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RATINGS: 416   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

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beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
Tap. Pours an opaque black color with a tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, caramel, raisins, dark fruits, oak, vanilla, roasted malt and some booze. Flavor is really nice and complex, bourbon soaked dark fruits, chocolate covered raisins, chocolate, bourbon, oak , vanilla, caramel, toffee, dark fruits and molasses. The body is full with an oily mouth feel. Overall another fantastic big beer from The Bruery!

SudsMcDuff (8383) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
This was a nice treat and honestly a surprise in a couple of different ways. Poured a deep toffee brown .. medium foam .. . light burnt caramel, shiny brown bread crust, light chocolate booze, and sweet deep toffee .. . light mouth and not even a hint of the abv .. . thought this would be a bit thicker but i liked it. went amazingly well with the deer sausage i cooked up, easily in my top 3 ever food/beer pairings! .. . . if your feet are dry, you’ll lose bob...

egajdzis (6501) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2014 Nearly opaque black with a small, tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, roast, dark fruits,citrus, light tropical fruits, bourbon, and some alcohol. Taste of vanilla, tobacco, char, roast,light dried fruits, and light alcohol in the finish.

ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle. Strong bourbon & molasses on the nose. Pours oily & opaque, dark black/brown with a quickly disapaiting off white head. Taste is outstanding if this world. Bourbon & malt, chocolate with hints of fruit & hops. Lasting, pleasing finish. Not for the faint of heart.

Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
(Bottle) Pours dark brown with a nougat coloured head. The aroma holds boatloads of wood, brown sugar, caramel, fudge, vanilla, dark bread, roast, dark fruits, earth, tobacco, spices and resinous hops. Fiery and boozy on the nose. The flavour is heavily sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of caramel, fudge, vanilla, dark fruits, spices and resinous hops. The mouthfeel is round, soft and sticky with a light carbonation. Maple syrup, dried fruits, robust caramel and fairly balanced hops. Near full bodied.

crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 20, 2012
A big ol beer. 2011. I get a lot of the anniversary brew here. Some nice maple/sap aromas. I guess the BT is in there but it seems lost on me. A smooth sipper for sure. Alcohol is well hidden. Doesn’t need the aging but will be interesting to see how it develops.

BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
A: Poured a hazy dark brwoen with a small tannish cap S: Immediate boozines stings the nostrils, chocolate, caramel, raisin, oak and vanilla. T: Delicous and amazing! Booze soaked fruits and chocolate covered raisins, chocolate, bourbon, oak and vanilla just like the nose. I also get a nice Eartiness that goes beyond the oak. M: Big body, loads of flavor O: Just delicous and I see it being cellar worthy for sure

DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to Callmecoon for this. 2011 vintage I presume. 4.0 A: Black color in the glass, but it didn’t look so dark during the pour. Oh well. Two fingers of beige frothy head. Retention is very good given the ABV, but nothing is left with regard to lacing. 4.5 S: Intensely sweet with huge dollops of caramel, toffee, and molasses. Lots of oak and vanilla in this. Leathery bourbon booziness. Fair amount of chocolate and dark fruits with emphasis on prune and fig. The aromas from the base beers blend quite well together. 3.5 T: Again, intensely sweet. The decision to drink this alone was a bad one, but I will persist. Anyway, this reminds me a lot of straight up Black Tuesday in that the sweetness goes unchecked and the booze is almost as bad. However, both the sweetness and booze are a little lower in magnitude. Anyway, a lot of caramel, toffee, molasses again. Chocolate, fig, plum, prune, melon, vanilla, and oak. Leathery bourbon, brown sugar, butterscotch. Huge all around. 4.0 M: Syruppy heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Velvety creaminess. The only problem is the amylase coagulation that is going on. 4.0 D: An intense beer. I got through the whole bottle and it wasn’t so bad. Yes, the sweetness is trying, but the flavor profile is pretty good. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-08-2012 02:53:36

thome50 (1294) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle with coworkers. Pours a deep brown but not quite black with minimal tan head. Aroma is cherry, vanilla, oak and some sweetness. Taste is very sweet. I get the Black Tuesday in there and some of the oak. More cherry notes, toffee, fake vanilla sweetness. Overall, a descent beer to have 3oz of for desert, if I liked desert that doesn’t involve cheese.

timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - APR 17, 2012
Bottle from Nick or Provisions. Aroma has strong notes of sweet bourbon with fig and sweet fruit notes. Flavor is of sweet caramel, Vanilla Coke, and cocoa nibs. Palate is pretty amazing for 15%. Excellent beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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