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RATINGS: 517   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of thagr81_us. Pours a deep dark brown with a reddish hue and a small, creamy beige head. Tart, funky, Bretty nose. Medium body, very tart dark dried fruit, pruney, heavy Brett, some wood. Very, very tart finish, overripe dark, rotten fruit combined with some sweet oaky accents. Nice one. 160612

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31464) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2012
75 cl bottle, thanks Greg. Pours hazy dakr brown with a shortlived yet huge tan head. Aroma is breadish to light tarish dark roasted malt, citric and fruity to barnyard too. Dense citric and tart, makes me shiver. Barnyard, tart, fruity and citric. Smooth mixed citric and roasted dark malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Appearance: Pours black with a red hue a foamy tan head that subsides to a small ring of tan.

Aroma: Tart red fruit, chocolate , roast and funk.

Taste: Tart red grapes, funky red wine vinegar, light roast, dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, a little rough with average carbonation.

Overall: I very very apprehensive about trying this. I like my sours sour and my stouts roasty. A sour stout sounded like something went wrong and The Bruery ran with it. The 2009 Batch of Abyss had a bottle infection that led to some unpleasant tartness. After my first sip, I knew this Sour Stout was legit. Whether or not this beer was an accident at first, I am glad it turned out so well, and that it’s been bottled again this year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5540) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2012
75cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, thx to Secret Santa!, complex sour Stout, sour/woody and slightly roasted/vinous, balanced, hazy, small head, good and original brew!, yet expensive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Tasted on 5/14/12 from a capped 750mL bottle, big thanks to Carleton. Pours a completely opaque nearly black dark brown with an average off-white head that leaves average lace. The nose is dark chocolate syrup and coffee with some sour notes underlying. The flavor is more sour lemon, with the dark chocolate syrup and coffee bitterness in the background. The body is light with lively carbonation, and a long very tart and sour, and dark chocolate syrup finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7153) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2012
750mL bottle. Poured medium-deep brown with a smoky beige head. The aroma picked up sour cherries, oak, and vinegar over some cherry meat.. burnt malty aspects were deep down and hard to find, but the sourness was definitely intriguing. The flavor found similar stuff.. cherry vinegar, oak, and tasty funk throughout.. black malty roast essence way down.. sour, funky, and cherry-y finish, accompanied by a hint of dry roast. Lighter-bodied and more sour than anything else on the palate.. clean with a good flow, but I would’ve preferred more of the stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Sour dark fruits blend well with the dark malts. This beer works. It is well-balanced rather than the components fighting against each other like some wine-barrel stouts/porters can be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5755) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2012
Thanks to Dixonian for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of dark fruit and chocolate, with some roasted malt thrown in. I don’t get much tartness or sourness in the aroma, but that all changes when I take a sip. There is a nice tart dark fruit character, which is complimented nicely by some chocolate and heavily roasted malt. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2612) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2012
Pours unclear dark mahogany brown/black in color with a beige head. The aroma is sweet cherry juice with some subtle but pleasant chocolate roasted coffee notes. The flavor is subtle pleasant tart cherry juice with a full body and tart ending that eases on the palate in a nice way. The stout and sour yeast flavors blend very well together instead of working against each other - awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2012
The Bruery Provisions Series: Tart of Darkness (7-3-8-3-16) (3.7) In short: A medium sour/acidic roasted and fruity black ale. Nice
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed 6 months after the beer release, first and only batch so far. Bottle sent to me by nicks6217, thanks a lot Nick
The look: Translucent near-black body topped by a beige ring of foam. Looks like a glass of cola
In long: Nose has sour dark fruits and some roast, this is a strange aroma that unfortunately evokes a badly infected dark ale. Not a bad aroma because I knew what the beer was, but out of the blue in a blind tasting I’m not sure how I would have reacted. Taste is a lot more fun though. A medium sourness level, medium tannins character, medium roastiness, burnt toasts, mild-medium citric acidity, mild-medium lactic acid presence and a whole lot of fresh refreshing dark fruits sensation. I’m talking blueberries, blackberries, prunes and so on. Astringent finish. Carbonation is very active (like a soda-pop) and seems kind of fitting for this strange beer. So at the end I actually really enjoyed the beer. Fun stuff. This is a strange beer that will not please everyone, this one is as unusual as an online dating profile of a dude who says he enjoys SHORT walks on the beach.

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