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RATINGS: 619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon (1241) - 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 (712) - 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 (1126) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (3012) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle, shared much thanks to Jay at Dmac’s. Pours out dark brown with a tiny lacing of an off white head. Aroma is of light roast, funky tartness, leather and some vinegar. Taste is complex, nice sour/vinous tartness, roast, some leather, funk, oak, in a great balance. Complex and very well done.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle at Chuck’s. Pours light black with a bit of sediment, minimal head. Smell is funky, not getting much of the stout, the sour overpowers it. Taste is vinegar and acid. Sort of reminds me of La Folie. Good sour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (568) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2013 A great tart finish. I was a little taken back. This beverage is on par with the great sours out there. I enjoyed a slight oak scent & taste. If you?re a rd an of sours this is a must try.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keepersj12 (3051) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2012
My 2000th rate. Lots of oak and fruit in the aroma along with a hint of chocolate, raisins. Pours a beautiful red tinted black with a thin tan head that caps the beer. The flavor is very fruity with oak and a lot of sourness, lemon, lime, a bit of funk, some roast malt in the background. I am drinking this outside on a beautiful evening and as soon as I opened it, fruit flies came from far and wide for a taste. Great long lasting after taste. Excellent beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (17152) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
Draught at Blind Tiger, NYC. Almost black beer with a small head. Sourish vinous aroma, grapes, rubber notes, some chocolate, plums, pear, cranberries, lingonberries, roasted, woody, oak and vanilla notes. Vinous sourish flavor, oak, vanilla, dry woody, figs, grapes, red currant, grapefruit, cranberries, tart, rubber notes. Long pleasant sourish fruity finish, tart, cranberries, grapes, oak and some vanilla. Top class!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mralexbradley (2) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2012 does not count
Definitely my favourite sour of all time! Was a little hesitant about a sour stout, but all my reservations were thrown out the window with my first sip!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012

Date: September 01, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: The Thirsty Monk, Asheville
Appearance: black, fine tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: roasted malt aroma, huge lactic tartness
Flavor: huge tart lactic flavor, light psychological roasted
Overall: all lactic, no beer
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: ** /4


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