Mélange No. 10 | The Bruery

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Mélange No. 10Mélange No. 10
BA SCORE
4.33/5
Outstanding
155 Ratings
Mélange No. 10Mélange No. 10
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
60% Bourbon barrel aged Anniversary ale and
40% Bourbon barrel aged barleywine with chilies, chocolate, and cinnamon.

Added by 2beerdogs on 03-02-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
155
pDev:
6.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
39
Trade:
10
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 155 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of Duncian
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjpolzin
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was delicious. The spice and cinnamon reminded me of many of the other "Mexican Hot Chocolate" beers that I have had. But with this being 15% abv, it had a boozy, malty punch that made this beer unique.

 207 characters

Photo of vfgccp
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucnifter
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Whole bottle poured into a giant Bruery snifter to a nice and deep brown topped by a finger and a half of dense light tan head that fades to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of chocolate, chili peppers, cinnamon, oak, caramel and vanilla. This thing smells like heaven
T: The taste on this one is toffee with some cinnamon and peppery heat with a nice chocolate influence followed up with some caramel and vanilla. There's that slight dark fruit flavor from the anniversary beers as well. Swallow is chocolate, chilis and cinnamon with some lingering vanilla and caramel with some hints of oak.
M: This beer is full and thick in the mouth with soft carbonation and a dry finish
O: Overall this beer is off the chain. The complexity and flavors are on point. It would have been nice if this would have been a blend of stouts but this beer is still very tasty. I'm stoked that I have a boatload of this but I almost wish I had two boatloads.

 988 characters

Photo of g00ey
3.04/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Not sure if I got a bad bottle, or one that was past its prime, but this really wasn't very good. And that coming from a big fan of The Bruery and even bigger fan of big beers like this one. The taste was all over the place and the cinnamon/Mexican chocolate coated the back of my teeth and was very off-putting.

 314 characters

Photo of Adamostella
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cvm4
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Pours a black coffee body with a fizzy one finger khaki colored head that dissipates quickly.

S - Bourbon and cinnamon at the forefront with chocolate and chiles bringing up the rear. Not overly inspiring.

T - Initially, it's sweet caramel and cocoa nibs. The cinnamon and bourbon comes on midway. The ending hits you with the spicy chiles, though somewhat subdued. Plenty of oak and vanilla laced throughout.

F - Medium bodied and low carbonation. Sticky beer with a dry ending.

O - I think all of the flavors come through better on the taste than the smell. Still, a well made beer.

 598 characters

Photo of kevinlater
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rodosman
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KAP1356
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Klourie
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BWood
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: dark but not black. Slight red hint. Small head that reduces to a small ring. Not bad.

S: Carmel and bourbon up front. Very slight cinnamon. Great smell.

T: much stronger cinnamon and chili taste than the smell. Nice bourbon lingers after the initial flavor got. Exceptional beer.

F: a little thin but still good. The heat is there but I like that. I wish it was a little more creamy but still felt nice.

O: great beer. I love the chili cinnamon taste with bourbon. Hides the high abv well. I will buy more.

 515 characters

Photo of dexterk1
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nuggetz
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoshBrews
3.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drummermattie02
4.89/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of baggedlunch
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bilco
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Mélange No. 10 from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 155 ratings