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RATINGS: 352   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPDurden24 (1622) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Dark brown pour, light beige head. Boozy, toffee and chocolate aroma. Taste is similar and damn good. Love this beer!!!


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olr1984 (1162) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (997) - Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. 2011 from Shane. Thanks! A: Opaque mahogany, thin cappuccino head, legs. N: Bourbon, sherry, caramel, port, cocoa, vanilla, maybe some rum, brown sugar, more sugars, T: Super sweet, yet not cloying. Only sweet. M: Heavy body, oily and slick, fuzzy carbonation. There is most definitely alcohol. O: Gigantic sweetie. Big caramel and easy enough to drink. Not much to compare it to.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (633) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a cloudy deep nut brown color with a thin light tan head. Aroma is boozy, bourbon, toffee, vanilla. Flavor is hot, bourbon, light toffee and toasted malts. Huge beer with a strong boozy burn in the finish. Tasty, but these beers always have a massive feel. Hard to finish a bottle without splitting it with a fee friends.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (930) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 17, 2014
2012 vintage poured from a 750 ml bottle. Aroma is loaded with caramel, toffee and burnt sugar with hints of chocolate and roast. Moderate notes of dried figs, prunes and dates with raisin as well. Medium light oak character with faint vanilla and some spice. Pours a murky, burnt amber with a small, fairly thick, dark tan head that recedes to a thin film that lingers in the center and on the edges. Medium light lacing and moderate legs. Flavor is fairly sweet with a stupidly large amount of dark caramel and toffee with lighter notes of toasted bread and burnt sugar. Medium light chocolate character and faint roast. Lots of dark fruit, again most of it being figs, prunes, dates and raisins. Medium light oak note and light vanilla with some peppery spice notes. Medium light alcohol in the finish with lingering sweetness, burnt sugar and dried fruits. Mouthfeel is full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a big, sweet beer with a ton of flavor and character. Lots of dark fruit with caramel, toffee and tootsie rolls. Not something you would necessarily want to drink by yourself.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BiiruBierBeer (320) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Smell is bourbon and booze. Taste is heavy caramel, bourbon, and alcohol. A bit too much alcohol for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (792) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottleshare thanks to homer321. Aroma is lots of sugar and boost. Pours a ruby red color, minimal head. Taste is strong, really sweet, but still tasty. Lingers a but on my tongue. This is a certain sharer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2208) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle. Nose is boozy caramel sugar and vanilla. Poured deep red to brown. Small light brown head. Taste is very sweet and boozy. Could use something to balance the sweetness. Good but glad I could share this was others.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (911) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Big sweet, boozy, roasty, light dark fruity esters, marshmallow. Deep dark dark, mostly black, light tan head. Very sweet, lots of candy sugar light character, lots of sweet, smooth booze, some roast and residual sweetness. Lots of alcohol warmth.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (8005) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Bottled 1 pt 9.4 fl oz, at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014. Marked 16.8% ABV.
Thanks to Marsiblursi!
Clear dark brown color, small teal head. Sweet, alcohol, wood, oak, vanilla, resin, solvents scent. Very sweet, raisin, alcohol taste, also wood. Warming alcohol. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet aftertaste, also oak.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4991) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Unclear deep amber color with a tan head. Vinous, bready and raisin aroma. Full body. A bit sweet and a moderate bitterness. Well the bitterness maybe drowns in the sweetness. Fruity, raisins, vanilla and oak in the flavor. Powerful ale. Also some alcohol coming up. Melange is butter in Norway. So I was a bit disappointed. Not much butter here. Well I do not like butter in beer anyway. Lovely balance at 15%!
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]


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