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RATINGS: 387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 519   ABV: 17.3%
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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.

Previous Vintages: 15.5% ABV


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2544) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Tasted on 12/26/11 from a waxed and capped 750mL bottle shared at a tasting. Pours dark brown with an orange tint, and a thin tan head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is sweet caramel and banana, maple, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, and a burning alcoholic heat. The flavor is the same with coconut and the vanilla a bit more powerful than on the nose. The body is full and creamy with average, smooth carbonation, and a long coconut and vanilla, maple, and caramel finish.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adster (603) - HUNGARY - FEB 6, 2016
A 750 ml-es üvegek királya, a The Bruery főzde palackjainak mindegyike magán hordoz egyfajta elit-jelleget, az embernek ugyanis rendre olyan érzése támad az elegáns küllemű darabok láttán, hogy a bennük rejlő ital igazi különlegesség hordozója, olyan, melyre érdemes odafigyelni. Nem mondhatnám, hogy a márka főzeteinek legnagyobb ismerője vagyok, az eddigi tapasztalatok azonban megerősíteni látszanak az exkluzív jelleget a Bruery-sörök tekintetében, különösen ha egy díjnyertes elegy hordozója a főszereplő, mely nem akármilyen komponensekből állt elő, s amely alkoholfok tekintetében sem utolsó. Ez az american strong ale nem viccel, amikor intenzív jellegről, kiemelkedő tartalomról, makulátlan szerkezetről esik szó, egyszerűen lenyűgöző karakter tárul elénk a felnyitását követően. Illata marcipános, karamelles és vaníliás, sokszínűsége magával ragadó. A műfaj valamennyi sajátosságát megcsillantja, magán visel minden jegyet, amely egy hasonló kaliberű főzettől elvárható. Az american strong ale afféle iskolapéldája, amely anélkül vonultatja fel gigantikus arzenálját, hogy azok súlya alatt előbb-utóbb repedezni kezdenének az alapok, s fogyasztója számára megterhelővé válna a karakter. Itt ugyanis bár semmi esetre sem hétköznapi italról van szó, nem válik nyomasztóvá a különleges jelleg, a sokadik korty után sem állít kihívás elé a tartalom befogadása. A mondanivaló ugyanis tökéletesen lekerekített és fogyasztóbarát, az igényességre törekvés menthetetlenül kiütközik a szerkezeten. Bár a vanília, a fahordós-tölgyes jelleg, a karamella, a marcipános és likőrös jegyek, a fekete gyümölcsök hangulata nem a visszafogottság megtestesítői egy sör esetében, s ezen intenzív komponensek jelenléte a kezdeti lehengerlő hatást követően hamar átcsaphat csömörbe, a kiegyensúlyozottság foka, a tökéletesen alátámasztott test ez esetben gondoskodik a minőség folyamatos biztosításáról, az érdeklődés lankadatlanságáról, az izgalmak szüntelenségéről. S ahogyan az intenzív jelleg a kortyolása során mindvégig megmarad, olyannyira lapul meg a háttérben az alkoholfok cseppet sem elhanyagolható, mégis észrevétlenül munkálkodó mértéke.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (4376) - Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2016
On tap at The Bruery. Hazy brown appearance. Aroma of oak, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, toffee and hints of dark fruits and bourbon spice. Full body. The alcohol is hidden fairly well considering the ABV. Nicely done overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2764) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2016
June 13, 2015. Bottle, received in a trade with atlcarl, thanks!
Murky reddish brown with a very small frothy off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty and light boozy with caramel, dried fruits, dark bread, orange notes, wood and warming bourbon alcohol. Taste is quite sweet, malty and boozy with caramel, figs, raisins, some roasted malt and wood notes, prunes, vanilla and a warming finish. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1780) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 5, 2016
The beer is dark brown with a promise of deep amber richness. Small beige head, which dies away to nothing quickly and leaves no lacing behind. The aroma is all big, rich toasted and roasted malt sugars under the influence of seductively sweet spirit barrels. It’s all rich caramel, treacle, toffee and juicy juicy vanilla. There’s also some deep malt fruitiness to it. Overripe apricots, musty grapes, raisins, figs, dates - sweet, sugary stuff. Big on the figs and dates, particularly. The taste is uncompromisingly sweet and rich. Lush, toasty sugars. Wonderfully full caramel malt flavors. Big, round mouthfeel. Enjoyable. It’s sweet without being overbearing. Very easy to like.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (619) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Very cloudy, light mahogany, light white head. Deep fig, chocolates, toffee. Some spice. Pleasantly bitter, very intensely sweet. Very long oily finish, but not nearly as alcoholic as would be expected at 17%. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mateuszk (1376) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours brown with small head. Aroma mainly dried fruits, caramel, alcohol and some oaky vanilla notes. In taste medium sweet with caramel, fruits and vanilla and counteted by booze and medium bitterness. Full bodied, softly carbonated, oily and a bit arsh from alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (1082) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2015
750ml bottle - pours a murky amber . Aroma is notes of cocoa and dried fruit . Lots going on in this beer . Alcohol was very well hidden . Excellent . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoprider (264) - DENMARK - DEC 23, 2015
Pours dark reddish brown with a thin film of foam and some bubbles at the edges of the glass. Huge nose with notes of caramel, boozy dark fruits, milk chocolate and bourbon. The taste christmas fruits, big malty backbone, vinous fruit, boozy and spicy chokolate cake - typical Brewery big! All kinds of spice and fruitcake in the aftertaste with a slight boozy burn. Obnoxious beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MotherBrother (865) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2015
Omg. Thanks hoprider. What are you doing to me? Pour slightly murky dark mahogany brown, with a very small tan head. Aroma is so freekin’ packed with all kinds of goodness. Black tuesday is definately here, chocolate, dark fruits soaked in bourbon, vanilla, bourbon, wet wood, slight tanins, coconut. I’m speechless, I didn’t know what to expect, but man, this is better than that. Taste is pretty sweet, but sure has some bitter notes to it. Definately some alcohol burn to it, but not quite 17%. Body is fucking oily and flat. Fuck it losers, I’m done with this rating. It’s much. I quit. Fuck me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
trevor211 (1509) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Murky brown. Boozy vanilla and brown sugar. Caramel. Blended stout. Sticky. Lots of SUPER boozy caramel. Alcohol counters the sweetness really well. Ends quite boozy, but on this rare occasion, I actually appreciate that about this beer. This is what Firestone wants their anny brews to be. Deeeelicious.


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