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RATINGS: 648   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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.

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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2011
25oz bottle. Really glad I have 2 more. Pours a fantastic opaque black hue, off white head. The aromas are blockbuster, tart cherry fruit, cocoa, but a really interesting acidity. Palate translates so well from the nose, a burst of super tart fruit up front that lingers through the mid and once it hits the finish a lighter cocoa powder. Really roasty and delicious, but so balanced, maybe one of the most balanced offerings ive had in a while. A seemingly flawless transition of sour and stout. Amazing.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (3280) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Are one of their beers that is more on the subtle side. Appearances opaque brown black with a very short-lived fizzy head and no lace. Aroma is tired roast a little bit of coffee and a tiny bit of fruit at the very end. Flavor is like nose fairly dry except for the fruit at the end which is just a suggestion of sweetness. Clean finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9685) - Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2016
750 ml bottle shared with my wife. Pours a dark cola brown color with a medium sized fizzy khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have light roasted malts, bigger tart dark fruits, plums, cherries, tart to sour finish, wood, mild vanilla, some sweetness, some acidity, good beer that Ive had before and now finally rated.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (1233) - Lodz, POLAND - NOV 21, 2016
Sampel w Chmielarni na Marszałkowskiej. Bardzo ciekawe piwo, choć przefermentowalo tutaj wszystko co było kiedyś stoutem. Bardzo fajne piwo, kwaśne i owocowe.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chefseanjudd (35) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2017
Although undoubtably a good beer I didnt feel that it lived up to the reputation that preceded it. The dark, roasts flavours of the stout base were almost completely overwhelmed by the lactic sourness. There was a long lasting flavour of sour plums which was pleasant enough. If you didnt know what you were drinking you could be forgiven for likening it to an oud brune.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jashiu (637) - Gdask, POLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Tasting @Pułapka Gdańsk

Red fruit and dark malty in aroma. Taste is reminescent of red wine... Vinegar in the finish

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cavie (4368) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle. Dark color. Opaque. Dark brown to black. Low carbonation. Some small bubbles but not much. Aroma is oak, dark wine, chocolate. Vibrant nose. Dark fruit, plums, berries. Slight sour aroma balanced well. Flavor is decidedly tart with dates and plum. Dark roast. Chocolate notes. Fairly well blended between the intense characteristics. Nice.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hop_Hedonist (513) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle - superb sour stout - light on the tongue - easy drinker - every sip a treat.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
manomarnypopis (57) - POLAND - NOV 23, 2016
Lekki ocet, głwnie kwasnosc i wiśnia, czarna porzeczka / ciemne owoce, cierpkosc, słodycz, dobrze wyważone, fajne ale stouta nie ma

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (3325) - SPAIN - JAN 9, 2017
As The Bruery Tart of Darkness Bottle 75cl. @ 32GreatPower, Seville, Spain. A: Dark brown. T: Sour, cherry, yeast, light chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xmunozsbd (24) - Sabadell, - NOV 30, 2016
Estranya... Per ser Sour, molt explosiva des de linici, desprs apareix el "vinagre" per amb diferents matisos, no est malament per li falta cos.


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