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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4112) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (5087) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2005) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerbaaron (1160) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dfonorow (1362) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3589) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Poured a dark amber color with aromas all ver the place, vanilla, oak, chocolate, roast, toffee, Caramel and some nuts. Flavors are the same a great mixture of that with some booze, a solid beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3103) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Traded bottle. I was honestly afraid about the large ABV for this beer but it turned out to be not too bad. This really is a big beer, just like you mixed a barley wine with an imperial stout. There is a little booze burn through in the aroma and flavor. It does have a nice mix of sweet and rich malt. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansermadide (1514) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2013
This ale is medium dark brown in color, with a really nice nose of a bourbon barrel aged barleywine. It’s really a gorgeous beer. I’m so surprised. It’s full, flavorful, and quite exceptional. The soft, smooth, and beautiful beer is thick, with bourbon. There’s just the right amount of everything in all aspects of the beer. Its complex, and very well-blended. I’m in love with this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Pours dark cola with a huge pillowy three finger off white head. Smell big coffee and caramel, complex, raisin, red fruit, toffee. Very nice. Taste boozy raisin, bourbon vanilla, slightly tart cranberry, red fruit, oak. Getting a lot more of the White Oak and Anniversary beer out of the flavor. Very sweet, but not cloying. Fuller bodied. Pretty damn good if you like big sweet beers.

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