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RATINGS: 647   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (2402) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2015 At Rockwells, Quite puckery sour. Took me quite a few sips to get used to it. Thin wine like beer and the roasted malt didnt compete. Serving: Tap

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a nearly opaque reddish brown, slight tan head. Aroma is pedio, cherries, plums. Body very lively, finish sweet/sour with an overall lactic character too. Very nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Best black sour Ive had. Stout? Not hardly. Only a whiff. Whatever the roasted grain brings to this beer isnt much but they do deliver a slight softness. Pours dark, dark ruby with a small, fizzy light brown head. Thin. Little barrel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (7419) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Tap. Pours deep black with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma is tart cherry, woody, roasted malts. Quite nice actually. Flavor is the same, very light sweetness, medium plus tartness, with just a hint of roasted malts peeking through on the finish. This is clearly a sour-forward beer, with the stout notes barely peeking through, but it is tasty for what it is.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4652) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Pour is clean and opaque black with thin wispy tan head Very rich nose, cherry skin notes and a very nice acidity with a touch of toasted grain. Estery nose with a good bit of acetic acid. Very nice acidity in the flavor. Light and very tart.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Pour is a dark brown/black with a little light getting through on the edges and a small bubbly brown head. Very toasty malt note on the nose up front, very tart, red wine, some definite oak, and caramel. Very sour up front on the taste, you get a nice very subtle chocolate/coffee note in there, nice berry flavors in there, balsamic vinegar, oak, somewhat earthy malty notes I cant place my finger on, and theres almost a smoky taste too. Interesting idea. I dont get very much from it that reminds me of a stout. The closest comparison I could give would be a flanders red, but much maltier.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wutangfinancial (200) - CA to VA, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Dark amber with minimal head. Aromas of fig, molassas, prune, chocolate, and a bit of green/vegetal. Taste is light heat, balsamic, wood, and sour red wine. The habanero is subtle and well balanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1009) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 22, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2013 Dark-chocolate brown with shimmering ruby when down to an inch. A fine crema-like head, light-light brown that fades slowly to a mm film, then to a pachy, swirliness. Beautiful. Aroma: tart dry oak and bark. tamarind. hint of cinnamon and black licorice. milk. maple syrup. Light-medium body. Flavor is ground wood dust and an explosion of sour, balanced and delightful, electric shock on my lymph nodes. Nurse this one to the last drop. Grows on you. Small amount of fluid for big flavor. Not super roasty amazingly! great!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (1472) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2013
On tap @ The Bruery. Listed here as 7.8% abv. Pours thin light black with no head. Aroma is lightly roasted dark malt and punchy sour notes. Taste is similar - thin dark malts and sweet sour finish. This is an interesting sour, bit its not a stout. The body is way too thin.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (5277) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
chantillonne dun marathon de dgustation: Au nez on peut anticiper que cest surette, acide mais jamais au niveau que a atteint la premire gorge. Les malts torrfis napparaissent que brivement au dbut et leur effet se dissipe au profil dun surette intense. Buvabilit rduite, partager.


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