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RATINGS: 594   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ericLep (10) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2015
750 ml. Dark. Incredible flavor with great finish. Easy to drink if you are a sour fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (1100) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle from BCS. Pours a deep dark brown with a minimal head. Nose is all sour goodness, with some muscat, oak and gooseberry present. The taste has a nice wine-like quality to it. Lots of tannins and sourness that lingers on the palate. Some of the roast comes out as it warms up but it also gets more sour as it warms. Body is very wine-like. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (2364) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend. Old 2013 batch bottle. Poured a hazy dark Brown colour with a tanned head. Nose has sour cherries, tart vinegar, not a lot of roasted notice, tart fruits. Some sweet notes in the aftertaste. Grapeskin, and Some sweetness of chocolate or caramel. Some dusty horseblanket in the start. Pretty surprising. Better as the sour in the rye

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
youdictategood (456) - Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle. Very dark pour with a small, slightly ruby-tinged off-white head. Aroma of cherry tarts and burnt sugar. The sourness does not overpower the flavor - still get some stone fruit and chocolate in there. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1131) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Type: 750ml bottle (25.4 oz.) Glass: 26th anniversary Karl Strauss pint glass From: Beer Advocate’s heresy22 Price: N/A Purchased: N/A; Received May 21, 2015 Consumed: June 27, 2015 Misc.: Bottled on May 1, 2014 Thanks Chris! Poured a mahogany (even purple?) opaque color with one finger of tan, rocky head, which thinned out right away. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.63) Smelled tart cherry, Sweet Tarts, Smarties, strawberry (wishful?), red apple, cider, faint plum, chocolate late, cocoa powder (I think), black cherry and faint sour milk. (Smell - 4.25) Tasted sour cherries up front, followed by tart on the tongue late, chewy sour ball candy, strawberry, red apple cider, purple grape, sour plum juice. Then (it really seemed like all of a sudden) I got some sugary chocolate, oak, light toasty malts, cocoa nibs and toffee. (Taste - 4.13) Medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Lively carbonation. Abrupt, astringent finish. (Feel - 3.88) This was very interesting. I got like 85 percent sour and 15 percent stout. Very sugary and sweet. I don’t know how one could finish a whole bottle, but I’m going to try. (Overall - 4.13) 4.10 92 A-

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6818) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Draft at SB. This keg is a year or two old at this point. Pours an opaque dark ebony, nearly black, with a dense and creamy but thin tan head that sticks around for a while. Big tangy balsamic nose with tons of sharp oak notes. More complex than the two deScriptors would suggest. Creamy thick body with soft carb. Balsamic and oak duking it out on the mid palate, lots of subtle suggestions of vanilla, soy sauce, dark pitted tree fruit, and cedar. Long drying finish. Very nice, especially now with some time on it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1207) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle from Deconinck, Vichte - BE. Color: dark black beer with velvet reflection. No carbonation and no foam. Smell: nice sour domination balanced with roasted malt and really small caramel. Taste: very good balance of sour and roasted malt and caramel. Small grassy finish. Very nice beer. Aftertaste: sour and astringent sensation. Very nice! Amazing beer, well balanced between roasted malt and sour!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crispy34 (487) - Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Bomber share. Aroma is sour and dark malt. Appearance is a dark brown with no head. Taste is sour. That's about it. Palate is tart. Overall, a really good sour beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Dark purple mostly black body. Don’t really care for the smell. I’m the only one getting this, but I get a grape cough medicine smell. Luckily, the taste was very good. No medicine. Tart sour roasty flavor. Mild oak flavor. Interesting to be drinking a sour stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sjohnh (514) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Violet Beauregarde meets a sticky end when trying a gobstopper which changes favour in the mouth to systematically represent each element of a three course meal. This beer does the same. Hold it in the mouth and you really do get a bit of everything. Before that, the nose gives you dark fruit, Brett sourness, milk chocolate and coffee. Tastes include blackcurrants, red wine, balsamic vinegar, wafers, cherry cola, sherbet lemons, lime, sour cherry and a touch of caramel. Chocolate Bourbon biscuits. Something like nettles too. Medium mouthfeel. Almost black with a rapidly vanishing light brown head. As a completely extraordinary, wacky, multi-faceted taste experience, I’ve not had anything quite like it. It’s not a stout. It’s a bit weird. I like it.

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