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RATINGS: 641   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Black with a big tan effervescent quickly fading head... Big bubbles... Berry cherry lightly Bretty tart aroma, lightly sweet, perhaps some choc and coffee notes... Lively tart berry roasty flavor quite complex, lightly creamy.. Flavorful, medium body, kinda dry finish... Simply awesome...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12326) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown to black with a small, effervescent light tan head, very short retention with no lacing. Aroma is acetic cherry, plum, and berry with light toast and cookie malt, funky barnyard notes and earthy hops. Flavor is heavy tart and acetic fruits with light malt, no hops and bitterness, and a dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1871) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2012
bottle shared at Dadtoberfest. Nice sour, rich and fruit. Dark fruit, plums and raisins. Dark chocolate stout profile with a layer of fruity tarts. A well balanced effort.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3893) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2012
From the bottle at Big Beers. Pretty interesting beer. Pours like a dark porter but definitely has a sour, vinous aroma. Flavor trends more to the sour side with a little lactose but theres also some roasted malt in there too.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
On draft at mekong. Very dark brown pour with soapy light tan head with sticky lacing. Very Nice sour and slightly acidic brew. Would never have known the base style was a stout unless I was told. But still a great sour. Too bad it costs an ARM and a leg.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3215) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle shared by rschnake...thanks Rob! - Pours black wtih a ring of tan head. Nose is malty red wine, cherry, and malt vinegar. Taste ratchets up the malt vinegar tartness even more, with a little roast that shows itself up front and on the long finish. A bit thin body with a little carbonation. The jacked-up tartness really obscures most of the stout character, and its pretty weird, but in the end its still pretty tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Ive had a few soured stouts and imperial stouts, and this is certainly one of the better examples. Im not really a fan of the style to be honest. I love sours but usually not sour stouts. They come across as muddled and confusing sometimes. This however is neither. It has focus. The sour aspect of the beer is most important and prominent. Rich with good fruit. Not overly powerful with the sour. Nice tartness. Good balance. Pours black and you still get some roasty malts. Nice beer. Awesome name.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Creekergauth (3) - - OCT 4, 2012 does not count
This beer is deceiving! It pours as dark as your typical stout, but when you lift it to your nose you immediately notice the incredible sour smell. But wait! Then the taste throws you for a loop again. Its starts sweet and ends with a very tasty, sour kick. You will completely forget this is a "stout"

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2929) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Dark brown pour black ruby hue thin tan head .... aroma of sour tart brett, light roasted qualities, light acetone, dark fruits and oak .... taste is vinous, roasted malts, tart sour brett, dark fruits, lightly acidic but dry and oaky as well which tones it down .... finish is dry, sour and oaky with a light lingering roasted sour bite ... lip smacking tartness good stuff

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (7146) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend. Dark brown color with a medium tan head. Funky and sour nose with some malt. Flavor starts malty, but big dark fruit sourness comes through before a slight chocolate finish.


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