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RATINGS: 656   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2012
750ml Bottle. The pour was a very dark brown with a ruby hue making it look almost dark purple, and had an average (1-2 finger) light tan fizzy head that dissipated in seconds and left behind virtually no lacing. The aroma was rather tart right up front along with some chocolate malts and a musty sour Brett yeast with notes of dark chocolate, berries, a slight red wine odor and a bit of cask. The taste was very tart from the get go with a slightly sweet roasty taste and a hint of chocolate that almost went unnoticed, and then became very sour and extremely fruity which lasted pretty much throughout with a mild woody taste at the very end. The flavor hung around for an average duration following the swallow, with a fruity roasty tartness fading away at a slow steady pace. Mouthfeel was medium in body and dry in texture with a mildly soft carbonation. Overall this is a brew that is not for everyone, but if you enjoy a good Sour Ale with a really dark side this one is for you. I found it to be exceptionally tasty and quite sour with a really smooth drinkability. I am definitely getting more of this before I no longer can....


2.6
Luvystypotables (2067) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2017
Poured from a bottle, a cloudy dark brown color with a nose of brettanomyces, a bit of disappointment neither a good stout nor a good sour, light body with a tart nondescript taste and a brettanomyces finish.

3.7
beer-yum (1890) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 28, 2017
Restrained aroma in a thin black pour. Tart taste is a little one dimensional to start but builds to a complex and subtle beer that is eminently enjoyable in the end. Another winner from the Bruery.

2.8
furthur (1229) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 23, 2017
2015 bottle, very dark brown beer, almond colored head. Aroma is toasted batley and goat. Taste is vineagar, hydrochloric acid, lemon juice, lime juice. There’s no malt left now, just acid. Palate is medium, carbonation average.

3.5
Drago7 (473) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 11, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2017 Z: nikly, ale da si? wyczuc jaka? brzoskwinie, morele, co? ciemnego. W smaku kwas wchodzi na poczatku i lagodnieje z czasem. Raczej w jasne owoce. W posmaku pestkowe, sciagajace.

3.8
jandorris (835) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 11, 2017
W aromacie skórka agrestu, mokra skóra. W smaku kwasność, agrest, jakby ciemne owoce, skórka od śliwki.

3.8
tomekboniek (873) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 11, 2017
Butelka. Czarna pozeczka, skóra, beczka. Sporo tanin. Średniej wielkości cierpkość.

4.4
ZodiacM (1290) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2017
LCI. Van de tap @TheBruery. Prachtige zure stout, aroma van hout en fruit, smaken van hout en rood fruit en een prettig zuurtje!

3.5
bursprak (3285) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2017
Sample from bottle. Blackish pour with (maybe) some head. Notes of light roast, heavy tartness, some cranberries, light bitter chocolate and a light bitterness.

3.4
DroolYeast (1684) - Odder, DENMARK - APR 30, 2017
2014 bottle. Aroma of tart dark fruit, lactic acid. Hazy brown with off-white. Taste is moderate sour and dry. Light body, dry feel and sour finish.

3.4
Klimaet (3020) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 30, 2017
Bottle. 2014 bottle. Pours greyish black with a small white head. Aromas of cherries, chocolate, vanilla, oak, lemony, balsamico. Taste is lactic, cherries, balsamico, oaky, light acetone, vinegary.


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