Melange No. 3 - The Bruery
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Reviews by DovaliHops:
4.1/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to Chad for sharin this one! Pours a very dark brown color with a small tan head. Scent is very chocolatey. Slightly boozy. Nice raspberry and cherry aromas. Candied sugar and bourbon. Taste is quite boozy throughout the whole experience, yet its flavors remain nicely balanced and smooth. Great cherry and vanilla oak flavors. Lovely chocolate and malt flavors from the Black Tuesday. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and boozy. Drinkability is fairly high for such a huge beer. Overall, a great beer that definitely needs more time to develop in the bottle.
Serving type: bottle
10-04-2011 06:40:57 | More by DovaliHops
More User Reviews:
4.33/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - 3.75 - In all honest the muddy brown appearance is a little wierd, but it does have a nice initial tan head, which on the other hand dissipates pretty quick
S - 4.75 - Reminds me mostly of a great English barleywine. Caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, oak barrels, coconut, fig newtons, plums, apricots, raisins.
T - 4.25 - Definitely the better of the two Melange beers I've tried so far (1 and 3), caramel, figs, maple syrup, vanilla, toasted coconut, brown sugar, sweet booze, but not quite to the smoothness I'd want to see from an oak aged beer. Also, I'm disappointed in these beers that are blended with Black Tuesday. I think they're using a TINY percentage of Black Tuesday, and just putting the name on there for marketing.
M - 4.25 - Alc present but appropriate @ 16.8%, aftertaste is syrupy, caramel and vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium, syrupy, sticky.
O - 4.25 - Not as good as I'd expect with a 98 rating. I'm going to save 2/3's of this bottle and blend it with a nice robust imperial stout. I think that'll give me more of the flavor I'd want in a big beer like this, especially one that leads you on to think it's going to have flavors from the Black Tuesday in there (which it doesn't).
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 19:48:08 | More by ISmith87
Melange No. 3 from The Bruery
98 out of 100 based on 1,156 ratings.