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RATINGS: 658   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (1650) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 16, 2014
Versin con 7% ABV. Color caoba muy oscuro con espuma beige poco bien formada. Aromas de frutos rojos cidos y ligeramente maltas tostadas.En boca tiene un cuerpo denso con un sabor cido y afurtado con unas notas tostadas muy dbiles. Muy rica como "sour ale", pero los matices de "stout" son muy tenues.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle. Near black with tan head that falls to nothing. Funky aroma, lambicy, coco cola, dark berries. Taste of blackberry, blackcurrant, funky lambic notes. Puckeringly tart. Delish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (8643) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Nice. Sour plum and cherry. Doesnt really taste that much like a stout anymore, not like others that have gone this route. No element of roast really. Finishes medium sour. Pours dark brown with good head and lacing. Tap at Meridian Pint.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (5171) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Sampled at the bottle sharing prior to Dark Lord Day 2014. It poured into my glass a dark brown color with a light tan head.Nose of dark roasted malts, berries, and some sourness. Medium plus body. Flavor is of the sour berry, wood aging, and the finish is tart, sour, and dry. Really unique and good, but I do not think I could drink much of this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown with a light tan-hued head that crackles out at a fair pace.

Smell: Roasted malt, thin chocolate, a little vanilla. Vinegary element is noted. Sour cherry, maybe a bit of beautiful raspberry.

Taste: A stout dosed with quality balsamic vinegar, tiny pinch of cocoa powder, a drop of vanilla and a sprinkling of wild berries. Sensibly tart and acidic though a fairly puckering experience. Modest oak. Pinch of lemon. Longly tart finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Active yet smooth carbonation.

Overall: Rather nice, really. I would drink it again. For you. For all of you.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (4210) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Sampled at DLD 2014. It poured a brown color with a beige head. The aroma was of toasted malts, caramel, some yeast notes, sour berries and wood. The taste was similar to the aroma with a sweet and dry finish. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3816) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2014
Bomber. Funny sourish chocolate aroma. Medium translucent brown. Big sour fruit initial, decent mild roast, radishes, and lightly acidic finish. Thin-medium body with some serious acidic tang. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1675) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
750 m bottle, pours dark, aroma is tart blackberry, sour finish. Definitely close to a Lambic style than a stout. Different and memorable, but a little too tart and sour, found it a bit hard to drink, even with 3 of us.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hammy78 (972) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle from Consumers Beverages. Pours absolutely true black, no head or lace. Smells lightly sweet, but definetly sour. Tastes like sour tart candy. Really different and neat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimpgibbon (547) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
7% bottle from Bottledog. Fizzy and jumpin blackish pour. Quickly settles to no head, but fizz still underlying. Aromas of funk, raspberries, i aint getting no malts here. Taste is vinous, sharp, blackberries and raspberries. Some woody smokey warmth. A touch watery on the end, but great long dry finish. Delicious.


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