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The Bruery Tart of Darkness

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RATINGS: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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We brewed a stout (no, not Black Tuesday, this one is only 5% abv if you can believe it), but we then decided to throw it into oak barrels...and added our special blend of souring bacterias and yeasts. The result is a perfectly tart yet awesomely dark and roasty sour stout. Not a style you see too often - and in our opinion, not a style you see often enough.
Originally part of the Provisions series.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1229) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bomber. Pours a dark deep brownish black color with a small rather quick dissipating head. Nose is sour and tart with a bit of oak. Taste is wonderfully sour and deliciously tart with some over ripened fruit. Finishes on the same sour and tart notes, mouth puckering delicious. Quaff Score 8 / 10

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1187) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a tan head and tart, funky, fruity aroma. Taste is a nice tart sour up front, with barnyard dunk notes, dark fruits, and light roasted malt and oak with a tart, puckering finish. Great sour

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (1929) - NORWAY - APR 22, 2014
Bottle at Schouskjelleren, February 7th 2014. Black body with a thin soft beige head. Aroma of citrus fruits, wood, dark malt, sour cherries. Tart taste of raspberries, cherries and oak with a mild chocolate and toffee note, sweet and sour aftertaste. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Underdogs88 (59) - New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2014
Coffee, chocolate aroma with sour notes. Black appearance with tan head with avg head retention. Flavor contains notes of red currants. Roastiness is mild and smooth. A high level of sourness is present and lingers in my mouth well into the after taste. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Sourness level makes the beer mouth puckering dry. Overall, it's a good American sour. I would prefer a little less sourness though since it overpowers the other complexities of the beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (169) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours like a stout. Sour aroma, notes of chocolate, grapes, cherries, and a touch of coffee. Pretty sour taste, nicely balanced with sweet fruit and stout flavours. Comes together quite nicely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (757) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 13, 2014
Bottle, 2013. Pours black with a fairly big airy head. Aroma is very nice and sour with burned malts, balsamic vinegar, and a massive fruitiness, as well as deep dark whiffs of oak and leather. Medium body with creamy texture with soft to average carbonation. Flavour has an initial dryness with a tart fruity yeast and funky brett with lemon peel, but develops more rounded fruity and vinous notes of grapes and oak giving a nice and long tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Duchammer (29) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - APR 11, 2014
Poured a merky dark brown. Aroma was a nice mixture of fruit and roast. The taste had a subtle oak up front the it blended with the roast and fruity characteristics finishing very tart and dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkSanta410 (194) - Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle, 2013. Pours a dark brown, opaque. Fast dissipating tan head. Aroma is tart, hints of red fruit, oak and funk / yeast. Taste is sour and tart initially, with oak and fruitiness initially transitioning to very light roasted malt undertones. Delicious. Palate is medium body, high carbonation. Overall very good, unique.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cory (239) - , California, USA - APR 7, 2014
Bottle. Lemon tart with a little caramel underneath. Taste is sour, light on palate with a long sour finish. Its basically just a nice sour that’s dark. High drinkability.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoostIPA (1112) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle from craftshack. Pours a thin looking dark brow with almost no head. Aromas of blackberry yogurt, dark sour fruit. Taste is very dry and sour. Flavors of seedy blackberry jam, sour kefir, some lemon zest. Very bright sour notes coupled with some dry roast makes this a pretty deep and complex little beer. At a fair price point, I might add. Finishes with a lasting sourness and a light roast. Pretty puckering. I like this a lot.


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