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RATINGS: 627   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.

swesson's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swesson (368) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2013
As the other reviewers have said, this is a very different beer, reminiscent of the old Sam Adams reserve from about 17 years ago. No carbonation, a bit of licorice and tastes like a sour patch kid. I would rather have a stout or an IPA with a lot of hops for a sour taste. This beer has neither. I guess I don't know what all the fuss is about. I am not impressed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (7690) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 15, 2016
Bottle shared with friends. Poured a clear dark reddish brown purple. The aroma is tart citrus, biscuit doughy yeast. The flavour is moderate sour with a fresh, yeast, tart plum, roasty malt, light dry coffee, light chocolate palate. Moderate sour with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepatrickman (837) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 6, 2016
In my opinion, Bruery beers can be hit-or-miss and so can dark sours, so I was apprehensive before I opened this bottle. I shouldn’t have been, though, because this was sensational. It’s sour, leathery, dry, and a bit fruity. It’s complex without becoming either too malty or too acidic, and it was fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrew196 (1442) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2016
A very interesting beer. Pours a very dark cola, light beige head, decent lace. Aroma of sour smoke, wood and dark fruits. Dark (yet tart) raspberry with some roasted chocolate throughout, lemony notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2066) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2016
On tap at Sedona. Pours black, thin. Aroma of raisin and sweat. Flavor is sour grapes, vinegar, burnt cookies, lemon peel, lemon juice. Very very interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esp0r (2729) - NORWAY - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle shared with Simonsen at Hvaler
Pours dark, black in glass, thin light tanned head. Smell of fruity dark malts, cherries, hints of funk and toast, caramel, some port and oak. Light sweet, tart berries, black currant, red currant, medium to heavy sour, fruity and tart, oaky with hints of toast. Moderate bitter, cherry stone tail. Very nice and complex

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydslip (344) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown. Aroma and taste are tart dark fruits and some coffee notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (4676) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12883) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7887) - 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!

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