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RATINGS: 401   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

danielcurtis81's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Served from a bottle at the Stone 16th Anniversary Celebration. The appearance is a cloudy sediment filled dark brown. Sweet malts and oak bourbon fill the nose. The flavors enter with a healthy dose of sweet malts followed by bourbon, oak, molasses, and buttery vanilla. Nice full lightly creamy and smooth mouth. Real good beer, would like to retry without the bottom dregs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (1588) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2016
Bottle @ Borefts 2016 thanks Stu666. Pours brown red, off white head. Nose is caramel, coffee, slight vanilla. Taste is woody, vanilla, slight oak, some whisky, maple syrup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (1090) - 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 (10888) - 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 (1859) - 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 (9562) - 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 (21902) - 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 (6680) - 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 (1425) - 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 (8036) - 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.

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