The Bruery Melange #1

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL14/20

adamjackson (1750) – Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – DEC 7, 2013  [delete] [move]

I quite like Oude Tart and I also mostly like Black Tuesday (in small quantities). Let’s see how this super blend weighs in. This is 2013’s edition of Melange #1 from the Bruery. Enjoyed at 55 in a stemmed glass.A – Pour is a very dark red out of the bottle. In the glass, it resembles an almost black sort of dirty dish water. Not winning any awards for appearance.

S – The nose is most certainly Black Tuesday. I get tart, oak cherry pie notes but the chocolate, molasses and tobacco come through strong.

T – I would call this a baby Black Tuesday with an infection. Everything about BT from the chocolate, roasted almonds, tobacco and licorice are here. They’re just more muted, far less boozy and there’s a hint of tartness. It’s no where close to a 50/50 blend. Tastes more like an 80/20. The ABV suggests 50/50 though.

M – Creamy, bold and very dry.

O – This year being the highest ABV ever means there’s more Black Tuesday in this blend than previous years. Nose and taste totally reveal that. It’s nice but not something I’d drink often. Maybe I’ll let the other 2 bottles I have of this sit for a little while before opening them.

The Bruery Melange #1

The Bruery Melange #1