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RATINGS: 400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 519   ABV: 17.3%
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

pdx77's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2013
On draught at Lucky Labrador Barleywine and Big Beer Festival. Toffee and chocolate aroma. Chocolate, prune, caramel, liquor flavors. Though the alcohol packs a punch, it finishes really well, with a sugarplum aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (978) - Lodz, POLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Bardzo dobre, złożone, marcepanowe, dużo bourbonu, wanilii, słodyczy. Potężne ciało i miła faktura. Bardzo dobra rzecz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle at the xmas tasting. Pours deep ruby, nose is vanilla, caramel, toffee, taste is rich, sweet, bourbon, caramel, citrus, juicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (1784) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2016
750ml bottle. Dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of toffee, butterscotch and oak. Sweet taste with tonnes of dark fruits, vanilla, cola and molasses. Lovely complexity to it. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9421) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle at the 2nd Annual Garvie Christmas Tasting. Pours hazy brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of booze, nutty, almonds, hot. Taste is almonds, boozy bourbon, faint chocolate. Boozy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2016
bottle at home ... dark brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft boozy .. deep fruit .. soft cherry .. big bourbon nnsoe ... dark sweet fruits .. dark roast .. massive chcolate malts .. big fruits ... black cherries but dirty woody oaky bourbon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6553) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Very pricey draught pour at Pazzo’s. Big and boozy and sticky with caramel and toffee. But so big. Just not my thing still.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bnielsen13 (261) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2016 Tap Pizza Luce Richfield. Very dark red-brown pour with a small head. Molasses, bourbon and vanilla in the aroma. Taste is sweet, bourbon, chocolate, molasses. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (1359) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2016
Un grand merci à Yan pour le partage! Je suis assumé: j’aime Bruery et ses grosses bières cochonnes et décadentes. Bruery c’est Bruery: idolâtrée par les buveurs de craft beer débutants, souvent méprisée par les connaisseurs qui n’y voient que du tappe à l’oeil sucré et grossier. Moi j’aime Bruery. À l’occasion me prend une rage d’une de leurs énormes monstres barriqués et lorsque. J’ai alors besoin de mon fix. Teinte de Cognac âgé, texture huileuse, collante au verre, sans mousse. Le liquide est ambré et ressemble à un alcool que le temps a fortifié. Un nez sur la vanille caramélisée, le bourbon, le bois, le caramel. C’est cochon! J’aime ça! Des notes de toasts de pain de grains germés. Peut-être un sirop de maïs également. Étonnamment beaucoup de sucre en bouche (?), mêlé à une bonne dose d’épices, de caramel et d’alcool. Bière aux allures robuste mais au coeur d’or et fragile. La lumber-sexual de la bière!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (7859) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2016
Shared bottle at RB Crete tasting at Nikos place, Chania. Pours very dark ruby with a small tan head. Aroma of raisins, vinous complexity in the nose. Moderate sweet malty taste, loaded with raisins vanilla and wood, strong and powerful, well hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (2437) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this baby at a line share at Witch’s Hat on St. Patty’s Day. 750 mL bottle poured by an increasingly drunken Uncle Rudi. Man this guy is annoying. This was a 2012 vintage. The beer is great, his company, not so much. The pour is a dark brown with some ruby or dark red hues shining through. There is a small tan head roiling down with a little lace. The aroma is pretty fantastic. There is a ton of sweetness right up front, big sugar, molasses, caramel, and a surprising note of vanilla. There is a good chocolate malt and a nice dark fruit in there as well. There is a touch of heat, which is to be expected, but it balances very well. The flavor is much of the same. There is a little bit of sweet candy in here behind the sugar and molasses. The chocolate, vanilla, and caramel really play well together in a makeshift sundae in my mouth. The mouth feel is thick and creamy with a soft carbonation and a lingeringly sweet sugary finish. This one is excellent. The guy pouring might suck, but his beer is pretty okay.

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