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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 444   ABV: 14.8%
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Our Mélange series is a playground for exploring flavors that cannot be achieved outside of the art of the blend or by any one beer. We had a particularly good time playing with nuts and BBLs in this winning blend of barrel-aged beers from our 2016 staff blending competition. Fueled by cheeseburgers and inspired by rocky road, we folded walnuts, cacao nibs from TCHO and vanilla into rich, bourbon barrel-aged barleywine and old ale to mimic the flavors of the rich, nutty dessert. Lactose was added to impart a marshmallow character and an extra creamy mouthfeel. We’re pretty nuts about it, and we think you will be too.

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3.8
AdamChandler (5225) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2017
I think this was a hoarders beer? dark reddish orange. 1 finger tan head. 06/16 bottling. smells like a cinnamon honey raisin and port wine. Very tasty. Loads of booze. chocolate, vanilla, coconut. not really any pecan. Tasty brew!

3.2
AirForceHops (8186) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2017
750 ml bottle, bottled July 2016. Deep Amber color with thin white bubbles. Aroma is vanilla, toasted grain, and bourbon. Flavor is bold bourbon, vanilla, roasted nuts, and chocolate. Well, they did not nail down the rocky road ice cream but it is a sweet dessert brew.

4.3
beskid (478) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2017
Bottle share in Lodz. Aroma is walnuts, marshmallows, vanilla, toffee. Taste is very sweet with lactose, candy, dried fruits, raisins, wood, nuts and toffee again. Smooth, full body, well hidden alcohol.

4.3
alteregoo (1876) - Kalisz, POLAND - NOV 5, 2017
Piana nieduża, sycząca, od razu znika. Barwa miedziana, klarowna. W aromacie bogactwo - brandy, figi, suszone jabłko, pianki marshmallow, migdały, wanilia, stara beczka... W smaku półsłodkie, bardzo złożone, są suszone owoce, rodzynki w rumie, pestki, orzechy, bourbon, wanilina, porto... Kolejne smaki dochodzą w trakcie degustacji. Niska, głogowo alkoholowa goryczka, średnie do niskiego wysycenie. W odbiorze dość rzadkie, rozgrzewające, kojarzące się ze szlachetnym brandy.
...może zapach nie tak intensywny jak Mash czy White Chocolate, ale równie przyjemny i złożony. Smak za to rekompensuje te niedostatki - warto dać mu parę chwil po przelaniu do szkła, żeby "pooddychało", żeby ulotnił się destylat... Tradycyjnie już do pełni szczęścia zabrakło nieco więcej ciała i lepiej ukrytych procentów...

3.7
hopdog (13315) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2017
750ml bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized tan head. A sour strong ale. Definitely sour. Bourbon, fruity, vanilla, chocolate, and brown sugar. Like the sourness.

2.2
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2017
I decided to take off more points. As an american strong this sucks. Its sour. Not supposed to be sour and a sour blend of barrel aged stouts and barleywines is gross.

4.2
Bule (2314) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2017
750ml bottle pours a brown color with a bit of head. Nice balance of flavor. Mild bourbon. Sweet maltiness. Mild vanilla and nuts.

3.5
DSG (15519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 4, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles’ place. Thanks Alon. Clear red-amber. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, nuts, some chocolate, alcohol. Sweet flavor, milky, a bit sourish, with bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits, a bit of chocolate. Rounded mouthfeel.

3.8
zvikar (6632) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 29, 2017
Pours brown to red with a beige head, aroma of fruits, wood, coconut, vanilla, nuts, flavor is slightly sour, acidity, maple, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, nuts, medium to full bodied, nice

3.7
madmitch76 (26868) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
5th November 2016
High Wycombe House Warming. Lightly hazy amber beer, small pale tan head. Smooth palate, semi dry and with decent fine carbonation. Smooth sweet malts. Vanilla sweetness. Fruity bourbon, quite strong and mildly spicy. Smooth bourbon finish. Good fun.


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