The Bruery Tart of Darkness - Cherries & Vanilla

 
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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sour Stout aged in oak barrels with cherries and vanilla beans. With a roasty aroma and a tart finish, this sour black ale is a contortion of style and flavor.

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3.9
alexsdad06 (10949) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2017 750 ml bottle shared with Tmoney99 and the Nine Giant crew. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart dark fruits with an emphasis on cherries, vanilla is not over the top, creamy, not as sour as the regular version, more drinkable, very tasty version.

3.8
oakbluff (455) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 7, 2017
750 ml bottle 2016 vintage- pours quite still, dark cola in colour. nose- dark roast and cherry, very light vanilla. taste- sour cherry bomb that really attacks the palette, followed by drying metallic roast finish. not getting much vanilla in flavour. overall very tasty beer, very sour forward that overpowers.

4.9
TQ09 (11) - Woodland Hills, California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Pretty amazing. Had it on tap at The Bruery tasting room. Dark sour with hints of cherries and vanilla with oak undertones.

3.8
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2016
On draft. Black pour, with a tan head. Sour cherries, chocolate, acidic, oak, mild vanilla, and dark fruit. Interesting and pretty tasty.

3.7
Ahuth (665) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Bottled. Pours deep dark red. The aroma is dark fruit and sour. The palate is sticky and full body. The taste is awesome. Sour and tart cherries. Darker fruit. Then a refreshing vanilla taste.

3.6
BuckeyeBoy (8644) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to Darrel. Pours out brown topped with a tan head. Nose is sour tartness cherries chocolate roast malts some barrel notes. Taste is more of the roast malts sour sweet cherries a nice tartness and a barrel kick.

3.8
solidfunk (9444) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Certainly some cherries and vanilla, though the former not as strong. Pours brown with ok head and lacing. Sweet finish.

3.9
radagast83 (8533) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Draft at Snallygaster 2016. Poured a soda black color with a very small head. Aroma was roasty, like the base version, is a lot of cherries. Vanilla, coffee, chocolate. Oaky. Dried fruits, plum, with a cherry finish.

3.7
islay (3036) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Tiny pour, on tap at Autumn Brew Review in Nordeast Minneapolis, Minnesota. Consumed on 9-17-16. Pours dark brown with an amber hue and a moderate amount of beige head. Milky appearance. Cherry and vanilla scents. Some sourness in aroma but mostly a sweet smell. Nice, quite tart flavor. Sour cherry and rhubarb as well as tart apple. Roasted malt finish. The aroma is too sweet but flavor is just right. Medium body. Frothy in the palate. Good stuff!

4.3
jc1762 (1640) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Tap at Snallyghaster 2016 into a solo cup showing black with a finger of latte colored foam.

The nose is vinous and tart with a light vanilla note.

The palate is well carbonated and light bodied. Highly tart but attack shows a lot of clean bing cherry notes, mid-palate shows slight red wine tannic edge with a big clean surge of vanilla and mint mouthfeel on the finish and linger. This is very tart, but a lot of great flavors going on here.


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