of carbonation for the strength. Aroma of plums. Flavor of plum and a touch of pepper. So smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1777) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2015
2011 bottle from a trade a long time ago over my birthday weekend May, 2015. Dark reddish brown. Nose of sweet vanilla, bourbon, light baking spices. Rich toffee, some dark dried fruit, light milk chocolate, and a lot of cinnamon and barrel spice as it warmed. Had it with símores and it held up quite well, even got spicier. Really good, but a sweet and hot and probably on itís way out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (3145) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
Shared 2014 bottle by a friend. Poured a cola to more chesnut Brown colour with a small non lasting off ring. Leading into Some alcohol legs on the Side. Nose is instantly hit with sweet bourbon, sweet notice of toffee, caramel, bourbon covered raisins, nutmeg, alcohol spice, small notice of chocolate, oak, and more sticky bourbon in the end. More red fruits as itís starting to warm. Pretty sweet finish. Wich i kind of like. To bad there is not as much black tuesday notice as i was expecting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle: Dark mahogany, oily pour with almost no head. Very, very fine khaki-colored trace. Aroma is huge, a mťnage a trois of barrel-aging, stout, & barley wine. Burnt caramel, figs, vanilla, boozy bourbon, spicy oak, toffee, molasses, butterscotch, prunes, faint maple syrup, underlying roast, a hint of dark cocoa powder, a touch of anise, faint leather, black cherry. Very big & complex. Flavor is the same. Itís not "HOT" but itís very, very warming. Bourbon forward with lots of oaky tannins, spicy wood, vanillin, & hints of sherry. Cocoa dust, toffee, roasted malts, caramel, raisins, figs covered in brown sugar & dipped in cognac. A dessert beer, & a slow sipper no doubt. But a very good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
Smells like a sweet, hot mess, but the palate is magic. Complex, developing sweetness that range from vanilla and chocolate to dried fruit, toffee cake and candy. Fabulous desert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (5079) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2015 750 ml waxed bottle (2013 Edition bottled 10/28/2013) poured into a snifter. Dark brownish with a finger of beige to light tan head. Aromas of rich caramel, toffee, dark fruit, slight bourbon. Tastes of brown sugar, rich milk chocolate, dark fruit, caramel, a little oak and bourbon thatís possibly faded from age. Very sweet and rich with some booze. Medium body with a dry and warm finish. Medium-low carbonation. Nice blend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (973) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle. Vintage 2013. Apperance is light brown with white head. Aroma is a mix of choclate, cherries, oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Taste is rich vanilla up front, followed by oak mixed in with some light vinious undertones. Finshes with a bit of light tartness and vanilla, lingering heat from the ABV. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, medium carbonatioin. This is a really nice blend, I actually didnt find it too sweet but itís certainly would be tough to take down a whole bottle on your own.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2015
2014 750ml bottle pours a hazy brown with an off white head. toffee bourbon vanilla and dried fruit taste. very good mix of beer here

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