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RATINGS: 632   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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18323) - 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!

   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10883) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5895) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
750 ml. bottle. It pours dark brown with a fizzy, disappearing tan head. The aroma has a lot of sour apples with some dark bready malts and hints of oak. Not much roasted malt. Not too acetic so far. The flavor has big time lemon pucker at the front and lasts all the way to the finish. Some decently strong balsamic as well. I’m not picking up a lot of stout here at all until the aftertaste which has a little dirt and ash. As it warms, I get a lot more vinegar, but the lemon tartness cuts it enough to keep it from being too abrasive. Overall, this is a very sour beer that, if I was blindfolded, I don’t know if I would know that the base beer was a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrPhield (10) - Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2012
A: Typical sour, metal/sour apple smell A: Stout/porter like darkness, no head retention T: for me, it tasted like what I wanted New Belgium’s Clutch to taste like, but the lips of faith fell short on the sourness. Tart of Darkness had that extra sour punch. More tart cherries than sour apple. P: like a sour O: Very nice! one of my favorites I hope this is a style more breweries try...I’m talking to you Jolly Pumpkin

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calvinroots (15) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2012
750 bottle... Pour was nice "light" black with little head. Aroma was tangy, spicy, tart. Taste was far more sour than Stout. The beer was delicious...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2012
750ml bottle. Poured a black color, with brown edges and large sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, chocolate, woody, and sour cherries. Tastes of tart cherries with wood, chocolate, wood, and some smoke. Nice sour and tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle Poured a dark brown color with a thin covering of dark tan head that fell to a ring. Aroma has medium acidity, tart cherry, dark malt, and some wood. Mouth feel is light and there is good carbonation. Flavor is really quite sour with big pucker factor. Dark malted body but little roast and some cherry and dark fruit. Really one dimensional especially for a sour released such a short time ago. I got a bit more into it after getting over the initial shock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Black like a porter; fizzy tan head. Smells like an American sour up front; also some burnt woody stout smells if you smell harder. Taste is 90% sour / 10% stout. Very tart up front, with a juicy sour blueberry or blackberry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8466) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle thanks to the Boise crew. Pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. A rich sour nose with roast and char. The flavor is quite nice: a big stout with roast, chocolates and a dominant tart cherry and barrel. Nice. A bit like a smaller Root Cellar.

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