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The Bruery Melange #8

 
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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of our Bourbon Barrel Aged Anniversary and White Oak Sap Bourbon Barrel Aged Wheatwine with Don Pachi Coffee from Portola.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (4174) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 8, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to Darrel. Nice rich amber body with a small head that rings the glass. Boozy bourbon barrel notes on the aroma, some sweetness, vanilla. Taste comes in with big malts, sweet and mildly tart, alcohol warmth. A warmer for sure. Excellent use of the bourbon barrels here.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (6344) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 23, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to Darrel. Pours out a copper amber topped with a small ring of a sand head. Nose is big sweet bourbon barrel vanilla and did I mention it was sweet. Taste is more of the nice sweet malts a nice rich tartness bourbon barrel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17639) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle split at CBC Islo, thanks to Kenny 76, 07/07/16. Rich chestnut brown with a decent beige cap that dissipates to edgework. Nose is earthy coffee grinds, toasted nuts, candy, light booze tunes, pinch of spice. Taste comprises coffee, toasted brown sugar, sticky toffee pudding, light spice, sweet malt base. Full bodied, cloying feel, booze kicking in at the curtain call. Solid slow sipping boost jus.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6853) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
July 2016 - Bottle share at Craft Beer Co Islington as The Bruery Melange #8. Many thanks to Kenny for this 14.5% beast. Dark brown, hazy, foamy tan head. Aroma is toffee and cola, caramelised sugars. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste has more cola, resinous pine, toffee, creamy coffee, vanilla. Works pretty well. Tasty stuff. One of those rare occasions where I feel a Bruery beer is balanced and drinkable. (3.8)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (19218) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle shared at Craft Beer Co Islington - London. Many thanks to Kenny! Pours mostly clear ruby with a foamy, tan head. Great snout, rich, with ripe berries, bread, toffee. Big sweet flavour with chewy semi-dark fruits, more toffee, fig, dates, light alcohol. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with further hearty, ripening fruits, lots of dates and figs, more toffee. Excellent sipper. Great depth, rounded edges, high drinkability for the strength. Really fun to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (22685) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
7th July 2016
Big Bottleshare at Craft Islington. Light haze on this deep amber beer, thin pale tan head. Palate is airy, mildly dry and has good fine carbonation. Fluffy dark malts. Tangy dark chocolate. Big fruity bourbon. Bourbon spice. Tangy dark fruits. Semi dry finish. Spicy bourbon linger. Rather nice, satisfyingly big bourbon barrel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (9963) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle shared at the CBC big bottle share. 7/7/2016. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. A reddy ruby amber coloured pour with a a lasting beige head. Aroma is smokey burnt toffee, burnt sugars, apple. Flavour is composed of caramel, toffee, coconut, vanilla, layered malts, orange rind hot alcohol. Palate is medium full bodied, sticky sugars, Warming alcohol. . Sticky.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13006) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle thanks to the sweet and sticky man - Kenny. It pours murky mahogany brown with a medium yellow-white head. The aroma is rich, sweet, juicy, vanilla, toffee, candy, big booze notes, wood and bourbon. The taste is rich, bitter - sweet, toffee, vanilla fudge, earth, bog warming alcohol booze character, milk chocolate, maltesers and bourbon. Full body and moderate carbonation. Rich, sweet and boozy, but good fun.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (6968) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
75cl bottle shared at the July London Tasting @CBC Islington. Many thanks to Ken for this one. It pours a clean caramel color with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet and boozy with notes of caramel, toffee, vanilla and bourbon. Taste is also sweet and boozy with more milk chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, tasty and boozy

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16250) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle at RB London Meet. Murky brown color, small white head. Toffeish aroma. Medium-bodied. Sweetish toffeeish, alcohol, malts. Robust dessert beer, quite sweet.


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