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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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3.5
Grumbo (2835) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle shared at BrewDog, Bristol. 2013 Edition, 7% ABV, expensive! Black colour, minimal beige head. Sour aroma, the like of which one would normally reject were it not it’s intended style, with hints of roasted chocolate and dark fruits. Heavy sour taste, subtle sweetness in background. Chocolate comes through. I like sour, I like stout - but not sure the combo is a style (or the beer is a price) I’ll be rushing back to but that doesn’t detract from it being a good beer.

4.3
NotoriousJ (39) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Solid sour great oak character cherries oak on the nose not too sour love the sour stoutness of it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
CapFlu (5126) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours headless. Nose of blackberries. Some sweetness along with the tart yet somewhat flat through the finish with a lasting club soda completion. I’m not terribly fussed about the beer, especially considering the cost. Purchased at The Strath at $19.90.

3.8
jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2014
750ml bottle in a tasting glass. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of tartness/sourness, roasted and dark malts, and some dark fruits. Flavor a nice blend of the dark malts and sourness. Average texture. A really cool beer.

3.9
Hoprider (635) - DENMARK - MAR 9, 2014
Clear dark brown in color. Very tart nose with lots of raisins, prunes and barrel aromas. Pretty much no roasted malts so this is much more sour than stouty... This is the case with the flavour as well. Well ballanced and complex with lots of vinous and tart, sharp and zesty flavours. Nice mouthfeel - half fizzy half creamy.. Long juicy aftertaste. Good stuff!

4
Sigmund (7390) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
Shared 750 ml bottle, at Café Sara, Oslo. ABV was 7%. Black colour, low beige head. Lovely brett aroma, also oaky and roasty notes, brandied fruits, quite complex. Sour flavour, lemony notes, the roasty notes are quite subdued. Tart finish.

4
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2014
http://imgur.com/YUh0MuH -- Bomber. Pours opaque black with thin, off-white head. Smells of funk and cherry. Cold screwing with my nose ATM, hard to identify more. Drinks with a sour bite and no lingering bitterness. Medium bodied. Tastes of wood, cherry, and a bit of roasted malt. Sour notes linger nicely on the lips and tongue.

3.9
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown, almost black color, with a thin rim of light brown head. Aroma is mostly tart, kinda dry. Flavor is very sour right up front with a light smoky dark burnt background. Medium body with a lingering tartness and a very faint hint of smoke. Little to no carbonation, almost flat, but not in a bad way. Delicious!

3.4
Crompt (122) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Brought this to share with my favorite brother and krompt. Favorite brother could only drink a sip so had to settle with drinking the rest with krompt. I like sours and I love stouts but I do not like sour stouts. Didn’t work for me and extremely pricey.

3
Gerbeer (3691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pour a very dark brown with light head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of balsamic vinegar. Flavors of vinegar and green wood. Only a hint of stout left to appreciate. A good salad dressing but not much of a beer.


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