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RATINGS: 654   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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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3.8
Theydon_Bois (20158) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Tap at Capones Black Friday blow out, Norristown PA, 29/11/13. Mid black with a moderate tan covering that clears to the edge. Nose is tarte dark fruits, tangy bitter berries, , lactic ring, blackcurrant liqourice, earthy cocoa powder. Taste comprises earthy cooca, dark fruit jam, bitter blackberries, lactic twinge, soured berry compote, straw, light dry rot. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tarte tangy berry fruit closure. Nice sour, fairly complex for the ABV.

3.7
brinehart (213) - Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
On tap at Parrys. Very light nose of sour bacteria and coffee. Taste is very sour, with complex stout in the background. Very tasty!

4.4
Tero (46) - FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Little coffee, little chocolate, basement aromas, black,minimal head, medium sourness, light sweetness, full body, soft carbonation. This kind of beer you don’t find often.

3.3
charule (2277) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2013
On tap at Three Aces Chicago. Poured black red with a rim of cream. Strong aroma of sour cherries light choc. Light carb med body. Very sour taste. Straight sour then a min later choc smoke.

4.4
hopsman82 (4) - pinole, USA - DEC 11, 2013 does not count
One of my favorite sour beers. Very complex, balanced, great medium body with black fruit taste to it, fruity aroma and great oak barrel taste to it. Great overall beer, would definately recommend this beer if you are a fan of sours and stouts

3.5
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
Sweet and oaky aroma with some vanilla. Aroma really doesn’t show the tartness like the flavour. Extremely tart with vinegar and raspberries.

4.7
Mep3222 (1596) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2013 Aroma is a nice vinous sour with some dark fruit aroma as well. Do not get much, if at all, of a stout smell or roasted malt. Maybe some dark cherry and oak in the aroma. Taste is vinous sour. Prob 8 or 9 of 10 on my scale. Get dark fruit flavors, maybe some oak, and maybe slight roasted malt. Would not pick the base as a stout if I didn’t know. Occasional hint of roasted malt or coffee, but that’s all. Sour dominates, but flavors are fantastic. - had a second time after oude tart. Get more of the roasted malt and slight coffee of the stout base. Very interesting with the sour. Very good but do prefer the oude tart. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
ne14sours (13) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2013
It feels too thin to be a stout, but it’s a great sour. Great level of tartness.

4.2
italarican (1549) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark chocolate brown with moderate off white head. Aroma is malt vinegar, cherry pie, and a slight hint of dark roast that really makes it. Flavor is sharply acetic upfront: vinegar with notes of a dark fruity red wine. Lip smacking tanginess from the dark acetic and acidic notes. A lingering red fruit sourness. Not as much stout in there, as this comes off more as a flanders red... but frankly, I don’t give a shit because it’s delicious.

4.2
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Provisions version....Been fearful Dark leathery brown with some tam foam. Smells of molasses with a sour cherry and some lemon skin. Flavor is a nice, well less stout, but more brown ale with a good amount of clean plumy, lemon, lactic and cocoa, coffee, some vinegrated character. I’m really impressed with how much I like this. Fuck. Nice medium bodied with sharp and resonant carb with a dry finish. Nice beer. Really nice beer. Serving type: bottle 11-11-2012


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