Melange No. 3 - The Bruery
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Reviews by kevanb:
4.53/5 rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
750ml bottle poured at Christmas, perfect way to share with family.
This pours a really motor oil like brown black color, an agressive pour yields about a 3/4 finger of tan head that dissipates immediately. A ring of film sticks around the glass and spots of film are apparent on the top of the beer. Almost no carbonation, quite opaque, hints of reds and tans in the color. Smells heavily of bourbon and toasted smokey oak, with toffee, molasses and caramel rounding out a really nice blend of aromas. The flavor is exceptional, bourbon is definitely there, strong oak, mostly smoked or toasted oak, strong toffee, but sweet caramel and even a spicy molasses element, it definitely finishes with sweet alcohol, but no burn, only a slight warming. Perfect feel, smooth with no burn, creamy when it needs to be, decadent at times but still mild enough for anyone.
Verdict: This is exceptional, the flavors and aromas are amazingly complex, rich and balanced perfectly. Hats off to Patrick and anyone involved in the mastery of this blend.
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2011 20:41:10 | More by kevanb
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 1,163 ratings.