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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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (3138) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Dark black pour... Aroma is tart, notes of roasted malts... Flavor is an explosion of tart, dark berries, malts... Tastes a lot thinner then you would expect, acidity overpowers it... Nice, but might like the JP madrugada better ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Tasted at bottle share in Boca Raton, FL. Thanks Derek! Small snifter. Poured a very dark, nearly black with thin light head that disappeared quickly. The aroma was interesting as it was a a stout with a funky yeast to make it a sour. Chocolate, cocoa, dark fruits and funk. The taste was similar with the tartness not being overwhelming but very prevalent. Full body, smooth mouth. A little carbonation. Weird but I loved it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Poured from tap. Black with thin tan head that settles quickly. Nose nis a deep, sweet candied sour with a bit roasty malt. Even palate, medium bodied, with sweet fruit tartness but very smooth. Some malt on the back. Finish is a bit light and overall the beer is pretty acidic.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Paz (71) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 Bottle from CIty Beer. Pours dark with a light brown head. Loved every drop!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (4802) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle courtesy of tkrjukoff. Pours hazy black with a creamy dark mocha head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sour and malty with roasted malts, lemon juice, dark grapes, yoghurt, hay, charred wood and hints of coffee and bitter chocolate. Taste is very sour with roasted malts, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, lemon zest, hay, barnyard, dark roast coffee, unflavoured yoghurt, cocoa powder and hay. Mouthfeel is dry, very tart, mouth puckering and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, lemon juice, lemon zest, hay, charred wood and hints of barnyard. Tasty roasted thirst-quencher.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4333) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
Bomber. Pours darrk almost black mahogany. Aroma is fruity sweet caramel sour acidy. Flavor is sour lemon juice has some dark beer touch but very subtile vinous dry.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Pours black. Unfortunately, while the tartness is quite good, it's very overpowering. For sour stouts I like a little more balance and nuance. Here I can't taste the base stout at all. C+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Draft at Stags Head. Pours dark cloudy brownish black with a medium-sized tan head. Aromas of funky fruit and wet wood. Taste is super tart, woody, oakey, slightly roasty, citric acid, citrus juice, tart plum skins and cherry skins. The tartness is deifnitely more dominant that the roasted notes but there is a really nice baalnced between these two flavor profiles. This beer immediately reminded me of more tart version of Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura. Overall; a lovely, puckering level of tartness that lingers on the palate. Really, really tasty.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Holy cow loved this sour stout one of the best styles ever. On tap at Neighbors bar in San Diego

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshwoodward (575) - - AUG 5, 2013
Had a glass on tap at the mikkeller bar in SF. Wow, this is crazy. Super sour and funky, doesnt have many stout flavors except a chocolate sweetness on the finish. Delicious.


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