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RATINGS: 404   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (2931) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottled shared by Armin, Caleb and Greg - thanks guys! Nose is a whiff of bourbon and vanilla. Thin brown with tan head. Tastes much more complex than it looks. Malty chocolate goodness with a nice warm booze that longers. Really fantastic blend! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (9494) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2012
Pour out of bottle is deep reddish black with thin off white head, aroma has notes of big bourbon and slight alcohol, touch of vanilla, roast, chocolate malt, hints of espresso, roasted malt, touch of caramel and dark fruit. Taste is a nice mix of roast, caramel, vanilla and bourbon, nice chocolate and espresso, touch of cocoa, some slight dark fruit. Finishing fairly alcoholic but nice tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2012
Shared a 1 PT. 9.4 FL OZ-750ML bottle of this w/ friends @ 4 Hands Brewing Co in St. Louis, MO. Poured from the Maroon Waxed top & Orange/Blue Checkered and Striped label w/ Melange upside down on the right side of the "3" into a 12oz 4 Hands Snifter. Has no freshness date on the bottle. Aroma- A deep bourbon aroma begins this aroma for the Melange 3. Then light coffee is introduced. Whatever the ingredients, this aroma burns the nostrils! Appearance- Pours a .5 finger head that dies immediately. Has the darkest amber/light brown body and leaves suds behind. Flavor- Deep bourbon once again and very malt heavy. Combination of so many ingredients just makes it a strong, complexed brew. Finishes medium-high in bitterness. Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Light Carbonation, Smooth, and alcohol is well hidden! Very surprising. Overall Impression- Now just to enjoy all three of these individually... Very wild combination and not sure how they were able to hide the huge ABV but made the experience even better. Enjoy if given the opportunity!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2012
Bottle shared by Ben C, thanks Ben. The nose has everything a fat kid should like, booze, sugar chocolate and toffee. Taste is the same with some hints of vanilla. There is a touch of heat from the ABV, but no where as high as whats actually in there. Good brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (3228) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle shared by BenC...thanks Ben! - Pours mahogany with a thin white head. Nose is sweet bourbon and brown sugar. Smells good, but a little too sweet. I get the diabeetus just by smelling this sucker. Taste is a little sharp, with lots of caramel, molasses, and brown sugar. Sweet and diabeetus-inducing. Its pleasant for a bit, but then sugary and over the top after awhile. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (24814) - Malm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2012
Bottle @ Paps. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy slightly woody caramel and toffee aroma. Sweetish malty woody vanilla and bourbon flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody toffee and vanilla finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (4517) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
22-MAR-2012, bottle @Paps. Hazy brown, no head. Fantastic hoppy and malty. Bread, fruit, oak, chocolate, and alcohol. Long bitter ending. Barley wine meets IIPA. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
b3shine (8476) - Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle to oversized snifter (thanks Bob). Looks good; deep and complex. Smells tasty too; bourbony and heavy. Tastes great; this beer is probably better than its average review suggests. Mouthfeel is good too. Overall, a damn good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
I brought this one to Imminent Liquidation II, not my first time having it, bottle is from 2011. A - Pours deep brown bordering on black with a nice one and a half finger tall tan head leaving small strings of lace down the glass. S - Smells of dark roasted malts and bourbon, that would be the black tuesday, oaky syrup, white oak, and lots of dark fruits, the papier. They really do smell amazing together. T - Starts off with a mix of sugary sweetness and dark roasted malt quickly giving way to hints of dark fruits, warm bourbon and plenty of dry oak tannins. The finish has plenty of sweet heat to it, lingering on the pallet long after consumption. M - Big and boozy through and through with moderate carbonation. Plenty of sweet booze holding strong long after the finish. O - I have always enjoyed this one. It has all the flavors I enjoy and the blend works very well. This one is still a little too boozy, cant wait to drink the others in the future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15613) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Bottle thanks to peteinsd. Pours black with off white head. Nose/taste of raisins, baked bread, chocolate, molasses, vanilla, oak, maple sap, caramel and fermented dark fruits. Rich and sticky sweet. Medium body. Heavy booze finish.

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