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RATINGS: 333   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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sitzds (291) - - 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 (3284) - 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 (2456) - 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 (1635) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4335) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle at Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Poured a clear dark brown with a round bubbly white head. The aroma is boozy alcohol and liqourice. The flavour is moderate sweet light bitter with a big fruit woody alcoholic palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation and an oily mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (5250) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 Sample courtesy of and shared with Allesmetkaas. thin off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Nice complex brew. Lovely beer

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (10649) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 9, 2013
Zu süßer Antrunk mit Vanillenoten. Gerade die Vanillenoten retten auch den Mittelteil, der sonst viel zu süß ist. Rumnoten, fruchtig, OK. 10/11/8/12/12/11

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2099) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle at Exira Beer Summit IV. Thanks to adnielsen for bringing. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Caramel, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla aromas. A lot of vanilla, sweet/sugary, bourbon, chocolate in the flavors.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerbaaron (1244) - Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2012 vintage. Pours a very dark ruby brown. Short fizzy head. Just phenomenal. Deep, complex, rich, luscious. Despite the abv the alcohol presence is subtle, smooth bourbon. Dark fruit, raisin, port, caramel, chocolate... so much going on and so balanced and smooth its hard to pick things out while all I’m thinking is ’wow this is good’. Full body, Silky smooth, viscous, honey sweet. Pleasant alcohol warmth. Among the best beers I’ve had.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dfonorow (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma is interesting - port wine, oak, vanilla, molasses. Flavor is a bit underwhelming because the alcohol overpowers everything else. Some notes of figs, chocolate, and oak. Too boozy for me.


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