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RATINGS: 651   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (800) - 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....


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (19102) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 11, 2017
Dunkel malziger Antrunk, stechende Sure, die aber nach kurzer Zeit zurckfhrt. Geringe Bitterkeit, Pflaume, etwas nach Beeren. 11/12/11/11/9/11

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvanFriend (538) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2017
The main flavors here are that sourness with an almost gingerbread note that I find in many Bruery Terreux sours, with a roasty, stout background. I like this quite a lot.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (1401) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2017
6.6% ABV, bottled 2016 I believe. Pours a dark plum brown with a decent sized khaki head. Musky oak and dark fruit dominate the nose. Very tart, somewhat sweet. Medium bodied, decently active, with a tannic drying oaky finish. Definitely nothing Id want more than a few ounces of because of the level of tartness, but it was great to try this.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cavie (4552) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle. Dark color. Opaque. Dark brown to black. Low carbonation. Some small bubbles but not much. Aroma is oak, dark wine, chocolate. Vibrant nose. Dark fruit, plums, berries. Slight sour aroma balanced well. Flavor is decidedly tart with dates and plum. Dark roast. Chocolate notes. Fairly well blended between the intense characteristics. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (3366) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Are one of their beers that is more on the subtle side. Appearances opaque brown black with a very short-lived fizzy head and no lace. Aroma is tired roast a little bit of coffee and a tiny bit of fruit at the very end. Flavor is like nose fairly dry except for the fruit at the end which is just a suggestion of sweetness. Clean finish.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chefseanjudd (35) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2017
Although undoubtably a good beer I didnt feel that it lived up to the reputation that preceded it. The dark, roasts flavours of the stout base were almost completely overwhelmed by the lactic sourness. There was a long lasting flavour of sour plums which was pleasant enough. If you didnt know what you were drinking you could be forgiven for likening it to an oud brune.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (3572) - SPAIN - JAN 9, 2017
As The Bruery Tart of Darkness Bottle 75cl. @ 32GreatPower, Seville, Spain. A: Dark brown. T: Sour, cherry, yeast, light chocolate.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hop_Hedonist (548) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2017 Bottle - superb sour stout - very light on the tongue - a bit watery so an easy drinker - an excellent chilled drink in the pool on a hot Aussie summer day.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9824) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2016
750 ml bottle shared with my wife. Pours a dark cola brown color with a medium sized fizzy khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have light roasted malts, bigger tart dark fruits, plums, cherries, tart to sour finish, wood, mild vanilla, some sweetness, some acidity, good beer that Ive had before and now finally rated.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jashiu (701) - Gdask, POLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Tasting @Pułapka Gdańsk

Red fruit and dark malty in aroma. Taste is reminescent of red wine... Vinegar in the finish


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