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RATINGS: 608   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (6526) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2012
75 cl. fles dankzij, gedeeld met Sebletitje @ Belgian Ratebeer Winter Gathering of Ultimate Evil. Donkerbruin, beetje zwart met een snel verdwijnende cola kraag. Ruikt naar zoete chocolade, mokka, cola, hout, een beetje donker fruit en een azijn toets. Smaak is een lichte stout, melkchocola, cacao, cacao instant poeder, zoete en lichte roost, wat hout, cola toets gemengd moderate, azijn, lacto, wat bessen, de zuur cultuur is gelijkaardig aan het enige andere zure bier dat ik van hen gehad. Jij moet hier redelijk wat van drinken want het duurde een tijdje voordat ik volledig in geraakte – in dit geval is een 75 cl. ideaal. Een aangename zure sessiebier, dit zou op een goede prijspunt in grotere aantalen verkocht moeten worden plaats van gelimiteerd en “special”. Beetje cola en instant poeder mondgevoel – een leuk biertje.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1951) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Black with good (barrel-aged), foamy, brown head / Delicate, sour nose of orchard fruit, candied red grape, caramel, and oak / Medium body, very tart but moderately sweet, lively carbonation, some creaminess, good hop balance and a hint of bitterness on the otherwise sweet finish / Clean, young flavors of candied cherry, apple, pear, dark caramel, chocolate, and oak / A fine, young, fruity sour, but would have liked to see some brett character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jesperhammer (3786) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2012
09-NOV-2012, From Fish & Beer, @Ulkløbben Meeting, @my place. Dark, dark brown with low off-white head. Sour, grape fruit and lemon aroma. Taste more wine-like with farmhouse, wood, and vanilla. Roast kicks in a little on the taste but overall it is mostly by color that I can detect any stout. High carbonation, long sour and wine-like finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1736) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
750 mL bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Cola-like dark brown pour with a foamy khaki head. Lactic and sour apple cider vinegar aroma with faint smoky malts that creep up in the background. The flavor is almost all sour cherry and lemon, so much so that the oak and stout characteristics are almost completely hidden. After a few sips, however, some of the chocolate and coffee is noticed on the finish. A wonderful sour beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3163) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Way more tart and sour than it is a stout but it is a nice tartness. Lost if cherry and a touch of roastiness in the flavor. Pouts pretty dark with a beige head. Some raisin but mostly wild funkiness in the flavor. Don’t get a chance to suk on a lip smacking tart Herr very often and this one fits the bill and quite nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tia (1475) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Tap. Very dark with moderate beige dissipating head. Nice tart smell- craisins, chocolate, and sour. Very dark with an earthty chocolaty finish. Light but slick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Tap at the Bruery. The beer was deeply soured berries and chocolate. It has a strange zinc like characteristic on the finish. Perhaps that is the chocolate or espresso?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

Light unclear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, berry. tart, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, tart, berry, wood - oak. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120616]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Aroma is acetic, vinegar, roast malts. appearance is black (surprise!) taste is really sour in a simplistic way with not nearly as much roast to balance. Palate is thick then the sour puckers and it’s not enjoyable overall this is not a good sour, not a good stout, and not a good mix of either. meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1615) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2012
75à ml bottle - sampled during our motothome tour through California. Pours deep black with a faint head. Aroma of sour doough bread, lactic acid, raisings, plums, roast. Very vivid body with nice stringent acidity and toastiness in the back. Strange, but nice!

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