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RATINGS: 619   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle with Chris and Jay. Pours black with thin tan head. Very tart for a stout. Not enough roasted malt or other stout flavors. Good sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Dear lord this is sour. Too sour. And I love my sours. Let this sit for a while so you can taste the rest of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steasy66 (1115) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
First batch. Black in color, little head. Aroma is red fruit and sour. Taste is super sour, vinegar, lemony. Thin body with fizzy carbonation. This beer is too sour, not good enough flavor, not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Pours dark and a bit thin with a whitish head. The aroma is acidic and citrusy but there is little contribution from the malts. Flavor is similar. Overwhelmingly lemon sour with some strong pucker. Not terribly acidic. Pretty one-dimensional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle:   Deep brown, thin beige head, sudsy, dies quickly, sparce lacing.   Tart nose, very woody.   Not getting much roastiness or stout like characteristics.   Seriously, this is a sour stout?   Really comes across as a standard type Sour Ale.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, very dry on the backside.   Had you given this to me blind, I would have no clue that its a sour stout.   As is its simply a tart/sour type of brew.   Not terribly fruity, nothing really stands out other than it being sour.   While I enjoy sour ales, this just seems too simple.   Good, but average overall.   Not stout enough in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6275) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012
SMpled at 4 Hands cellar night. This poured quite dark and intetesting looking. A nose of vinegar and fruit. I expected this to be very tart but it is not. It is complex fruit which includes raisins. This is tasty stuff. A p,eadant surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10437) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle @ home, picked up @ Wilbur’s Foco. Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a bubbly, brown head. Tart, cherry/berry, fairly oaky, rich tannin aroma. Juicy cran-raspberry, vanilla, leather, oak, very tart berry, mildly roasty chocolate flavor with a slightly vinous, tangy berry finish. Comes off really as sour grape/berry juice to me. Not one of my favorites but not bad either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (8821) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark brown witha thin tan head and a sour cherry aroma. There is a very sour roasted malt flavor with some treacle and a oaky finish. An interesting and unique brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1512) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle shared with marcus. Color is dark with an off kinda purple in the light, no head. Aroma is pure sour. Taste is tart right away and finishes with a roasted malt and oak flavor. Great beer

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
jsquire (4097) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Dark beer with brown hues when held against the light. Very small beige head. I am trying hard to get into sour beers, but this one just doesn’t do it for me. Rotten citrus peel nose with all the sour funk notes that make my entire head pucker when I smell it. Nasty rotten fruit tastes with moldy hay and composted grapefruit tinds. This is just hard to get down.

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