Melange No. 3 - The Bruery
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Reviews by davey101:
4.65/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
2011, Batch 2, 15% ABV, 750ml into a tulip glass. Huge thanks to Rempo!
A - Pours a murky dark brown body with a red tinge when held up to the light. Initial pour yields a nice one finger light tan head with large bubbles. Settles down quickly to a thick edging. Decent amount of lacing for this amount of abv. Sticky alcoholic legs that last forever.
S - Big in every way. Molasses, dark caramelized fruit, bitter chocolate, leather, and huge bourbon notes of vanilla and oak. Sweet and spicy with some robust and savory notes. This beer is just all over the place, a complete diabetic complexity. Its smells so damn tasty though. I've had Cuir, and its very reminiscent of that but with more depth and a touch of stout notes. It does smell primarily like an old ale though.
T - The taste is also massive. Super syrupy malt sweetness. Caramelized dark fruit, molasses, toffee, maple, and smokey leather. Like the nose, this leans toward the anniversary beer more so than the Black Tuesday and White Oak. Bourbon barrel notes of oak and vanilla on the finish along with a huge yet pleasant alcohol burn. I get the slightest hint of chocolate and coffee on the end as well, but its all about the fruit here.
M - Thick, coating, chewy and syrupy. Medium level of carbonation. Huge booze warmth, but the thickness is really what holds back the drinkability. 15% is very well integrated though.
O - A huge beer of massive complexity. I've only had Cuir on its own and I do detect a lot of those flavors. I was hoping for some more action from the Back Tuesday or the White Oak Sap. Its still an amazing beer and accomplishment though. The Bruery can work wonders with insanely high gravity thick brews. It lived up to my expectations for sure.
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2012 02:26:08 | More by davey101
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4.85/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Bottle shared by yours truly at Curran's tasting.
Pours a murky dark brown, almost like liquid Werther's candy, with no head or lacing.
Smells like sweet bourbon, caramel liqueur (if that exists?), brown sugar, toffee, and booze. Smells decadent and sweet, which is how it translates flavor-wise.
This one is a world-beater, so unbelievably tasty. So much caramel and toffee here, the chocolate monstrosity that is Black Tuesday is in full force, but it is overshadowed by the caramel/toffee invasion that is supplied by White Oak Sap and the anniversary ale. So much vanilla and oak as well, as well as the expected bourbon push, sweet, slightly smoky, but full of coconut and vanilla goodness. Just out of words to describe how good this is.
Full bodied, but not too thick, creamy, sweet mouthfeel. Very low carbonation.
This one absolutely blew me away. Bravo!
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2014 03:20:04 | More by GreesyFizeek
Melange No. 3 from The Bruery
98 out of 100 based on 1,287 ratings.