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RATINGS: 571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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We brewed a stout (no, not Black Tuesday, this one is only 5% abv if you can believe it), but we then decided to throw it into oak barrels...and added our special blend of souring bacterias and yeasts. The result is a perfectly tart yet awesomely dark and roasty sour stout. Not a style you see too often - and in our opinion, not a style you see often enough.
Originally part of the Provisions series.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (195) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 Im not a big fan of sour beers but, I really like this beer. It has an amazing taste. Goes down smooth. I cant wait to see what it tastes like after i age it two years ( update.) OK so I opened bottle one after a year and it tastes amazing. Got a little smoother but otherwise still tastes the same as a fresh bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Aroma- vinegar, funk, light fruits, saccharin, wine barrel characters Appearance- pitch black with a decent white head, crazy carbonation Taste- sour sharpness upfront, vinegar, cherries, overly ripe strawberries, slight roasted notes, more sour on the backend Palate- appropriate for the style, lasting finish on palate Overall- This isnít really a sour stout IMO. Itís black and has a slight roastiness to it but thatís as far as the stout aspect of the beer goes. That being said this is a very nice sour that I enjoyed from start to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2012
750 from Frank Smithís. Pours turbid deep chestnutty color, letting very little light through, with a finger of tan head, and a very carbonated body. Nose is tart cherry notes, dark fruit, figs, funky wild yeast, cacao. Tastes very tart, with a tart black cherry flavor, a lot of souring bacterial notes, funky yeast, oak, prune, cacao, and a lactic acidic finish that stays extremely tart throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (1971) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Bottle at Eulogy. Love tart beers. Love dark beers. Never had this one. Loved it!!! Pours a pitch black red with an off-white frothy head. Not billed as cherry but I am tasting pronounced dark sour cherry flavors. Huge flemish sour tartness. Thick red fruits. Dried strawberries. Prunes. Some dark barrel notes but doesn?t really reach out as a stout. Palate is a wee bit thin for a stout as well. But not to complain because the dark elements that are there play very well with the very pungent sour. This dark tart is a work of art! UPDATE: Having now on draft at Khyber Pass. Killing the keg. Similar look and taste to the bottle but feeling more dark barrel flavors. Even a little smoke.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2012
750 Bottle. Deep ruby pour with little to no head. Aroma is tart, dark fruit, maybe a bit of roasted malt? A little underwhelming, but then POW! The flavor is like a sour sock in the jaw. Mouthpuckeringly, saliva drying sour sour sour. Really excellent. My only knock is that itís a bit one note, but when the note is this good itís ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3234) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of vinegar and sour cherries with hints of roasted. Sour vinegar and tart cherries dominate the flavors with a very slight taste of roasted malt and chocolate. Kind of a weird mix of flavors but it works well. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a soda-like fizzle, with what little head that had started almost instantly going away. The aroma is sour all the way; but the beer drinks with an uber-sweetness and a cloying, little sour finish. Interesting chemistry, with almost nothing of the stout staying in it. (#4789, 9/23/2012)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2012
750ml bottle I picked up while in FL. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, vinegar, faint roast, and a ton of tartness. Flavor is extremely tart with balsamic and acid. Faint fruit note. This pretty much all sour and no stout. I would say it lived up to the price tag IMO.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1051) - Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Pours dark, dark ruby with a small, fizzy light brown head. Smells sour, pure and simple. Taste is sour cherries and other sour red fruits, with subtle hints of roast. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and very fizzy mouth-carbonation, The Bruery Tart of Darkness finishes sour and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nickls (1956) - Kingstowne, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle. Slightly tan head that sticks around decently; nearly black body. Touch of roast, acidic, slight vinegar sourness in the aroma with some oakiness. Quite sour, red wine vinegar, some coffee and roast definitely come in, but are quickly overpowered by the sour, oak, and acidic qualities....of course itís tart. Slick lighter to medium body with subtler carbonation. Good stuff, but perhaps not overly drinkable for me...minor quibble.

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