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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4817) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours a near-black deep brown body with a miniscule off-white head. Nose is dark berries, figs, lactic sour notes, lemon juice, raisins, hints of grape peel, red fruits and barnyard funk. Taste is balsamic, vinegar, acetic notes, lemon juice, citric peel, raisins, brown bread and hints of rye, wood and red berries. Medium body and carbonation. Very nice and sour stout; the sour tones are potent and makes out the best of it while backed up by a subtle carpet of stout-ish tones in the back. Highly likable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2015
Another wonderful brew, lively co2 as expected from here. Garnet to dark fruits somewhat tart but not to overpowering. Lingering sour plum finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (2178) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
2013 bottle via and shared with oakbluff. Near back in colour with spitzy carbonation. Aromas are of cherry cola, funky brett, orange liqueur, and some mild roasted malt. Very "wild" tasting, with all sorts of herbal, cherry, red grape, roast, oak, and vinegar notes. Bright and savory on the palate. Complex yet harmonious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5508) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
Bottle: vintage 2014: Served in a Chouffe glass at 13 degrees Celsius: Brown blackbeer with a thin beige head/lacing/bubbles. Aroma has that typical Bruery funkyness with some hints of wild yeast, berries, roast, wood and some sweetsour fruit and others... Flavour is good tart, grapes, berries, some wood, sweets, wild yeast, light vinous, good tart but no real burning acidity that reminds of vinegar. Not really complex but the sourness hides some flavours... Aftertaste is tart, tart fruity, light roast, some sweets, bready, vinous, grapes, berries... Low carbo, watery tart mouthfeel, more than medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
domienS (227) - 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 (2301) - 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 (3222) - 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 (233) - 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 (2141) - 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 (164) - 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.

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