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RATINGS: 347   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pdx77 (1417) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (716) - 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 (2031) - 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 (844) - 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 (7954) - 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 (4775) - 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]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2918)
- Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Bottle courtesy of marsiblursi. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head that quickly dissipates while leaving some small spotty trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and boozy with toasted malts, caramel, toffee, maple syrup, charred wood, alcohol, figs, raisins, glue and hints of paint thinner. Taste is sweet, tiny bitter, malty and boozy with toasted malts, caramel, toffee, raisins in rum, prunes, figs, hay, charred wood, vanilla, brandy, madeira wine, alcohol and brown sugar. Mouthfeel is round, sticky sweet, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, tiny bitter, malty and boozy with toasted malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, raisins in rum, figs, dates, prunes, hay, soil and alcohol. Way too sweet and boozy but has some redeeming complexity that would make me love to sip on this again in the future.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (11344) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Haxy deep amber/brown beer with a small head. Malty toffee aroma, figs and raisins, banana, vinous, caramel, some oak and spices. Sourish alcohol flavor, quite boozy, vanilla, vinous, figs and raisins, toffee. Too boozy and sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yoachim (46) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Flaska på provningen USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Luktar surt, vin, russin, vanilj, kryddor, alkohol Väldigt blaskig mörk färg. Smakar, alkohol, surt, karamell, sirap, beskt, gräs, frukt. Ganska fyllig.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4100) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle @ rlgk. Pours cloudy darker amber with a small tanned head. Aroma is malty bready raisins boozy vinous vanilla. Flavor is as aroma bitter a bit acidy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
umich03jm (2114) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Murky dark copper-brown color with very little head. Aroma is rich and awesome. Toffee, caramel, cherries, dates, licorice, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, and burnt brown sugar. Tastes great too. Big barrel influence without being too hot or boozy. All the aromas come through balanced well. Moderate to strong sweetness is toned down by the booze. Syrupy mouthfeel. Full body. Probably my favorite Bruery beer so far.


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