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RATINGS: 617   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Shared bottle to snifters. Dark pour with a tan ring. Aroma is sour with a little smoke and malt. Tastes quite tart and nothing else when cold. As it warms the sour mellows and you get a little more malt profile. Interesting.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2859) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
A: Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head Ring, Decent Lacing S: Chocolate, Hay, Mildly Sour Mash T: Hay, Apricots, Mild Chocolate Malts M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sour Overall, a pretty solid sour with nice malty chocolate taste, but only a mild amount.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Tried this one at the tasting room. Pours a dark brown to black with some ruby around the edges and a light khaki head. Aroma is sweet and sour chocolates, strangely enough, and some light vinegar that I get from the sour beers. Flavor follows with a lightly chocolates sour flavor, rather easy on the taste buds. It finishes with chocolate on the way down, but leaves a tinge of sour lingering on the to hue. Medium bodied. Very unique and they somehow made this work nicely. Would like to have this one again.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
trancecyclist (49) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Wow--great job, Bruery! Served on tap at the opening of Barren Hill Brewery, and a great selection, Erin! Paler than most stouts, the yeasts and bacteria give this beer a taste unlike any other stout, along with a wonderful dryness which will please all sour lovers. Great beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AdamBeer1 (16) - Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Poured on draft in a snifter. Immediate tart sour bite with a spicy after taste. Dark appearance with just the right amount of carbonation. A great beer if your a fan of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (2173) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle ($17). Aroma is very subtle and almost non existant. The appearance is deep dark brown/black. The taste is sour quince, citric acid, and faint roasted malts. You tell that there is a stout underneath all of this but it is buried behind the sour assault. The palette is highly effervescent and thin. Overall a great sour ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (5833) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
On draft at ChurchKey DC during the Night of the Living Ales on halloween. Pours a clear deep cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of prunes and dark cherries. Flavors of tart cherries, prunes and raisins. Smooth, tart finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (4121) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at Tom C’s place. 2013 bottle. Pours red to brown with a small beige head, aroma of chocolate, caramel, honey, brett, wood, red wine, sourness and brett, flavor is mainly sour with brett, red wine, wood, tannin a touch of roasted tones, full bodied

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (11261) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 30, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2014 Re-rate 9/14: Botte sample at a tasting at Levi’s place. Thanks Levi. Sour, fruity, lactic, malt. Very little Stout character, if any at all. Quite rounded. Very good. 7/3/8/4/16=3.8

Bottle shared at a tasting at Tom C’s place. 2013 bottle. Dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma of oak, sour fruits, dark chocolate, roastiness, a bit of coffee, cherry liqueur notes and a hint of vinegar. Sour flavor with a bit of vinegar, lactic notes, cherries and berries, a bit of funk and faint roastiness in the finish. Medium-bodied. A bit one-dimensional but still very nice. 7/3/8/3/16=3.7

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
750mL bottle. Black with a small beige head. Aroma is of ripe plum, tart, cherry, raspberry. Taste is tart, raspberry, plum, wood.


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