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RATINGS: 646   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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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bp (907) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle: pours black with a thin tan head, amazing tart aroma, taste is just as great, nice and tart, not overly sweet, good carbonation with a hint of the oak. An excellent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5932) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
750ml bottle pours almost black in color with a finger and a half of white head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing on the glass. Aroma is green apples with hints of yeast. Taste is a lemon sourness with an underlying malt sweetness and a very dry finish. A very sour ale with only the color of a stout. Not balanced for the style, needs more roasted notes, therefore not recommended.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NatKadaw (98) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
Admittedly, I dont know my sours, but I was expecting a blend, a roasted, balanced sourness and some remnant of a stout, or a beer. The sourness is all encompassing. Pleasant, a hint of roast in the finish and a long puckering aftertaste. Not a whole lot of depth. A clean straight forward green apple acidic sourness. Very very subtle roast. Cant say I understand it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (10060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
2013-12-14. Very dark brown body small frothy head fades. Aroma of musky vinous dark fruit, lightly musty muted roast. Flavour is quite tart and sour up front, with a lactic character throughout, bracingly sour on longer sips, dark fruit and cherry notes. Great but sour enough that Im struggling to finish it a bit at the end of a long day. Average plus to medium body with soft carbonation. Nice stuff, but I think a smaller bottler would have better suited me today! Bottle at Abraxas, Miami

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AlastairEvans (17) - - JAN 2, 2014
Great not good. The bruery's souring yeasts make this a standout. 2012 vintage (aged 14 months) a delight, 2013 just a little more tart on the nose. 29/30.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2014
NYE bottle share at Proof. Deepest of opaque browns with a thin white-tan head and thin tan collar. Aroma is like a port, dark fruit, deep red wine, some woodiness. Taste is extremely tart. Vinegary almost. Im getting some of the wine like characteristics, with some roasted malt too. Very interesting flavor. Medium carbonation and medium-thick body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (4367) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep brown with a medium, lacing, beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, yeast notes, sour berries and wood. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. Medium bodied, oily text. and soft carb. An excellent brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lupulucid (189) - - JAN 1, 2014
Tart of Darkness is a very appealing twist on a stout. Acidity is intense though shy of palate bending. This intensity is balanced by rich malt resulting in huge flavor with quite a bit of complexity. The barrel contribution is restrained and does not result in any dull vanilla flabbiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Black pour with minimal tan head. Sour aromas abound. Flavor is very impressive, notes of apple and pear coming through, with a nice oak character. Sour from start to finish. Dont really get much roasty character but thats fine with me this beer is solid just the way it is. Very sour though so be ready for it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ffaoe (576) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2013
WOW what a beer. Sour aroma. Pitch black in color with little head. Taste is sour with a slight oak finish. Taste is sour start to finish with no roastyness coming through.


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