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RATINGS: 449   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2012
25oz bottle. I’ve had this on multiple occassions, but decided to review it for the 11 vintage. Pours a super dark hue, no color transparency, decent carbonation white head. Aromas are potent cherry, raspberry, chocolate, roasted malty deliciousness. Palate is balanced malty fruit up front with the cocoa and a nice tart chocolate through the mid to the finish. Crazy offering that actually works, I feel like it shouldn’t but I keep coming back for more. Excellent.

Muggus69 (2807) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2017
750mL bottle from Carwyn Cellars, Melbourne Deeep bronze body with dense tan head. Aroma is proper immense - vegemite, molasses, dried figs & prunes, black fruits, chococolate, dark toffee, insane. Thick, chewy, low carb, warming, almost hot, very big! So intense - so much rich toffee/caramel, burnt things, black dried fruits - figs, dates, lots of prunes, burnt vanilla, over-the-top bourbon coconut boozey Malibu, creme de cacao - it's a bit of a chaotic mess that is sort of so awesome that it works. Needs a lot of time to settle down!

beskid (406) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2017
Bottle share in Lodz. Aroma is toffee, caramek, barrel notes, vanilla. Taste is caramel, raisins, wood, chocolate, figs. Alcohol is a bit disturbing.

Oakes (19363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2017
Medium brown, sweet and sticky dark fruits, nice sticky stuff, bit of wood...Intense.

langeveld12 (596) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2017 Complex, velvety, rich, smooth. The taste of all three beers can be found in this beer. Clear bourbon and oak. Heavy to drink. Good. Very good.

ZodiacM (1350) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2017
LCI. Uit de fles geschonken. Overheerlijke bourbon BA old ale: bourbon, pruimen, chocola. Dikke textuur, genoeg koolzuur voor een fris gevoel in je mond. Heerlijk!

pjotrapostou (411) - POLAND - DEC 20, 2017
Dość słodkie, w tle minimalna kwaśność. W smaku rodzynki, likier, treściwe, ale jak na parametry zaskakująco łatwo się pije. Świetnie ułożone, bardzo przyjemne.

fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2017
Bottle at Black Christmas 2017
Dark brown color. Malty aroma, fruity esters, candies, banana, and huge alcohol. It appears to be quite messy.
I can drink it, but it's overpriced.

czlowiekmotyka (576) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 11, 2017
The best of the Bruerys I've tried. Alcohol level on spot (kind of noble). Heavy on bourbon notes, marzipan, toffee or caramel. Impressive.

beerplace (2287) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2017
A pour from the bottle on Black Christmas V. Pours a hazy brown with a beige head. Aroma is bourbon and some candied fruits. Similar taste with lots of fruity notes. Nice.

gam (4135) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2017
still beer deep brown pour nil carbonation aromas caramel bourbon vanilla dark malts fruits port plums dark chocolate fudge flavours vanilla coconut bourbon caramel prunes plums raisins cinnamon ripping stuff this apricot cherries such a rewarding taste on the palate

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