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RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Allesgute (9) - Alabama, USA - OCT 18, 2013 does not count
At the bruery tasting room. It is delicious and tarty. I loves the stout elements as well, but wished there was just a little more ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3322) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
tap offering. cocoa. milk chocolate covered cherries. creamy. soft roast. touch of balsamic pokes through. not big on the soured stouts. okay.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Pours a deep dark brown with caramel colored head. The aroma is sour with barnyard notes, cherry, and raspberry. The flavor is again sour barnyard with a finish of raspberry chocolate.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dr_MedievAle (199) - Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Mostly tart, little darkness. Except in the appearance. Not sure how people pick up chocolate in this. Sour cherry throughout. Mouth-puckering tartness. 100% cranberry juice-like lingering finish. More like the Dark (as in the misery) of Tartness. But, hey, I’m not really a fan of sours.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle. Aroma of sour fruit, chocolate, oak, and a bit if funk. Appearance is totally black with a thin tan head. Taste is sour fruit, chocolate, roasted malt, oak, and vanilla. Full body with low carbonation. Overall a great, unique beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (3552) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2015 Sampled at GABF 2013. Dark brown/black with a beige head. Roasted malt, tart fruit, oak, sour, candy (sweet tarts?). Smooth, sweet and sour. Update: I’ve had this several times since and I actually really like it a lot. Ones of my favorites from this brewery and I thought it deserved a bump. I hope to properly rate this eventually.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcnielsen (2681) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap at Hops&Pie. Pours a black color with white head. BlackBerry, currant, cherry, slight sour. Really nice.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1282) - Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2013
From the tap. Good carbonation from the deep red ale. Nice foam emits a sour fruit aroma. Sour malts leave a fun finish that is more pleasant than I expected. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jur (452) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2013
Draught @ Smoke & Barrel, Washington. Pours flat black. Pure citrus nose. Yeasty hard candy sour flavour. On the edge, but not over it. A half will suffice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielecamo (836) - ITALY - OCT 2, 2013
Alla spina. Birra di difficile classificazione. Si presente come un a stout per poi essere passata in botte e prendere le sembianze di una sour ale. Aroma di limone, acqua stagna, tostato, al palato dapprima si vede la sua parte stout con malto tostato in evidenza per poi lasciare spazio ad aromi tipici da sour ale quale un discreto acetico, acido, muffa e legno.


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