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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 622   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.


77ships' rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (7432) - Antwerpen, - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydslip (329) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Dark cola-colored beer with a thin, nearly non-existent light beige head. Sour nose of root beer bottle cap candy, aged dark vinegar, and ripe plums. Flavor is quite sour and bracing with a bit of caramelized sweetness supporting it. Balsamic vinegar, hints of cocoa, lemon curd, wood, and even a bit of smoke vie for prominence, but everything is really secondary to a citric acid type sourness that coats the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1762) - - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown. Aroma and taste are tart dark fruits and some coffee notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (4572) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Pours deep plum color. Off white head. Flavor is a lot of chocolate and some dark fruit. Its finish is only a little tart. A good desert beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12688) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2016
A dark brown stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet chocolate malt with light Brett, light lactic notes, light vanilla extract and licorice, pleasing. In mouth, a tart intense lemon juice with light chocolate notes, light Brett, very intense. On tap at Placentia location.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2016
7/1/16. 750mL bottle from Five Points. Black pour with a small tan head that sizzles away. Nice aroma, sourness hits first, acidic and cherries, followed by hot chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Good flavor, plenty sour, cherries, acidic, lingering vanilla, coffee and toffee, chocolate. Tasty!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (719) - Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2016
I like stouts and i like sour ales, but i just dont like them together, with that said this wasnt that bad. Both attributes of both styles come out with the sourness being heavy over the stout. Decent roasted malts, the tartness covered the sweetness of the stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1407) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2016
DWF; Bottle large, drunk at Hall Toll. Pours smal, black with bobble with a short lived tan head. Nose is heavy, sour vinegar, light coffe and chocolate, Taste is heavy sour and lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation soft.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2623) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 1, 2016
75cl bottle at cerveteca. Dark brown color. Thin beige head. Light sweetness, medium high sourness. Aroma is high chocolate, balsamic, roasted, wood, vanilla.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevd193213 (988) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle. Deep purple brownish pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of black cherries, red wine, citrus and soy sauce. Very, very drinkable with a nice sour tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (2209) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2016
(bottle) clear, bright, dark brown colour with no head; aroma starts with woody red wine; then cherries, dried fruit; sour flavour with a long, strong sour finish


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