Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery
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Reviews by DonDirkA:
4.43/5 rDev +5%
Pours deep black/brown with a brown bubbly head that fizzes away quickly leaving just a ring. Nose is sour black cherries, red grapes, tart green apples, plums, a bit of roastiness and just a slight hint of chocolate. There may also be just the slightest notes of oak in the back. The nose is tart but not in your face. The tartness of the flavor, however, is a punch in your tongue's face. Acidic without burning, cherries, plums, some berries (black and maybe raspberries too), pears, apples, some lemon and a hint of lime in the aftertaste. The roasted malts and other stout characteristics are there but hardly. All the tart, wild flavors are balanced ever so slightly by a lingering roastiness, but its not there nearly as much as you'd think for a stout. There's also a so subtle bit of oak but again you kind of have to search for it. I love sours, so I love this but I want to find a sour stout with a bit more "stout" to it. This and Jolly Pumpkin's Madrugada Obscura are very similar in that the sour qualities dominate excessively. Still an excellent brew though.
10-29-2012 05:26:53 | More by DonDirkA
More User Reviews:
4.34/5 rDev +2.8%
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.
09-13-2013 01:00:38 | More by MadScientist
4.98/5 rDev +18%
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.
06-27-2013 13:49:33 | More by Kjanisch7
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
NYE bottle share at Proof. Deepest of opaque browns with a thin white-tan head and thin tan collar. Aroma is like a port, dark fruit, deep red wine, some woodiness. Taste is extremely tart. Vinegary almost. I'm getting some of the wine like characteristics, with some roasted malt too. Very interesting flavor. Medium carbonation and medium-thick body.
01-02-2014 21:00:01 | More by mverity
4/5 rDev -5.2%
Thanks to Dixonian for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of dark fruit and chocolate, with some roasted malt thrown in. I don't get much tartness or sourness in the aroma, but that all changes when I take a sip. There is a nice tart dark fruit character, which is complimented nicely by some chocolate and heavily roasted malt. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
04-28-2012 03:37:40 | More by Mora2000
Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
94 out of 100 based on 1,695 ratings.