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Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
94
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1,774 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,774
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 240
Gots: 609 | FT: 71
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Batch 2 was aged in spent Black Tuesday barrels.

(Beer added by: ajcobb24 on 06-22-2011)
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Photo of MadScientist
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: A very dark brown beer with a garnet hue and good clarity. The persistent head is composed of creamy tan bubbles.

S: The dominate aroma is a tart fruit character of red currents and cassis with an acidic quality backing that up. There is a faint aroma of dark fruit and dark malt aroma having a cocoa character to it.

T: An aggressive, acidic and tartness and strong red currents fruitiness with light flavors of the stout dark malt. There isn't much to say about hops in here nor malt, although the fruit is juicy and refreshing. The balance is very sour and the finish is very dry.

M: A light bodied beer with strong carbonation and a faint bit of warmth.

O: This ones about as tart as they come with a strong acidic bit and good bit of fruitiness, sort of Flanders Red that come of the rails except that there is some stout character to back up the flavors. The sour stout is quickly becoming my favorite style thanks in part to the few exceptional brewers making the style.

MadScientist, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Kjanisch7
4.98/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A - Jet black with a thin tan head.

S - A pleasant smell of chocolate/coffee from the dark malt, and that awesome classic sour tart smell.

T - TART. Delicious cherry and fig notes. Vinegary finish with some berry notes. Nice little bourbon taste as well for an added bonus.

M - Thin body which was unexpected for the color of the beer. Moderate carbonation. Great feel and easy to drink.

D - The drinkability here is incredible. Wish I could drink this one every single day.

Kjanisch7, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of don1481
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

750 ml bottle poured into glass.

Appearance: Pours very dark and very fizzy. Head dies down very rapidly.

Smell: WOW sour notes. Lots of fruit smell. Smells refreshing.

Taste: Just like the smell. Pretty good, but not overpowering with the sour. Nice.

Mouthfeel: less fizzy than I would have expected. Very clean and crisp.

Overall: very good, not quite to amazing. But very nice.

don1481, Today at 01:59 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.68/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.76/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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Photo of just4fununlimited
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Amazing one of my favorites

just4fununlimited, Tuesday at 12:25 AM
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

johnyb, Tuesday at 12:06 AM
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Photo of sanitarium16
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a red wine glass, served at room temperature.

A: Coming out of the bottle, a dark brick red to light black. In the glass the beer was black with some deep red hues. Minimal quater inch head with moderate lacing.

N: Sour cherries, black cherry, some cinnamon spice, chocolate truffle, chocolate covered cherries, black currants

P: Medium-bodied, very tart cherry up front, black currant. No definitive hop character.

F: Slight chocolate on the back end. Smooth, lingering.

O: An awesome, very drinkable sour. No much stout characteristic here, other than the color. Did not detect much oak either. This bottle was 2014 release. Still have a 2013 release; curious to see what an extra year in the bottle will yield.

sanitarium16, Sep 13, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +8.1%

chefbigjon, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

chadwicktorres, Sep 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
94 out of 100 based on 1,774 ratings.