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RATINGS: 598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Tart of Darkness is a traditional stout that we aged in used oak barrels from The Bruery that had previously housed beers such as Cuivre™ or Black Tuesday®. We then brought them over to Bruery Terreux, added our special blend of souring bacterias and wild yeasts and watched nature take its course. The result is a perfectly tart yet awesomely dark and roasty, sour stout. Not a style you will see very often, and in our opinion, not a style seen often enough. This unique stout has notes of tart plums, roasted coffee, vanilla and oak.

Theis' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14668) - Frederiksberg, - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black - offwhite head. nice sourness, berries, rubber, balsamic, fruity, tartness, chocolate, licorice, refreshing sourness, coffee notes, oakey, lacto, pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (707) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2015
Bière un peu mal foutue que j’ai malgré tout bien aimé! La bière est brune clair et affiche des reflets rouges et caramel. Peu ou pas de mousse,elle passerait facilement pour une Rouge des Flandres. Beaucoup de vapeurs acétiques. C’est mince, sauvage, boisé et orienté sur la cerise griotte. Même histoire en bouche: c’est aigre, vinaigré, sec et brûlant. J’ai mal mais étant amateur de croustilles au sel et vinaigre, je présume que c’est pour cette raison que j’ai apprécié cette bière malgré tout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (391) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Aroma: vinous, roasty, stone fruit Appearance: dark brown, tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium sourness, oak, vanilla Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (3219) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2015
Draft @ Bruery. Aroma of sour oak, ripe fruit and vanilla. Taste of sour vanilla, cherry, vinous oak, tart and with a long tasty finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3567) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Draft from Whole Foods. Pours black, brown at edges, little head. Aroma is tart and chocolate, roast, dark fruit. Flavor matches. You wouldn’t think these notes would work. But they do. Wonderfully.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BEERBRO88 (5) - Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2015 does not count
This beer definitely tops the tart chart! If you like sour then this is for you. Very complex palate with a few different things going on. Would recommend to anyone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (727) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark dark brown with tiny slight soapy and nutty head. Aroma has tons of lambic and oak. You really get the bourbon. Tons of coconut. Vanilla, subtle caramel, malt, burn malt, sour cherries, barnyard funk, fruity. Taste is super funky and loads af brett, grapes, sour cherries, really sour. Then comes all the bourbon sweetness, dark malts and again tons of coconut. Wood and vinegar. Some malty caramel and slight oaky char. This is thick, then super sour and dry finish. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2315) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Can not believe i did not rake this one before. 2013 bottle, pours cola brown, still plenty of carb powers a light tan head. Slight tarkness, plum, berry, light oak. Light to medium body with slight acid burn.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HellesBunny666 (234) - Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Finally getting back to rating beers again, thanks to the most perfect beer ever! Funky sweet plum and figs aroma, crisp, tart, bubbly, mouthwatering and perfectly sour!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1475) - Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Bruery Tart of Darkness - On tap at bruery. Pour is mohagany with a thin, quickly dissipating, khaki head. Aroma is sour vinous fruit, caramel, oak, and light bourbon. Flavor is sweet with lots of complex balsamic like notes. Sour cherry, plum, raisin, all sit on a sturdy malt backbone. Underlying roast, light coffee, cocoa, toffee, and oak sit in the background allowing the sour character to shine rather than overpowering it. Light to moderate sweetness is cleaned up with a balanced tart balsamic finish. Wasn’t sure how this was gonna play out but i’m pretty impressed. Had to make sure to pick up a few bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (5407) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Draught @ The Bruery, Placentia, CA Pours dark reddish brown with a small head. Aroma of tart berries, sourish notes, oak, wood, bourbon and vanilla. Taste is sour, oaky and woody with some berries, hints of oak and vanilla. Finish is smooth and bourbony with some sourness, vinous notes, roastiness and vanilla. Interesting. Starts out quite aggressive but the bourbon smoothens nicely.

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