The Bruery "Melange #14" Ale & Stout Blend aged in Bourbon Barrels, California (750ml)
A blend of some of the brewery’s vintage barleywine and old ale with imperial stouts, including Share This (a coffee stout) and the famous Black Tuesday Imperial Stout, this is a big and bold brew. Intense aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread and toasted oak spice up the black plum, raisin and cherry fruit notes and carry through to the robust yet smooth palate. There’s no shortage of flavor or layers of complexity here, and it’s hard to tell where one style influence ends and the next begins.
From the brewery: "Our Mélange series is a chance to roll out the barrels, roll up our sleeves and explore flavors that cannot be achieved outside of the art of the blend or by any one beer. French for "blend", this mélange fuses the mature character of some of our most vintage barrels of barleywine and old ale with the dark depth of our imperial stouts, including both Tuesday-themed releases and Share This. This mélange is one for all, with rich, complex notes and the signature kiss of oak."