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RATINGS: 355   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3559) - 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 (9570) - 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 (2986) - 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 (5586) - 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 (1082) - 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 (3092) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Art (2067) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
Shared during DLD bottle share. It definitely tastes like what you would expect. It has a ton of dark fruit character to it and not a lot of roasty stout qualities.Sweet and syrupy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2014
Tasting at dld. Poured brown light head. Aroma of dark sweet fruit. Taste similar.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
Had this at a great neighborhood tasting. Thanks to everyone for sharing! Had so much fun!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (1893) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2014
wow, this was much better than i thought it was going to be, like a stout mixed with a rich red wine. very nice.


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