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RATINGS: 337   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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markwise (4482) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2012 This is one bad mother of a beer. Thanks big time to tpd975 for sharing. Pours dark cola brown with an off-white head. Nose is bourbon, cola, sweet chocolate, spice, booze, dark fruit, molasses, cherries, booze, vanilla, wood, roast, perfection, magic, unicornís horn, and other ingredients of mythical proportions. Flavor is cherry, dark fruit, booze, roast mellowed by barrel, bourbon, vanilla, love, and just overall goodness. Incredibly complex; has to be one of my new favorite beers.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5086) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Brown pour with watery whitish head and lace. Aroma is brown sugar, roasted malt, dark fruit and oaky. Flavor is super sweet malt, brown sugar, dark fruity esters, nice abv warmth masked well by the sweet malt. A touch of BB with a flat lite finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. a very nice beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6125) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Draft at Ginger Man. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Rich malty sweetness, bourbon, chocolate, molasses and boozy sweetness, and caramel shews. Like a boozy chocolate candy. Ooof, I tend to like big overly sweet beers more than most, but this one is a bit too much.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Possibly the most Iíve ever paid retail, but worth it...one of my friend Daveís favorite beers, period. That alone is worth it. I really really liked it. though itís not quite in the upper stratosphere of the elite, it IS elite. Tempers a little of the sweetness of the slightly stronger Black Tuesday, and adds a little depth, though BT isnít exactly lacking there. Womderful, wonderful aroma (between a 9 & 10). Body is warming, still slightly cloying. Flavor (and aroma) a nice mix of vanilla, bourbon, roasted and sweet malts, sugary sweetness, tofee and deep fruits. One that I could sip all night for sure. I was juuust about ready to give it a 4.5, but I canít quite say I straight out like it BETTER than BT, so for now a 4.4. One more bottle thatíll come out in the winter... "

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (798) - New York City, TURKEY - SEP 17, 2014
Drought. Inky black with small foamy beige head, strong oak aroma, low carbonation, strong and sweet bourbon taste with sharp wood flavor, low carbonation, long finish with woody aftertaste. This is a great blend but the overpowering oak aroma is a bit too much.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a ruby reddish brown with a short lived whitish-beigeish head. Aroma is roast, coffee, prune, fig and caramel. Flavor is prune, fig, cherry, chocolate, loads of dirty caramel, port wine and some booze. Finish is chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, with lingering wood and booze. Medium to full body, soft, velvety mouthfeel, weak carbonation. A very solid brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4537) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2014
Bottled @ Zeebra#2. 10cl sample. The aroma has bourbon, raisin, maple sirup, sweetness. Brown coloured beer with a thin head. The taste is sweet, has raisin, dark fruits, some chocolate, bourbon and a hint of pepper. Nice one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1887) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle shared with the epic. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, cookies, and vanilla oak. Pours typical Bruery muddy flat brown. Taste is tootsie roll chocolate, vanilla oak, bourbon, slight black cherry, and mince meat. Just delicious and not over the top sticky. Nice blend.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (483) - - AUG 13, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear rich dark caramel brown with lasting poofy off white beige edge head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, sweet malt, light roast, and a pleasant bourbony smokiness. Flavor is a delicious smooth complex combination: same as above, with dark fruits. Alcohol well masked for a near 17%. One of my Bruery favorites.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle (í11 or í12; not sure). Murky dark brown pour with no head. Bourbon, dense raisin and toffee, light fruit and some alcohol spice. Taste is heavy bourbon with vanilla and thick, sweet raisins, dates, and trailing alcohol heat. Coating mouthfeel. Really nice sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1541) - Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave and Ben on 5/23/2014.

Appearance:Pours a dark black brown.
Aroma: Aroma of chocolate, bourbon.
Taste: Boozy, chocolate, bourbon, oak.
Palate:Over medium body, alcohol is present.

Summary: Really glad I got to try this. The high abv makes it rough to have more than a split of, but that is okay. Really interesting mix.


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