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RATINGS: 608   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Pours a pitch black body just like a typical stout. Had a nice tan head and a bit of flocculent yeast poured out mid way through the bottle. Smelled of a nicely balanced roast malt and a dark tart fruit with sour. Taste is dominated by the sour but the base beer balances it well to make this very drinkable. Some earthy qualities come through as it warms. I'm not really finding any cherries. Medium bodied, well carbonated for the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (2012) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
1 pint 9.4 fl oz bottle. The Bruery 2013 Edition. Pours a black-brown colour with a reddish tinge and tan foam head that diminishes. Aroma of sour plum, woody oak, vanilla, soya sauce, funk. Taste is tart dark fruity plum, berries, cherry, sour and sweet, funky, balsamic vinegar notes, with woody oak & vanilla, spice and some drying tannins. Slick mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, sour oaky earthy finish. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1452) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Clear mahogany pour with an off white head that fades quickly. Aroma is vinegar, roasted malt, and tart fruits. Taste is tart berries, cider vinegar, earthy, and wood. Light body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1957) - GREECE - JAN 11, 2016
750 ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of Constantin. Almost black color with beige head. Yeasty and malty aroma, funky, barnyard notes, tart fruity, vinous, wood. Sweet and acidic taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dirishman (1) - Tinton Falls, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2016 does not count
This sour is incredible. I'm a huge fan! I use this to celebrate at times most people would pop a bottle of bubbly. Every sip gets better and better as it slowly decreases in temp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
blueshockey24 (173) - Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Bomber. Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma is sour chocolate and oak. taste is sour with a faint chocolate appearance plus oak. Finish is tart. Not my thing but it has a lot going on.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jc1762 (455) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 2, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2016 2014 Version poured into a teku showing dark black center and transparent coffee rims with sparse quickly fading latte foam. The nose shows a mix of brett, vanilla, with brett taking more on the first impression and more towards the oak and vanilla upon warming up. The palate is moderately carbonated and surprisingly light bodied. The first impression shows a shrewd Italian wine-like vanilla flavor with a strong tartness. Flavors of light plums and cassis reminiscent of a full bodied wine. The tartness combines with the vanilla for a slight adzuki sweetness that stays from the mid-palate towards the finish. Very slightly astringent and tannic, just enough to keep it pleasant. A cross between a wine and a sour beer. Although probably deserving of a higher score, I found it a bit too light bodied for a stout (bordering on a porter) and lacking any smooth carbonation to make up for it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (3448) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Pours a deep dark almost black color with quick dissipating head. Aromas of dark fruits, vinegar, and some woody notes. Deep vinous flavors of plums, wood, and some foeder.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DandyWolfFloyd (841) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Aroma - black cherry, must, white grape, barnyard yeast Appearance - black body. Off-white head about 1/2". Settles into a ring, with some foam. Taste - sour and sweet! Bo-fucking-dacious! This has is sweet and sour cherry, white grape, must, barnyard must. Shades of Chardonnay to boot! Palate - body is medium, texture vinuous, carbonation is lively, finish sour and dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinator (1730) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Aroma of tart fruit and some vinegar. Nice dark color with a purple tint. Looked thick. Medium weight with a smooth wine-like feel. Tartness of fruit with a cherry touch and some roasted flavors. A little one-sided.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SaxyBeerFan420 (5) - - DEC 17, 2015 does not count
This beer is amazing. It’s sour as all hell with oak, vanilla and subtle roasted notes. If you love sours, grab this. This isn’t a stout lovers wet dream but if you love stouts and sours, it’s very enjoyable!


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