Melange No. 1 - The Bruery
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Reviews by Overlord:
3.63/5 rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Dark, blackish brown. Not much of the oude tart in the appearance. Small light tan head.
Smells like ... hmm ... roasted malt and a weird fruit twang. Okay, this is interesting. Chocolate in the nose, too.
I'm just not sure this blend works out quite right. The Black Tuesday has a huge, sweet, chocolate-malty base and the oude tart just basically adds a slightly sour fruit. Almost totally eclipsed by the Black Tuesday, so it ends up tasting, to me at least, almost like an infected stout versus a sour/stout blend.
Mouthfeel is nicely chewy and bubbly.
Serving type: on-tap
11-21-2010 03:55:09 | More by Overlord
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4.28/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Tampa Bay Brewing Company snifter.
A: Deep brown with garnet highlights around the rim. Basically opaque except around the edges. Forms a thin tan head that fades fairly quickly, and low visible carbonation.
S: Bourbon and oak, vinous, tart cherries and some acetic character, roasted malts with some chocolate notes.
T: Follows the nose well - tart cherry, acetic, restrained bourbon flavor, oak tannins, roasted malts, and a touch of chocolate. Finishes tart with lingering vinegar acidity.
M: Lighter body than the appearance suggested, but not at all watery. Carbonation sensation on the low side. Alcohol flavors are obvious, but certainly not overly hot.
O: Very tasty. The sour flavors from the Oude Tart dominate the Black Tuesday character, but it's a nice blend. Significantly easier to drink than I thought it might be. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 21:42:57 | More by macrosmatic
Melange No. 1 from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 349 ratings.