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RATINGS: 662   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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3.6
RedSox2004 (1869) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 8, 2017
2013 vintage at Stout in Studio City. Pretty much opaque black with a one inch quickly dissipating head and a little bit of oily lace. Aromas of tart cherries that become more noticeable as it warms, vanilla, semisweet chocolate, and dark fruit. Big sour taste up front, with tart cherries, plums, vanilla and some malt. Medium body, minimal carbonation, slightly watery mouthfeel and a tart finish.

3.4
Koelschtrinker (20229) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 11, 2017
Dunkel malziger Antrunk, stechende Säure, die aber nach kurzer Zeit zurückfährt. Geringe Bitterkeit, Pflaume, etwas nach Beeren. 11/12/11/11/9/11

3.9
EvanFriend (581) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2017
The main flavors here are that sourness with an almost gingerbread note that I find in many Bruery Terreux sours, with a roasty, stout background. I like this quite a lot.

3.7
574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2017
6.6% ABV, bottled 2016 I believe. Pours a dark plum brown with a decent sized khaki head. Musky oak and dark fruit dominate the nose. Very tart, somewhat sweet. Medium bodied, decently active, with a tannic drying oaky finish. Definitely nothing I’d want more than a few ounces of because of the level of tartness, but it was great to try this.

4.3
Cavie (4654) - 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.

3.8
drpimento (3572) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Are one of their beers that is more on the subtle side. Appearance’s 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.

4
chefseanjudd (37) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2017
Although undoubtably a good beer I didn’t 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 didn’t know what you were drinking you could be forgiven for likening it to an oud brune.

3.9
melush (3964) - SPAIN - JAN 9, 2017
As The Bruery Tart of Darkness Bottle 75cl. @ 32GreatPower, Seville, Spain. A: Dark brown. T: Sour, cherry, yeast, light chocolate.

4.8
Hop_Hedonist (588) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2017 Bottle - superb sour stout - very light on the tongue - a bit watery so an easy drinker - an excellent chilled drink in the pool on a hot Aussie summer day.

3.9
alexsdad06 (10279) - Cincinnati, 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 I’ve had before and now finally rated.


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