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RATINGS: 610   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Reynolds314 (3216) - Connecticut, USA - APR 12, 2013
Another gem.... balsamic vinegar wet wood and stale coffee dominate this typically substandard bruery beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
srobi003 (58) - odenton, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
Aroma-Aroma smells like sour cherries also getting a vine-type smell as well. Also getting a slight roasty note. Taste-Taste is really sour probably the most sour tasting beer I have ever had this is up there with Weyerbacher Riserva 2010. not really getting any stout like characteristics. I am getting some oak like character, but its more like oak tannins than anything else. Appearance-Very dark-brown with a slight red hue. The head was off-white and disappeared quickly and left no lacing. Overall-A really good beer. Very interesting indeed, it is something I would like to get again but it is a little pricey

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
falco242 (365) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Delicious sour and fruity aroma on the pour. Almost looks like a coke with all the carbonation and dark color. Very tart and lots of bubbles but the fruity sourness and sweet oak male this shine. Stoutness is interesting but very subtle, comes thru the most in the palate to me. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daafisch (46) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2013
Dark in color. Head dissipates quickly. High in carbonation. Very strong sour flavor with hints of cherry and oak. Doesn’t leave bad flavor I’m mouth. At 5.6% its a very drinkable sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
750ml bottles at Beer Club from Cotteridge Wines.31st march.This one poured black with a small light tan head.Immediate aromas of oak,malt vinegar,cherry,caramel,coffee and brett.Aromas subsided noticeably after short while.Roast malt,malt vinegar,oak,brett,fruit,varnish and blue cheese all detected in the flavours and some light pepper on aftertaste of first few sips.Opinions strongly divided on this one with some totally non plussed.Roberto,Bob and myself all agreeing it was the beer of the day,one which you just could not stop sipping away at and produced sadness after it was gone.Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4378) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle thanks to timfoolery: Poured a deep black with a tan to light brown head. Aroma is a weird mix of sour pungent fruit and roasted malts. Wow lip puckering sour blast hits your lips and tongue, but somewhere as I screech in displeasure it subsides to leave a strong roasted malt. I don’t know if I like it but it definitely is something I wouldn’t have expected in a beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5289) - Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2013
OOF this one is an odd one. Thin body and very vinegar sour with roasty flavors. Way out of balance

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Pours a dark brown color with a very sour aroma. Super sour taste. So good. The sourness was very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6593) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle. Fruit, sourness, stringent dry mouth feel. Tough, but not falling off the edge. Raspberry vinegar. But the flavours are quite agressive, it’s hard to detect much of a beer underneath.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5199) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Poured a dark brown from the bottle with aromas of cherries, cocoa, oak, light funk, some light dark fruit and some brett. Flavors are the same a mix of all the aromas, not overly sour, decent beer overall.

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