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RATINGS: 437   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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AstroAcks6 (11) - Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Dark brown pour with little head. Deep bourbon nots on the noise, taste is boozy but way too sweet all over. Messy messy beer

GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Toffee, raisin and fig aromas. Sweet caramel, fig and raisin flavors. Overall fantastic!

mar (5442) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Deep brown pour with a khaki head. Nose is bourbon, vanilla, sweet, sugar, syrup, and wood. Nice palate, sugar, syrup, wood, dough, super thick and chewy.

JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Dark brown pour, light beige head. Boozy, toffee and chocolate aroma. Taste is similar and damn good. Love this beer!!!

brinehart (213) - Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Oh my. Unique in almost every way. Big vanilla and leather. Rich. Heady. Just try it. Complex.

JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Rate 800-Pours a mahogany with a ruby head. The nose and taste is sweet, hints of bourbon and oak. This beer was very approachable and balanced for 15.5%. Lots of vanilla, toffee, a bit of leather, plum and raisin. This beer is brilliantly balanced and IMO far better than Black Tuesday.

Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 21 June 2013, 2009, 4 year old bottle. Amazing in every way. Nose is molasses, milk chocolate, raisins, alcohol. Tastes of alcohol, raisins, molasses, maple syrup. A.ma.zing! (Original rating: 8 3 8 3 18 = 4) 19 oct 2012, bottle. Dark brown and clear. Nose is big vanilla, lots if milk chocolate, mild alcohol. Thin/med body and mildly fizzy. Lots of milk chocolate, hot chocolate powder. Wow.

mikem409 (2029) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2012
bottle. pour is dark brown with minimal head which is only thing that brought rating down. aroma is like a BA stout lots of barrel and roast malt. taste is the same chocolate and brown sugar

davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 28, 2012
2011, Batch 2, 15% ABV, 750ml into a tulip glass. Huge thanks to Rempo! A - Pours a murky dark brown body with a red tinge when held up to the light. Initial pour yields a nice one finger light tan head with large bubbles. Settles down quickly to a thick edging. Decent amount of lacing for this amount of abv. Sticky alcoholic legs that last forever. S - Big in every way. Molasses, dark caramelized fruit, bitter chocolate, leather, and huge bourbon notes of vanilla and oak. Sweet and spicy with some robust and savory notes. This beer is just all over the place, a complete diabetic complexity. Its smells so damn tasty though. I’ve had Cuir, and its very reminiscent of that but with more depth and a touch of stout notes. It does smell primarily like an old ale though. T - The taste is also massive. Super syrupy malt sweetness. Caramelized dark fruit, molasses, toffee, maple, and smokey leather. Like the nose, this leans toward the anniversary beer more so than the Black Tuesday and White Oak. Bourbon barrel notes of oak and vanilla on the finish along with a huge yet pleasant alcohol burn. I get the slightest hint of chocolate and coffee on the end as well, but its all about the fruit here. M - Thick, coating, chewy and syrupy. Medium level of carbonation. Huge booze warmth, but the thickness is really what holds back the drinkability. 15% is very well integrated though. O - A huge beer of massive complexity. I’ve only had Cuir on its own and I do detect a lot of those flavors. I was hoping for some more action from the Back Tuesday or the White Oak Sap. Its still an amazing beer and accomplishment though. The Bruery can work wonders with insanely high gravity thick brews. It lived up to my expectations for sure.

illidurit (2458) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Shared at Woodshop 7. A bit less than the sum of its parts. Pretty strong and sweet with caramel and chocolate, hot barrel, nuts, and vanilla.

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