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RATINGS: 566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3222) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5975) - 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)

4
   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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1038) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nickls (1942) - Washington, Washington DC, 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 it’s tart. Slick lighter to medium body with subtler carbonation. Good stuff, but perhaps not overly drinkable for me...minor quibble.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbeatty (1181) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2012
2012 bottle, 09/17/2012. Pours nearly black, fluffy light tan head fades to fizzy surface film, light lacing. Aroma of tart dark berries, sour cherries, vinegar, background of soft roasted malts and chocolate,vanilla, oak, funk. Taste of balsamic, tart berries, lactic bite, mild roast comes through weakly in the finish, woody and vinous. Light bodied. Great aroma, but taste could use a little less sour for my taste to balance things out.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmac (4546) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by Jay. Poured a slightly muddy brown with an average to slightly smaller very foamy solid beige head. Aroma was great, notes of sourness dominate the front followed by slightly burnt toast, dark cherry, band aid, balsamic and chocolate. The flavor was lots of sourness, rotting dark cherry, rotting berries, balsamic, chocolate and lots of acidity overall. I was expecting to hate a sour stout but wound up loving this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle. Big ol’ bomber. Split with Janine. Pours bloody murky amber/brown with a thin, fizzy tan head which fades and disappears almost instantly. Aroma of chocolate, barnyard funk, plums, currants and vinegar. Taste is dominated by the sourness; pure dry, tongue-cutting sourness with a bit of malty, chocolate chalkiness on the finish. Palate is thin and dry. Acid-laden, tart sour. Very cool, interesting sour.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (664) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Bomber at Raegan’s First Birthday party, nice sourness some beer flavor, good sour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle from Provisions. Aroma and flavor of a sour stout. It was almost like the bitterness of the stout was converted directly into the sourness. Pretty damn good beer, but it fell slightly short of expectations from friends' referrals. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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