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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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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Incredible sourness laid upon a dark and mysterious base. Flavors come out in new and evoking ways with dark grains, fruit and palate-piercing acidity. Aptly named, Tart of Darkness is as ominous, dreary and shaddowy as it sounds. Opening with a dark plumb color with tawny bronze low lights, the beer simmers in the glass with tepid carbonation to give the ale a slight coffee-like appearance. Its dark and ruddish appearance is slightly haze and gives the ale a rather rusty darkness. Sparse on lacing, the ale almost prefers wine-like appearances over that of ale. Savory and tart, the aromas nearly cause sweating and mouth whetting with its utter sour fruit character. Black cherries, plumbs, blackberries, blackcurrants and red grapes give a highly tangy but robust scent. A musty aura of sea air, weathered oak and saddle leather add to the beer's boisterous scent. However, its the vinous wine-like character that joins into notes of soy sauce, coffee grounds, dark chocolate and balsamic for a highly complex nose. To taste, the beer's fruit strikes first- plumb and black cherry leading the way. But the savory sourness rises next with balsamic, merlot, sour plumbs, tangy berries and grapes to give the beer a wildly wine-like and briny character. Its thin sweetness seems to give the dark fruit a sense of "ripeness" before its dry cider taste takes hold. Yet a toastier, chocolaty and coffee taste lurks deep in the backdrop and assists in the beer's bold complexity. Medium-dry early, the beer's dark fruit and slim sweetness thwarts its light carbonation to go from creamy to toasty-dry in a hurry. Its jaw-piercing acidity provides plumb skin astringency to heighten its sourness in finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xmunozsbd (16) - Sabadell, - NOV 30, 2016
Estranya... Per ser Sour, molt explosiva des de linici, desprs apareix el "vinagre" per amb diferents matisos, no est malament per li falta cos.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
manomarnypopis (57) - POLAND - NOV 23, 2016
Lekki ocet, głwnie kwasnosc i wiśnia, czarna porzeczka / ciemne owoce, cierpkosc, słodycz, dobrze wyważone, fajne ale stouta nie ma

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (1154) - Lodz, POLAND - NOV 21, 2016
Sampel w Chmielarni na Marszałkowskiej. Bardzo ciekawe piwo, choć przefermentowalo tutaj wszystko co było kiedyś stoutem. Bardzo fajne piwo, kwaśne i owocowe.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Korcz (936) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Niewiele tutaj zostało ze stoutu, głwnie czarna barwa. Wyrazista kwasowość, sporo dębiny, tanin, bardzo intensywna i ciekawa czarna porzeczka.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (2232) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Tart of Darkness (2016) by Bruery Terreux at Chmielarnia Marszałkowska Flandersowe, kwasne, owocowe, niewiele stouta ale cos jest, robi wrazenie... To jest bez beczki? Az dziw

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2661) - Richmond, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle at The Growler Spot. Almost black with a small cream colored head. Aroma of light roast and tons of tart cherry/plum. Quite tart tasting with a touch of sweetness. Slick and medium bodied and dry. Very solid.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
explosivedog (494) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 2, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2016 Serve from bottle. Aroma is earthy, balsamic vinegar, lots of dried raisins and prunes and some biscuit. Flavour is big tart balsamic, fruity dried cherry and prune, a large smokey bourbon note and then a dry biscuit finish to clean up. Surprisingly fizzy body. Gorgeous.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoponmate (229) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 2, 2016
Dark sour and just oh so complex. Cherry notes meld into slight vanilla and chocolate after tones. A sour first a stout after

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerm719 (174) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Big nose ! Lightly roasted coffee beans, plums, brandy, vanilla bean. Taste is in the opposite direction. Dried plums, tart cherry, raisins, funky earth, apple cider vinegar. Different sour, in a very good way!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heman (735) - Tychy, POLAND - OCT 27, 2016
W aromacie kwaśna kawa i wyraźne nuty popiołowe. Wraz z ogrzewaniem pojawia się dyskretna wiśniowa nuta i zapach mokrego drewna. Smak to totalne zaskoczenie. Właściwie ciężko doszukać się tutaj cech typowych dla stout-a. Piwo jest mocno kwaśne, znowu pojawia się posmak wiśni i niuanse dzikie. Dopiero po ochłonięciu, gdzieś w tle możemy znaleźć posmaki kawy zbożowej.


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