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RATINGS: 422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 519   ABV: 17.3%
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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.

Previous Vintages: 15.5% ABV

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4.4
CSD66 () - Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2017 Dark pour on draught at What’s On Tap in Highland Village, TX. Smooth bourbon aroma and finish. At 16.3% it’s a sipper!

4.1
Gerbeer (3755) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2017
750 ml bottle. 16.3%. Pours a deep brown with light head. Aromas of candi sugar, toffee, dark fruit led by raisins, green oak, and sweet malts. Rich flavors of same with additional woody chocolate and coconut Hot. Beer liqueur. Expensive but worth it.

4.1
Palme (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2017
On tap @ Ginger Man. A deep deep dark ruby brown one with a small sidesticking little film of a head. Smells amazing. Loaded with dates, dark fruity sweetness, caramel, vanilla, wood, Spices, a little bit of Kahlua coffee and some alcohol. Sweet nectar in my mouth. Loaded with sweetness, dark woody slightly mouthdrying flavors. So concentrated and flavorful! It has a good thick oily mouthfeel and a average carbonation level. Some alcohol here bur surprisingly well masked for the ABV, slightly stingy and prickling on the tongue. Nutty, more Kahlua traces (more mellow than the aroma). Wonderful flavors here. Want to drink much more if this, but I probably shouldn’t. 19.06.2013

4.5
ciocanelu (2535) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUL 1, 2017
Hazy dark amber color with beige head. Aroma has really nice bourbon, toffee, butterscotch, raisins, burnt sugar and some booze. Taste follows with the bourbon and toffee with a slight tart, dark fruit note like dried raspberries. Not too sweet, really well balanced. Medium body and carbonation, slightly sticky. A really nice strong ale with lots of bourbon but also quite boozy.

3.7
DiarmaidBHK (4907) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Draft at Fire works Leesburg. Pours Coca Cola brown with a half inch of khaki foam. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Huge wood and bourbon on the nose. Huge alcohol burn on the tongue. Big, boozy, and not particularly.

3.8
katrinaez (2021) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2017
A little harsh with booze in taste, but not bad. Oak, moss, and tobacco in taste. Booze hits a little too much as stated previously. Ruins the finish a bit. Cloudy reddish deep brown. Tap.

4.3
superspak (5600) - Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2017
750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 1/26/2017. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy very dark brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of huge caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, brown sugar, vanilla, maple, molasses, bourbon, toasted oak, coconut, brown bread, and nuttiness; with lighter notes of raisin, plum, fig, cherry, date, and roast/toast/oak earthiness. Lightly increasing booze in the aromas as it warms, but never overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, bourbon barrels, and light-moderate fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, brown sugar, vanilla, maple, molasses, bourbon, toasted oak, coconut, brown bread, and nuttiness; with lighter notes of raisin, plum, fig, cherry, date, and roast/toast/oak earthiness. Light roast bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, brown sugar, vanilla, maple, molasses, bourbon, toasted oak, coconut, brown bread, nuttiness, dark fruit, cherry, and roast/toast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, bourbon barrels, and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; with an awesome roasted bitter/sweet and bourbon/oak spiciness balance; and with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Slight dryness from roast bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and slightly slick/sticky/chalky/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Mildly warming alcohol from 16.3%, with minimal barrel booziness. Overall this is an amazing barrel aged blended strong ale! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, bourbon barrels, and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. More of an old ale on style, but still has nice levels of chocolaty roast presence. Perfect balance of barrels; adding plenty of complexity to the base blend, without being boozy or overly tannic. An insanely enjoyable offering.

3.8
thedm (6184) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2017
This draft brew from a beer bar was served at a cool temperature and poured a extremely small sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were fully diminished and left behind no visible carbonation opaque dark brown colored body and a fair lacing. The nice aroma was molasses brown malt dark malt and bourbon. The vinous mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow bourbon aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of molasses brown sugar sassafras bourbon brown malt and dark malt. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

3.8
ShivanDragon (4120) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2017
Bottle, shared @ Potjepalooza. pours brown/red with a light very limited head. aroma of bourbon, rye, roasted and toasted malts, caramel and a lot of dark fruits. taste of heavy sweetnes, alcoholic, roasted and toasted, chocolate, raisins, full, caramel, heavy lots of alcohol, a bit too alcoholic full body, soft carbo.

4
PotjeBier (3348) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2017 Bottle, shared @ Potjepalooza. 2012 edition (15%), from an IP trade with richiesd. Dark brown color with a red hue. Head is immediately receding. Aroma’s of dried fruit, a bit dusty, sweet, fruity, alcohol. Retronasal it’s alcoholic, sweet, fruity, sourish. Flavor is sweet, sweet fruit, alcoholic. Pretty strong alcohol feel, burning. Full bodied. Long finish, alcoholic, caramellish, fruity.


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