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RATINGS: 622   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2750) - Odense SV, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle @ Odense Beer & Ball Saturday. Dark brown body with a small offwhite head. Lots of vinegar, tart, oak, wood. Not balanced. Sour.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Christian (12623) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
Odense Beer & Ball Saturday - After the live games drinking session... Black with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit, oak and spices, with a touch of vinegar. Dry, acidic, unfinished sour flavour with bad vinegar, acetone, turpentine and ash. undrinkable

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle @ Beer & Ball Saturday, Odense. 13,000th Tasting. Pours dark brown with a small creamy head. Vomit, oak, wood, caramel and serpentine. Some vinegar,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
plinythederek (22) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Oh lord I had this baby out of the big 25.4 oz bottle. Pours out a dark brown/black with little to no head. The smell really comes across as a wine. And the taste is so sour. It really smells and tastes like a super tart wine. Sour grapes come out a lot with each sip. But you also get hints of the oak barrel coming through. The sour aftertaste lingers for a while. If you’re a fan of super sour stuff go for it! But in my humble opinion I’m glad I tried this one. It’s very unique, but not one I’ll be revisiting in the future.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1934) - Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2012 vintage. Almost black. Fizzy head. Aroma is rather subtle. Flavor is deeper. Fruity, wood, barnyard. Medium body. Tart, nice overall tingle, back of throat and tongue, lasting slow tingle. Some roastiness blended in there. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4349) - 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 (3904) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlruthven (604) - 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.


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