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RATINGS: 594   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.

KajII's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2012
750ml Bottle. The pour was a very dark brown with a ruby hue making it look almost dark purple, and had an average (1-2 finger) light tan fizzy head that dissipated in seconds and left behind virtually no lacing. The aroma was rather tart right up front along with some chocolate malts and a musty sour Brett yeast with notes of dark chocolate, berries, a slight red wine odor and a bit of cask. The taste was very tart from the get go with a slightly sweet roasty taste and a hint of chocolate that almost went unnoticed, and then became very sour and extremely fruity which lasted pretty much throughout with a mild woody taste at the very end. The flavor hung around for an average duration following the swallow, with a fruity roasty tartness fading away at a slow steady pace. Mouthfeel was medium in body and dry in texture with a mildly soft carbonation. Overall this is a brew that is not for everyone, but if you enjoy a good Sour Ale with a really dark side this one is for you. I found it to be exceptionally tasty and quite sour with a really smooth drinkability. I am definitely getting more of this before I no longer can....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BEERBRO88 (5) - Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2015 does not count
This beer definitely tops the tart chart! If you like sour then this is for you. Very complex palate with a few different things going on. Would recommend to anyone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (716) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark dark brown with tiny slight soapy and nutty head. Aroma has tons of lambic and oak. You really get the bourbon. Tons of coconut. Vanilla, subtle caramel, malt, burn malt, sour cherries, barnyard funk, fruity. Taste is super funky and loads af brett, grapes, sour cherries, really sour. Then comes all the bourbon sweetness, dark malts and again tons of coconut. Wood and vinegar. Some malty caramel and slight oaky char. This is thick, then super sour and dry finish. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2240) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Can not believe i did not rake this one before. 2013 bottle, pours cola brown, still plenty of carb powers a light tan head. Slight tarkness, plum, berry, light oak. Light to medium body with slight acid burn.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HellesBunny666 (227) - Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Finally getting back to rating beers again, thanks to the most perfect beer ever! Funky sweet plum and figs aroma, crisp, tart, bubbly, mouthwatering and perfectly sour!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1473) - Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Bruery Tart of Darkness - On tap at bruery. Pour is mohagany with a thin, quickly dissipating, khaki head. Aroma is sour vinous fruit, caramel, oak, and light bourbon. Flavor is sweet with lots of complex balsamic like notes. Sour cherry, plum, raisin, all sit on a sturdy malt backbone. Underlying roast, light coffee, cocoa, toffee, and oak sit in the background allowing the sour character to shine rather than overpowering it. Light to moderate sweetness is cleaned up with a balanced tart balsamic finish. Wasn’t sure how this was gonna play out but i’m pretty impressed. Had to make sure to pick up a few bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (5225) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Draught @ The Bruery, Placentia, CA Pours dark reddish brown with a small head. Aroma of tart berries, sourish notes, oak, wood, bourbon and vanilla. Taste is sour, oaky and woody with some berries, hints of oak and vanilla. Finish is smooth and bourbony with some sourness, vinous notes, roastiness and vanilla. Interesting. Starts out quite aggressive but the bourbon smoothens nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7595) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Draught @ The Bruery Tasting Room, Placentia, CA as "Tart of Darkness 2015". Pours a deep ruby brown colour with a small off-white head. Very complex aroma of deep rich blackcurrant, raspberries, wood and gooseberry bush. Flavour of pungent sour red berries, wood, red wine, tannine, vinegar and rather smooth vanilla notes. Full bodied. Brilliant balance and loads of flavour. Complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7704) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Draught @ the brewpub as "Tart of Darkness 2015". Aroma is tartish with vinegar and red wine. Flavour is very tart and acidic with vinegar, red wine and some woody tones. A dark and sour beer I like - you do not see a lot of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroadestTom (250) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Aroma dark fruits, Appearance brown, white foam, Taste medium sweetness, medium sourness, Palate medium body, fizzy, Overall a sour dark fruit taste that is very pleasant. I would suggest this beer to a friend

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockey9930 (187) - - AUG 16, 2015
Totally opaque black. Bourbon and raisin aroma. Very tart plum, raisin and blueberry. Medium bodied and oily.

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