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RATINGS: 608   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3794) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 24, 2013
7% part of the 3000 yen tasting set at CBB. Winey, barrel, oak, vanilla in the nose with some mild dark malt notes on a brownish-black pour with a minimal head. Exceptionally tart, vinegary, sour & fruity with some berry or cherry notes. Quite a subtle beer meant for sipping, solid but not my favorite tonight.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Serving: Draft at Leesburg Brewing Company. It pours a very dark brown color with virtually no head. Winey, oaky, sour nose. Nice almost lactic sourness up front with medium oak and vinous notes on the back end. Lighter on the palate than you expect based on the color. Tart, dry finish. Good stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2013
On tap at Of Love and Regret in Baltimore. Wow. Just wonderful. Pours opaque brown. Tart. Very dry. Just wonderful.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2013
On tap at Burnhearts. Brown to black with ruby lowlights and a thin brown receding hairline. Aroma is sour with oak, varnish, vinegar and mild dark malts. Taste is super sour and tart with oak, mild fruit and mild dark malts. Okay, but the darkness is rather muted.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Tap. Dark pour with tan head. Smells very sour and of slight fruit. Tastes like a weak stout for a second then the sour really hits. Not bad but I'm not much if a sour beer fan ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlruthven (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2013
On draft, pours black with dark brown highlights when held to a lamp. Acetic notes on the nose, just a flicker of coffee astringency working alongside. Tart lemon, a little wood, dry. Mostly a sour, the stout properties lend more to the body than anything else. Pretty good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (4533) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 15, 2013
tons of sourness liquorice, dark chocolate , wine oak, wtf this is a schooling on sour stouts. Superbly well balanced. Womderful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1074) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle shared from Nova. Too expensive for the bottle. Awesome how your eyes tell you a pitch black beer but your taste buds tell you a well done sour - the fact that eyes and tongue don’t match up is good in my eyes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1163) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle poured a deep hazy brown hue w/ minimal head. Big wine aromas. Initial flavor is bold tart with a light sweetness. Tastes are cherries, red wine, oak, and cranberries. Big bodied, soft carbonation, and a tart finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hivemind (875) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Draft @ Blind Tiger w James. Sunday 11.10.2013. Off tmrw for Veterans Day. Black pour; sour aroma, not too pungent but there. Tastes a little acidic, very tart. No discernable fruits but I’m sure I could get away with saying apples or grapes or stone fruit so let’s go with that. I love sours but I don’t think I can tell them all apart. I’m sorry. This is a source of much consternation for me lately. Well, maybe we weren’t all meant to have refined palates. I’m ok with this. What the fuck am I talking about?


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