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RATINGS: 662   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
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....


3.3
Drago7 (304) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 11, 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 (673) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 11, 2017
W aromacie skórka agrestu, mokra skóra. W smaku kwasność, agrest, jakby ciemne owoce, skórka od śliwki.

3.8
tomekboniek (763) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 11, 2017
Butelka. Czarna pozeczka, skóra, beczka. Sporo tanin. Średniej wielkości cierpkość.

4.4
ZodiacM (1140) - 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 (3183) - 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 (1464) - Aalborg, 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 (2539) - 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.

4.1
BillWyce (1074) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2017
Bottling date 6/22/15, #223 part 1, 18-month old bottle. Pours opaque ruby red-black with a small, thin bone-colored head that was gone quickly. Notes of tart cherry and chocolate to the aroma, maybe some lactic sourness too. Body is medium-to-full with some oil to it. Very dry finish. Flavor is lactic sour, with notes of chocolate and cherry underneath.

3.8
Tide (3830) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 22, 2017
Draught at Slater's 50/50. Dark brown color, beige head. Sour taste with dark berries, acidic notes, wheat, a bit of raspberry, tart and grass. Sour finish with dark berries, acidic notes, tart, wheat and red currant. Excellent sour ale.

3.6
cervmagpt (810) - PORTUGAL - APR 17, 2017
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 28C). Bottle 75 cl - Batch unknown (BBF unknown). AROMA: medium-low roasted malt and barrel. medium-low sour and wild fermentation aroma (slight barnyard). APPEARANCE: dark brown color and almost opaque with ruby highlights. medium light brown head with low retention. TASTE: initial medium-low roasted flavor with a slight coffee and barrel note, followed by a medium-high sour/tartaric note. medium bitterness with a dry finish with a slight roasted aftertaste. PALATE: medium-low body with meidum-low carbonation. tartaric sensation. OVERALL: an interesting sour stout that would benefit with a bit more balance with the acid note.


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