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RATINGS: 608   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2013
On draught at Sour Beer Summit at Roscoe’s. Black color with tan head. Intense lactic aroma of sour cherry. Taste is dark malt, lactic sour, and black cherry. Sour, dark, and surprisingly smooth.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Handypaul (360) - - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a nice thick creamy head that leaves beautiful lacing. Taste is overpowering SOUR. Nothing else comes through, just sour. Medium to heavy body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (1804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Aromas of dark dried fruit, black cherry, plum, raisin, and cassis. Black with dark ruby highlights. Dry, tart, and with a hint of cocoa. Medium bodied, crisp, acidic, and finishes pretty clean.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zickbeer_ye (439) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Aromas of meaty soy, malts and worchestier. Thick tannish head and dark brownish black body. Meaty sour flavors some tart berry and malts. Sour and crisp on the palate. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Nice dark sour on draft at torst Sour dark fruit, raspberry, cherry, lemon peel

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dagimp (882) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2013
From a 750 into my Michelob chalice. First time I’ve used this chalice and it won’t be the last. Bottle is the 2012 vintage so it’s about a year in the bottle. Pours a porterish brown. Couple inches, tops, of white frothy head and zero lacing. LOTS of fizz in this one. Light mouthfeel. Like a porter. Very dry too Nose is very tart and consists mainly of grapes and chalk. Taste is also overwhelmingly sour. Very mild depth of flavor. Good amount of red wine, chalk, green grapes, sweet tarts, lemon, lime and a bunch of other sour things thrown in. I did like this one. Very sour but easy to drink with a light mouthfeel. From my buzz I got going, seems to be bigger than the 5.7% on the bottle. Worth a try but I’m not buying again. Bruery stuff just aint worth the coin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
salvaticas (540) - - AUG 22, 2013
On tap at Ashley's. pours an almost black red. Subtle sour aroma. Pretty incredible. Hard to explain, more sour than stout but has that nice stout base. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3263) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2013
On tap and dispensed to a small snifter at Warren’s Ale House in Wheaton, IL., displaying an opaque, black/brown hue, with a decent layer of tan head froth that reduced to a thin ring, and left a few strands of lacing. The nose was dark fruit, tartness, and vinous characteristics. The flavor was full blown sourness, dryness, and near acridity. No possibility to detect any roastiness in either phase, yet I kept on drinking. Sensed a hint of vanilla toward the finish. More or less a one hit wonder for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle. Black pour with a medium but disappearing head, and a very interesting aroma of sour cherries and roasted malt. Flavor is surprisingly sour with hints of tart cherries and lemon with some roasted flavor notes almost completely hidden away. Finish is sour, and it lingers quite a while. Overall I think this is decent but not interesting, and I was looking for something interesting in this. Not one I need to try again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rejtable (2011) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
Tap at Pony Bar 10th ave. Pours cola black with no head or lacing. Nose is raspberries and sour candy. Notes of sour berries. Taste was light swet and pretty big sour. Light body with lively carbonation with a nice acidic bite to the finish.

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