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RATINGS: 590   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
domienS (226) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2015
Pours a black beer with a very small, beige head that vanishes quickly. Smells funky, green apples, some red fruit, no roasted malt smells. Tastes really sour. leaves a sour, tangy palate. If i would taste this blind i would be convinced that this is a geuze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2234) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
March 21, 2015. Bottle shared by linusb, thanks Linus!
Dark brown, almost black, with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is tart dark fruits, citrus, oak, yoghurt, don’t get so much of the stout notes. Taste is tart cherries, some sweet notes from dark fruits, dry oak and faint vinegar. Finish is dry woody and fruity. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rederic (3211) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
750ml bottle, 2013 edition, dark brown color, with a ring of bubbles tan head, with a nice vanilla oak barrel, fruity sour dark berry, plum juice, spice dill, winey nose, with some red wine tannin, sour dark cherry, sour red berry, faint roasted, chocolate, toasted malt, light balsamic vinegar accents, and a subtle dried date, plum, subtle raisin pie, chocolate, fruity yeast note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a very good funky sour, acidic lemon juice, light vanilla oak barrel, dark sour berry, tart fruity green apple, rhubarb, balsamic vinegar, red wine tannin character, with some sharp acidic lemon, lime slice, subtle roasted, black, toasted malt, subtle dark dried fruit, faint black chocolate flavours, leading towards an acidic lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, green apple, rhubarb tartness, subtle vanilla oakiness, lingering fruity red cherry sourness finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinaMarket (225) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Exactly as expected. Dark fruit, berries, tart, citrus, oak. Quite sour but also a full palate experience. Complex and Very Well Done. Tasted at 50F.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2104) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2015
March 21, 2015 - 2012 bottle from Nova. Dark pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was sour fruit, oak and yeast. Taste was quite tart initially and then moves into a strong oak. The oak lasts for a while and a slight amount of sweet malt comes out in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
linusb (138) - SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2015
A: Cassis, chewing gum, plum T: Tart! Sweet after the tartness fall back... Nice palate, but a bit to tart for me... O: Nice sour and not what I was expecting. I expected far more roasted flavours.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2372) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
Pours a thin black with no head. Aromas are milk chocolate, brownie, vanilla, oak, and lots of sour characters. Lemon, yogurt, vinegar. Flavours are bubblegum, chocolate, lemon, white wine, a bit of barrel. A fantastic and unique brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8689) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2015
750 ml bottle. 7.2%. Bottled 01/05/14. Courtesy of Euphemos. Dark brown colour with a tiny tan head. Tartness, sourness, brett, roasted malt and some chocolate in the aroma. The flavour is tartness, berries, mild sourness, mild roasted malt and some sweetness. Complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (6760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is funky, chocolate, berries, roasted, taste is sour and fruity, delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
airrick2003 (698) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Appearance: pours with almost no head, the tiny head is tan and fleeting though, the beer is very black with brown hues around the edges Aroma: sour, tart, wild, I'm not picking up much of the stout aromas Taste: very sour, very tart, slight coffee hints on the finish, Palate: light mouthfeel, soft carbonation, tart aftertaste Overall: not what I was expecting but delicious, much more of a sour beer than a stout, the color is almost deceiving to the taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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